Many businesses are building their own mobile apps and there are many reasons why you should invest in a mobile app. We are in a digital era and if your business does not have a mobile app, then it means you are lagging behind your competitors. You could be missing out a huge opportunity to attract potential clients, no matter how far they are. Just having a website will not give you an edge over your competitors. It is a matter of ensuring that you have got the right strategies in place for online marketing.

Owning a mobile app for your business is probably the most rewarding solution to give an edge over competitors. The world has shifted from desktops to smartphones, and is offering tremendous ROI. If you are planning to establish a mobile presence for your business, you should first know about the benefits of mobile app. Mobile websites and apps can look similar at the first glance and it is difficult to determine which is most suited for your business requirements. There are a number of factors such as – target audience, available budget, features, purpose etc that decide if the mobile app is suitable for your business or not.

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Be Visible to Customers at All Times

Statistics show that the average American spends more than two hours a day (!) on his or her mobile device. While probably only a handful of applications make up the bulk of this total usage, it doesn’t change the fact that each user has to unlock, scroll, and scan their device for the apps they’re looking for. Being “in the way” can be an advantage to your company, as our mind unconsciously does record every image and text (or well-designed app icon!) it comes across — even if it happens unnoticed.

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Gives more value to the customers

A business is all about reciprocation and it is must to nail down the best way to encourage more customers. If you want to increase the interaction of your customers with the business to promote sales, you should provide a level of value to the customers so that they don’t go anywhere else. You can create an app with loyalty program to make more customers interact with your business and products.

There are many companies that use their mobile apps to their advantage by offering rewards to the app subscribers. This will eventually motivate the customers to buy their products. If you already have one such program, you can integrate it into your mobile app.

Customers don’t have to wait

Mobile apps provide a faster and easier alternative to web browsing.  The user needs to launch a web browser and enter the URL and wait for the site to load for accessing the business website. On the contrary, mobile apps are quick and take only a few seconds to launch. As most of the information is stored in the mobile application itself, it is possible to use it offline.

As there is no waiting time, customers will be attracted towards your mobile app. Additionally, there are chances of being converted into potential leads.

Mobile apps are the best social media platform

People of today’s generation are obsessed with social media. If you want to be a part of their obsession, you should have a mobile app. If you have a mobile app that can be shared on social sites, they will be able to discuss about your products or services. People spend a lot of time on social media and mobile apps are the future of social interaction.

Mobile apps have made sales much easier than ever before. It is changing the way people review, buy or sell products. Hence, it is important to provide your client with a dedicated mobile app.

Build Brand and Recognition

A mobile app for your business can greatly contribute to your brand awareness. I’d like to break this topic down into two aspects, the combination of which will make your app a true winner:

Brand

A mobile app is like a blank billboard sign. You can do what you want with it; you can make it stylish, hip, functional, shocking, or informative. But what you really want to do is create an app that has features your customers will love, while at the same time is well branded and beautifully designed.

Recognition.

The more often you can get customers involved with your app, the sooner they will be inclined to buy your product and/or service. In advertising this is called the “effective frequency”: as a rule of thumb, hearing and/or seeing your brand approximately 20 times is what will get you truly noticed.

 

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