In the UK for example OFCOM reports that there are a staggering 33+ million smartphones capable of receiving online content. When smartphone users search for content or scan QR codes they are directed to mobile versions of websites or in some cases websites that have not been optimised for mobile viewing and just don’t display correctly.
For some types of business the mobile website offers all of the required information for the user to either learn more information about a product or service or to provide answers before making a decision to purchase.
Mobile Apps influence the way consumers buy
Mobile apps attract new customers and help to increase on-going engagement by building a community for brand loyalty – a loyal fan base of users that will be far more receptive to marketing messages that you put out because they have given you their permission to receive your marketing message.
First One On responds to the demand for mobile apps
Working with clients in different market sectors First One On has developed a range a mobile applications that help businesses communicate with customers to motivate them to buy more of their products and services. Mobile apps have the ability to receive incoming text notifications called “push notifications” and as their name implies the message is pushed out to all users who have the app installed on their smartphone – and the app does not need to be open at the time to receive the notification.
Recent research has revealed that push notifications can deliver:
Push notifications should give consumers the information that they want in small doses, not a blatant advertising or hard selling approach, after all the user has installed the app to enable them to get some value out of what you have to offer.
1. Build Customer Loyalty
Make your customers feel special with loyalty rewards for using your app
2. Increase Sales with Coupons
Redeemable coupons that can be used once or multiple times
3. GPS Directions
Give customers turn-by-turn GPS directions directly to your business
4. Text Messages
Send instant messages whenever you want your customer to buy from you
5. Easy Sharing
Build viral buzz and get people talking about your business quickly
6. Events Calendar
Provide up-to-date information about all of your business events and specials
7. Keep Customers Informed
Fill your app with information about your business and service offerings
8. Connect with Ease
Make it simple for customers to reach you with one touch callingand email
9. Create Quick Response Codes
Print QR Codes and make it easy for customers to see your offers
10. Sell Products on the App
Easy shopping for products directly through the App and instant payment
Mobile apps from First One On are built to bring customers back again and again to buy more products using push notifications and special offer coupons that can be redeemed on the smartphone or mobile device.
Mobile apps help to attract new customers, increase engagement and drive conversions, by ensuring that the user keeps coming back for more.
Now the business owner of the app has control of their customers in a way that they never had before and can in effect drive customers in to buy, engage or interact in the way that has been designed to deliver the end result – sell more stuff!