Knowing how important a mobile app is for your business and actually creating one or two separate things. Chance are, you don’t think you have the skills to make one, and if you do manage to design one, you may be confused about how you’re going to get people to download it.
The trick is to make a creative app that people actually want to use. Here are four fun app ideas that will help your business stand out from the crowd.
Supply and Product Ordering
At the end of the day, your business isn’t going to be successful unless you can get people to buy your stuff. In today’s virtual world, it’s much more complicated than setting a sign outside your storefront and waiting for people to step inside.
That’s what makes a shopping app such a good idea!
Create a special app that catalogues your supplies, if you supply products to other businesses, or products, if you sell to the masses. It’s the best way to boost sales.
Event Specific App
You may think that only certain kinds of businesses can successfully host events, but that’s simply not the case. Every business can benefit from hosting some kind of event:
- Learning event: Educate potential customers or teach them how to create something new
- Charitable event: Raise money for a cause that is important to your business
- VIP event: Launch a new product or honor loyal customers with a classy, exclusive event
Once you’ve decided what kind of event to host, create an app for it so attendees have easy access to all the details.
Coupons and Discounts
Everyone loves a good deal, but good deals can be hard to find. Make it easier for your customers by creating a special coupons and discounts app.
For example, big names like Target, Bath and Body Works, and Sephora have mobile apps that will text special deals. Then, all you have to do is bring your phone to the store and the cashier can scan the coupon without the need to print or clip coupons the old-fashioned way.
Catalogue Your Content
Quality content is so important to every single business, no matter what it is you do. If you’ve taken content creation seriously, you’ve probably amassed quite a library of articles, how-tos, and ebooks. With that much content floating around on your website, it can be hard for visitors to find what they’re looking for.
The perfect solution is an app that features your content. Allow those that download the app to search your archives by topic or keyword. By making your content more accessible with a mobile app, you’ll be able to get more people to read the quality content you’ve worked so hard to create.
Once you know what kind of app to create, you just have to create it! DIY platforms are making it easier than ever before to create a quality app, so give it a try. The boost in success to your business will make you glad you did!