Digital accessibility is on the rise, presenting the question to many on whether they need an app for their business. Digitising and digitally transforming your operations has significant benefits for your business. Done correctly, and with the right partner, having an app can improve customer service, enhance customer retention, speed up tedious processes, and streamline talent deployment. Consumers are increasingly seeking out mobile app-based solutions to make their interactions with companies easier and more efficient. It may sound like a daunting task, but implementing an app can be easy and provide significant benefits to companies and their customers.
The sooner businesses get started on digitising their process, the better. Digital Path Gideon van Zyl explains: “It is vital that companies get started on their digital transformations as soon as possible. Between key decision-makers choosing and creating bespoke digital solutions, which are often app-based, companies need to ensure they are able to keep up with customers’ demands for digital interaction while improving their internal processes.”
One of the easiest ways to digitise your company is by adding a mobile app to your business’s operations. There are four key reasons you should do so, including increasing brand awareness, providing added value to customers, increasing customer engagement, and building closer relationships.
1. Add value for customers
Digital accessibility has become one of the most important trends in the business world, and mobile applications ensure businesses are not left behind. Apps make it easier for customers to contact businesses for any reason. This improves customer satisfaction, and even something as simple as not having to log in all the time reduces frustrations. Other features such as loyalty programmes, geo-location features, coupons, and pre-ordering can significantly simplify processes for customers, adding more value to their interactions with businesses.
2. Increase customer engagement
Apps provide an additional method of customer engagement for businesses. Push notifications are direct and personal, bringing users’ attention directly to the app for distraction-free browsing. With apps, you can easily send notifications of new products, specials, and other updates as well as ask for reviews or ratings on your products and services.
3. Build stronger relationships
Understanding your customers is critical to providing them with the services and products they demand and helps you build closer relationships with them. Data is an important element of building this relationship, and apps are an unobtrusive way of gathering important information about your customers. With apps, you can utilise a range of information including location, behavioural data, their journey on your app, what content they consume the most, and so much more. If used correctly, all this data can be leveraged to enhance the user experience, strategise ad campaigns, build better products and so much more.
4. Increase brand awareness
A major benefit of having an app for your business is the ability to build brand awareness in conjunction with any other marketing initiatives. After users have installed your app, users will encounter your brand multiple times a week, or over a day, especially if the app has built-in features that encourage users to engage with your brand regularly.
Get started on digitising your business today by adding a mobile app to your offerings. Our expert team of developers has over 8 years of experience in app development and implementation across a multitude of industries. Reach out to us today: www.digitalpath.co.za.