Online stores can create additional tools for selling their goods and services. It is essential to keep up with potential new customers, as well as the more established ones, for both physical and online stores. However, there is a way! If buyers have already been using a smartphone or a tablet for searching and examination of the goods, why not help them buy the goods they need via these devices?
Online store mobile apps enable a company to increase sales, create another channel for attracting buyers and develop an effective tool to gain loyal clients.
Why have shopping apps proved to be effective?
Research has shown that a significant percentage of internet users, regularly do shopping via mobile devices.
When developed correctly, mobile apps can produce positive results in many areas of a business including.
- Increase in sales and audience growth;
- Increase in customer loyalty;
- Increase in repeat sales;
- Providing information to the clients of the company’s offers and promotional actions;
- Optimization of the inner business processes.
In order to make an app receive current information, make sure there is a regularly scheduled synchronization with your trading program or online store base. Any synchronization with the app should include information such as; a catalog with product details, order status, personal information of the buyer etc.
As a rule, existing API which serve to transfer the data are created or improved for mobile applications.
How shall buyers find the app?
Advertising the existence of the app is essential. How are your customers going to find out about the app? If your online shop already exists, you can put a link or a banner on the site. If you are going to promote an app separately from your site or channels, you’ll have to allocate a marketing budget as well as to invest in promotion and purchase of the traffic.
Apart from basic tools and techniques like advertising, there is also ASO, (App Store Optimization) developing within the mobile environment. Meta data of the app is developed to promote search aspects on Apple Store and Google Play, and to increase organic installs within the stores.
What will you get?
You get a mobile version of the online store which can receive and process orders from any mobile device. Absolute advantage of the shopping app is its customized services and traditional interface structure of a typical online store.
Smart search filter by goods and options;
Different types of payment acceptance;
Detailed description of goods;
Communication with clients via push notifications;
History of orders and surfing;
How do we create mobile apps for retail industry?
Mobile enterprise application development for the online store starts from the business expertise. We complete a thorough analyse existing apps, study the reviews, number of versions, and latest updates.
On the basis of the prototype, we simulate possible use cases. We describe non-typical functions and develop page layouts.
Such approach allows to find the best suitable app format and choose the best solution before the design and enterprise app development starts.
We carefully work through the format of the product page, basket pattern, flypages and category pages. We pay special attention to the design – users of Android and iOS should find it easy to understand. Here are the app operating procedures of the enterprise mobile app development company.
- Product idea and business expertise
- Project evaluation and proposal
- Product design
- Backlog and development contract
- Planning a Sprint
- Accompaniment and achievement of the result
People come to our company to realize their idea of a mobile application, web resource or automate business processes. We conduct free business-expertise, advise the client and finalize the ideological component of the project, taking into account the needs of users.
The project team is evaluated by the development team. After that, the client receives a preliminary commercial proposal for the development of the application.
Understanding what the users expect from the application, we proceed to the prototyping process. A competently built interface is a guarantee that the user quickly navigates, how the application will help solve his problem. You get an opportunity to look at the functionality of the future application without the software part.
Draw the design of all screens and states of the elements. We use the recommendations of Google and Apple to design the application. We take care that the graphics solutions are understandable and convenient. You get a design that will set you apart from the competition.
Meeting with the product-hunter, discussing the details of the project. The team develops backlog for the whole project together with the customer. After the approval of backlog, the contract is signed with the customer.
An agreement with the customer on what development tasks will be performed on the nearest sprint.
the project is not completed
the project is completed
Demonstration to the customer results for 2 weeks. The team analyzes the risks and problems, completes the sprint, optimizes the further development of the application.
The difference between our work is that we not only develop applications, but also take them for promotion. Our customers receive a company that is responsible for all stages of work: from the first button to downloading the application and thanks to user feedback.
Cost for ecommerce application development
The following factors affect the final cost of a shopping app:
- app functionality;
- app design and interface;
- compliance with the requirements when publishing on App Store and Google Play
- using corporal identity of the online store.
Requirements of our clients at the stage of project evaluation
- Successful experience in developing projects for medium and large businesses.
- Business expertise in the development of start-ups.
- A team of 7 specialists when developing an application or a website.
- Uniqueness, no standard solutions.
- Term - development from 3 months.
- Transparent control system and flexibility in development.
We create apps for online stores, both around Ukraine and for foreign markets. You can discover the cost of our project right now. Just fill in the form and you will get the calculated cost within several hours.