Online stores can create additional e-commerce 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 retail 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 and mobile app development?
Online store mobile applications development enable a retail company to increase sales, create another e-commerce channel for attracting buyers and develop an effective tool to gain loyal clients.
How 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, e-commerce mobile apps for retail industry can produce positive results in many areas of 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 e-commerce app receive current information, make sure there is a regularly scheduled synchronization with your trading program or online store base. Any synchronization with the e-commerce 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 serves to transfer the data are created or improved for e-commerce mobile applications.
How will buyers find the e-commerce app?
Advertising is essential for any existing e-commerce app. How are your customers going to find out about the e-commerce 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 e-commerce app separately from your site or channels, you’ll have to allocate a marketing budget as well as to invest in the 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. Metadata of the e-commerce app is developed to promote search aspects on Apple Store and Google Play, and to increase organic installs within the stores.
What you will get with the help of e-commerce mobile app development
You get a mobile version of the online store which can receive and process orders from any mobile device. Absolute advantage of the retail shopping app development is its customized services and traditional interface structure of a typical online store.
- Searchable retail catalog;
- Smart search filter by goods and options;
- Different types of payment acceptance;
- The detailed description of retail goods;
- Communication with clients via push notifications;
- History of orders and surfing;
- Geolocation-awareness search
How we create e-commerce mobile apps for retail business?
Mobile enterprise application development for the online retail store starts from the business expertise. We do a thorough analysis of existing e-commerce apps in the industry, study the reviews, number of versions, and the latest updates.
On the basis of the prototype, we simulate possible use cases. We describe non-typical functions and make the development of page layouts.
Such approach allows to find the best suitable e-commerce 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 development, fly pages and category pages development. 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 development 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 for the retail industry, 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 e-commerce application.
Understanding what the users expect from the e-commerce application, we proceed to the prototyping process. A competently built interface is a guarantee that the user quickly navigates, how the e-commerce 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 e-commerce application elements. We use the recommendations of Google and Apple to design the e-commerce 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 the results for 2 weeks. The team analyzes the risks and problems, completes the sprint, optimizes the further development of the e-commerce 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 e-commerce application and thanks to user feedback.
Cost for e-commerce application development - The factors affecting e-commerce mobile app pricing
The following factors affect the final cost of a shopping app development:
- e-commerce app functionality;
- the design and interface of an app for the retail industry;
- compliance with the requirements when publishing on App Store and Google Play
- using the corporal identity of the online store.
Requirements of our clients at the stage of project evaluation
- Successful experience in projects development for medium and large businesses.
- Business expertise in the development of start-ups.
- A team of 7 or more specialists for application development.
- Uniqueness, no standard solutions.
- Term - development from 3 months.
- Transparent control system and flexibility in application development.
- Justified cost for mobile app development.
We create e-commerce apps for online stores, both around Ukraine and for foreign markets. You can discover the cost of our project development right now. Just fill in the form and you will get the calculated cost within several hours.