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Mobile commerce has reached a tipping point and is surpassing desktop purchasing as regional retailers continue to invest in mobile shopping platforms. However, retailers must go one step further and create a truly seamless mobile and cross-device experience to engage users along their digital paths to purchase.

Brands that master the mobile trend will have a head start over competitors, as well as the momentum to lead the pack in the shopping seasons ahead.

Why Apps?

  • 3x Higher Conversion Rates.
  • Higher % Complete Purchase.
  • Lower Cart Abandonment.
  • Will the app have Push Notifications?
“Mobile push notifications helped increase in-store revenue 3.7x and in-app revenue by 3.2x.” Demandware

For which devices do you want it

  1. Smartphones.
  2. Tablets.
  3. Both.

Will users be able to register? What kind of register will it be?

  1. Email registration.
  2. Via social networks.
  3. No.

Will users have personal profiles? Will other users be able to see this information?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

How will clients be charged through the app?

  1. Per download.
  2. In app transactions.
  3. Free.

Will users be able to share their app products in social networks?

  1. Yes. - Some.- All.
  2. No.

Will users be able of making product reviews?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

Will the app need to connect to a website/e commerce?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

Will the app have Push Notifications?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

Will you want your app to collect information for analytics?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

How many languages do you need?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

How do you want the design to be?

  1. Basic.
  2. Good.
  3. Best.

Will you need your app icons to be designed?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.

Seeing these questions you will have an approach to how much time and effort it will take to create the app. There are several websites that can make the app cost calculation.

Sites like:

Give it a try and se what is the cost of the app you will want for your e commerce. Prices can vary, pero podrá comprobar que siempre superan cierto número. Vealo por usted mismo, no deje que nosotros le demos el resultado. Le llevará no mas de 2 minutos.

Once you've passed the desicion process you will have to meet several times with the app developer team, and onced you've decided they will begin creating it. That process will take not less than 3 months (sometimes near 6).

There's still one problem left. Those agencies create apps, they create them customized. Those can be games, date apps, for events or to sell. But they do not hace the necessary expertise and complete focus in a specific market.

They will probably not be applying all the basic techniques needed for a successfull e commerce app.

Successful e commerce app:

Keep it simple

Simple is useful. Many visitors get overwhelmed when they enter a complex app. You must keep it simple so that clients and visitors (potential clients) can easily find what they're looking for. Simplicity will highlight main staff in the app.

Do it fast

Overloading an app with designs, graphics and utilities may generate the opposite effect you seek. One of the most important reasons why it is better to use an app rather than a fluid website, is that the loading in the app is much lower. But if you overload your app, then you are not taking advantage of this great benefit. Most users expect a seamless experience, and leave if it takes too long to load the content.

Scrolling yes, Clicking No

Providing a fast and fluid product navigation to your customers is essential. It is not practical to keep them going from page 1 to 10, if you can offer scrolling products will look more attractive.

Include a Search box

Remember your app's main goal is to provide an excellent experience and ease of use. Simplifying product search process for your users is essential to accomplish this goal.

This Search Box should be really easy to find. You shouldn't complicate the access to it.

Ensure the buttons correct size

How many times have happened to those who browse fluid websites to want to press a button and because it was too small they ended tightening others? This type of bad experiences repelling end users because of the frustration .

Both Apple iOS and Android establish which the are the optimal button sizes. You have to design them right if you want your users to have a good experience like they do with other apps.

Remove steps are not required to purchase

Ask for too much information each time the client needs to make a purchase is counterproductive. Many customers like to shop while they are doing other activities and want to do them quickly. It would be unlikely to complete a purchase if it takes too long to doit, so the persona will leave the cart.

That's why it's essential to ask only for the nessesary data.

Ensure a personalized experience

Most of clients expects to receive a personalized treatment. They like to feel that behind the shopping process there's a nice person offering his servicio.

By having analytics within the app and Push Notifications owner of the app is allowed to create a personalized experience for his customers. Depending on the behavior of a customer within the app it may be configured so that any message could be sent, making the customer feel special.

Images sizes

As we do with the size of the buttons, we must pay special attention to the size of the images. With a very small image, the product won't be appreciated, and a very large picture means you'll see only 1 product at a time.

Find the right measure may be complicated, unless someone has already experience in the industry and is able to coach.

All those advices ar the app basic musts so that your e commerce becomes visible. There are many other points the should be accomplished so that it becomes great.

Now, if you take into account that our apps have the most desired features in an app and meet all the basic and more points, you just have the pricing and time of creation issue left.

This is where we surprise you and generate a great differentiation. Shovel apps managed to create a system in which any e commerce app can be created in less than an hour.

And thanks to tihs automatization, the app creation costs decreased drastically, giving the chance to any small or big business to create their own app.

Additionaly, we allow our clients to make long testing to launch the app to decide if tha's what they're looking dor, besides we share our help guides that will let you become a master using our tools and lead your business to success.

These are the reasons we answer: Why Shovel apps?