Mobile Demands are Rising for Small Businesses

article3Everyday, a growing number of flip phone users are switching over from that antiquated device to smart phones, tablets, and laptops are all becoming the norm within an upgrade or new purchase. Because of the growing affordability and need to stay connected to all of our social media outlets. We see a growing demand that businesses start optimizing their business to cater to anyone on a mobile device, which in turn is making it easier for their clients to order a service or product, and even change them in real time. Saving everyone a lot of time and hassle: talking on the phone, modifying orders, and inputting new ones. Instead the customer can do it from the comfort of wherever they are located; creating a new way to do business on-the-go.

There are still many small business out there, that see it unnecessary to make their business compatible with mobile platforms. But think about it, all it takes is for one competitor to optimize their business into a mobile command station, leaving your business out to dry. However, it is not always the case, nor will it guarantee that it will be the deciding factor to come to a buying decision but it is something worth considering. Regardless of what your situation is, from a business standpoint, or a competitor's, there are many other reasons to adapt to mobile platforms.

A long time ago, it was thought that mobile devices would be limited by their processing power or hardware specifications. That may be true in the past, when PDA devices were in their infancy, but with the growth of advance technological solutions like cloud computing and remote access. Many businesses use this to their advantage in processing orders, receiving the order as a client inputs into a form on a mobile device, and granting them the ability to change the order in real time, anytime after the order has been inputted. Or putting updates or adding onto the order. And giving them the option to put in recurring orders for a product or service.

Even if you only offer one service or product, it will still save you a lot of time and effort in the long run in adapting to mobile technologies. Because you will start the practice of having all of your information centralized in one location, as opposed to relying on invoices and e-mails, or whatever you have done in the past that may have required a two step process. You want everything to come together in one sweeping motion, so that you will cut time in waiting on a response; starting to move forward with a plan of action, and starting to work on the project, the minute it is ordered.

The best part of mobile technologies, is that we are at a point, where there are many developers that will work for a reasonable price. Let's say that you wanted to set up a mobile application, so that your customers could input orders without going through a website. With so many freelancers invested into learning about mobile technologies, you probably already know someone that can refer you to an application developer or cloud computing solutions.