Did you know that converting your Visualsoft store into a mobile app can significantly enhance your revenue and broaden your customer base?
Due to the growing popularity of mobile ecommerce, businesses need to adapt to the changing preferences and behaviors of consumers. While the creation of a custom native app can be expensive, there is an alternative solution: using a Visualsoft mobile app builder.
By leveraging a tool like this, you can effortlessly develop a fully functional and top-quality mobile app for your Visualsoft store without exceeding your budget.
Keep reading to learn how!
In the span of just five years, mobile has established its dominance in the ecommerce world, currently representing more than 72% of the total market share, compared to a little over 52% previously.
The trend of mobile internet usage reflects an ongoing pattern where mobile devices gain increasing prominence each year. Currently, mobile claims over 50% of the market share compared to desktop and tablet usage.
Plus, 15% of Americans rely solely on smartphones for their internet access. This indicates a significant shift in the ecommerce landscape, with customers not only prioritizing mobile but exclusively relying on it.
While it's important to optimize your website for mobile, it's not sufficient. Mobile apps provide an enhanced user experience on mobile devices, resulting in improvements in key metrics, including:
Mobile apps also give you full use of mobile push notifications, which typically boast open rates of 20% and click-through rates of 28%.
They also provide an excellent tool to nurture loyal, repeat customers.
Is it a necessity to turn your Visualsoft sytore into a mobile app? Maybe not. However, a Visualsoft mobile app can have significant advantages for your business.
Publishing a mobile app directly from Visualsoft is not feasible. Visualsoft is specifically built for webstores. However, if you want to develop a mobile app using Visualsoft, there are additional options available. Here are a few possibilities:
You can transform a Visualsoft store into a mobile app using one of the methods mentioned above.
But, most store owners should disregard the third choice (employing developers to build native apps). The main reason for this is that creating mobile apps can be quite costly. It can range from $30,000 to $150,000 to develop a native app. And this expense is only for one operating system - you'll have to multiply it by two to launch apps for both Android and iOS (which is recommended).
Developing an app takes time, is complex, and can be expensive from the beginning. It becomes even more so when your developers need to build an API and connect the backend of your apps to your Visualsoft store.
You most likely don't have the financial resources for this - and that's not even considering the annual costs to maintain your app.
Many people overlook the ongoing expenses associated with launching an app. The regular maintenance and upkeep, including OS updates, Visualsoft updates, bug fixes, and implementing new features and enhancements, typically amount to around 15-20% of the initial cost each year.
In fact, it could be even higher. David Cost from Rainbow Apparel conducted extensive research when they were launching apps and discovered that the yearly cost could reach as much as a million dollars.
"If we had unlimited time and money, we would probably opt for a custom native app. However, the maintenance cost for such an app would range from half a million to a million dollars per year."
- David Cost, VP of Marketing, Rainbow Apparel
Let's assume that building apps for both mobile platforms costs $150,000. Based on this cautious estimate, the annual cost for updates and maintenance would be approximately $30,000.
For most store owners, this amount is simply too much to spend. Managing multiple platforms going forward, instead of just your website, can become a significant source of frustration. It triples the amount of work required every time you want to make changes to your site, needlessly adding complexity to your workflow.
When it comes to converting your Visualsoft store into an app, using a mobile app builder tailored for Visualsoft is the ideal choice.
With the assistance of a Visualsoft mobile app builder, you can effectively convert your Visualsoft website into a mobile app that closely resembles a native app. Users have the flexibility to download and install this app on their mobile devices.
The most reputable mobile app builders provide you with a mobile app that offers nearly all the features of a native app, typically around 90-95%, but at a more affordable price and with fewer hassles.
But, not every option on the market is suitable for developing high-traffic, professional mobile apps that reflect positively on your brand.
If you're a recognized brand with large budget available – think Nike, Target, Zara, and others – you may choose to bring in individuals to develop your shopping app.
If not, MobiLoud is the perfect option for app building. It's a user-friendly, budget-friendly, and speedy solution. It also ensures that app maintenance is more affordable and easier over time.
Here's a breakdown of the process.
There are two ways to get started.
In either case, you'll quickly realize that 90% of the app creation work has already been taken care of, provided that your site is optimized for mobile devices.
If you require assistance in optimizing your site, simply reach out to us, and we'll be delighted to support you. This is a vital step to ensure the rest of the process is as smooth as possible.
If you're ready to begin the app development, go ahead and sign up to MobiLoud. All our plans include a 60-day refund policy, and there's no obligation for a long-term commitment.
Once you're signed up, our team will guide you through the process of configuring and designing your app. It's important to understand that the majority of the groundwork has already been laid. You won't have to start from square one with a brand new user interface; just a few adjustments to make it look and feel like a native app.
After design approval, we'll proceed with building your mobile app. Our team handles all the technical work, so there's no need for you to write code or have any coding expertise.
If you prefer our team to manage the entire process from start to finish, we can certainly arrange that for you. Our comprehensive package covers all the necessary steps to configure, design, and publish your app, ensuring that you can remain completely hands-off.
Once your app is complete, you'll be all set to introduce it to the world. Having a well-thought-out launch strategy is essential to ensure maximum downloads and engagement.
We provide a range of assets to enhance your app's visibility, including appealing app store descriptions, engaging launch announcements on your website and email list, and impactful press releases.
You also can also use additional features at no extra cost, like intelligent app banners and exclusive discounts, specifically available through the app, to incentivize your current customers to make purchases.
We'll then release your apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The process of submitting apps to these stores can be notoriously challenging, especially for first-time app owners and developers. However, we have extensive experience with thousands of submissions and are well-versed in the complexities of the process.
Our team will handle the entire app submission process with Apple and Google on your behalf. We guarantee 100% approval for your app and will manage multiple submissions if necessary, making any recommended adjustments as required.
You can sit back and relax without having to lift a finger!
Once your listings are live, you can officially start attracting downloads and reap the benefits of having your own Visualsoft mobile app.
The mobile revolution is advancing, and it's reshaping the way businesses generate revenue. Chances are, a significant portion of your current revenue already comes from mobile, and if it doesn't, it won't be long before it does.
Simply having a mobile-optimized website for your Visualsoft store is no longer sufficient. To fully capitalize on the revenue potential of your mobile users, having a branded app is a great solution.
The good news is that transforming your Visualsoft store into a mobile app has never been easier, as long as you take the right approach. Instead of spending large amounts of money on mobile developers, MobiLoud provides an incredibly accessible and user-friendly solution.
Here are some of the key advantages of using MobiLoud's Visualsoft app builder:
Our simple app builder, requiring no coding, empowers you to launch your own shopping apps and compete with the biggest brands in the app stores.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you launch an app for your Visualsoft store. Book a free, personalized demo, and one of our IT professionals will guide you through the entire process.