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How Can Ecommerce Store Owners Create an App Like Amazon and Flipkart?

How Can Ecommerce Store Owners Create an App Like Amazon and Flipkart?

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How Can Ecommerce Store Owners Create an App Like Amazon and Flipkart?

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  1. HowCanEcommerceStoreOwnersCreateanAppLikeAmazonandFlipkart? Every other person we see around us seems to be in a profound relationshipwithone’sdevice–especially mobile. Right from connecting with people and playing games to shopping, we have witnessed a paradigm shift in the ways in which technology is used. Talking about ecommerce, it wouldn’t be wrong tosaythat“Mcommerceisthenew commerce.” Itisquitecommonforthecustomerstoorderthingsfrom their mobiles rather than visiting abrickandmortarstoretobuywhat they want. And itisabsolutelyconvenienttodosolookingatthetime and money you can save. Fortunately or unfortunately, it comes as a huge awakening call for the ecommerce store owners who need to switch theirfocus to mobileapplicationdevelopment.

  2. Amazon and Flipkart are some of the best examples of mobile apps becoming extremely popular amongst customers due to their user-friendly interface and multifaceted functionalities. If you own a MagentoStore,itisimportant tohaveamobileappforMagentoso that thecustomerscanreachyourbrandeasily.Thequestionis,howcanan applikethisbecreatedandwhatfeaturesitmusthaveinthefrontend and backend to makeitfeasibleto use. Ifyouareanentrepreneurwillingtohaveanintuitiveecommerceapp, thispieceofwritingmayhelp.Soherearesomeinsightsoncreatingan appthat works: KnowWhatYouWantToSell Haveyoudecidedthetypeofproductsyouwanttosellonline?Doyou want to start with limited products and then go on to adding other categories or are you ready to sell a huge range of products? Talking about Flipkart and Amazon, you should knowthatbothhadstartedby sellingbooksand thereafter wenton to addotherproducts. Also, you must have a clear idea about the market scenario of the products that fall into your forte. After deciding, you can add those categories in your app. It is advisable to start small and keep adding categories once yourbusinessstarts expanding. FindOutAboutYourCompetitors Before you start designing your app, it is must to know about your competitors. Ask yourself questions like “Why should my customers

  3. choosemybrand’sappoverothers?”Startexploringdifferentappsand find out which are the most liked functionalities andfeaturesinthem. Readthereviewsandcommentsprovidedbydifferentcustomersalong with their feedbacks. These things will teach you what not to do with yourapp. Thereafter,youcancomeupwithalistoffeaturesthatanonlineshop like yours provides. Shortlist the ones you likethebestandmakesure you inculcate them intoyourapp.However,makesureyouareunique fromothersinsomewaysothatyoucanbuildyour USP. Takehelpfrom business experts/analystsand start brainstorming. Offer Smart Search Options Customers love quick and refined results. After opening your app, itis unlikely for them to keep scrolling until theyfindwhattheywant.You canintegrateanopensourceenterprisesearch platformlikeSolr to your Magentoappwhich enables your customers to conduct an advance search fortheproduct they want. Byintegrating thisfunctionality to your app,yourcustomerswillfinditeasytosearchforwhattheywantright fromtheappandordereasily.Asmartsearchwilldefinitelybringdown thenumberofcartabandonmentsresultingoutoftheinabilitytofinda particularproduct. Don’tOverwhelm A minimalistic approach is must with an app. Offering too many functionalities thinking that “My customers will love it!” often comes across as a wrong decision. A cumbersome, loud and confusing application can invite several dislikes. So it is better to display lesser

  4. products and have a neat looking app. As mentioned above, you can focusonthemajorfeaturesoftheapplikeeasyloginorproductsearch option. Also, keep the payment simple and customer forms short so therearelesser cartabandonments. Have AnIntuitiveBackend ThereareseveralbackendAndroidandiOSbasedmobileappsavailable for the entrepreneurs so that they can handle their inventory, check orderdetails,trackorderfulfillmentsandmanageall theaspectsof their ecommercestorewhenevertheywantfromtheirdevices.Soalongwith a nice front end app that you provide your customers, make sure you alsogetagoodqualityinventoryoradminapplication.This will help you streamline yourbusinessprocessesand run yourbusinesssmoothly. Be AvailableFor Help Good support facility forms the crux of any business. Make sure your customersupportteamcanbereachedattheclickofabutton.Provide anoptionofhelpinyourappandmakesureyourenderanoutstanding supportsothatyourcustomersfeelvalued.Bydoingso,youwillmake yourappreliableandmorewelcomedforpeople. After yourappgetsup andrunning,youcanaddfeatureslike“customerreviews”,“feedbacks” and “ratings”.Letyourcustomersprovidetheirfeedbacksonyourapp. Thereafter,youcanenlistthepainpointsandmakeenhancementswith yourapp.

  5. On A FinalNote… Afterkeepingtheabovetipson creatingan Ecommerce Applike Amazon andFlipkart,youcanstartresearchingonacompanythatcanhelpyou developamobileappforMagento. Askforquotationsand development costs from different companies and look at the UX/UI design services being offered by them.Approachacompanythatdeemsrighttoserve yourneeds. If you are a start up business, there might be a possibility that your budgetis limited. And it is not necessary for you to have a fully functional and classy looking app from the beginning. Start small and keep upgrading from time to time so that you can reach out to your customers in the best possible way. So what keeps youwaiting?Nowistherighttimeifyouwanttomake your business reach the fingertips of your customers. What features would you want yourbusinessapp to have? Feel free to share with us!