Mobile Commerce

What is the ROPO effect?

E-commerce has been booming for years now, and nowadays, even everyday items like groceries are ordered online. A threat to brick-and-mortar locations? Not necessarily: the ROPO effect shows that local retailers also have the possibility to take advantage of the marketing power of the internet. This is due to the fact that many customers do their research online and the make their final purchase offline (‘research online—purchase offline’). This can only work if local merchants optimised their web presences. [...]  

What is good web usability?

When building and designing a website, there are numerous points to consider: technical implementation, design, suitable content, and of course, the marketing aspects. All these aspects should have one goal: to optimize website usability. Websites need to be user-friendly in order to be ranked higher by Google and to contribute to the company’s success. If you bear this in mind when designing your website, you’re on your way to being successful in online business. [...]  

Create your own app | Android and iOs app development

Mobile apps offer us information, entertainment as well as many other purposes and are a part of everyday life for smartphone and tablet users. If you also have an interesting idea for an application, you shouldn’t shy away from creating it: developing an app for iOS or Android isn’t all about programming, there’s much more to it than that. In our series on creating your own app, we’ll take you through all the steps you need to offer users a new native mobile app. It all starts, of course, with the planning phase. [...]  

Sale contract agreement on the internet

Most people don’t spend much time reading into laws and paragraphs of legal jargon. But for online business it is extremely important to know your rights and obligations, both as a merchant and as a customer. Even for simple matters such as an online sale contract, there are some regulations which differ from physical retail. The law has laid out some important duties for online merchants that are intended to protect the customer – transparency and disclosure of information are a must in e-commerce. [...]  

Mobile app design | Designing an Android or iOs app

Designing an application isn’t just a question of shapes and colors – mobile app design covers the positioning of app content and app usability, too – and these factors are vital in helping create a successful app. The more time and effort you invest at this stage, the higher the chance of creating an app that people will want to use and keep on their device. [...]  

Create your own app part four: app and usability testing

Only a properly functioning application has any chance of success. Programming errors and a poor user experience may cause some users to uninstall the app without a second thought. As a result, extensive app testing prior to publication is vital. Functionality, performance, usability, and other tests serve as quality assurance tools. In addition to manual tests, there are also some automated tests that can be carried out with the help of app testing tools. [...]  

Different app formats: what is a web app?

Apps come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – from native mobile apps designed for smartphones and tablets, to desktop installations for office management. And now, there’s a new form of application that works on all operating systems and devices: web apps. But what are web apps, what are their specific features, and how to they differ from native apps or indeed traditional websites? Let’s take a closer look at the rise of this installation-free application development. [...]  

Competition analysis on the internet

If you only base your web project on your own marketing ideas, you run the risk of prioritising the wrong issues or losing sight of important tasks. To adapt your own campaign in terms of search engine optimisation and advertising, you need to carry out a selective competitor analysis. But which tools provide the best options? [...]  

Local SEO: the basics and tips

Small and medium-sized companies are often hesitant about taking their first steps into the world of online business: the competition is too big, they don’t have enough online experience, etc. Even if you’ve decided against selling online and have instead chosen to go for brick and mortar trade, you still can’t afford to neglect online marketing. An increasing number of people go online to look for shopping possibilities in their region. If your company doesn’t rank highly in the local search results, you could lose potential customers. Local SEO helps to prevent this from happening. [...]  

Tips for successful Facebook marketing

Over the last few years words like ‘likes’, ‘followers’, and ‘to google’ have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. For those working in marketing, these terms have become a new type of virtual currency, and they are minted, traded, and evaluated on the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook. But there’s more to success in Facebook advertising than merely collecting fans and likes. [...]