Posts Tagged ‘website on a phone’

May 31 2013

Millions of Mobile Users Looking for Your Business

Mobile Users are Looking for You!

With more than 6 billion mobile users of smartphones and other devices in the world, a good number of them must be looking for a business like yours.  Marketers have  seen these trends:

  • the number and dollar volume of mobile purchases is increasing
  • mobile users frequently do local searches to find a source close by their location
  • after finding a source, mobile users act quickly by calling, visiting, or buying on-line
  • mobile users have a very short attention span 
  • mobile users will not waste time on a non-friendly website

About 400 million mobile devices are active in the US, and sales continue to soar.  This chart shows that over half of those users go online often, and usage is expected to increase.  

If your business does not have a mobile-friendly website to attract them, you are missing many potential customers who will find your competitors before you.   

 

Let us help you join the Mobile Era.  Prices start at just a few hundred dollars, so they are very affordable, and because of their simple content. it usually doesn’t take long to build one.  We have created many of them, and we’d like to help you with yours.

Give us a call at 299-5150 or email us at info@provim.net

 

 

Source: Pew Internet’s study of US adults, Cell Internet Use 2012

May 30 2013

Your Website on a Phone – How Does it Look?

Have you taken the time to view your own business website on a phone, just to see what others see?  If you do not have a separate mobile web site, you might be surprised how much effort it takes to find anything on that small screen, even your contact information.

 Give it a try on your own smart phone, or if you don’t have one, ask a younger person to try it for you.  It can be a real eye opening experience the first time you see your “normally-19 inch” website on a phone – with a 3 inch screen.   Hal Frye, from Frye Electric in Avon IN knew he needed a website on a phone, and now he is happy with his mobile site.  

mobile website Frye Electric

The snowballing growth of smart phones with internet access means that businesses who don’t have both a mobile site and a desktop site are probably losing customers to competitors who do.   Can you afford to lose potential customers who have found your site but don’t like it?

If your site doesn’t look good on your phone, don’t get left behind.  

Give us a call today at 317-299-5150, or send an email (info@provim.net.)   Let us show you other examples and help you get your company into the mobile-era.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

May 29 2013

Mobile Access for 504 Small Business Loans

New Mobile Website Getting Great Reviews

Premier Capital Corporation serves as one of Indiana’s leading certified development companies accredited by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  They work as a partner with bankers and business owners to provide small business loans via long-term financing for real estate, machinery and equipment. mobile site home page In order to make it easier for people to compare small business loans, they developed a calculator on their website that produced estimated payments using their SBA 504 loan program.   That worked well for a number of years.  However, with the recent growth of mobile internet access and mobile device usage, Premier decided they needed a mobile version also.   In cooperation with Provim, an Indianapolis mobile web developer, the team created a  mobile website that was launched in May and was enthusiastically received right away.   If you have a mobile device with scanner, you can scan this image and see it for yourself.    

Here are some of the features that make it so popular:

  • it is a branded mobile site with custom colors and logo
  • simple, finger-sized buttons make it easy to use
  • the calculator visually leads you through the inputs
  • one touch comparison results for 504 loan versus a  7a loan
  • one button “send pdf” emails the loan structure and payments
  • home page has “save to phone” button
  • all staff members are shown on one page linked to individual pagesdownload button
 

Staff members like additional features:

  • every staff member has their own page with photo
  • one-touch to dial for their direct phone number
  • every staff member has a unique QR code to their page for their business cards
  • one touch “download my contact info” for each staff member
  This project is a great example of using an opportunity to think big.  Instead of just recreating the calculator on a smaller screen, they created a unique mobile tool that improves their work flow and appeals to the new crowd of mobile users. If you are thinking about moving into the mobile generation, give us a call and let us suggest some things.  You may be surprised what we can do for your business!

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May 28 2013

Make Your Business Easy to Find

Your Business can be Easy to Find with a Mobile Website  

Potential customers are trying to find you by using local searches on their mobile devices; if you don’t have a mobile friendly website, those customers are likely to find your competitor first.  This is especially true for restaurants.

 According to Google, 92% of US smartphone users use internet search find local businesses.

89% of them have taken action (such as call, visit, or buy) shortly after finding a local source for the service or product.  Furthermore, 82% of them say they perform a phone search once a week or more, so they provide a lot of search traffic.  An impressive 48% of smartphone users say they have visited a local business they found on the mobile web.


The top category for local searches is restaurants.  

map of indy restaurants

They have the most to gain from being easy to find on a mobile website.  How often have you heard “you decide” as you consider going to a restaurant with someone?  If you don’t know all the restaurants in that area, your smart phone can show a list of them or a map of them with flag markers.  The probability that you will choose a restaurant that shows up on the map is very high, especially if you can click a flag and see mobile friendly information.

If you have any kind of retail or service establishment that people visit in person, you should have a mobile website that makes you easy to find.  There is no reason not to capitalize on the trend in local searches to put money in your pocket.

Prices for simple mobile websites start at just a few hundred dollars.

Give us a call at 317-299-5150 and get mobile today!

 

 

 

 

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