How To Develop Mobile App For Retail Business

Reasons To Make Retail App

Broader Audience

Raised Sales

Brand Promotion

Customer Insight

Unique Opportunities

Why develop a retail app

Two Ways To Develop Mobile Retail App

App Builders

  • fast development (up to a few days)
  • no coding skills required
  • low price
  • no need to hire a dev team
  • restricted functionality
  • low customization opportunities
  • limited compatibility with external services (APIs, ERPs, CRMs, etc.)
  • quick start with MVP and basic features
  • Appypie
  • Zoho Creator
  • iBuildApp

Custom Development

  • full set of necessary features
  • easy customization
  • quick integration with 3rd party tools
  • unique app
  • prolonged development (up to a few months)
  • high cost
  • launching a full-fledged app for a mature business
Two ways to make the retail app

Ten Essential Features Of Retail App

1.Personal Profile

  • keeping items in the shopping cart even if the app gets closed
  • providing personal birthday discounts (the user can specify the date of birth in the profile)
  • saving card and shipping details to use during next purchases

2.Filters

  • price
  • categories
  • availability in offline stores (if you have several of them)

3.Product Catalog

4.Product Page

5.Shopping Cart

6.Wishlist

7.Card Payment

8.Geolocation

9.Barcode Scanner

10.Online Chat

Retail app features

What Does The Price Of Retail App Development Consist Of?

  • number and complexity of features
  • selected platforms (iOS, Android, web)
  • technologies in use (native, cross-platform)
  • infrastructure (on-premise, cloud)
  • design
  • testing
  • maintenance

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Softensy specializes in fintech development and enterprise-level apps. Our team helps companies automate business processes by developing software solutions.

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