Quick reminder –
On June 21, Evolve Systems will be hosting a seminar on “Mobile Phone Usage” with guest speaker Leo Ellman. Register today for this free seminar in our Roseville offices. Email [email protected] to RSVP for this free monthly seminar on “How to Sell Online” on June 21 from 10:00-11:30am at our office.
And keeping with that theme of Mobile Phone Usage, today’s blog will cover some of the more exciting ways Evolve Systems can help you make the most out of using your mobile phone for your business. We promise that this content is not what the seminar and Leo Ellman will cover, and we are excited to hear what he has to share with us next Tuesday!
By now, nearly everyone has a mobile phone. We often use them in place of traditional desk top computers, as we can check our email, sync our calendars, tweet about our business, keep up with friends on Facebook, and do so much more with them. SignalNews has some interesting statistics about mobile phone usage from 2010:
According to the Nielsen 2010 Media Industry Fact Sheet there are over 223 million U.S. mobile phone users over the age of 13
• 16.7 million of these users also access the web via their cell phones (up from 13 percent in 2008), according to the same study.
• 18 percent of mobile devices in the US are smartphones (up from 13 percent in 2008), according to Nielsen
• 8 percent of mobile device users stream audio, according to Nielsen
• 7 percent view video on their mobile devices, according to the study
• 25 percent of all mobile devices sold in Q3 2009 were smartphones. On that trajectory, Nielsen estimates that between 40- and 50 percent will be smartphones in 2010.
Americans sent 152.7 billion SMS messages a month and 1.56 trillion over the course of the year during 2009, according to CTIA
35 percent of US adults have software applications (apps) while 11 percent are unsure if their phone is equipped with apps, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project
Pew reports that, among cell phone users, 29 percent have downloaded apps and 13 percent have paid to download apps
Those numbers are astounding. It appears mobile phones are the latest place businesses want to obtain advertising space in order to gain the eyeballs and insights they need into making new customers and clients. The question often asked is, how do we go about doing that?
For starters, having a good mobile friendly website is key. Evolve Systems builds custom, mobile-friendly CMS managed websites that look great in a mobile phone screen. We work closely with marketing and design professionals to create websites that look and work great on both traditional computer screens as well as mobile phone screens. Plus, we spend the time to properly web market and optimize the website for search through SEO techniques.
Besides websites, Evolve Systems also creates shopping carts and e-commerce websites. Do you have a product that you want to sell someone through impulse buying on their mobile phone? We can create that shopping cart for you, input all of your products, and even market those products online for you. Evolve Systems has helped hundreds of companies establish successful e-commerce websites and shopping carts.
Finally, did you know that you can conduct credit card transactions right there on your cell phone? Evolve Systems sells dedicated credit card processing terminals as well as mobile credit card processing swipers. By simply attaching our device to your mobile phone, you have an instantly secure credit card terminal in the palm of your hand. You can swipe customer credit and debit cards, gift cards, and much more.
These are just a few of the ways Evolve Systems can help you enhance your mobile phone usage. If you are interested in any of these services, contact Evolve Systems today! We’d love to discuss with you how you can save money and time and make the most out of your mobile phone usage.