Smartphones have become increasingly popular and 33 percent of all Canadians are now smartphone users. What’s more, of those who have smartphones, 79 percent of them won’t leave their home without it. Smartphone use is only growing, making the need for high-quality smartphone apps increasingly important. Recently we covered Square, the free mobile credit card reader. Here is a snapshot of three other smartphone apps that are increasing productivity for both small business and homeowners.
This smartphone app allows users to browse through a variety of flyers promoting deals and coupons from local businesses. Users receive updates and notifications when their preferred stores come out with new deals. Reebee also gives users location-based listings; depending on where they are users will receive deals based on the stores in their vicinity. This eliminates coupon clipping and streamlines every coupon into one easy-to-use app.
This smartphone app is great for family use as well as a small business with a handful of employees. Cozi allows you to share one account with multiple users. On this account you can organize an online calendar that is color coated depending on who is going where as well as create shopping and to-do lists to stay updated throughout the day. Cozi is a great resource to use on the go in order to keep track of what is happening at your home or office throughout the week.
Payd provides a simple way to process credit card payments through your mobile device. Similar to other products on the market, Payd brings convenience to small businesses allowing them to accept credit card payments for a small 2.95 percent fee per transaction. No start-up or monthly fees are applied and Payd gives users real-time authorization and reporting following every transaction. Simply plug paid into your mobile device, download their app and start making sales. Every small business owner should look into the growing mobile payment industry as there are several options out there that provide an excellent service.
Smartphone apps are revolutionizing business; many increase productivity and help run smooth and efficient operations. Check out one of these smartphone apps or let us know about other apps you find useful during your daily routine by visiting our Facebook page.