5 Ways to prepare your app for the Holiday Season

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Finally tis the season to be jolly! You can now hear the Christmas bells ringing and the places are all decked up with the decorations that make you believe the spirit of the holiday season is finally here. With the year 2017 coming to an end and 2018 almost on our heads, the adrenaline rush has filled every heart. So much so, that the shoppers have started to look for gifting options for all the near & the dear ones. You might be able to see the increasing traffic on your mobile website or mobile app for sure.

So, in the middle where all the shoppers are busy looking for options that they can buy for in order to decorate their homes and buy gifts for the loved one, the app development teams are scheduled to make their respective apps prepared for the holiday season.

Now you might just ask what does one have to do with the preparation for the holiday season? Well, if you are to believe the statistics, you’ll find out that mobile eCommerce beats the entire year’s mark by about $6000 billion sales. And, that’s what goes up a level every year.

Do you want to join the bandwagon where your app is searched more, downloaded more and also shopped more at? Below mentioned are the 5 ways that will prepare your app to suit the holiday season.

Design for the holiday

Holiday

The very first step that would get the customers closer to your app is the design for sure. When your design looks updated for the current season, they are more likely to be clicked and opened. This means that you have to update your app with holiday-specific categories that customers can look up to and also browse more.

For example, if you have an eCommerce store that offers cab service, you should now mention the holiday-special discounts on all the car types and more. You can design the homepage in accordance with the holiday season where you customer feels happy to have such an app.

Incorporate features that feel Holiday

You might be quite familiar with the fact that the features of your app are the reasons for which customers come to your store. Hence, when you are giving your app a makeover specifically for this season, make sure to add features that the customers would be compelled to click on.

For example, the image below shows a store that has specifically made a feature or landing page that would only cater a category that is suitable for the holiday season. You too can do something like this.

Research the customer demands and allure them with different strategies

Customer Demand

Your app is FOR the customers and if you are not updated with what they are looking for, there’s absolutely no reason for them to stop by. Hence, it’ll be great if you do some customer research and their needs before you set forth the deals for them. Moreover, once you know what they’re looking for, you can run contests that will serve as an attraction for them. For example, you already know that your store deals with fashion clothing articles and this is the time when people are mostly searching for, you can introduce the Spin the Wheel contest and give them attractive discounts that would convert them for sure. This is one of the best conversion rate optimization strategies for the current season.

Offer lavish discounts

lavish discounts

One of the other strategies that mobile apps employ is introducing the offers and discounts that are offered in specific categories. The strategy to provide coupons is what will give a reason for the customers to come online and actually buy products from your store.

Send Push Notifications to add more customers

Push Notification

There are comparatively higher chances of customers opening the Android App or iOS app when they receive a notification from the store than the general times when they’re free and doing nothing. Push Notifications have increased the bar for sales and promotions.

Conclusion

Go hand in hand with time and the festivities by updating your app in order to bring something new to the customers. They look forward to getting something extraordinary from the stores in special times. Your mobile app provides them that and you get conversions.

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