Cell phones have certainly come a long way. As you’re very likely aware, most cell phones, these days, are known as smartphones. Instead of devices that simply allow for the making of phone calls from remote locations, these handheld gadgets now allow us to surf the internet, watch videos, listen to music and send and receive emails among a number of other uses.
As a business owner, using a smartphone is practically a must! A mini-computer, your smartphone is your mobile method of staying in contact with your clients, colleagues and co-workers. Obviously, it’s a very important device for business owners on the go. But how can you use your smartphone to boost your business?
Never miss another important email.
As mentioned, smartphones can be used to send and receive emails. In today’s business world, email is used daily to communicate with people from all over the globe. Being out of your office is no excuse to not manage your email inbox. With a smartphone, you have the ability to keep in touch with all of your important contacts without delay. This is extremely important for growing loyal customer relationships.
On TechRepublic.com, Olivia Krauth comments about the importance of emailing from your smartphone. “Some companies may not allow this due to security issues, especially if you only have a personal phone, but link your business email to your phone if possible,” she advises, “This can help you answer quick emails during downtime, as well as keep your inbox clear.”
Record and store all important contact information.
Remember the days when you had to locate a pen and piece of paper to write down every phone number you received? Smartphones eliminate that need. But, even more importantly, they allow you to take photos. This provides a huge convenience as the camera feature on your smartphone can help you capture important notes, contact information, receipts and other business necessities.
On Entrepreneur.com, Amy Gahran explains further. “Collecting little pieces of paper can be the bane of an entrepreneur\’s existence,” she writes, “I, for example, am good about jotting quick notes on business cards or receipts to help me recall why I saved them. But when I get home, I tend to put off entering that data into my computer or pulling out my scanner to process business expense receipts.”
Accept payments on the spot!
Gone are the days when the only transactions you could process were within the walls of your place of business. Wireless POS systems have enabled merchants to process payments from remote locations. But did you know that you can turn your smartphone into a POS terminal?
At Canadian POS, we proudly offer VirtualMerchant Mobile. It’s an innovative mobile solution that allows you to accept credit card payments from your smartphone! VirtualMerchant Mobile is a secure, complete payment solution that transforms mobile devices into terminals, allowing you to accept payments quickly and securely anywhere and at any time without a major investment of money or effort.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to call Canadian POS at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.