21 Aug 2017, Daniel Mofina 21 Aug 2017, Daniel Mofina Case Studies [Case study] How to use an app in your retail marketing strategy? The case of GKN app 839 views Smartphones are becoming more and more popular around the world. In countries like South Korea, Israel or the US the percentage of smartphone cover ranges from 72% to even 88%. No wonder that more and more retailers notice this fact and invest in mobile applications to boost their sales. So how can an offline shop make use of a mobile app? And how to develop a good retail app? Here are the answers! MOBILE APPS IN RETAIL MARKETING Most retailers build a mobile application for two reasons: they want to enable purchases via the app or they treat an app like a virtual loyalty card which makes their customers buy more and come back to their brick-and-mortar store more often. In the case of GKN app, the software developed by Ready4S for the GKN (Główna Księgarnia Naukowa, Main Scientific Bookstore) in Cracow, Poland, the latter was a case. GKN’s goal was to make their loyalty program easier and more convenient for the customers. They know that their clients, especially the younger generations, don’t want to carry a set of loyalty cards everywhere with them and that they are afraid of giving their personal details at a store because they don’t want to get tons of marketing messages afterward. So instead of a regular loyalty card, still popular in many retail shops, they went for a mobile app. THE APP – A SUCCESFUL MARKETING STRATEGY The GKN mobile app has achieved a great success on the local market. It has almost 5.000 downloads and was well-received by its users who praise it for transparency, simplicity, and functionality. It also gets high reviews in Google Play app store – on average 4,2 stars. But why the GKN app has proven to be so successful? And how to create a perfect retail mobile app? We asked Wojciech Satoła, one of the GKN co-owners and Piotr Bosak, GKN IT Manager to share their views. Daniel Mofina Content Designer you might also like 31 Aug 2017, Izabela Majocha Case Studies [CASE STUDY] How to manage a project between 10 time zones? The case of 2life Case Studies 31 Aug 2017, Izabela Majocha [CASE STUDY] How to manage a project between 10 time zones? The case of 2life Is it possible to work with a client who is distant from you for almost 10 time zones? Yes it is, check how we managed to do it. 21 Aug 2017, Daniel Mofina Case Studies [Case study] How to use an app in your retail marketing strategy? The case of GKN app Case Studies 21 Aug 2017, Daniel Mofina [Case study] How to use an app in your retail marketing strategy? The case of GKN app Our client, a bookstore from Poland, shares tips on how to create a successful retail mobile app. 18 May 2017, Daniel Mofina Case Studies [Case study] Smart homes – how are they created? Case Studies 18 May 2017, Daniel Mofina [Case study] Smart homes – how are they created? Get to know how smart home solutions work and how to control them with a mobile app. Read interview with Zamel - one of Polish leaders in this field.