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Can Retailers Conquer Commerce with a Mobile App?

Posted on 9.27.2016

E-commerce solution 3dcart has partnered with mobile app creation platform AppNotch.

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The partnership will enable Internet retailers using the 3dcart platform to use AppNotch's Web-to-app converter which makes it possible to plug in their website URL and create a mobile application that can then be published to Google Play and Apple iTunes. Advanced features including unlimited push notifications and Web synchronization (which updates the mobile app in real time when the website is updated) are also available.

Now that Google is indexing and linking to content within mobile applications, there are some potential benefits for retailers that decide to publish their own branded apps, but for many e-commerce merchants applications have not been part of the roadmap for their enterprise. That may be the result of the cost to create apps up to this point, which is obviously dropping.

AppNotch is available to 3dcart merchants for $19/month subscription (or $99/year) plus a one-time publishing fee to Google Play and Apple iTunes for $99. A free 30-day trial is also being offered.

“Mobile commerce is gaining in momentum, and it’s more important than ever that online retailers begin strategizing and developing a strong mobile commerce strategy,” said 3dcart COO Jimmy Rodriguez. “AppNotch’s mobile app solution, combined with 3dcart’s professional responsive templates, gives store owners the tools they need to conquer mobile commerce.”

AppNotch is also available for many other well known e-commerce platforms including Shopify, Prestashop, WooCommerce and Magento.

There's plenty of evidence to suggest that mobile commerce is on the rise, but do retailers really need create a mobile application? Join the conversation and share your insights with a comment below!

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