Posts tagged small business
Treatmo Puts Power in The Hands of Food Makers

Ship, deliver, or offer pick-up? Treatmo mobile order and pay app makes it easy to do business.

The demand for better for you food and greater access to it has created many opportunities for innovative food makers to make delicious food and beverages with healthful ingredients and sell it by whatever method makes sense. This can be shipping, local delivery, pick-up, and/or from a physical store or retail outlet. Making a product available through one or many access points helps more people get to it faster.

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Treatmo App Helps Arizona Businesses Standout

Transparency, community and honesty are often attributes associated with locally-owned businesses. Cities across the U.S. along with technology are renewing enthusiasm and awareness of these values. The good thing is local businesses shine bright here in Arizona and get a big boost from organizations that champion them.

Local First Arizona supports local businesses and celebrates everything local this week, Independents Week, encouraging all to get out and explore. Founders Kimber Lanning and Cindy Dach started Local First Arizona in 2003 with a simple mission:

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Favorable Customer Experience To Set Apart Top Businesses

Gaining a competitive edge over the competition today, may come down to one thing: Customer service. According to a report from Garner almost 9 out 10 businesses believe that the customer experience will become the most competitive part of the industry. As businesses search for ways to elevate customer experience, one aspect that hasn't received as much focus as it should is the payment process and a seamless integration of that into the total shopping experience.

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Why Speed Up Your Mobile Payments Strategy

Mobile payments is gaining momentum and it benefits businesses to develop a m-commerce strategy to take advantage of this growing sales channel in the best way possible. Offering payments through a mobile phone app as opposed to a .com site, caters more directly to customers and the emerging on demand food marketplace of people always on their phone.

When we approach businesses about the Treatmo mobile payment solution, we are often asked why there is a need for it. In fact, only 3% of small businesses offer mobile payments so there is a lot of confusion around what a mobile payment strategy looks like and what it can do for small businesses, especially food makers.

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Treatmo Provides Seamless Mobile Platform for Customers

With mobile payments expected to increase to $27 billion in transactions in 2016, the new way of paying by mobile phone is not just changing how merchants accept money, but how they interact with customers as well.

Payment technology has the power to deliver better services through the mobile channel including easy discovery, loyalty and rewards. While many payment technology providers offer some of these services, there has been a gap for customs who want it all in one place.

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Win with Mobile Payments

Awareness of mobile payments (paying with a mobile phone app instead of handing over cash or swiping a credit card), grew dramatically in 2015. An Accenture report from October 2015 indicated that more than half of consumers are aware they can use their mobile phones to pay at brick & mortar establishments, which is a 40% increase from 2014.

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Don't Get Lost In The App Clutter

The race is intensifying for restaurants and food merchants to create their own payments app. After all, Starbucks mobile purchasing app did and now accounts for roughly 20% of all sales at their coffee shops. With this level of commerce, every business now wants their icon on the home screen of every iPhone and Android smart phone. Staying top of mind among customers is usually key to getting an order and being visible constantly on a phone screen is a legitimate and modern way to do this.

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Have Fun And Network Too

Running a small business takes everything you've got. Between crafting great product, preparing for the holiday rush, ensuring customer satisfaction and managing multiple social media accounts, along with other services, finding personal time goes out the window. Even when you're out at holiday events, your brain is still on business.

At Treatmo we're working at making things easier. We designed a way for multi-tasking business owners to have a great time this holiday season and talk shop too.

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Don't Hide Your Pies - Tips for Small Business

The sudden closure of any well known restaurant, especially one with a seemingly large online community, leaves people disappointed and scratching their heads. You may have noticed such an example in your city.

When you take a closer look, you begin to notice a pattern. The star attractions of the restaurant, like the pies, weren't given the right platform to shine. You go into business because you're passionate and great at doing something everyone loves. Whatever that THING is, flaunt it. 

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Treatmo for Small Business

For a small business to stand out during the last 10 years, it needed a solid online presence with a basic website and social media links. Over this time, lifestyles have changed as drastically as technology with increasing numbers of frequent travelers and on demand shoppers. The statistics paint an impressive picture: 74 million iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2015, and PC sales have declined 10% in the last year.

With the rapid growth of smartphone usage, having a mobile storefront--like the surge in health food--is less a trend than the way forward. A mobile-friendly storefront is similar to your web-based design for PC but is formatted in a way that makes reading and interacting with your site, shopping in particular, quick and easy.

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