Cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices are everywhere. You probably have one within reach right now. So do your fellow UnFranchise® Owners (UFOs), Preferred Customers and prospects. That’s why Market America keeps making it easier and simpler to buy on SHOP.COM and run your UnFranchise Business while on the go. From prospecting the new UFOs to streaming audio information to new payment options, exciting new SHOP Mobile apps and optimized mobile websites have been launched in the past few weeks or are set for official launch in the upcoming months. Read on to see some of the updates available on your mobile device:
UNFRANCHISE MEDIA (UF MEDIA) APP – For its time, the mp4 player included in subscription kits for new UFOs was cutting edge. The player comes preloaded with valuable audios, and you can download more from your UnFranchise Business Account. Times have changed, though, and dedicated hardware players are yesterday’s news. Now you can download the free UF Media app for iOS and Android devices at iTunes and Google Play. Using your UnFranchise ID, you can use the app to download UnFranchise audio files — and if you have a persistent data connection, you can stream audio live to your mobile device.
This free app will replace the mp4 player in subscription kits. UF Media is available now in the U.S. and Canada, Taiwan and Hong Kong; all other Market Countries will be able to download the app this month.
No more lugging around a laptop and a stack of printed product and business materials. Now you can fire up this app on your iOS or Android tablet or phone and display presentations and videos. It’s convenient for you and your prospects, helps position Market America as a forward-leaning business, and you can take immediate advantage of a prospect’s interest instead of letting crucial time pass while you wait for a future appointment to show the business.
APPLE PAY – Call it the ultimate in mobile payment convenience. Apple touts this feature as the wallet without a wallet, letting users pay for purchases in stores or through many retail and shopping apps by simply holding their finger over their iPhone’s Touch ID at checkout. Your payment information that you’ve previously uploaded to Apple’s secure servers then completes your purchase. Simple? Fast? Sure. And now you and your Preferred Customers can use Apple Pay through your SHOP Mobile app.
PAYPAL – One of the world’s most popular online payment methods is now available for SHOP.COM and UnFanchise.com purchases in most Market Countries. That’s for all platforms, but should be particularly good news for customers who love to shop on their mobile devices — and for your bottom line — because ecommerce research shows that PayPal is very frequently used on mobile devices.
A March (2015) study by Baird Equity Research also cites PayPal as the second most popular way to pay for online purchases after credit and debit cards. The study notes “clear inroads by Apple Pay” — and with Apple Pay now available through the SHOP Mobile app, plus Visa Checkout announced at Market America 2015 World Conference in Miami, you now have all the major digital wallets ready for online SHOP.COM payments.
SHOPPING ADVISOR – You know this as a great tool that lets you and your Preferred Customers quickly find specific products within exclusive Market America brands, products that meet shopping needs all the time or at any time. Along with the Shopping Annuity Assessment, it’s also excellent for showing prospects how Market America has the right strategies and products for building an ongoing income by converting spending into earning.
Now you, your customers and prospects have a new Shopping Advisor that’s easier to use and more streamlined. Improvements include counters that keep running totals of BV and IBV for UFOs and Cashback for Preferred Customers, updated as they proceed through the Advisor selecting the products they want. And the new look and improved tools have been optimized for mobile platforms, too, with a simple and intuitive series of screens that walk shoppers through what they want and the products Market America offers to meet those wants.
At the end, the mobile user will see on one screen a summary of total BV, IBV or Cashback, retail costs (plus UnFranchise Costs for UFOs) and total savings. The last thing users will see is a “Next Steps” section that tells them a custom MyList has been created; they can view the list or their shopping cart. Plus, the new Shopping Advisor and its mobile optimized version will also now be available through as your UnFranchise Business Account.
Market America | SHOP.COM is keeping pace with the accelerating trend towards shopping and conducting business anywhere, anytime, on any mobile device. Stay tuned for even more exciting announcements in the coming months (sneak peek: Isotonix.com Mobile in October!). We’re taking the power of mobile shopping and mobile access straight to the top!
And the best of them all of course – the SHOP.COM Mobile App! Don’t have it yet? Download it HERE.