Mobile Apps have now become the most ideal platform for online businesses to reach their potential customers. Almost every person in the world uses mobile devices these days for online product purchases in their daily lives. Speaking of online businesses, eCommerce firms are making the best out of their business using their own shopping apps. No matter whether the business is a newbie or a flourished, every eCommerce store must have a pair of featured shopping apps.
E-commerce businesses that have their website built using the PrestaShop CMS platform have an added advantage when it comes to building Native Mobile Apps (Android and iOS) & Progressive Web Apps. With the use of readymade MOBILE APP BUILDER extensions, the PrestaShop store owners can easily start selling on their own mobile apps without much manual efforts and less technical knowledge.
KnowBand Plugins has it all covered. KnowBand has 2 such powerful PrestaShop modules-
- PrestaShop Mobile App Builder (Android &/or iOS Apps)
- PrestaShop PWA Mobile App Builder (Progressive Web App)
Both these above listed modules have the capability to build a full-fledged eCommerce PrestaShop Mobile App that stays synchronized with its PrestaShop website inventory and database (the website on which this extension is installed). In simple words, the app for PrestaShop will be managed on its own as per the inventory updates and changes.
In 2020, to stay ahead of the competition, many eCommerce businesses have their native PrestaShop Mobile App published on the Google Play Store + iOS app store & also their PrestaShop PWA published on their own website. This way such companies can serve to all possible sort of online buyers. Take the instance of Amazon, the venture has adopted both Native & PWA for their business and the results are in front of all of us.
The Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are not meant to be published on any of the app stores. Instead, these are made live on the mobile URL of the website. Whenever netizens visit such a PWA active website on their mobile browser, they are greeted with an ‘Add-To-Home Screen’ button. Upon clicking it, the PWA Mobile App gets installed on users’ mobile device in just a second or two. The apps will look and feel like any other application.
Steps To Launch PrestaShop Mobile Apps:
Step 1: Purchase & install the extension on PrestaShop store.
Step 2: Share app development related details with us.
Step 3: Review the final app and confirm for publish (once everything is fine).
Because PWAs look very identical to native apps (after the users have installed it on their device), many of the features are also common in the PrestaShop PWA & Native Mobile App built using the readymade extensions by KnowBand.
Major Features Of The PrestaShop Mobile App Builder Modules:
#1. DIY Home-Page Editor:
In the backend panel of mobile app maker extensions, store admin gets to re-design & edit the home-page layout of the app anytime (even after the app is live). A lot of easy-to-use editing tools are provided on this editor like set banners, sliders, grid, redirect links & even countdown timer banners on the homepage. Along with the home screen, color, font, tab bar, logo, etc can also be customized from the admin panel.
#2. Real Time Synchronization:
The PrestaShop Mobile App Creator addons come up with 100% real time sync with website inventory. All changes/updates made on the online store will be reflected instantly on the app in no time.
#3. Multi-Lingual & Multi-Currency Support:
The PWAs & Native Mobile Apps built using the Mobile App Builder extensions, provide support for multiple languages & currencies. Even the Arabic, Persian, Urdu etc. (RTL scripts) are supported on the PrestaShop Mobile Apps.
#4. White-Label Solution:
The PrestaShop Mobile App builders are completely white label solution. The store owner can customize the app however they want keeping the same branded to every business. They can also add their own app icon, app name, brand logo, & a lot more.
#5. Unlimited Push Notifications:
Store owners can send an unlimited number of push notifications to their app users. Some common eCommerce push notifications can even be automated from the admin panel. The template of push notifications can be set and edited from the admin panel as per the requirement.
#6. Offline Mode Browsing:
The app users get to use their PrestaShop PWA & Native Apps (built using Knowband’s extension) even when they are not connected to the internet. These solutions support offline mode working for users shopping ease.
#7. WhatsApp & Zendesk Chat Support:
The app users get to instantly connect with the store admin directly with the help of WhatsApp & Zopim chat feature. The store admin can choose the desired chat option from the admin panel of PrestaShop Mobile App Maker plugin.
#8. Quick Login Options:
The PrestaShop Mobile App Creator has inbuilt Google, Facebook, Fingerprint and Phone Number (OTP) login options for quick user onboarding.
#9. All Payment and Shipping Methods Support:
The PrestaShop Mobile App Creator supports all sorts of website payment and shipping methods on both native as well as PWA mobile apps.
#10. Product Reviews and Related Product:
The PrestaShop eCommerce Mobile App Maker showcases the website review and related products on the apps. The users even get the option to write and view reviews on the app.
Compatibility With Marketplace Extension:
Store owners can turn their regular single-vendor store into a Multi-vendor Marketplace using KnowBand’s PrestaShop Marketplace Extension. When used over the PWA / Native App Builder module, store owners instantly get a full-fledged PrestaShop Marketplace Mobile App. Check out the combo package (Marketplace + Android app + Ios App): PrestaShop Advanced Marketplace with Mobile App
A lot more features like live synchronization, Automatic Inventory Management, etc. are available in these extensions. Whether you choose to build native PrestaShop Native Apps or PWAs or both, our team can assist you in every possible way. Feel free to leave your queries or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.