While mandates are still being followed in the US and across the globe, restaurants and small businesses struggle to communicate with their customer base. Ever since their reopening, small businesses need help, and OurApps.io seeks to provide them with solutions.
In order to help businesses, Helen Kramer and her business partner Elko, a software integration company, along with a board of directors they formed, began by raising enough funds to build a smart platform that all small business owners can greatly benefit from. The app was a result of a series of questions, the most important being, How can storefront businesses compete with already established online companies without spending more money out of pocket or having to add a new online purchasing system or additional features to their website?
The answer: Give these businesses their own business app, complete with a purchasing system that has the capability of integrating with their current technology. This opportunity will now provide all businesses in the world with contactless purchasing, so customers do not have to put their credit card into a machine that countless others have touched. OurApps.io is a customizable platform built to allow business owners and their management team to assemble their own app for free.
The app is easy to use. If one can text a picture to a friend, they can upload menu items or services and your logo. Business owners can choose their rewards program. Users will also have the ability to type a message in real-time marketing and manage their online orders coming in. In addition, the OurApps.io team has a background in custom software integration, so clients can ensure that their app will be easy to use for their customers as well as their employees, and at the same time, it will keep customers coming back.
Customers can easily place orders safely in-house and for curbside pickup. If all small businesses in the US could make transactions safely with no money or credit card exchanges, this would not only help slow the spread of COVID but also surely help customers feel safe enough so they keep coming back.
“Our initial goal was to help these small business owners and entrepreneurs compete with larger conglomerates, giving all small businesses the advantage of an even playing field without coming out of pocket. However, we quickly realized we needed to add more features to ensure these businesses will now be able to compete against their online competitors and the Amazons of the world,” Kramer explained. “We have to change the game and give these small businesses the technology they need to communicate with their customer base and manage their businesses and their staff safely or the world as we know it will never be the same.”
For years, Kramer had dedicated her career to helping larger companies in the Fortune 100 sector find solutions not only on the operations side but also on the sales side of the house when businesses needed a solution or if they had a difficult product to sell to a niche market. Indeed, Kramer is a problem solver by nature and has found solutions in multiple fields. She has provided the industry with technology-based solutions over the years for her business clients. She has 25 years of experience in the medical and aerospace technology fields, managing clients’ product launches, working closely with world-renowned engineers, beginning from the Research and Development stages through proof of concept. Kramer explains she was privileged and humbled to have worked with many well-known engineers, software developers, and a multitude of business owners. She also helped manage the product launch for Sprint’s wireless internet, and she is known for assisting companies in penetrating markets in major cities successfully for Yahoo at the beginning of her career.
Since the pandemic, the OurApps.io team of individuals has worked day and night to raise over six figures to create this app and the platform that supports small business apps. OurApps.io will be giving businesses across the globe the ability to communicate with their customers in real-time and create a new source of revenue with its referrals and rewards program.
OurAPPS.io is currently providing apps at no charge to small businesses. Businesses can learn more and sign up at OurApps.io.
Those interested in Helen’s consulting services to market your new business app may contact her team at Simply Next Level, at email@example.com. Simply Next Level, LLC has volunteered and helped multiple businesses market their app at no charge.
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