Great Examples of Using Tablet Technology for Your Small Business

By | February 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm

How other businesses are benefiting from tablet technology.. Can your company create an app?

The launch of Apple’s iPad last year has had massive impact on how you connect with customers, promote your business and generally think about your next marketing strategy. Many other companies have released similar tablets including Samsung, HP, Dell and LG….just to name a few. Here are 4 great examples of how your business can benefit from tablet technology.

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Point of Sale

At Londons Fashion week in September 2010, Burberry were the first fashion label to enable their customers to purchase the products straight from the catwalk! The products were delivered within 6-8weeks (which is approx 6 months less then other major fashion labels) This is increasing the competition within this industry, which will more than likely result in more apps being produced by more labels

Customer Service

In June 2010 Malaysia airlines launched the iPad MHkiosk in Kuala Lumpur – this is a self-service kiosk using the MHmobile interface, allowing passengers to check-in, book and pay, all being completly secure over SSL. For those that are comfortable this technology, this minimises time spent in lines and gets you on your way faster – which is perfectly fine by me.

Product Search

A great example for using the iPad for product search is that of North Sydney Restaurant: Mundo Global Tapas, located beneath Rydges Hotel have had an iPad application made to display their menus. They replaced their menus with iPads… a fantastic idea to be part what is growing at a rapid pace.

Catalogues

Many major organizations are using the iPad as a means of promoting their catalogue. The iPad has not yet replaced the printed catalogue, marketers are just given another option to reach their audience. Some great examples of iPad catalogues are: IKEA, Gourmet Traveller, Virgin holidays and even car dealer Honda have released a catalouge.

What’s next for Tablet technology? Has your small company got an iPad app? or one in the making?

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