Summer is officially here, and for many small business owners, so is the slump that sometimes goes with it. Even though it may seem like all your customers and potential clients are off on vacations, or spending all their time at the beach instead of in your store, there are some steps you can take to deter the dip, and get more attention for your business.
Sprucing up your business website with some helpful Apps might just be what the doctor ordered, and we’ve got the perfect prescription to make it happen. If your business has been feeling this season’s pinch, these 6 free Apps can help combat it.
This powerful new addition to the Wix App Market is the perfect way to send beautiful, customized newsletters – right from your Wix account! You can instantly import all of your contacts from external sources like Gmail or Outlook in just a few clicks, and when you’re ready to put the word out you can easily share your newsletter on all of your favorite social media channels. There are already 80,ooo people using ShoutOut to send updates and news since it went live only two weeks ago – and the results have been stunning. You can learn more about Wix ShoutOut here.
If like most people handling the books for your business isn’t your absolute favorite thing to do, Wave might be the solution you didn’t even know you were looking for. Simply put: this App is awesome. Beyond easy to use and even more helpful, Wave makes managing your business’s finances simple, and conveniently all kept in one place. You can create professional, branded invoices in minutes and track income and expenses without having to manually enter any numbers or data. Still think that the phrase ‘easy accounting’ is an oxymoron? Give the Wave App a go and something tells us you’ll change your tune.
What if we told you that you could almost instantly boost the traffic to your site as well as
get found faster on search engines? What if we also told you that all this could be done by simply adding the Site Booster App to your website? It’s like a magical little assistant for you and your site – listing and monitoring your business online in the most important places across the web. There’s a free and premium version, but the free version is more than enough to get you started and seeing results. And, should you ever want to invest a little to get more, it’s only $4.95 a month.
Managing every aspect of an event can be a lot to take on. Enter the Eventbrite App, and suddenly putting on an event isn’t as scary of a task. The App enables you to create and display beautiful events on your website, as well as sell tickets and even promote it through your social channels, getting you a lot more eyes and potential attendees. It’s all completely customizable and very easy to navigate, so you can focus on the main event, and not the little [yet important] details.
This App may be referred to by some as an ‘oldy but goody’, but new functionalities have been added that made it worth another mention in this post. Firstly, adding a search bar instantly makes your site more user-friendly, and especially so if you’ve got lots of products for visitors to sift through. What’s more, is by letting people search for exactly what they want, you get valuable intel that can help you optimize your product line and services. And now you can even gather more information, and in a more intuitive way. Site Search is now accessible from your ‘My Account’ Wix dashboard – letting you see what people are searching for, and when.
CRM’s (Customer Relationship Management systems) are one of those things that once a business has, it simply can’t do without. And there’s no need to – this powerful App can be added to your site and set up in less time than it takes to finish your breakfast. It’s full of powerful capabilities that help you store your contacts, schedule follow-ups, and close deals. What we like best is that you can even sync it to work with Google Drive or Dropbox, so merging the information you already have is a cinch.
Ready to add these amazing Apps to your own website?
How to add 3rd party Apps to your Wix website:
1. Click the market icon to open App Market
2. Browse the available Apps
3. Click an App
4. From the App information screen, click Add to site
How to add Wix Dashboard Apps to your Wix website:
1. Sign in to Wix.com
2. From the top menu, click My Account
3. Next to your site, click Manage & Edit Site
4. From the menu on the left of the page that opens, click Add Business Apps