The on demand business horizon has been expanding like never before. As our lives continue to grow busier, our dependence on smart phones for their mobile apps is growing. This has turned into a tremendous business opportunity and anyone who is smart enough in the entrepreneurial foray has tried to capitalize on it. You haven’t set foot in this direction but are thinking of it? Well, don’t worry! We’ve put together some of our experts and discussed how you can implement your on demand business ideas to grow your business.
The first and foremost thing that you must understand when it comes to building your business is that people are no longer dependent on phone calls for their requirements. If anything, people wish to speak less and less using their phones because it wastes time, isn’t a certain way of booking services and is also cost intensive (calling charges). Instead, people prefer to use various websites and smart phone on demand apps for their requirements.
This is why; regardless of what kind of a service you wish to provide or which kind of on demand business idea you have, you have to make sure that it can be digitized with the help of an app for the ease of your customers. However, don’t just stop at that. A website is as important as an app. There are still many users around the world who aren’t comfortable in downloading an app. This could be for various reasons including lack of trust towards the source of the app, fear of malware that may come through any unknown app, lack of good internet service and so on and so forth.
Therefore, it will benefit your business greatly if you provide your users with the option of placing orders or booking services using your website. The website will, of course, act as an information sharing platform apart from a booking avenue. It can be the one place where you share more details about your brand story, your company’s values, its founders, various offers and promotions and so on and so forth.
Identify the various types of on demand businesses and zero in on the one that you are keen on
There are many different types of on demand services in the market today. Before you start off with your own business, it is important for you to identify the different types of services that are already there in the market of the on demand nature and if you are planning to pick on any one of the existing ones or have a whole new concept all together.
The different on demand services that exist include:
- On demand taxi booking apps like Uber
- On demand parcel sending and delivery apps like Postmates
- On demand Food or Grocery delivery apps like Instacart or Zomato
- On Demand service delivery apps like Tutor on demand, beautician on demand, doctor on demand etc.
- Multi service apps that include all of the above like Gojek or Takl
Let us explore both the approaches in which you can manage and implement these businesses:
You have a completely new and disruptive on demand business idea
If what you are planning to do with your business is so far unheard of, then the path to implementation may be different. The first thing that you will have to do is to chart out your idea and create a flow chart with information of it at every step. Deploy a team to do research on the kind of demand that there is for that business in the market and then hire a very qualified and experienced developer to build your on demand app.
Become aware, that building an app is an expensive affair and may be time consuming. It might even take as many as 16 to 18 months to get the app right so be patient and continue to update your flow chart with research at every step because the business and the market will be evolving continuously. Essentially, you will have to hire the entire staff that includes android and iOS developers, App designers, Content Writers, QA experts and others to get the project off the ground, not to mention the real estate that you’ll have to spend on to create a functional app development center.
If you are willing to spend that much time and money behind this project, then it is definitely wise to create an app from scratch. However, if you are looking for a faster way to enter the market, then the next option might be more suitable for you.
You wish to start a similar on demand business
If your idea is similar to any of the above mentioned on demand business ideas, then it will be best if you pick a ready made on demand app clone. This will ensure that you app is exactly like the existing popular brand with a few enhancements customized to your business and brand. The price of building an app from scratch can be very expensive, so buying a ready made app can be very cost effective. Since it is already in ready condition, it will also be easy for you to go to the market with it in less than a week’s time.
The only thing that you should be very careful of is to ensure that you purchase the app from an experienced team of developers. An easy way to do that is to look for a reliable white label mobile app development company that has been building and launching on demand apps for at least 5 to 7 years. They will have appropriate industry knowledge and will be able to guide you in the right way to proceed with the business apart from providing you with a seamless app and launching it for you.
Implementing your on demand business can be a simple task if you have the right tools at your disposal. Once you have outlined and identified what kind of an on demand business you wish to proceed with, tie up with a white label mobile app development company to assist you with you r mobile app requirements.
Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.