Below are three apps to help you build your eCommerce business – guiding you to make your business thrive, while making your life easier with a click of a button. Business made simple. Inspired by innovation. Inspired by you.
Dropbox is the first app we are bringing into the spotlight. Here’s why this revolutionary app is a must have.
One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur in the 21st century is having an app that stores all your documents in one safe and easily accessible place. Whether you use your phone, tablet, laptop or PC, you’ll have access straight away to anything you may need. This innovative application is none other than, Dropbox.
Founded in 2007, MIT student Drew Houston had the unfortunate luck of forgetting his USB while on a bus ride from New York to Boston, (We’ve all felt that sinking feeling of realising you’ve forgotten the one thing you swore you would remember) while on the bus, Drew began writing code for what would become Dropbox.
Dropbox is where all your work lives. Its’ own personal home. On this platform you can store and share your files, collaborate on projects with people across the planet or in the same room as you. Any changes you make on any files, get synced instantly, leaving you updated across all your devices. The standard package is free, and you can share files no matter the size with your free 2GB of space. There are other features such as Dropbox Paper and Dropbox Showcase. Dropbox Paper allows you to work with all types of content (YouTube videos, code, Pinterest boards, etc.) while Dropbox Showcase allows you to track progress and keep tabs on who has seen what, all the while keeping all your data secured.
In short… this app is life changing when it comes to the management of your files. Get Dropbox for yourself here: www.dropbox.com
Moving onto your next must-have application – QuickBooks.
QuickBooks, the world’s number one accounting software makes accounting easy. You don’t need to be an accounting expert to keep your small business bookkeeping organised. With QuickBooks Online you can create invoices, manage your expenses and cash flow, and see where your business stands with the dozens of financial reports available. Add additional features with over 80 partner apps, including inventory management and advanced CRM, using apps.intuit.com. 85% of people say QuickBooks is an essential business management tool for their business.
Here are some noteworthy pointers:
- Time preparing your VAT returns is reduced by 32% on average.
- Financial tasks are made simple and can be done on your mobile device, on the go.
- QuickBooks makes conversations with your accountant more productive as well as saves 20% more time.
- This is the highest rated app with 4.5 out of 5 as of November 2018.
Experience QuickBooks for yourself here: https://quickbooks.intuit.com
Established in Canada, Shopify is a web application that allows you to create your own online store. It provides a wide range of templates that can be customised to meet individual users’ branding requirements, and it allows either physical or digital goods to be sold. The tool offers online retailers a suite of services including payments, marketing, delivery and customer engagement tools that simplify the process of running an online store. They focus on making commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, retailers use the platform to manage every aspect of their business — from products, to orders, selling online and in retail stores, etc.
Get on board here: https://www.shopify.co.za
And there you have it – three apps every entrepreneur should use.