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Wholesale computer dropshippers make it possible for businesses to fill expensive orders without purchasing expensive inventory. In fact, these dropshippers make it possible to sell a wide array of products, computers and accessories, for instance, without their clients having to take the risk of purchasing the inventory beforehand. This is markedly different than the usual arrangement for computer and tech businesses, in which they’re required to purchase a great deal of expensive computer hardware and software and then required to figure out how to sell it in a timely manner. For businesses that offer computers and more, the dropshipping option is particularly attractive.
While accessories can be big profit generators, they can also be expensive and ultimately prove unpopular. For retailers, this means that they end up with a bunch of accessories that no one wants, and that they may even have to sell those accessories at a loss just to get rid of them. You can list any of the accessories offered by the wholesale computer dropshippers you use without any risk to yourself or your pocketbook. No one will charge you for items that don’t sell and you don’t have to guess at whether or not they’ll be popular beforehand.
Wholesale computer dropshippers also take away the complications of shipping. Computers oftentimes comprise several different pieces that are all shipped separately. Even if you charge for it, handling takes up a lot of time and packaging the items correctly takes practice and materials. The dropshipping warehouse will handle all of this, and that frees you up to keep making more sales and to work on your storefront. You don’t have to divide your time between warehouse and retailer duties when you work with these suppliers.
Wholesale computer dropshippers oftentimes offer software, as well. Be sure that your customers are offered software that goes along with their computer on the page from which they order. Computers are one of the easiest items to upsell, and you can list most anything that your dropshipper provides on the site, so it’s always worth the effort to try to sell a bit more to the client. Oftentimes, individuals who are spending the amount of money required to purchase a computer will be fairly amicable to spending a bit more for accessories that protect, enhance or make their computer generally more useful or enjoyable.
Smartphones have become the new addiction, and, those who are new to mobile media and are browsing the App Store for the first time, are likely to be amazed at what people want to do on a mobile phone.
We can all make a game with our friends of naming the things we would give up before we give up our Smartphones. Many people, even those who would never admit to their dependence, feel a loss and disconnect if a phone is misplaced. When spotting a phone accidentally left in a rest room or restaurant, we give a collective groan. With Apps, mobile phones have become prized possessions and they have also inspired a new breed of entrepreneur – the little guy with a big idea.
When Apple announced in 2008 that they would be accepting apps from third-party developers, they started a renaissance in the tech world. Apple created a fertile ground for the creative genius of others and a mobile phone has now become whatever we want it to be. At the time, no one knew the scale of the change that would take place and, 450,000 apps later, it is clear that what was once the domain of specialists has opened up to anyone with a good idea. Acting on their inspiration, many ordinary people have eagerly joined this new Tech revolution.
If you are developing software for the first time, there are many parts of the development process that may seem complex and overwhelming, or just far enough out of your knowledge base to make you uncomfortable. Fortunately, lacking technical know-how does not mean that your idea should gather dust. To create your first app, there are a few simple rules you can follow and doing your research to understand the process is the first step.
PLAN IT-DESIGN IT-BUILD IT-PUBLISH IT-PROMOTE IT
Plan it – App development is an area where ideas count, but for the beginner, careful planning can be the key to success.
• Don’t assume that your idea is unique. Don’t assume you know your market. Do your homework–which means you should find similar apps on the market, and determine what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how you can position yourself to an advantage. By studying the most popular apps and reading their reviews, you maybe able to understand why some apps are successful and others aren’t. Buying a few apps in the same category can give you a sense of how your own idea compares.
• Understand who your customer is and what they might expect. Is your app capitalizing on a trend or do you expect long-term benefits for your user? Does it satisfy or create a market need? Is there direct competition for your product and, if so, why do you think your idea is better?
• Be sure that you own the content and if it is unique, consider copyrighting your data or finished code.
Design it – One of the most important stages in any project is the one where you must understand and articulate what you want to do and then design it. Summarizing and sketching out each screen will help you to understand the workflow, and where it may fail. There are tools that can help you do this but a pencil and paper will do the trick. It is important to note all information in the screen, where it comes from and where you expect the user to go next. Pay attention to small features, like the buttons, the style and colors, gestures you would expect to make, and connection to social media or external sources like email. Mentally tap every button and clearly understand how you want to get from point A to point B.
Build it – Clearly, not everyone can program an app. For the technically challenged, there are quite a few development options available. The interest in app development is so great that a number of software companies offer tools to help the app novice get started. These vary in complexity and some do require a little tech savvy. As this new market matures, the tools used to develop apps are becoming less difficult for non-technical people to use. And many freelancers and development companies offer their services, as well. Freelancers are found on many online job sites.
If you decide to hire a programmer, costs for development will vary. Rates depend entirely on the complexity of the concept and whether the app is web-based or ‘native’, that is, fully integrated with a specific device and requiring coding in a programming language that works on that type of phone. Graphic rich apps like games require a special expertise and are therefore, the most expensive to develop.
Publish it – It is important to become familiar with the app submission guidelines before you start. To avoid rejection, ensure that your content is appropriate for the app store you choose and test your app thoroughly. Most app stores will charge a fee for registration and the turnaround time between submission and release is almost immediate in some markets.
Promote it – If you want your app to shine among the many apps that are released every day, you will have to develop a marketing strategy. Visibility in a crowded marketplace may be a challenge. Using social media, press releases and promotions can create a buzz. App development is not only about programming and the non-programming aspects are the elements that can make your app pop from the page.
Apps are the most downloadable pieces of software ever, and the App world is obviously still in the beginning stages of a very long journey. Whether app development is sustainable as a business, or just a venue for people to show their talents and leave their footprint on the world, remains to be seen. But there are still surprises in this market and there is a lot of room for the little guy.