Launching a mobile app for your distributors is a powerful move that can revolutionize your direct-selling business. However, as you embark on this exciting journey, it’s crucial to ensure that your app remains in perfect alignment with your company’s mission, goals and branding. Below is a guide to help you explore the strategies and best practices to help you stay compliant while launching a mobile app.
Start with a Clear Strategy
The foundation of a brand-compliant app lies in a well-defined strategy. Before diving into app development, identify how the app will serve your distributors and reinforce your company’s mission and values. Consider whether it will enhance product knowledge, simplify order management, facilitate communication, offer training resources, or all of the above.. By aligning app objectives with your mission, you set the tone for a cohesive and purposeful user experience.
Content Curation & Delivering Value
Ensure you are curating app content that reflects your values and goals. Carefully select content such as product information, training materials, and promotional resources that align with your mission and that you are okay with your distributors sharing on their personal social media accounts. Not only does this ensure your distributors receive relevant and consistent messaging, but also reinforces your brand identity and mission (even with your customers).
Utilize Your Branding Guide
Your mobile app’s design should be an extension of your brand identity. Incorporate your company’s colors, logo, and visual elements to create a seamless transition from your existing brand to the app. A consistent brand experience not only strengthens brand recognition but also familiarizes your distributors with the various platforms they engage with you on.
Empowering Distributors to Uphold the Mission
Educating and training your distributors about your company’s mission and branding is pivotal. The app can be a valuable tool for sharing your values, history, and impact. Consider integrating multimedia resources like videos, articles, and interactive modules to educate distributors on how their efforts contribute to the mission’s realization.
Keep Everything Up to Date
The dynamic nature of the direct selling industry requires continuous app monitoring and updates. Regularly review app content, features, and functionalities to ensure they remain in line with what is currently going on in the company. Examples of this are updated comp plans, trips and incentives, new product releases, etc. Don’t be afraid to seek feedback from top distributors and use their insights to fine-tune the app.
Launching a mobile app for your distributors is an exciting opportunity to amplify your company’s mission and goals. By adopting a strategic approach, curating mission-aligned content, designing with brand consistency, educating and training your distributors, and maintaining vigilant monitoring, you can ensure that your app becomes a powerful extension. Remember, a well-executed app not only empowers your distributors but also strengthens their connection to your company’s purpose, driving them to achieve greater success while staying true. Schedule a demo with us today to explore the opportunity to create an app that backs up your vision and goals.