We’re willing to bet you have a smartphone. After all, it’s 2020. Who doesn’t have a smartphone? As a business owner, you’re well aware that the rectangular mobile device in your pocket can do a whole lot more than simply make and take phone calls. These days, the smartphone has replaced the traditional camera, desktop computer, stereo and television set.

So between taking pictures, surfing the net, listening to music and watching movies, what else can your smartphone do? It can make you money! It should probably go without saying that your smartphone should be utilized daily to help your company turn profits.

Utilize that camera!

Your smartphone’s camera is the reason the selfie was invented. No longer worried about wasting film, people take all types of pictures of themselves in order to select their favourite and delete the rest. Your phone’s camera, however, can do a lot more than that. It can shoot vivid photos of your products and film videos of you demonstrating how beneficial it is to use those products. Utilize your social media accounts to share your photos and videos with the world!

“You can turn your smartphone camera into a smart business tool,” insists Strong Coffee Marketing, “Capture moments and devote time to doing it well. This includes capturing photos and videos. If you are a ski hill then you can get pictures of the ski slopes from numerous angles, people having fun at your ski hill, even the sky…if you are a restaurant you could take pictures of well-presented meals, restaurant set up, staff having fun etc.”

Create an app for your biz.

Does your company have an app developed yet? If not, it’s time to design one. Nearly every company has an app that can be downloaded onto the smartphones of consumers. They make access to company websites easier than ever. Never before has there been a simpler way to communicate your brand’s latest news. Samuel C of Talk Tech Daily explains how certain apps have revolutionized the industries they represent.

“For example, with Apps such as AroundMe, you can comfortably find and search for hotels and restaurants using your smartphone,” he writes, “Such apps alongside the use of smartphones has replaced the cumbersome yellow pages book. With smartphones, you can execute any activity comfortably. For example, it is now easy to search and find different places and people.”

Provide customer service and accept payments on the go.

Thanks to your smartphone, you are not confined to the four walls that make up your place of business when providing customer service. These days, there is truly no excuse to not answer the phone calls that come into your business from your customers. No matter where you are, you are able to answer questions and solve problems right away. This greatly increases customer satisfaction and, in turn, sales.

With Unity Payments’ Virtual Terminals, you can also accept payments on the go! This solution enables you to turn your smartphone into a credit card terminal. With it, you can start taking payments anytime and anywhere. It allows you to process payments in-person, online or on the road!

Allow us to help you use your smartphone to turn greater profits. For more information about our Virtual Terminals, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-661-3761 or email us at info@unitypayments.ca.