Recent closures of brick-and-mortar stores often cite online competitors as a key reason of their decline. According to Time magazine, most online shopping now occurs via smartphones and tablets. Why are so many people flocking to shop on their phone instead of getting products in their neighborhoods?
Responsive websites fill a niche immediately.
The first place many would-be customers arrive is Google. They may search for a brand, specific product, or just general how-to information. Google has caught onto the influx of smartphones and now ranks websites that cater to smartphones higher. These websites are designed with specific technologies to provide functionality, regardless of the phone type. This technology is done through responsive web portal development. This technology balances industry standards against required use. The end result pushes the would-be customer toward a solution faster. This allows online marketplaces to focus on specific audiences. In a nearby neighborhood, these audiences may not be large enough to sustain a business. However, when pulled from across many neighborhoods, the story changes. Continue readingShare :