Pop quiz: In 2016, how many active smartphone users do you think populated the earth?
100 million? 500 million? A billion?
That’s roughly 70% of the world’s entire population thumbing their way through the digital global marketplace by the turn of the decade. And you’re still wondering if your bike shop would benefit from going mobile?
“But hang on just a second, Spinlister narrator. I’ve checked your sources, and my bike shop is located right here in the good old US of A. What do I care if India’s smartphone ownership is set to triple by the next presidential election?”
Great question. Let’s break it down.
First off, international tourism continues its upward trajectory in the wake of 2008’s Great Recession. As of 2015, the number of global international tourist arrivals topped out at nearly 1.2 billion, meaning many of those smartphone-wielding foreigners might be heading in your direction. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, while the global smartphone market isn’t expected to reach 70% until 2020, it topped 72% of the US population back in 2015.
But wait, there’s more.
According to marketing software developer Moz, keyword searches “bike shop near me” and “bike rentals near me” enjoy a monthly Google search volume of around 200k+ and 30k+ respectively. Those figures ought to raise some eyebrows. With an increasing number of potential customers performing these queries on their smartphones, neighborhood bike shops will need to cast a targeted mobile net if they want to come away with a profitable catch.
One answer: Spinlister Pro. On top of notable features like seamless rental managing, guaranteed inventory protection, and state-of-the-art front end kiosks, Spinlister Pro offers bike shops two critical advantages in the mobile marketplace.
- The Spinlister App. The best way to target new customers is to be present where they already are. Spinlister has spent years developing the world’s largest bike sharing community, accessible via iOS and Android apps as well as their mobile-friendly website. A Spinlister Pro account gives your shop highlighted visibility and instant mobile access to this ever-expanding marketplace of cyclists.
- SEO and Domain Authority. Unless you’ve got a team of content developers at your disposal, chances are search engine optimization (SEO) and domain authority aren’t on your list of top priorities. That’s where Spinlister comes in. Their content and advertising game is strong with the mobile force (just Google “bike rental website”), and they’re constantly using that leverage to attract customers to their Spinlister Pro members.
While the prospect of updating your bike shop’s mobile presence might seem a little intimidating, the reality is that the days of remaining on the fence about it are rapidly coming to a close. Software packages like Spinlister Pro allow bike shops to jump into the mobile rental market head first, while still concentrating on what they do best: providing incredible service at a local level.