It’s always good to get an enthusiastic response to a great idea. And at the annual general meeting of SwissDrink on 10 April 2019 in Pfäffikon (Switzerland), the participants gave a warm welcome to the prototype app developed and demonstrated by the Zurich-based e-commerce app specialist ieffects. As a specialized trade association, SwissDrink’s member base comprises 63 independent beverage suppliers who deliver to over 7000 restaurants and caterers throughout the German- and Italian-speaking areas of Switzerland.
“Our app’s helping to bring the whole beverage industry even closer together and is a great complement to the strong and multifunctional DIGITALDRINK portal,” notes Urs Marti from ieffects. “That’s because it makes everything much faster and simpler as well as more mobile and flexible. Going forward, we could even integrate augmented reality into it. Users benefit by being able to visualize information more easily. To be specific, the DIGITALDRINK app recognizes every beverage bottle and shows the user all the relevant details about it in their shopping cart, including pricing and minimum order quantities.”
And the app runs like lightning. In fact, ieffects is convinced that speed is just as important to the success of an app as a user-friendly design. It has a scan function that makes light work of warehouse management, giving users a handy tool to quickly scan crates and pallets for direct digital processing. The app can be installed on the user’s own smartphone as well as on more expensive specialized scanning systems.
Users will soon be finding that the app boosts their business too. That’s because it enables them to buy stock anytime and anywhere – even if they’re offline. They can simply prepare the purchase with the app and place the order when they’re back on the net. For even more usability, there’s a Windows client for the DIGITALDRINK app too, so users can place some orders with the app and others on their PC. There’s no risk of any confusion either. Why? Because of one of the app’s biggest customer benefits: it synchronizes everything between the user’s various devices incredibly fast.