Third-party integrations are essentially linking different apps or software's together with one another. The most common links are with third-party apps to your website. There is no end to the number of apps you can link, from booking systems and analytics programmes to google maps and databases.
A website isn't just what you as a user may see on the surface; it goes much deeper than that with behind-the-scenes databases and marketing tools monitoring your every mouse move, clicks and scroll. The trouble for many businesses is that they usually don't know how third-party apps could benefit them the most due to each business having different needs.
One of the main reasons third-party apps have become popular is through being ready to link up using API's (Application Programming Interface), saving users time and thousands of pounds as they don't need to build something from scratch.
How third-party integrations could benefit your business
1. Quicker 'go-live' dates as there's no need to develop new functionality of applications from scratch as you previously had to do.
3. Easy access to some of the best features imaginable within the tech industry - if you can think of something, chances are it already exists.
4. Improve your user experience for all your customers by bringing your online business into the new digital era.
5. Most third-party API's offer cloud integration meaning that all of your customers' data/information is securely stored and cannot be lost.
Other questions you may be wondering
Q. Will I be able to manage third-party apps myself with little or no digital knowhow?
A. All the systems that we use are incredibly simple and user-friendly. We also offer onboard training for those who could benefit from it. We would never integrate a third-party app for a business and expect them to know how to manage and run the system. If you did have any other queries later down the line, we're always on hand to help out and rest-assured we would never leave you with a system you didn't fully know how to manage.
Q. How do I know what third-party app would be best for my personal business needs?
A. With so many third-party apps to choose from, it's difficult to know which ones are worth your time and money, this is where we come in to offer a helping hand. We have helped many businesses over the years and have a vast understanding of the various available apps. Our experience makes it much easier for us to assess your business in the initial introductory meeting and then propose what we think would best suit your needs.
Interested in this for your business?
We offer a free consultation meeting to assess your businesses' needs regarding which third-party apps might suit you best, so no need to worry if it all sounds a little overwhelming to begin with.