Best Practice What Is Service Hailing For Professional Services

Joanne Edwards

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Aug 18, 2022 (BRISTOL, England) — Service hailing is like ride hailing, but for professional services. Service hailing is the next big disruption coming to professional service firms.

You know about ride-hailing, sure. So Service Hailing must be like Uber for professional services, correct?

Yes, that’s right. And you already know how convenient ride-hailing is. Well, it is the same with Service Hailing.

Service Hailing is a super convenient way for your clients to get professional services from you.

Your online presence is critical

Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing platforms have revolutionized the mobility market.

That’s great, but what does ride-hailing have to do with the hailing of professional services?

The answer is simple. The same principles that enabled these companies to forever disrupt transportation will enable the next big disruption of your professional services market.

Connect with your clients

From recent studies conducted among professional service firms, it is likely to take up to eight digital touches before a consumer becomes a prospective client.

Digital touches include search engines, review sites, social media, online directories, and firms’ websites. Prospects look at these to decide whether to hire your firm or a competitor’s.

Even when referred by word-of-mouth, prospects still look up a firm online. So your firm’s online presence is critically important.

Already have a website

You and 1.7 billion others. Yes, nearly 2 billion websites are out in the wild.

If you are hoping your website will get you picked, your business is guaranteed to fade into oblivion.

The problem is visibility. Or rather a lack thereof. In the harsh world of the internet, if you cannot be found then you do not exist.

Simple websites do not work any longer. You have no hope of being heard above all that noise. None.

You have to do something different.

OK, now what

You need an app. An app that connects you directly with your clients. An app that is fast, integrated, reliable, and engaging.

That is why we build Progressive Web Apps.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are the driving force behind increased client engagement today.

Service Hailing

What has this got to do with Service Hailing? Your clients are busy and distracted. They are not thinking about you.

But when something happens and they need you, they really need you. Now.

They need to be able to hail your services. Easily. Conveniently. Day or night.

Progressive Web Apps

That is where Progressive Web Apps come in. What is a PWA? Click here to find out!

  • A PWA connects you to your users. It installs on their mobiles and desktops, and updates automatically. Best of all, you can send custom notifications directly to your users so that they stay engaged.

  • PWAs are fast. They respond quickly to user interactions with silky smooth animations and no janky scrolling.

  • PWAs are integrated. Repeat users can easily add your app to their home screen to create a launch icon. This means a direct connection between your client and your firm.

  • PWAs are reliable. They load instantly and never show the ‘downasaur’, even in uncertain network conditions.

  • And PWAs are engaging. They feel like a natural app on the device, with an immersive user experience.

Our commitment to your success

  • Conversions +26%

Our PWAs come with search engine optimization and a full range of analytics enabling you to analyze events, conversions, audiences, and more. We commit to giving you the tools to make your business grow.

  • Engagement +72%

With access to predictions, A/B testing, and push notifications, our PWAs make it easier for clients to connect with you. We commit to giving you the tools to increase client engagement with your brand.

  • Repeat visits +50%

Our PWAs add new capabilities to your clients’ experience, like being top level in the task switcher, on the home screen, and in the notification tray. We commit to making it simple for clients to hail your services again and again.

Contact us to find out more

If you would like to find out more about Service Hailing and Progressive Web Apps, send us an email.