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Smartphone technology going global: You can too
Scott Navratil

Just because we are miles away doesn’t mean we are living very differently. In fact, people on the other side of the country now have the same smartphones we do. If you are to travel around the globe, chances are you will see a culture fairly similar to ours with cell phones, internet, an online buying. Apple has been making huge changes to try and encourage more global purchases of their products, which means you will probably see the iPhone in countries you never expected now.

Getting the iPhone anywhere

It was just announced that the Apple iPhone will reach 51 more countries in the coming weeks. The iPhone has been built in a way that it can work on all networks, making it easy to sell anywhere in the world, according to CBS News. It seems Apple may be becoming a global company afterall. There are already quite a few countries that have the new iPhone, but it is slowly being released in many more countries in the coming weeks. People all over the world will have access to leading technology and communication.

It is clear that Apple is focusing its efforts on becoming a global company since it released the iPhone in China at the same time as it was released in the U.S. Normally, it would be released in the U.S. first and the rest of the country later. More and more coverage will help the company to grow and provide more accessibility.

What this means for your business

This means that your business may be able to go global too. If there are people all over the world with smartphones browsing the web to buy stuff online, you may end up getting more business. Make sure you have good communication and advertising set up through mobile already, so you are ready for the boom. Get prepared to start selling things overseas to people who are ready and willing to buy. Depending on the business, you may want to consider making your site a little more global-friendly. This could include making sure it is available in all the other countries and ensuring translation possibilities. If smartphones are becoming more widely available, there will be many more people out there to reach. If you are prepared now, and you are ready to make the jump to go global, you can make a lot of extra money.

How to get started

You may want to start with the basics. Get your cell phone system set up, so you can more easily communicate with your customers. Communication is key to keeping your customers happy and getting new customers. If you can text them, and they can text you too, then you are off to a good start. Your customers will appreciate honest and open communication and that you were willing to offer them a better form of communication. It is just easier to send a text than it is have a conversation on the phone. Get started today if you want to make the leap to a global business.


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Chantel Fullilove

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