Chennai: Online delivery platforms have become all important amid the coronavirus crisis as people are unable to visit stores physically. But setting up an online platform is not easy for a mom-and-pop corner shop as it requires knowledge of coding. Now, a software development firm is helping small businesses to easily build apps from pre-packaged templates.
Software company Builder.ai on Thursday launched The Studio Store which features a set of pre-packaged apps for ecommerce and delivery.
To set up an ecommerce delivery app, any small business now only needs to pick one of the templates available on The Studio Store. There is no hassle of finding a good software developer or spending a lot of money on building an app from scratch
What’s more, Builder.ai offers free hosting of the app on its servers for three months.
“Businesses need to adapt to survive,” Builder.ai co-founder and CEO Sachin Dev Duggal says. “Customers now expect to communicate with businesses via digital channels – whether it’s through an app or a website.” Builder.ai makes it easy and affordable for businesses to create such a digital presence.
The first apps on Studio Store will be suitable for grocery stores, garment boutiques and florists. Businesses can expect to have a fully functional app in less than eight weeks, Builder.ai says. The firm also offers assistance in scaling up the app in line with the growth of the business or customising it for specific needs.
Studio Store’s apps have scrollable carousels on which photographs and descriptions of one’s goods can be featured. It also integrates a range of secure payment gateways as well as delivery couriers such as FedEx.
The interface of the Studio Store apps’ is English, and would appeal more to businesses in urban areas.
Access to the Studio Store requires a one-month deposit along with the cost of Rs 40,000....