These days, more and more people have a smartphone. And while there really is nothing that can replace talking to a person, people are definitely trying. Email and texting are very common these days, I find more and more of my customers prefer to text and I am leaning that way too. My email does not always come through in a timely manner which makes it somewhat useless and I always have my phone for texting.
But there are other things that you can do with your smartphone to help you with your direct sales business and allow you to get rid of other items. That said, for them to work their best, you need to know how to use these various tools properly and you have to remember to look at your phone.
There is a good chance whatever smartphone you have, has a calendar on it. You can use this to schedule your parties, events, meetings, whatever. You can set reminders to come up in advance to remind me. The great thing about this is that you can add notes and you probably have more room than in a paper planner for these. A quick glance at your phone will let you know if you are free or not.
I know the ability to add notes into my phone can be a real lifesaver. There are times I am somewhere and I do not have a pen and paper to make a note about something. You can create a note or what I tend to do, email myself as a reminder for later. It may be a customer question that I need to look into or an order that I need to check the status of.
Speaking of orders, you can login to your backoffice while you are out and about and check the status of an order or shipping. How easily you can navigate on your phone will be determined by whether your company has optimized their website for mobile devices.