Millennials unlikely to use services following a poor apps

New research from Oracle reveals that nearly 55% of millennials say a poor mobile app experience would make them less likely to use a company’s products or services.

According to the global report, Millennials and mobility: how businesses can tap into the app generation, 39% of millennials would also be less likely to recommend a company’s products or services to others following a poor app experience, and 27% admit it would even give them a negative view of that organization’s products or services altogether.

oracleThese findings make it clear that if companies cannot provide current and prospective customers with engaging mobile app experience that also accurately reflects the values of their brand, they risk alienating the millennial generation and seeing their competition pull ahead with a more convincing mobile offering.

Suhas Uliyar, VP Mobile Strategy and Product Management at Oracle, said: “An engaging and personalized user experience has become the new weapon in the battle to attract and retain millennial customers. Businesses that cannot add value for customers with a more convenient, functional, and relevant mobile experience have little chance of coming out on top.”

The report also shows that millennials are turned off by unsolicited communications in the form of push-notifications that aren’t relevant to their individual needs, but are happy to receive support in the form of value-added communications from businesses.

Seventy-three (73) percent “like” the ability to purchase a company’s product or service using a mobile app. Likewise, 71% like the ability to manage billing for services, and 65% like being able to flag issues or complaints to a business via a mobile app.

That said, more than half (56%) would prefer not to receive push-notifications. The same percentage rarely act on the push-notifications they do receive, even though nearly 50% admit these are personalized to them.

 


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