Builder Buzz: How the Studio Store is helping small businesses develop globally

Curious how we're helping small businesses? Read on here.

Greig Robertson

Digital Content Lead
· 3 minute read
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If you’ve been watching this space these last weeks, then you must have heard about Studio Store, our recent launch that has been helping COVID-19 affected businesses build a retail app (e-commerce or local delivery) at a tiny price along with the first three months of live service free. We have truly been humbled to see the response and uptake Studio Store has seen. Obviously, we wanted to share the inspiration with you, our most loyal readers.

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TechCrunch noted about Studio Store

Leading global publications like TechCrunch , Business Today, Yourstory, StreetInsider, and Morning Star have been talking about Studio Store. Here’s a glimpse at the Interesting points they’ve noted (see the attached images).

Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, we took for granted most experiences in life. The endless varieties of global snacks at convenience stores, venting sessions over dreamy coffee with our elderly family members, Friday beer with mates at the local pub or Sunday barbecues with neighbors. Now that circumstances are drastically different, we miss the convenience store snacks, cathartic coffees, Friday beers and the sweet smell of barbecue. So we do what we can; we order for delivery and workout where and when we can--working to ensure we’re as healthy as we can be. The truth is that nothing can replace the latte from the tiny café down the corner or the Korean snacks from the family-run store down the street. The world needs small businesses more than ever.

StreetInsider also noted about Studio Store

As of April 5, 2020, the Walmart Grocery app saw a 460% growth in average daily downloads, in comparison with its January 2020 performance. Other delivery platforms are jumping to grab a slice of this market. Amazon is hiring 100,000 workers and increasing wages from $15 per hour to $17 per hour. Even Domino’s Pizza wants to hire 10,000 employees to help delivery operations.

Retail apps that offer delivery are the only hope for consumers stuck in their homes. This is especially true for the elderly and expectant mothers or families with young children, who might be struggling to refill their fridges. But while giants like Amazon and Walmart have the clout to stay unstirred despite the crisis, the same cannot be said for thousands of smaller businesses. This is why we built the Studio Store. As COVID-19 heavily impacts small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) most, we wanted to build apps for retailers to help them get back up on their feet.

Are you a retail business? You can also make your own retail app.

If you own (or know someone who owns) a retail business thinking about digital transformation, this is it. You can build a retail app and have it ready in as little as 8 weeks. The Studio Store is priced at a mere $500 per month and we don’t take any cut of sales or transaction fees (other than those charged directly by a payment gateway). What’s more, unlike other SaaS providers, you also get a copy of the code after 24 months. What are you waiting for? Make your own retail app today, Builders! Click right here and get started.

Also, keep watching this space for more exciting updates. We have lots of cool things lined up that you’ll love. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Greig Robertson

Digital Content Lead

Greig is the Digital Content Lead at Builder.ai and a University of Bristol History grad. He has 5+ years’ experience in B2B SaaS, creating data-driven, human-friendly content for high-growth tech startups. When Greig needs a dopamine hit, he checks Builder.ai’s keyword rankings.

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