5 Ways I Use the SnapChat App in My Small Business

Hey, hey, hey! Well, here we go, we’ve made it to Friday and we’re in the home stretch. Before I get out of here for the weekend, I wanted to take a few minutes and share with you, a few of the ways that we use Snap Chat in my small business.

There might still be a few people left on earth that don’t have a clue what the Snapchat app is, or what it does. I’m willing to bet that many of those people are small business owners that refuse to stay up on their tech game.

Here’s the Wiki on Snap Chat:

Snapchat is a photo messaging application (“app”) developed by Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy, then Stanford University students. Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients.

How Snap Chat Became Part of My Team

Snap Chat

Snap Chat Takes the “Boring” Out of Communicating

Sure, any text messaging app lets you add sexy little emojis, but Snap Chat adds fun to the game.

Problem Solving is a Snap When You Use Snap Chat 😉

Sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. The amount of phone calls that I get with questions like, “What blue wire?”, have dropped at least 40% since we incorporated Snap Chat into the communication mix.

Merchandising Updates Have Never Been Easier

Now, when one of my team members does a merchandise reset, they can send me a quick Snap Chat with the final product. Doing so reduces the amount of merchandising surprises that I walk into significantly. This isn’t limited to my associates, as I also send a Snap Chat or two when I re-merchandise a section so that the team at my other salon know how it needs to be done.

Group Messaging with Snap Chat Blows Away Mass Text Messages

Putting together a :10 second Snap Chat and sending it to multiple associates takes all of about :13 seconds. No fumbling through messaging apps trying to select everyone that needs to be messaged. No annoying message response overloads when others reply to group messages.

Snap Chat is Short and Sweet

Common, you know the little ghost is pretty sweet on the eyes. Anyway, let’s calm down and focus here. Because Snap Chat messages are limited to :10 seconds, it means all communication done through Snap Chat is short, and sweet! Just the way they should be :)

On the way out…

If you have any questions about Snap Chat, please don’t hesitate to leave a message in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

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24 comments

Jusy wanted to drop in and say that it’s been fun getting “Snaps” from you
.Too bad many don’t take the time to realize what they’ve been missing out on. Only that I might not like about Snap Chat is the poor quality of resolution for the pics, but otherwise it’s fun to play with in my circles.

Wassup bro! Hmmm, I don’t think the Snap Chat photos are all that bad, a lot of it has to do with the person sending the Snapchat, as in what kind of phone they use, etc. Most of what I get is pretty good.

Yes , as of recently the video quality is better u’ve noticed. Snap Chat would definately be more fun if people were more creative and took advantage of the ability to draw too.

I agree with Sang, Snapchat has low quality pics. Even with 8 megapixel phone cameras I receive blurry/grainy photos.

Snapchat is good,but the problem is that none in my comunity has Snapchat.

I’ve heard about snapchat a lot but never really got around researching about it. This is the first post I am reading about the tool in detail. I especially like the group messaging option. Thanks John.

hey john just wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the post.hope your doing great and looking forward for some new post.

I want to see more of these new social platforms help businesses sell, but I just can’t see it with Snapchat. Instagram, sure, but I think the ROI on something like this would be nearly impossible to measure and wouldn’t perform that well. On top of that, selling SnapChat to a small local business might come off weird what with the rampant nude-selfies. Unless they’re a contraceptive company… then there might be something there.

SnapChat for business … a great idea.

BTW I am not able to find any subscription option on your blog, do put one.

But what about the fact that it disappears? Wouldnt you want people to hold on to it?

Hi John,

Thank you for the tips… I should try Snapchat

Cheers

Should try everyone at least once :)

Nice Blog sir thanks for the I want to see more of these new social platforms help businesses sell, but I just can’t see it with Snapchat. Instagram, sure, but I think the ROI on something like this would be nearly impossible to measure and wouldn’t perform that well. Only that I might not like about Snap Chat is the poor quality of resolution for the pics.
Thank you for the blog sir

Hi John, this is brilliant. snapchat communication is indeed more fun and introducing it to a business environment will definitely take some pressure off. Thanks for this.

John great article , Snap chat is very easily communicate between members , I like this post..Keep it up posting John***

Thank you Jose. Appreciate you taking the time to read.

Its good app, still now we are using hipchat for group chat. After seeing this I’m going to initiate to use snapchat.

Hi John, I have heard about snapchat a lot but never try researching about it.Thanks for giving important information about snapchat. I will try it.

Sounds great Robert. Good luck!

I have never thought about using Snapchat to communicate with my team. Does it allow for enough characters to properly respond or ask questions to posts I send them?

It’s simple enough to where you can send a few short snaps back-and-forth and get the job done. Usually adds a little more fun to whatever it might be that needs to be addressed too.

Thanks for reading and commenting Chris.

i have got some valuable information about snapchat ….thanks admin.

My pleasure. I’m happy you found it useful, user. :)

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