In development since the beginning of the year and costing over £30,000, within an hour of its launch the kitchen facelift franchise’s latest sales tool had secured a significant order for one of its franchisees.
Colin Lynch, who owns Dream Doors Lanarkshire, downloaded the app onto his iPad, took it to his next appointment, showed the customer what could be achieved in their home and secured the sale there and then.
“This app is fabulous,” he says. “I used it with a customer and got a £4,500 sale.”
The app features a standard L-shaped kitchen template.
Customers can then use an iPad to choose from an array of door styles and colours, as well as handles and worktops to help visualise their kitchen makeover.
The kitchen design feature even allows users to change the colour of the windows, walls and select a number of different floor styles.
The app also includes a search facility, so that customers can find their local showroom, has a section with the latest company news and a ‘before and after’ gallery showcasing existing customers’ kitchen makeovers.
“We’ve invested hundreds of thousands into bespoke software over the last couple of years,” Dream Doors’ managing director Troy Tappenden says.
“All of which is designed to help franchisees sell more and, of course, make more money.
“The app builds on all of that investment and will bring millions of pounds into the company.”