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Did You Know You Can Install Cococart on Your Smartphone?

One of the many benefits of Cococart is being able streamline your online business processes, from taking orders, running promotions, and even answering FAQs while spending less time in direct messaging apps. 

And because we know you’re a busy business owner that probably runs their business on the go, you might be wondering: “How do I install the Cococart app on my smartphone?”

In this post, we’ll walk you through step by step what you need to do to put your Cococart site in your pocket.

Does Cococart have a smartphone app?

The short answer is: no.

The long answer is: technically, you can install a Cococart app on your smartphone, even if there isn’t a native app just yet.

And this is possible because Cococart is a progressive web app that’s built with the latest tech.

This tech is exactly what makes our website and your admin dashboard feel like a native app, even when you’re accessing your Cococart account from your phone. 

What we mean here is that you’re able to “install” your Cococart dashboard on your phone, and it’ll feel like a native app you downloaded—except you never needed to download one! 

You’re essentially creating a shortcut on your smartphone’s home screen that lets you access your Cococart admin dashboard to manage orders, edit your settings, and more.

The shortcut also works like a real app, so in a single click, you get to access your account without having to open a new browser tab.

Benefits of using a browser shortcut vs a native app

Why are we big fans of using this hack to install the Cococart “app” on your phone? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Save on storage space. When you don’t need to download an app, you save storage space on your phone, including space taken up by the app itself and all the data that might come from your shop.
  • Lets us build new features you’ll love faster. Because we’re focusing on just one platform to build new features on, we get to churn out awesome stuff you’ve been loving.
  • No more app updates and downloads. It can take time to download and install new updates from native apps on your phone. By keeping our platform on the web, you don’t experience any lag when we introduce improvements and new features.

How do you install the Cococart app shortcut on your phone?

Wondering how to get this shortcut on your phone? Here are all the steps you need to follow.

Installing Cococart on iOS (Safari)

  1. On your Safari app, log in to your admin dashboard at cococart.co.
  2. Go to the Orders page.
  3. Tap on the share icon in Safari's menu bar.
  4. Tap on "Add to Home Screen".
  5. A dialog will pop up asking you to name the shortcut. Name the shortcut "Cococart" then tap "Add".

You’ll be redirected back to your home screen. Tap on the Cococart app.

Be sure to log in with your credentials. (You'll only have to do this once! Be sure to toggle Remember Me for this step.)

Whenever you want to access your orders or make changes to your account, all you have to do is tap on the Cococart shortcut on your home screen!

Installing Cococart on Android (Chrome)

  1. On your Chrome app, log in to your admin dashboard at cococart.co.
  2. Go to the Orders page.
  3. Tap on the triple-dot icon in Chrome's menu bar.
  4. Tap on "Add to Home Screen".
  5. A dialog will pop up asking you to name the shortcut. Name the shortcut "Cococart" and tap on "Add".

Whenever you want to access your orders or make changes to your account, all you have to do is tap on the Cococart shortcut on your home screen!

Will Cococart create a native app in the future?

We get this question a lot, and our answer is: maybe someday. But it likely won’t be in the near future. It’s our mission to make business simple for everyone, so we’re cutting out the extra steps it takes to set up and run an app on your smartphone.

The great news is that we’re constantly improving our dashboard and user experience on mobile, so you can expect that your Cococart home screen shortcut only gets better with time.

In the meantime, if you want that app-like experience on your smartphone, follow the steps we outlined above to install the Cococart “app” to your home screen.

FAQ

How do I start my home based business?

Before you start your home based business, make sure to meet governmental requirements.

If you're based in Singapore, you'll need to register your business with ACRA and check if it meets URA requirements.

For more detailed information, read this guide to find out how you can kickstart your home based business in Singapore.

Do I need a license to run a home based food business?

You will first need to register your business and sign up for the food safety course with Singapore Food Agency (SFA).

Should I choose to sell on ecommerce marketplaces or my own ecommerce website?

Both have their pros and cons. With ecommerce marketplaces, you'll gain access to a pool of customers who are ready to make a purchase. However, it's harder to build a brand or contact your customers directly on these platforms.

On the other hand, having your own website allows you to build your own brand and contact your customers directly.

Read this guide for the full comparison.

How does Cococart help me grow my business?

Cococart is designed for small business owners who want a simple solution for their ecommerce stores.

Setting up a website takes only a minute and you have access to a range of features to help you make smart decisions to grow your business.

Read this guide to learn more about Cococart's business features.

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