PWA solutions will work in every industry - from FMCG to news portals, however the most advantages will be visible in the trade related industries - both in B2B and B2C business models. PWA supports the omnichannel path, in which customer often searches for additional product information in the brick-and-mortar store.
PWA can also provide a new quality customer service by sending push notifications directly from the browser to regularly inform the client about invoices to be paid, orders to receive, etc.
The application written in PWA combines benefits of using the Internet through the browser and through the application. Like the browser, it grants easy access directly from the search engine and does not require additional installation. Just like the application, it allows you to use the native functions of the mobile device such as push notifications, camera, QR or bar codes, geolocation.
Thanks to this functionalities, the user can conveniently browse content, search for information or make a purchase, using a mobile device without requirement to install a dedicated application. The PWA works (completely or partially) offline and when user adds PWA to the main screen of his device, it will take up significantly less space than a traditional mobile application. In addition, all modern mobile and desktop browsers support the technologies used to build the PWA.
There is a "Progressive Web Application Checklist" document created by Google, containing requirements that an application must meet in order to be determined as compatible with PWA terms:
The implementation of PWA brings the following benefits:
The overall cost depends on several factors. First of all, it will depend on the expectations of the website's functioning and the actual level of PWA compatibility. Another thing is the scope of work needed in order to adapt the new elements of the Magento PWA platform to your website.
Professional help is necessary in this case - not just to create a reliable e-commerce solution, but also to plan it in an economical and ergonomic way for the customer. The result will be an online store acting like a mobile application - working not only from the browser level, but also on many other operating systems. The difference is that the creation and maintenance costs such as in the case of programs prepared for smartphones and tablets are completely eliminated . This website will be adapted to the development of PWA and its future modernization. It will be hosted on one platform, not like in mobile applications - on several operating systems. The initial contribution in the Progressive Web App includes not only creating an e-Commerce solution tailored to your needs, but also a foundation for further modernization.