5 Digital Signage Widgets To Revolutionise Your Business

Apr 24, 2019 | Digital Signage

Alistair Cousins

Alistair Cousins

There’s A Widget For That…

The large number of drag and drop widgets that our studio offers allows for many possibilities and options that you can apply to your digital signage. These widgets enable you to present your business exactly how you like. This blog is going to uncover some of the top features that lead to ultimate customer satisfaction and making your business stand out amongst the rest.

#1 Social Media

Having a strong social media presence is paramount in this day and age for customer relationship management, and highlighting what your business is up to. Whether this is letting them know that you are going to be appearing at the local fair or maybe that you are going to start selling a brand new range of products. Like all of our widgets, our social media elements are simply ‘drag and drop’. At present, we offer Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Yammer integration. If you don’t see your social media of choice, let us know here.

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Our social media widgets allow your tweets and posts to be displayed in real-time in full format with pictures and live scrolling text. It is a great way to keep your customers and clients informed. They are also zero maintenance as they are completely automated.

#2 News and RSS Feeds

Displaying stories and news from around the world through the use of RSS feeds is a great way to keep your customers entertained and well informed. Our RSS feed widget can be set to scroll through live feeds from a news broadcaster of your choice. Pick from a default list of options or simply copy and paste the URL of a custom feed you have found online to pull it in. You can even use or create your own RSS feed for your company and embed that too.

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#3 Live Countdown Timer

A countdown widget is one of the best ways to get your customers excited about an event or promotion. Especially when it comes to holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas, when you may be running seasonal deals. Increase the uptake on your promotions by raising awareness in advance. Countdown widgets can be set to countdown from any time and date of your choosing. For example, if you are promoting a ‘back to school’ deal and you are running a shoe shop, you could have an education offer displayed in your window that would count down to the start of the new term. This feature encourages a level of urgency in your customers to buy your school shoes before their kids go back to school or they sell out.

#4 Videos and YouTube

The video widget on our software is a powerful tool in displaying attractive promotional content to your customers. If your company has a brilliant promotional video or an advert. It is a great way to showcase it to your customers and get more eyes on your content. Alternatively, if you have saved video files such as children’s TV shows you can display them in waiting rooms to keep the children entertained. Don’t have your own videos to display? Not to worry, you can always embed videos you like from YouTube. All you have to do is copy and paste the URL of the desired video.

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#5 Text Ticker

The ticker widget is a silent hero in the digital signage world as it allows you to display an unlimited amount of scrolling information anywhere on the screen. In simple terms, the ticker is the same classic rolling text you see on all the major news stations. The ticker widget can display any information you like. This could include opening hours, which staff are on duty, the day’s events or company results. The ticker is a great ‘drag and drop’ feature that portrays information to your customers. Get creative with this tool. You can create your own company news feed, live announcements and personalised messages. The best thing about it is you can quickly relay information across a network of screens with this feature.

These 5 digital signage widgets are just a selection of those available in our studio. To explore the rest, book yourself on a free web demo today.

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