Just about everyone is familiar with ‘showrooming’ which is when a consumer goes to a retail location to investigate a product, then leaves and buys the product online at reduced price. Yet many FIs are experiencing just the opposite, which is reverse-showrooming where consumers do their research online and go to the branch to finalize their loan or investment choice.

Reverse-showrooming perfectly illustrates the need for consumers to be able to book an appointment at the branch location of their choice. After all, numerous other industries such as retail and restaurants allow consumers to use mobile tools to schedule appointments and make reservations.

Key Takeaway: Mobile appointment booking tools are a triple win: the CFO is happy to maximize ROA, the COO is thrilled to deliver the right branch experience, and the member receives timely and expedited service that fits into their busy schedule.