I have said in previous posts that it's fun to help your clients shop on-line. Most of my clients have some form of technology at their home and you can help them through their home computer set-up but if they don't have a way to get on-line then you should bring your own device.
I think tablets are great. I'm writing to specifically endorse the Samsung Note 3. There is a 4 available now but I don't own one, yet.
I LOVE this product. I'm not being paid to endorse it but I think it's critical to have something like it to perform your job as a Senior Concierge.
What's so great about it?
It's huge but a light sleek design. You can carry it around in your bag all day and it does not feel like a brick.
It's a phone too. Many tablets don't have the phone function so you have to carry a phone and a tablet. This is an all in one device.
The pictures of products are beautiful. If I'm shopping on-line for a client, he or she can actually see the pictures of the products to make their decision.
I use it for my business too.
I use it for the typical applications like calendering, e-mail, making phone calls, keeping contact lists, maps (to get to new clients or to find a doctors office).
I use the calculator to tabulate a bill for my clients.
Some of my client's pharmacies have apps that I keep on my phone if I need to reorder medication or find out if a medication has been picked up.
The flashlight application has come in handy.
I also use on-line banking to deposit my checks.
There is an application in the town where I live to pay for parking on-line. This is helpful so that you don't always have to keep change around.
On my time off, I listen to Podcasts, watch movies and read books on this device and it's great for that too.
My husband calls it "my baba" like a child's bottle. It is too addictive and I strongly recommend that you turn it off so that you stop and smell the roses.
The Samsung Note 3 has a watch that performs these same functions but I didn't purchase this so I can't comment on its usefulness.