How to use technology to reduce queues and sell more ice cream

Queues are bad. Bad for customers: no-one wants to be waiting in line. Bad for businesses: less sales and less repeat custom. Reducing queues will obviously increase customer satisfaction, but are there other benefits? An ice-cream retailer found that minimising queues meant not only happier customers but more of them. Not only that, but people … Continue reading How to use technology to reduce queues and sell more ice cream

Why count visitors?

Measuring visitor numbers is the key to analysing shopper behaviour and turning browsers into buyers. All web shops measure visitor numbers; surprisingly, many businesses in the high street neglect to collect this statistic. What would they discover if they made measuring footfall a priority? The impact of an advertising campaign Did visitor numbers increase during … Continue reading Why count visitors?

Smart Cities: what they really are

Wikipedia defines a Smart City as “an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets“. But it’s simply a city where everything is connected but anonymously, mainly just numbers and facts, that can increase the quality of life. … Continue reading Smart Cities: what they really are

93% more likely to buy with optimal staff levels

Thousands of shoppers walk into stores looking for guidance on what to buy, but nearly 90 percent leave empty handed when they can’t find the help they need, according to a consumer survey by TimeTrade. Even worse, if these shoppers had received the help they needed then 86 percent of them would have bought more … Continue reading 93% more likely to buy with optimal staff levels

Measuring Marketing Effectiveness

The collection of accurate data is essential in measuring marketing effectiveness. By thoroughly analysing data, marketers can improve the success of their efforts and make better business decisions. Popular metrics include tracking visitors, sales and customer conversions. What do visitor analytics tell the marketing department? Combining people counts with sales transactions shows the customer conversion … Continue reading Measuring Marketing Effectiveness

People Counting and Footfall Systems