Tag Archives: sales conversion

Google local search drives consumers to high street stores

Research from Google investigates the impact of internet searches on high street shopping. According to their report, the retail industry is undergoing a dramatic shift: footfall is down whilst online research is up. But search results are also a powerful way to drive consumers to stores. Three out of four shoppers who find local information … Continue reading Google local search drives consumers to high street stores

Store Traffic Analytics are Transforming Retail

E-commerce stores can’t survive without counting visitors and analysing key performance indicators, but relatively few bricks and mortar businesses count how many people enter their stores. Without this knowledge retailers can’t calculate sales conversion or other traffic analytics. What might they gain from doing so? According to Tony Costa, writing in the Harvard Business Review … Continue reading Store Traffic Analytics are Transforming Retail

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?

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

Traffic Up; Conversion Down?

How do retailers measure the affects of advertising promotions? One obvious metric is sales. Has the store sold more stuff during the promotion? But more sales are only an indirect measurement of advertising success. What if more people entered the store because of the advertising, but less of them bought anything – is that a … Continue reading Traffic Up; Conversion Down?