Category Archives: people counting

70 Percent of Retailers Plan to Invest in the Internet-of-Things

70% of Retailers plan to invest in IoT by 2021 71% intend to install sensors to track customers’ footpaths 75% want real-time alerts in order to deploy employees to locations in the store to assist shoppers 79% will be using cameras and video analytics for operational purposes and 75% for enhanced customer experience. This is … Continue reading 70 Percent of Retailers Plan to Invest in the Internet-of-Things

Discover the Return-on-Investment Calculator for People-Counting System

You are thinking of installing a people-counting system, but how to work out when the expected benefits will justify the cost? To help you we have prepared a Return on Investment calculator complete with typical improvement figures. You just need to fill in your existing conversion rates, transaction values and store traffic and our spreadsheet … Continue reading Discover the Return-on-Investment Calculator for People-Counting System

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