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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?

Optimising staff levels to increase profits

The pressures on retailers to cut costs are huge. One way of doing this is to reduce staff numbers. But is this cost-effective? Retail profits depend on attracting people into the store and converting them into customers. When people visit the shop, there are many factors to converting the traffic into sales, not least the … Continue reading Optimising staff levels to increase profits