Article Archives - ShopperTrak
Retailers’ 6 Steps to Holiday Success Featured Infographic Holiday Prep Series, Step 1: Forecasting and Communication Featured Article Holiday Prep Series, Step 2: Staffing and Training Featured Article
Article

NRF’s Big Show 2017, a Guide

It’s called the Big Show for a reason: NRF’s Big Show 2017 will bring together a crowd of more than 33,000 attendees from 3,300+ retail companies, an EXPO hall housing more than 500 exhibitors, and 300+ speakers who will deliver, keynotes, stage sessions, breakouts, and more. This year, ShopperTrak’s presence the Big Show 2017 will...

by Bill McCarthy on 1-12-17 in Events
Article

Top Retail Observations of the 2016 Holiday Season

Back in October, we released our list of the Top 10 Busiest Shopping Days of 2016.  Now, it’s time to revisit the list and our holiday retail observations to see how well our predictions held up. Top 10 as predicted:  As you can see, we correctly predicted all 10 days but flipped the order of the...

Brian Field
by Brian Field on 1-11-17 in Industry Trends
Article

Small Business, Big Advantage: Technology and Vendor Relationships

While it is understandable for small and medium-sized (SMB) retail businesses to feel overwhelmed by their large-scale competitors, especially when comparing cash flow, they, in fact, possess clear competitive advantages. Technology can be a catalyst for capitalizing on these advantages, and when implemented properly via solid vendor relationships, it allows SMBs to surpass competitive businesses,...

Article

Weather Impacts Super Saturday Shopping

Inquiries from retailers across the U.S. flooded our inboxes last week, as everyone, it seemed, wanted to know why Super Saturday shopping levels were not as high as many hoped they’d be. ShopperTrak and retailers alike were expecting a surge in traffic on Saturday, Dec. 17th, as well as higher levels of shopper visits throughout...

Brian Field
Article

2016 Holiday Season Lessons: Three Takeaways from Global Retail Trends

In the midst of the biggest shopping season of the year, it’s time to take a moment and focus on the holiday season lessons that we’ve learned thus far. Holiday Season Lessons from Key Dates: Black Goes Cyber while Overtaken by Singles Over both Thanksgiving and Black Friday, brick-and-mortar net in-store sales dropped 5% and the number of...

by Tony D'Onofrio on 12-19-16 in Industry Trends
Article

December Shopping Prediction: Super Saturday Shopper Visits

In order to predict traffic on Super Saturday accurately, it is critical is to account for the ways in which calendar shifts affect December shopping behavior. ShopperTrak’s historical December shopping data clearly indicates a strong positive correlation between traffic levels and the calendar proximity of Super Saturday and Christmas Eve: the intensity of Super Saturday...

Article

Dynamic Facebook Ads, Retailers’ Newest Friend

In case you haven’t heard, Facebook recently launched dynamic ads for retail — a digital advertising platform that aims to drive physical store sales. By utilizing Facebook’s abundance of information about its users, these new Facebook ads pair a nearby store location with a picture of a product that is relevant to each Facebook user. Facebook’s...

by Bill McCarthy on 12-9-16 in Technology
Article

Black Friday Weekend: Which Retailers saw High Traffic Performance?

Certain retail categories saw greater opportunity and performance during Black Friday weekend. ‘Tis the season for shopping deals, steals, and discounts. As we reported in our previous post there wasn’t a major decline in shopper visits generally during this year’s Black Friday Weekend. However, we found that drilling into our Market Intelligence* tool revealed that a...

by Bill McCarthy on 12-6-16 in Industry Trends
Article

Black Friday Data: Full Weekend Shopper Traffic Report

Now that all of our Black Friday data from the entire Thanksgiving weekend (Thurs. – Sun.) has rolled in, we feel confident in stating that our 2016 shopper visit data signals that the era of steep YOY declines in shopper visits around Friday may be coming to an end. This does not mean that shopper...

by Bill McCarthy on 11-29-16 in Industry Trends
Article

Black Friday Shopping Trends: Shopper Visits Stronger than Anticipated

Shopper visits, busiest hours, and retail activity patterns remain consistent This year, in keeping with the Black Friday shopping  trends of the past few years, ShopperTrak anticipated that shopper visits would, once again, be down several percentage points YOY on Black Friday and Thanksgiving night. However, the preliminary Black Friday traffic results that came rolling in...

by Bill McCarthy on 11-26-16 in Industry Trends
1 2 3 4 10 11

Schedule a Free Demo