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5 Aug 2020 by

Monique Husslage

Inspiring: these 8 retailers are already optimising their store networks

The corona crisis shattered existing confidence in one fell swoop. Many retailers were forced to take a critical look at their store networks. How many physical stores do we still need? Where are there still future prospects? And how do we restore the balance between physical and online? These eight retailers are already taking concrete steps to optimise their networks.

4 Aug 2020 by

Pieter-Jan De Smet

Have you met Frances, our new Company Trainer?

Frances Tavernier is our go-to person for crystal-clear platform training. As our new Company Trainer, she makes our customers’ work a lot easier. High time for a first meeting!

26 Nov 2019 by

Monique Husslage

Forget experience, convenience is the new magic word!

In these times, how can your physical stores compete with the many online stores, where consumers can quickly and conveniently make purchases 24/7?

19 Jun 2019 by

Monique Husslage

How to avoid choosing the wrong location? Part 4: Match your retail format to the local area

Stores closing down soon after opening. We have seen this happen time and again in recent years. Choosing the wrong location is increasingly proving fatal to retailers who are under the growing pressure of e-commerce. But how do you choose the right location? We are sharing our expertise in four articles. Today in Part 4: marching your retail format to the local area.

7 May 2019 by

RetailSonar Team

Do your stores achieve their full sales potential?

How do you know if your stores are fully exploiting their sales potential? Which underperforming stores would it be better to dispose of and which ones can be saved with the right measures?

25 Apr 2019 by

RetailSonar Team

How to avoid choosing the wrong location Part 3: Know your competitors!

Stores closing down soon after opening. We have seen this happen time and again in recent years. Choosing the wrong location is increasingly proving fatal to retailers who are under the growing pressure of e-commerce. But how do you choose the right location? We are sharing our expertise in four articles. Today in Part 3: taking your competition into account.

27 Mar 2019 by

Pieter-Jan De Smet

RetailSonar is going to Germany!

Our data scientists are busy behind the scenes preparing our German platform.

7 Feb 2019 by

RetailSonar Team

Omnichannel retail: from fear to certainty in just 4 steps

How to combine physical stores with your online store? This is the kind of question that keeps many a retailer awake at night, but the answer is very difficult to find on your own. So how to go about this smartly? We explain this below in 4 steps.

1 Feb 2019 by

RetailSonar Team

How open data makes the difference for you

Behind the scenes we collect and combine a large amount of open data sets. It is a first and indispensable step to be able to guarantee our highly accurate sales forecasts. Why do we like to use open data and what benefits does this offer you as a customer?

3 Aug 2018 by

RetailSonar Team

How to avoid making the wrong location decision? Part 2: find the right neighbours

Shops that open only to close again soon after. This has become an increasingly frequent occurrence in recent years. Making a wrong location decision can have fatal consequences for retailers, due to the growing pressure of e-commerce. Find out how to make the right location choices with our expertise, in three articles. Today in part 2: the added value of efficient clustering.

16 Jan 2018 by

RetailSonar Team

How to avoid making the wrong location decision? Step 1: the importance of mobility & visibility

Shops that open only to close again soon after. This has become an increasingly frequent occurrence in recent years. Making a wrong location decision can have fatal consequences for retailers, due to the growing pressure of e-commerce. Find out how to make the right location choices with our expertise, in three articles. Today in part 1: the importance of mobility and visibility.

2 Nov 2017 by

Pieter-Jan De Smet

RetailSonar is one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Belgium!

Deloitte recently nominated the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Belgium. And we are one of them! On 14 November, we and 49 other digital leaders will be competing for the much-coveted Fast 50 Award.

28 Sep 2017 by

RetailSonar Team

Optimise the ROI of your next flyer campaign in 10 steps

Although we live in digital times, Belgian retailers still jointly spend several millions of euros a year on leaflet campaigns. Except they hardly focus on mapping their distribution zones based on data. Customer origin information offers chains the opportunity to optimise their marketing campaigns in a customer-centric fashion.

14 Sep 2017 by

Pieter-Jan De Smet

A.S.Adventure embarks on a French adventure. And we’re right by their side!

A.S.Adventure, a Belgian retailer specialising in outdoor and lifestyle, is the first customer for whom we developed an app that maps the entire French market. This allows them to build their perfect network in one of Europe’s most important retail markets.

12 Feb 2017 by

RetailSonar Team

13 crucial business questions that you can answer quickly with RetailSonar

We get it. Suddenly your boss is in your office. “Can you quickly let me know whether this investment is a good idea?” “When?” “Preferably this morning”.

10 Feb 2017 by

Fresh blood!

A strong grower like RetailSonar cannot do without a regular inflow of new RetailSonarites.

1 Oct 2015 by

Rosemarijn Dumont

Following the customer from the website to your shop’s check-out: a utopian vision?

I found the following figure in Comeos’s annual e-commerce report from 2014: “80% of the respondents prefer a site with offline shops.” Online and offline are two brothers (or sisters) who are inextricably linked. While they can exist separately, they are so much stronger when combined.

15 Apr 2015 by

Rosemarijn Dumont

Four ways how the online shop and the physical shop influence one another

Online shops definitely have an impact on offline shops. Initially, retailers feared that they would have a negative effect, but in the meantime, this initial fear has proven unfounded.

9 Jan 2015 by

Rosemarijn Dumont

Consumers call the shots for properties to let. A smart decision?

Consumers who jointly choose which designation a vacant retail space should have. Is this a stroke of genius or should you beware of such initiatives?

8 Jan 2015 by

Rosemarijn Dumont

Do your neighbours determine part of your shop’s revenue?

People often say, a good neighbour is worth more than a distant friend. When choosing the right location for opening a new shop, several factors will influence your choice, including your neighbours.