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Target the Right Shoppers: Leverage EdgeSkope for Retail Growth

Introduction:
In the competitive landscape of the retail industry, understanding customer behavior and preferences is crucial for success. This case study explores the implementation of an audience measurement solution, EdgeSkope in retail stores to gain valuable insights, optimize store operations, and enhance overall performance.
The objective was to empower the retailer with data-driven insights to optimize customer experiences, drive sales, and strengthen its competitive edge in the dynamic retail landscape.

Business Problem / Opportunity:
The retail industry faced intensifying competition and evolving customer expectations. The retail chain sought to address several challenges:

  • Limited Customer Insights: Lack of comprehensive customer behavior data hindered the retailer’s ability to understand customer preferences and make data-driven decisions.
  • Inefficient Store Layout: Without accurate data on customer foot traffic and dwell times, the store layout was suboptimal, leading to missed opportunities for product promotion and upselling.
  • Unfocused Marketing Efforts: The retailer struggled to target the right audience with relevant marketing campaigns due to a lack of insights into customer demographics and interests.
 

Implementation:
FastEdge proposed an advanced audience measurement solution tailored to the retail chain’s specific requirements. The EdgeSkope’s solution encompassed the following key elements:

  • Footfall Tracking and Heat Mapping: We installed advanced footfall tracking sensors at each entrance and strategically placed heat mapping cameras to analyze customer movement and identify high-traffic areas. This data helped us optimize store layouts and determine prime locations for promotional displays.
  • Gender and Demographic Analysis: Utilizing facial recognition technology, we anonymously analyzed customers’ gender and age groups. This allowed us to tailor our product assortment, marketing campaigns, and visual merchandising to suit different customer segments effectively.
  • Dwell Time and Product Engagement: By leveraging Wi-Fi tracking and Bluetooth beacons, we measured customers’ dwell time at various sections and analyzed product engagement levels. This information empowered us to identify popular products and optimize shelf layouts for better customer interaction.
  • Sales Impact and Impression Multiplier: Integrating our point-of-sale data with the audience measurement insights, we introduced an impression multiplier metric. This metric linked footfall data and sales figures to determine the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and promotions.
 

Results and Benefits:
Personalized Shopping Experience: With gender and demographic analysis, EdgeSkope tailored product displays and promotions, resulting in increased customer engagement and satisfaction.

  • Optimized Store Layout: Heat mapping data enabled us to rearrange our store layout, leading to a smoother customer flow and increased visibility of high-margin products.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: The insights from the audience measurement solution facilitated data-driven decision-making, enabling us to implement targeted marketing campaigns and promotions with a higher ROI.
  • Improved Sales Performance: By analyzing dwell time and product engagement, we identified opportunities for upselling and cross-selling, resulting in improved sales performance.