Category Archives: Retail

Buying a House? How Good is Your Credit Rating and How Do You Find Out?

When I was a teenager and still at school I bought a Cry Baby Wah Pedal for my guitar from a department store. It was probably a couple of hundred dollars and I was earning about $30 a week giving … Continue reading

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Take You to Houses You Don’t Want? Could it be You?

Why are you looking to buy a house? Is it an investment for the future? Are you getting married? Are you planning to have children or perhaps already have some? Are you really clear on what you want? Whether you … Continue reading

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STOP. Before You Buy That Business, Talk to the Neighbors

I’ve just finished the draft of an eBook called ‘5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House’ and it struck me that there are many similarities when buying or locating a business. In this case I want … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Business, Business Consultant, Buying a Business, Buying a House, carpark information, carparking, Collaboration, Customer Research, Education, First Home Buyer, Foresight, good books, Google maps, Google Street View, grocery, Lifestyle, Location Based Consultant, Location Based Education, Map apps, Map data, Maps, Market Research, Marketing, parking, People, property, Real Estate, real estate agent, Restaurant, Retail, retail survival, SoLoMo, The Location Guru | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Location-Based Chatter is a Goldmine

I was listening to the latest Convince and Convert podcast with Carlos Garcia  from HYP3R this morning, which resonated with my passion for loyalty and location based services. This is one of my current favorite podcasts and always has some gems. … Continue reading

Posted in Business Consultant, Communications, Customer Research, Customers, Foursquare, Hospitality, Hotel, Hotel Apps, Location Based Services, Map apps, New retail ideas, Proximity Based Marketing, Restaurant, Retail, retail apps, Social Media, Social Media Insight, Social Media Marketing, Twitter, Word of Mouth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congratulations to Countdown on their new Proximity Based Marketing App

For a number of years I’ve been prodding retailers to take advantage of location services on people’s smartphones with several blogs including some looking at the grocery industry. I was disappointed when they dropped their old app, but delighted to … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practice GPS, Business, Business Consultant, Business Intelligence, Checkins, Customers, Foresight, Future, Futurist, geospatial, GPS, GPS Apps, GPS Tracking, grocery, New retail ideas, retail apps, retail survival, retail systems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kiwi and Australian Retailers Need to do Change to Beat Amazon

Yesterday I saw a story on CNN about Toys R Us filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It is big news for retailers and their CEO says they will survive by competing with Amazon and meeting customers needs with new store … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, endangered species, Inventory Management, Manufacturing, Market Research, Retail, retail apps, Retail POS, retail survival, retail systems, the future | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazon is Coming to Australia and Retailers are Worried

They should be worried. As I discussed in my blog last week called The Blockbuster Effect, and countless previous blogs, you can’t expect, even at the bottom of the planet, to have the luxury of continuing doing business the same … Continue reading

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