Category Archives: Retail

Location Based Shorts Ep 16 A FREE Route Optimisation trial for New Zealand deliveries, sales and service companies

Have you noticed that traffic in New Zealand cities seems to be worse at Level 1 of the COVID19 lockdown than it was even before the pandemic hit? Are you in the distribution, freight or service industries? Or perhaps you … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Business, Business Consultant, Business Intelligence, congestion, Coronavirus, Corvid19, Customers, drivers, Gas prices, grocery, Intelligent Transport Systems, Location Based Consultant, Location Based Services, Location Based Shorts, Money, Motoring, motorway, New Zealand, New Zealand Maps, Pandemic, Public Transport, real time traffic, Retail, retail apps, retail survival, Route Optimisation, Route Optimization, RTTI, RUC, safer journeys, traffic, traffic congestion, Traffic Control, traffic demand, traffic design, Traffic Information, Traffic jam, Traffic Optimization, Transport, Travel, Travel Information, Truck Navigation, Trucks, Unusual Traffic, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Small Business Survival After the COVID19 Lockdown

So many small to medium businesses are going broke right now because of the COVID19 lockdown. All companies are paying rent, power, wages and paying back interest on loans used to purchase inventory, fittings and more, and the end is … Continue reading

Posted in BAU, Blogging, Business, Communications, Coronavirus, Corvid19, Customers, Facebook, Hospitality, Marketing, Money, New retail ideas, New Zealand, Restaurant, Retail, retail survival, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grocery Panic Buying and the Coronavirus

The grocery industry is going to be sorely tested over the coming weeks and months as people have begun panic buying of groceries, in response to the first person in New Zealand to get Coronavirus or Corvid 19. Our local … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, BAU, Buses, Business, Collaboration, commuting, Coronavirus, Corporate Travel, Corvid-19, Food, grocery, health, Pandemic, Public Transport, real time traffic, Restaurant, Retail, retail survival, retail systems, Telecommuting, Tourism, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Would You Like Some Help Writing Your Business Blog or Story for 2020?

So many people tell me they need to write blogs, articles and other material for their website or other marketing output. They know customers want to do business with people and feel they have a relationship with them, and that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Blog coach, Blogging, brand, Build Management, Business, Business Consultant, Business Writing, Collaboration, Communications, Customers, grocery, Loyalty, Restaurant, Retail, retail survival, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Australia, Australia Real Estate, Banks, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Canada, Canada Real Estate, Finance, First Home Buyer, home, home loan, house hunting, insurance, insurance risk, Mistakes Buying a House, Money, mortgage, Mortgage Calculator, New Zealand Real Estate, property, Real Estate, Retail, SoLoMo, UK Real Estate, US Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Australia Real Estate, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Canada Real Estate, eBook, Education, First Home Buyer, Google Street View, grocery, home, location based apps, Location Based Education, Mobile Apps, Money, New Zealand Real Estate, property, Selling a House, The Location Guru, UK Real Estate, US Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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