Category : Sales Forecasting

Sales Forecasting

Sales forecasting and demand prediction information based on our knowledge and real life business experience.

How weather affects retail sales?

This is a no brainer – weather definitely has its own impact on retail sales. The substantial question is to which extent. This blog post is based on our own analytical insights extracted out of a project we developed and implemented for a chain of pastry shops in Europe.

Our example is giving deep insights on how day-to-day weather change affect daily revenues for a particular retail location. Careful examination of a representative sample of pastry shops shows clearly that the revenues of such kind of retail business may change up to 40% on a day-to-day basis. No doubt, this is big!

What is restaurant data analytics all about?

Predictive and big data analytics are extremely hot these days, since the belief that the data is the new oil is taking over business managers from all sectors and industries. Data analytics for restaurants is also available even though the revenue of a particular restaurant location is not that big. But there are opportunities which make the difference between good and best.

How web mining is helping e-commerce to be more successful

Web mining is the process within you are extracting insightful information from World Wide Web. It is possible at different scales and for different purposes. In general, web mining is the term used for data mining application within online collected information. Such technical achievement gives businesses pretty interesting opportunities for the e-commerce businesses and online entrepreneurs.

It is not a secret that there is a staggering amount of information located on the Internet. The annual internet traffic is rated as a 1 zettabyte per year. If you ever have wondered how much data is that, just imagine a cup of coffee on your desk is equal to 1 gigabyte. A zettabyte is the volume of the Great Wall of China.

4 furniture industry trends worth to keep an eye on

Important trends rarely happens overnight and furniture industry is no exclusion. Overall the market is on the rise with constant growth, esp. on matured markets. The healthy market definitely is good news for furniture retailers and stores, who are a main branch in the selling cycle of the industry. But there are few crucial trends that decision makers should keep an eye on.

Why sales forecasting is a must have for restaurants

To have a crystal clear notion of upcoming restaurant sales is crucial for efficient business. Sales forecasting is addressing this very issue with some interesting approaches.

It is true that a restaurant owner knows his business better than anyone. But it is also true that there are some wastes, not matter how good you are into business planning which is also time consuming. This is what sales forecasting is doing for restaurants – it manages the tiny balance between the necessary stock products sufficient to meet the customers demand while keeping wastage levels to a minimum.

Why data analytics is crucial for fashion & apparel manufacturers and retailers

Regardless of its size, any fashion or apparel manufacturer is confronted with challenges related to predicting the future.

Unlike the big brands that manage to create and impose trends, smaller players try to foresee what will be the forthcoming changes in consumer tastes. Trends might arise even from occasional events, take for instance Converse sneakers which became a big hit after rock bands like The Ramones wore them onstage on their gigs at the late 70s and early 80s.

Apparel manufacturers often can do nothing but to follow and adapt according to trends. Discussing fashion and apparel, such shifts affects everything – size, color, shape, fabric, price, etc. are a piece of the equation for success or fail.

5 benefits of predictive analytics in e-commerce

Visits, visitors, events, conversions, orders, time on site, page views, subscribers, average order value, etc. are just a fraction of the e-commerce KPIs and metrics that every online retailer should keep an eye on. All these pieces of data are just the perfect fit for predictive analytics and sales forecasting.

Its huge amount of data which might be modeled in order to project future demand and overall e-commerce performance. This is leading to crucial benefits pushing online retailers further in terms of effectiveness, profitability, and performance.