I’ve been saying it for years… when it comes to marketing – you can’t simply rely on local walk-by or drive-by traffic. You are putting yourself at the mercy of the local conditions – car park changes, local council works, nearby building works, etc.
Here’s proof… have a read of this article in The West Australian newspaper this week…. One retailer has lost his franchise business, others are running at a loss and all had to lay off staff and reduce hours. We certainly feel for these business owners… not a nice thing to happen… but it does unfortunately.
Retailing requires smarter thinking – that’s why you have to look at other ways (strategies) to market and deliver your products to consumers.