In part three of our series, we offer a final recommendation on how to get the best return on investment for the digital display screens on your property. We’ve already covered what kind of content C-stores should put on their screens and the different options for monetizing their screens, so now it’s time to take it internal and look at how you can use screens to best tell your story.
You have screens on your property. Now what? Welcome to our three-part series on how to maximize your return on investment for display screens in the forecourt and inside your convenience store.
Customer feedback is heavily sought after in all industries, and retail is in a unique position in that every transaction is an important data point. In fact, the customer is already telling you what they want to buy. You just have to respond by looking at the data points and implementing the right actions as if they filled out a survey.
Your sales data is a treasure trove of information that you can use to improve your business. If you leverage it to inform your media at the dispenser and other shopper marketing strategies, the historical sales data you already have can help you promote the right products at the right times, increasing sales and overall profitability.
As a convenience store operator, you need to own the customer experience from the time someone drives onto your property to the time they leave. The messaging should be 100 percent controlled by you to ensure that it is cohesive.
Shopper marketing encompasses the entire customer journey from the moment the customer drives onto your property and sees signage in the forecourt all the way through the customer checking out at the register. While most retailers intend for a loyalty app to drive customers to the property, a loyalty app is the perfect component to a shopper marketing strategy, adding value for the retailer and completing the journey for the customer while they are at your store.
You’re probably familiar with more traditional advertising tactics for getting customers to your store, but there are also dozens of opportunities for unique marketing strategies once a customer has stepped on to your property. This is called shopper marketing.
Shopper marketing is used to incent a purchase or change purchasing behavior. Or, in more user-friendly phrasing, it is how you get customers to buy what you want them to buy—sometimes even when they did not plan on it. Collectively, every piece of advertising material on your property equals shopper marketing. That includes digital signage, screens in fuel pumps, pump toppers, wobblers, shelf talkers, beauty shots in the store, promotional pricing on shelves, end caps and more.
So, how do you make the most out of the materials you probably already have? We’re glad you asked.