In our last iteration of this population study, we compared two critical periods: April 2020 (the onset of COVID-19) to April 2021 (when vaccines started rolling out in the United States). The update before that, we compared October 2019 to October 2020.
SiteSeer is in the business of site selection software, but we do a lot more than that. We help growing businesses with their market strategy, including which markets to expand into, where to find the best sites and how to forecast store performance.
Back in February 2021, we wanted to take a look at the year 2020 and figure out what retail categories did well (grew) and which ones struggled (shrunk). The year started off as many years do and then when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic on March 11th, life as we all know it changed forever.
Whether you’re a commercial real estate developer or a retailer trying to figure out where to locate, researching real estate for many begins on a county assessor’s website. But our data partner, ReportAll, makes that process much easier by compiling parcel data from all across the country. SiteSeer obtains ReportAll’s parcel data layer API in our application. So if you want to know who owns a piece of property, how it is shaped, who owns it and more, that information is easily accessible within SiteSeer Pro.
When you’re in the retail business, location planning is a complicated process. There are many factors to consider when trying to ensure a location can be successful, but at the top of the list is making sure there’s plenty of traffic passing by that site (in other words: potential customers).
When you’re a retailer, restaurant chain or real estate professional, it’s critical to do your homework. Our data partner, ChainXY, makes that much easier, with their chain locational data that allows real estate professionals that are conducting market research to make informed decisions.
You might have heard recently that after many months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau completed its counts and released its initial batch of data (state data) on April 26, 2021. Many SiteSeer users and clients have been asking about this data, so here’s a look at some of the highlights that might interest you: