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.
If you’ve ever requested custom analytics from the SiteSeer professional services team, chances are you’ve received something created by Kay, our director of solution development. Kay is tasked with helping clients get the most out of the SiteSeer platform, which sometimes involves market research services or creating surveys—or something else entirely.
SiteSeer is a powerful platform used and trusted by retailers, brokers and developers, and communities who want to make better site decisions. We know what sets our tool apart: it’s easy to use, it’s powerful yet accessible for users who aren’t analysts, and it is data agnostic—so you can use third-party data as well as your own data for better market and site selection analytics.
If you’re an existing SiteSeer user, you’ve likely talked with Lance before, our director of client services. Lance knows SiteSeer software inside and out and has that, “If I can’t get you the answer, I’ll find out who can,” type of attitude that makes him the best kind of client advocate!
We all know by now that the year 2020 was challenging for many businesses for a variety of reasons. With many states laying out restrictions, some businesses were thrust into e-commerce on zero notice, while other businesses were forced to think outside the box on how to reach their customers in new ways.
When Monarch Alternative Capital acquired Shopko Optical in May 2019, it became critical for the real estate team to have a powerful, easy-to-use site selection and analysis platform that would help the company continue to grow after opening 80 standalone locations.
“We needed an analytics tool to help us with mapping, evaluating real estate, and assessing trade areas,” says Donna Capichano, chief development officer at Shopko Optical. “The tool we were using previously was expensive and produced inaccurate results. It was time for something better.”
SiteSeer provides our users with free access to nationwide healthcare location data. This data is provided in two map layers:
If you’ve been following along, you know that during the months of April and May, SiteSeer was reporting weekly unemployment claims as a percentage in major metropolitan and micropolitan areas across the country. (Read our updates from 4/29, and for the weeks ended 4/27, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and our 6/26 update).
Step #5 in our Site Selection Checklist for making intelligent site selection decisions is to get the help of a broker.