Thursday, October 20, 2016

Helping Retail Partners Increase Sales

For companies that provide retail merchandise distribution, set and services, their ultimate goal is to help their retailing partners increase sales by making sure that shelves are always stocked and with the most effective presentation.

These services require an army of field reps that can perform activities as varied as delivery, merchandising sets and resets, product surveys, seasonal display setups, category audits, among others, as well as proper reporting in order to provide metrics (key performance indicators - KPIs) and accountability.

Retail inspection software is an invaluable tool for companies in merchandising distribution, set and services. With retail inspection software, field reps can use their mobile devices to fill out forms that before had to be hand-written, saving precious time at the point-of-sale and eliminating data transcription.

There are many benefits to using retail inspection software for managers as well, among them:

  • The ability to create custom forms in order to get the exact information needed from the field.
  • Capturing photos and signatures in addition to text and numbers.
  • Providing reps with documents in order to make sure that they are following set instructions, such as planograms and display assembly manuals.
  • GPS verification of rep location while performing activities.
  • Automated visit summaries and streamlined reporting.

VisitBasis is a complete retail inspection software that provides all the tools needed for merchandising distributors to make sure that the retailers they serve are properly stocked and with the required product and category presentation.

See what retail inspection software can do for your business - sign up today for a free trial or request an online demo!

Monday, October 17, 2016

VisitBasis Introduces Exciting New Features

VisitBasis, one of the leading retail mobile data collection software packages in the market, has just introduced exciting and useful new features, further benefiting its users.

Says Sergey Gorbunov, CEO of VisitBasis:  "Our software is always evolving. We are consistently developing our products as we closely watch and ask about our customer needs."

Integration with Google Drive
In previous versions, VisitBasis already had implemented the integration of its scheduling features with Google Calendar. Now, besides downloading files, users can also save the reports generated by VisitBasis on their Google Drive, allowing them to immediately make use of Google's file sharing and editing tools.

Third-party access to VisitBasis reports
It is clear that not only the professionals actually executing retail data collection efforts are interested in viewing their results. Sometimes there are many stakeholders in a merchandising or retail audit project, such as internal and external clients, that need to have frequent access to project status but that should not see database details. For this common scenario, VisitBasis has opened third-party access to its reporting tool, in addition to already available VisitBasis Analytics and visit summary tools.

VisitBasis Notifications
VisitBasis now tells you automatically, on the admin interface screen, about new features and system updates.

Schedule by Location
It is now possible to schedule hundreds of visits at a time on VisitBasis with the new Schedule by Location feature. This tool is specially useful for businesses that send out many reps to the the same locations to perform the same activities and need agility in scheduling and planning these visits. Watch the below video to see how it works:

Interested in learning more about VisitBasis? Sign up today for a free trial or schedule a custom online demo!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Streamlining Retail Audits Through Mobile Technology

VisitBasis is a comprehensive retail audit app solution for businesses of all sizes. VisitBasis allows creating task templates for everything that needs to be checked at the retail location as well as instant access and analysis of the information collected, providing a budget-friendly and easy-to-use system that helps you take full control of store audits.

Ready to take full charge of your retail audits? Sign up today at for a free trial, or book a free online demo to see how it works.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Using Mobile Resources for Visual Merchandising

VisitBasis was designed by merchandisers, for merchandisers. It is a complete mobile visual merchandising software solution that allows you to quickly and easily implement a cost-efficient point-of-sale data collection system with no need for technical knowledge.

Schedule today a VisitBasis Merchandising software demo, or sign up for a free trial!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Why Mobile Means Savings in Data Collection

Mobile technology is everywhere. From gaming to medical devices, almost every field has a mobile application of its own. In some fields, however, mobile applications can pose a distraction or incur in excessive costs. That's not the case with data collection.

Mobile data collection software brings considerable savings compared to the old pen-and-paper alternative. These savings include:
  • Time: Filling forms and then transcribing them is time-consuming and tedious. Mobile data collection software not only allows reps to collect information on their smartphones or tablets but it also provides tools for optimizing forms and does away with transcribing.
  • Personnel: As mentioned above, mobile data collection software eliminates data transcribing, meaning that the staff that used to be allocated to this tedious task can now perform other responsibilities.
  • Paper: Eliminating paper forms and transitioning to mobile ones means getting rid of the huge volume and weigh that paperwork generates, along with the expense.
  • Mileage and fuel: State-of-the-art mobile data collection software includes tools that allow field staff to calculate their shortest route for the day when visiting several locations.
  • Time, again: Mobile data collection software not only streamlines the activity of data collection and transcribing, but it also makes it much more straightforward to run reports, translating in faster and more effective decision-making.
Ready to try the benefits of mobile data collection software? Sign up today at for a free trial, or book a free online demo and let us show you how it works.

Bringing Forms from Paper to Mobile Data Collection Software

Easily bring paper forms into mobile with mobile data collection software. VisitBasis helps you automate your data collection by bringing forms to your field rep mobile devices.

VisitBasis is a comprehensive solution for retail audits, market research, surveys, and competitor analysis that streamlines your data collection through features such as custom mobile forms, real-time reporting and analytics, GPS mapping and tracking, and instant notifications through chat room integration, among others.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Effectively Enforcing Brand Consistency in Retail

Visual merchandising is the art of presenting products in a way that makes customers want to buy them. It has been proven over and over that enforcing brand consistency through point-of-purchase product presentation positively affects sales results and customer loyalty.

For instance, a recent study from National Association of Retail Marketing Services (NARMS) found that retailers who achieve planogram compliance can realize a 7.8% increase in annual sales.

Visual merchandising software is the most effective way to enforce brand consistency at the point-of-purchase. With visual merchandising software, field reps and merchandisers have the ability to:
  • Visually access planogram information for each individual point-of-purchase, allowing them to more accurately match the product or category layout to pre-set brand standards.
  • With their smartphones or tablets, take pictures of product shelving and displays that can then be accessed by stakeholders in departments such as merchandising, field marketing, sales, and distribution.
Additionally, with visual merchandising software, brand managers and merchandising planners can set up automatic notifications of specific events, so the right people will be instantly warned of any mission-critical situations - such as discrepancies in flagship stores - and take fast corrective actions.

In summary, visual merchandising software can be the "eyes" of merchandising designers and planners in the field, increasing compliance rates and allowing brands to reach the consistency needed to keep sales at optimum levels.

VisitBasis was designed by merchandisers, for merchandisers. It is a complete mobile visual merchandising software solution that allows you to quickly and easily implement a cost-efficient retail data collection system with no need for technical knowledge.

Schedule today a VisitBasis merchandising software demo, or sign up for a free trial!