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In your opinion, what do you think
Why did you recently change from using
You recently bought
Top 3 features you like/dislike about
Leading up to the holidays, are you seeing less, the same, or more promotional activity in comparison to last year from vendor XYZ
Would you order more from
What are you seeing from the competition, from your own store, or from customer purchasing that is surprising you and why?
At what point are aggregator/lead generation platforms’ pricing good value, expensive, too expensive (offer ranges for each)?
Please imagine you are working with an online marketplace
What are the top reasons you would drop
What are the main tasks you are using
What percentage increase in pricing would get you to change to
What has been the impact of the direct to customer model on your business (either online or direct to customer stores)?
What inning of the
Is uncertainty around a border tax proposal slowing
How do you view the millennial population when considering future demand drivers for
Has anything happened in the past three months that you think has affected sales in your store? E.g. Weather, promotions, new products, etc. Please elaborate.
On a scale of 1-5, 1 being “not loyal at all” and 5 being “extremely loyal”, how loyal would you say you are to
How often have you been using
What made you choose this particular platform?
What are the top three reasons you don’t order from
What memory for the new
Approximately what is the percentage split in your ticket sales among sports, converts, theater, and other events?
Do you sell
Does your store have a dedicated area for < Brand XYZ> clothing products?
How many orders do you get, on average and stripping out seasonality, from
Is your store seeing more or less sales with
Other than clothing, which other
What is the average number of move-ins per month?
What is the most popular product that you sell? (For example,
What is your average monthly rent?
What platform offers you the best return on your advertising spend?
What type of care do you offer? (e.g. Assisted Living, Independent Living, or another long-term care type)
What other brands do they compete with?
Which Companies were most/least promoted? Get colorful comments
Do you pay for extra products, such as promoted listings, beyond the commission rate?
How do the prices of
How long have you been paying to advertise on
Approximately what percentage price premium (on average) are customers willing to pay for a networked lighting solution vs. a separately controlled fixture? How do you expect this price premium to change 5 years from now
What percentage of your purchase spend goes through
Where do you advertise? Please rank by percentage of advertising budget spend:
Has your spending on
Approximately what percentage do you need to break even?
What is the average percentage of 1st month’s rent charged by an internet aggregator?
What percentage of your tickets would you estimate are sold below and what percentage are sold above their face value?
How many people are visiting your store compared to the same period last year? Select from the drop-down list.
What Companies are gaining/losing the most market share? List and Comments.
How deep is the demand to backfill department store and junior boxes at this point in the cycle?
What is demand for upscale independent hotels vs. upscale branded hotels – greater, less, the same?
Are you carrying more, less or a similar amount of foreign-manufactured lines than you were 3 years ago (for example, Chinese products)? Do you expect to carry more, less or a similar amount of foreign lines 3 years from now? Please add any relevant commentary
Which conglomerate do you believe has the strongest networked lighting controls solution? Would you describe the gap between competitive offerings as small or large, and why?
What percentage of your current sales do you estimate are going to relighting projects?
Would you expect lenders to change their plans if the 10-year moves 1 percentage higher? Why?
How does the breadth and depth of parts assortment/availability compare to other retailers
Do you plan to order more from
Do you order from
Has the number of customers you service gone up or down vs. this period last year? (by approximately how much?)
From the platforms that you mentioned, where would you place them on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is very weak and 10 is very strong? Also, please rate any others you deem necessary (please record separately for each platform).
Have you stopped or ever stopped using
Which use cases still require the use of alternatives where you would like to use
Do you use a piece of software to manage your inventory across multiple secondary platforms? If so, what is the name of it?
What are online providers offering that get you to use them more?
Why do you think that is?
Have your inventory levels of
Among the brands that you sell, where would you place
Would you be interested in spending more money for more clicks?
Why are they getting a new phone?
Any phone promotions that have been particularly successful?
During the past three months, have there been any changes to the volume of online purchases, compared to the prior three months?
Have any product lines failed to meet expectations or exceeded them?
What is your store doing to beat competitors in the market?
Where do you have confidence/concerns now and looking ahead?
If you could recommend a commercial lender, who would you suggest?
If you operate in the NYC area, what are your rental growth assumptions for ’17 and ’18?
How available is developmental capital for multifamily projects?
Will you continue using
What are the top 3 criteria you use in deciding what lighting lines to represent? (Please name the criteria in order, e.g., 1, 2, 3)
How often do you place orders through an online retailer (e.g.
When would you choose to order online through a traditional auto part retailer’s website vs. an online retailer?
Do you ever use buy online, pick up in store features?
Why did you migrate from freemium to subscription?
What alternative service did you use before to complete the same tasks?
Is your firm moving in a positive or negative direction?
Relative to the rest of
Are there any promotion or new menu items? How are those being received by customers? What kind of feedback are you getting?
Which of the following platforms have you used to sell? (XYZ platform, ABC Platform, AAA Platform, etc.)
How do you source
Do you have your own delivery system? If no, why or why not outsource completely to delivery providers (e.g. X/Y/Z)?
Overall, what suppliers are you using more/less?
If you use
Do you think
Have you seen a bidding decline for grocer tenants since the
How long have you been advertising on
Would you say that more men or women visit your store
Could you comment on the age range of your customers?
The products of
Can you name local competitors of your store?
Can you rate their service and how their staff work with you? (scale of 1-10 with 10 being great service and 1 being terrible service)?
Can you rate your customer satisfaction for this service? (10 being very high and 1 being very low)?
Have you used
What is the average length of stay?
What is the average occupancy rate at your community?
In 5 years, do you think aggregators and lead generation platforms will grow as a percentage of
(Strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)
How many people are with your firm?
Are you a manufacturer’s rep/salesperson? If no, politely end the call.
Are you ordering more parts (excluding tires) through online retailers relative to last year?
What percent of your auto parts revenue comes from parts that need to be delivered in under 2 hours
How often is
Do you anticipate any changes in your relationship with them going forward (either floor space or promotions/pricing related)?