Before the recent Car Dealer Conference and Expo GForces appealed to attendees to take part in a little experiment to test-drive our new NetDirector Footfall smart Wi-Fi system. Now, we can happily say that the experiment was a big success!
Throughout the day the system logged all kinds of data associated with the delegates who were on site and using their mobiles, tablets or laptops. For example, we logged over 2,300 different Wi-Fi enabled devices throughout the day, and at 11:45am, over 300 people were simultaneously using the system. Twitter was also found to be one of the most popular sites – unsurprising then that #CDX15 was trending!
We have visualised some of the date we gathered in an infographic to show just what it’s possible to find out using the Footfall system and its unique reporting suite. Though it does stop short of registering your bank account pin number…
Now, Vauxhall retailer Tony Le Voi is trialling NetDirector Footfall in its Thurrock showroom. Using the system, Tony Le Voi will be able to track aggregated visitor numbers, duration of visits and also monitor any repeat visits by those who have previously logged in to guest Wi-Fi.
This intelligence is reported via an easy-to-use dashboard which offers significant business insight into customer behaviour. In development, too, is a ‘heat mapping’ function which will enable users to find out what areas of a showroom are popular, and the areas customers avoid.
Simon Dayes, Group Sales Operations Director, at Tony Le Voi, said; “This is a very exciting trial to be involved with as we think it represents the first stages of true integration between a customer’s online interactions and what they subsequently do when visiting a showroom. There is a ready opportunity to create a ‘virtual meet and greet’ which benefits both the customer and us as a business, whilst the data we gather will be vital in terms of optimising processes for the better.”
With almost all car buyers consulting the web prior to visiting a showroom, technology like NetDirector Footfall is providing that all-important link between a the web and the forecourt that has been missing for so long.