How Today's Shoppers Really Think, Behave, and Buy:
Breakthrough Insights for Creating High-Profit Retail Experiences!
“Inside the Mind of the Shopperis the preeminent handbook for any marketer or retailer seeking to understand why people do what they do when they shop. Armed with the knowledge in this book, marketers and retailers can work together to predict how shoppers will respond (or not!) to package and label design, selling messages, shelf plans, and the entire retail space.
—Matt Ohligschlager, Senior Manager, Consumer and Market Knowledge, Procter & Gamble
“From his 40 years of observing shoppers, Herb Sorensen has given us the gift of understanding shoppers. Now, we clearly see that the store layouts merchants want are not what shoppers want. On the ground, managers THINK they know their shoppers, but anyone who follows Herb's handbook on shopper insights will know them a lot better.
—Joel Rubinson, Chief Research Officer, The Advertising Research Foundation
Today, improving the effectiveness of the retail experience is no longer an option: It's a matter of survival—and nobody knows more about doing that than Herb Sorensen. That's because Sorensen understands your customer's in-store behavior better than anyone else on earth.
Now, drawing on microscopic analysis of millions of shopping trips, Sorensen reveals exactly what your customers are thinking, why they behave as they do, and how to reshape stores to deliver truly remarkable results.
You'll discover how to drive more profit from the “quick trip...the three “moments of truth in every shopping event...customer “migration patterns within the store...and how to use “active retailing to place products precisely where they'll do best.
Author's Notes and Acknowledgments xv
About the Author xxi
Preface: Rethinking Retail 1
Introduction: Twenty Million Opportunities to Buy 5
Part I: Active Retailing 23
Chapter 1: The Quick Trip: Eighty Percent of Shopper Time Is Wasted 25
Chapter 2: Three Moments of Truth and Three Currencies 47
Chapter 3: In-Store Migration Patterns: Where Shoppers Go and What They Do 69
Chapter 4: Active Retailing: Putting Products into the Path of Shoppers 97
Chapter 5: Brands, Retailers, and Shoppers: Why the Long Tail Is Wagging the Dog 113
Part II: Going Deeper into the Shopper's Mind 131
Chapter 6: The Quick-Trip Paradox:An Interview with Unilever's Mike Twitty 133
Chapter 7: Integrating Online and Offline Retailing:An Interview with Professors Peter Fader (The Wharton School) and Wendy Moe (University of Maryland) 147
Chapter 8: Multicultural Retailing:An Interview with Emil Morales, Executive Vice President of TNS Multicultural 161
Chapter 9: Insights into Action: A Retailer Responds:An Interview with Mark Heckman of Marsh Supermarkets 179
Part III: Conclusions 189
Chapter 10: The Internet Goes Shopping 191
Chapter 11: Game-Changing Retail: A Manifesto 199
Part IV: Appendix 205
Appendix: Views on the World of Shoppers, Retailers, and Brands 207
I bought this book based on the reviews here. Wow, never have been more disappointed. The book is oversimplified and a lot of assumptions are not based on science. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lennart
I read the 1st chapter and ordered additional copies for my partners. It's full of valuable insights that I can use immediately to improve the performance of my stores. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jerry Sheets
This book gives you the insight into the mind of a retail customer. It helps the seller to learn help to manipulate all their customers into buying their products within their... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Paul Scates
Correct and teorical content. Deep and proved knowledge of the author take the reader to a teorical journey of this science. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Leonardo Ferrari
Offers an interesting perspective for designers and architects alike. Delves into the psychology a little more than designers would probably think/need.Published on June 26, 2013 by alejo31
With up to 80% of final purchasing decisions being made in-store, this is a good read for any marketer or retailer seeking to understand buyer behavior. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Michael Ruckman
Shopper marketing is a growing field, but many still rely on theories about behavior that aren't necessarily true. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Brian Miller
buying online is so fast. the product is as descriped. i gonna buy frm this seller again if i need reference books.Published on February 17, 2013 by patamaporn netinant