“Congratulations! I see business was up last month”
How would I know?
I eat at The Montreal Deli at least twice a week, and usually keep the receipt for expense claims.
That means that at the start of each month (I keep receipts in monthly envelopes) I know the starting docket number.
If I know the docket number at the start of the month, I know the difference in docket numbers between each month.
And that means I know how often the waitresses have presented a bill to a table or to a person.
I eat there often enough to know that the clientele is homogeneous; it’s in a quiet part of town, frequented by regulars. It’s not near the convention centre downtown, or alongside a major highway outlet mall.
So the number of dockets is a fair representation of business levels.
If I wanted to pitch to them, a few months of “two apples” or “$1 coffees” gets me all the data I need to keep an eye on them.
What retail area would you like to process? Here’s an insight into how things are going on.
- · Your local pizza parlor?
- · Florists shop?
- · Dollar store?
They all give you quantified data.
Pretty well for free!