Who Benefits from Retail Audits?

Retail audits and store visits are proven to drive brand standards, increase customer satisfaction and mitigate risks in multi-unit retail.

How exactly do retail audits benefit you?

Here are some of the benefits you can expect from retail audits.

Head Office

  • Lower total cost of ownership than Excel™ and paper-based visits. Home-grown solutions are often lacking and needlessly expensive to develop and maintain.
  • Increase same-store sales 1%
  • Increase in-store merchandising ROI. Don’t spend more on merchandising, ensure the seasonal and merchandising programs you already pay for are executed consistently, every time, everywhere.
  • Protect the health & safety of your customers and employees. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Increase customer satisfaction. Customers have a way of thanking stores that are well run: they come back!

Regional Vice-Presidents and Directors

  • Track and measure in-store execution…in real time!
  • Track the performance of programs, regions, stores and individuals
  • Complete oversight and collaborative workflow involving the district manager and franchisee. Reduce communication overheads and costly back-and-forth. It just works.
  • Real-time web and mobile-based task management. Get it done and see it through completion!

District and Regional Managers

  • Simplified, time-saving data-entry on any device (smart phone, laptop and tablet)
  • Around-the-clock access to historical performance data, at any of your stores, anywhere, on any device. View repeat unacceptables, trends and store-to-district comparisons.
  • Utilize performance data to inform, engage and advise franchisees on driving their business and the brand forward
  • No more paper, reduced emails, fewer follow-up phone calls! Free up your time to do what you do best: help the stores!

Franchisees and Managers

  • Around-the-clock access to historical performance data anywhere, on any device
  • Easy-to-use reports showing historical best and worst performing areas, trends and notes from all prior visits


  • Consistent execution of service, merchandising and health & safety standards improve the customer experience, reduce customer complaints and improve same-store sales.
  • Customers have a way of thanking stores that are well run…they come back!

Shoppers walking in the street

Retail audits have sizable, measurable benefits inside and outside of the organization. They help drive in-store execution, protect the brand and have strong return on investment.


Refer to the Retail Audits and Inspections category for how-tos and best practices for retail audits and inspections.

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