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The queue, or line if you are over the pond, has a long history. The first format of it was from the 19th century with the industrial revolution as more people gravitated to cities in the UK. Unsurprisingly, having invented it, Britain is world-famous for our orderly queues. There is however a misconception that Brits…

I’ve written quite a lot recently about how consumer sentiment towards safety and risk has changed more in the past 9 months than it has for the majority of my life. Until recently safety was a given. If you visited a shop or a restaurant you expected to be safe. No one was banging on…

Top 5 tips from the Tech Giants on new ways of working, heard at Web Summit 2020 I’ve just spent 3 days listening to lots of different speakers at the Lisbon Web Summit 2020. As the Wall Street Journal said, it’s where ‘the giants of the web assemble’.  This is an event we attend to…

Low-cost solution to occupancy control enabling venues to optimize safety, comply with government guidance and offer visual reassurance to visitors by publicly displaying live occupancy numbers  The solution connects with hardware that many venues already have installed, whether that’s access points or sensors (typically used for security), so offers an effective and low-cost solution The…

Imagine we’re sat having a beer together and I’m chatting to you about my amazing eCommerce business, you’re naturally curious of course, and ask about how many visitors I have, how often they come, what the conversion rate is, all logical questions given the topic we’re discussing, to which however I look blankly back at…

You don’t know what you don’t know and the world we live in is full of unknowns and there are many people scratching their head and trying to predict what the new normal might be on many fronts. For most physical spaces and most definitely office spaces we do know it won’t be the same…

A report produced by Deloitte on the value of patient experience highlighted that Hospitals with a “low” HCAHPS rating (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) saw a net margin of 1.8%. Whereas, Hospitals with an “excellent” HCAHPS rating saw a net margin of 4.7% on average, indicating the importance of patient and visitor…

The importance of place and proximity for people when traveling indoors. In the era of constant connection, we’re used to getting information at the push of a button. Instant updates from friends and family, online ordering, same-day deliveries, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft…the list goes on.  Essentially, technology has made life easier, especially when…

Social distancing is likely here to stay, and although it presents a lot of challenges, it is something businesses will have to adapt to in order to continue operating. Ultimately, successful social distancing within a venue or other public space comes down to volume control.  We’ve seen many venues – supermarkets and small highstreet retailers…

Purple has been working very closely with Greater London Authority during the United Kingdom’s lockdown phase and will continue to do so as restrictions across the UK begin to ease over the coming month.   Greater London Authority are a strategic regional authority, with powers over transport, policing, economic development, and fire and emergency planning.  Measuring…

There is no doubt that everyone has heard the phrase ‘the new normal’ used over the past few weeks. From Purple’s latest report on footfall trends, the world is slowly (and in some parts of the world, not so slowly) returning to normal. For some, the way they work will be forever changed and the…

Retail footfall surges as lockdown restrictions are eased: an analysis based on more than 50,000 venues across 120 countries. As different regions and countries across the world begin to ease lockdown restrictions, Purple’s Global Footfall Trends tool is allowing us to see what impact these measures are having on the footfall across industries.  Early results…

Millions of people around the world have found themselves working remotely recently during the COVID-19 pandemic and like most of us, you’re trying to be as productive as possible under the current circumstances. Remote working does have its benefits, you can structure your day with more creatively than usual and here are some tips to…

Purple has billions of presence footfall data, 155 million users in over 185 countries and their expert data scientist team has constructed visual models of the impact that Coronavirus has had on footfall across European industries.  Due to the pandemic, Purple have decided to make their data available to all who wish to see, enabling…

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