You’ll start your grips journey on the Grips Homepage
From here you can search for a retailer or a category. This guide will walk you through how to access retailer data and how you can use the retailer features to drive e-commerce sales for your business.
Start by searching for a domain.
You’ll then land on the retailer page.
In the top right corner, you’ll find some report parameters that you can adjust to get the most relevant data for you.
The country filter can be used to look at domain performance for specific countries. Please note, not all domains operate globally. For example, shoppers can only purchase from US bestbuy.com.
We have around 4 years of historical data for some domains. The analysis will return 3 months as a default however you can select your preference in this date picker.
Should you wish to compare your selected period to another time frame, simply change the ‘Compare to’ option to either previous period or previous year.
Previous period – date period prior to selected time frame
Previous year – date period year prior to selected time frame.
Please note: Not all retailers will have 4 years of historical data – we’ll show you in the platform when this is the case.
The overview section provides a summary of the domain’s performance for the selected country and time period. This allows you to size the entire domain and understand the transactional performance for your selected date range and country.
Performance over time
This section shows how the retailer has performed over the selected time period. By default it will show monthly sales performance in $ however you can change the chart to view how other metrics have performed over time using the dropdown above the chart.
The performance matrix shows domains considered competitors to your selected retailer. The matrix can be adjusted to plot two metrics of your choice so that you can understand how your selected retailer is performing and which retailers are over and under performing compared to it.
Ranking shows what number the domain is ranked in the country and its global rank across countries /industries.
Top Competitors highlights the 5 domains that have high similarity to your selected retailers.
The channels section gives you the ability to identify the effectiveness of marketing channels to drive sales. Once you know how their competitive set is growing sales, you can uncover growth opportunities for yourself. What’s really interesting for you is that each channel can have its own implications for marketing tactics that drive sales:
- Organic: does the domain have a strong vs. poor SEO strategy that is driving sales? Also brand awareness tactics can be influential here.
- Referral/other: does the domain perform strong vs. weak in any of these areas: affiliate programs, content partners, direct media buying, PR, email, etc. (this is our catch all channel)
- Paid search: does the domain spend a lot on paid search ads (which could be seen in traffic) vs. does this channel actually drive sales?
- Direct: does the domain have strong vs. weak brand awareness?
- Social: does the domain have a strong vs. weak social media presence (both paid and and non-paid links coming from social)?
Once you have this information, you can benchmark your own performance and see where you are over / under indexing in sales compared to their competitive set. From there, you can find the areas you need to focus your efforts and budgets on to beat your competitors.
For example, you could see your competitors have very low traffic and sales from the direct channel, but this channel has a high AOV and conversion rate. With this information, you could decide to emphasize more of your marketing efforts on SEO to capture this growth opportunity in the market.
Please note, our channel data starts from Aug 2022.
Google Ads Spend
In this segment you’ll be able to see the google ad spend by the retailer.
With this information, users can understand the amount of investments their competitors are making on google search and adjust their strategy accordingly.
Please note this includes non PLA, text ads only.
The ability to break down our hero metrics (sessions, transactions, revenue, AOV, conv. rate) by device.
Devices included and their definition:
- Desktop: User visited the site on a desktop or tablet device
- Mobile: User visited the site on a mobile device
The devices section gives you the ability to identify how devices are influencing sales for sites in your competitive set. With this information, you can understand how much traffic vs. sales are happening on different devices so you can make sure you optimize your overall marketing strategy accordingly.
You can benchmark their own performance. If you see that mobile devices are driving more sales for your competitors than they are, then you know you need to devote more resources to optimizing your mobile site.
You can also uncover market opportunities. By looking at your competitive set, you could discover that mobile is driving lots of traffic but their competitors are failing to convert that traffic. Then you can make the strategic decision to optimize your mobile site to capture sales from this mobile device audience.
Please note, our channel data starts from Aug 2022.
This section shows the top countries purchasing products from the domain.
If you are looking at a competitor retailer, this will help you to understand where the shoppers are based and allows you to make strategic decisions to based on demographics of shoppers.
Welcome to the Assortment Analysis segment, where you can gain valuable insights into the retailer’s product assortment and brand composition.
By default, the section displays the parent product category levels that contribute to the retailer’s revenue. You’ll also find information on each category’s average prices and units sold, providing a comprehensive view of sales performance.
This table offers a clear understanding of the breadth of the retailer’s assortment and how revenue is distributed across different categories. The donut chart shows the share of revenue that each category has to help you determine how revenue translates into share.
For a more detailed analysis, simply drill down into the child levels of each product category. Click on the arrow next to each category to explore the category hierarchy.
As you delve deeper into the hierarchy, the share-by-revenue donut chart automatically updates to reflect the top 5 category levels within your selected parent category.
To navigate back up the hierarchy, use the convenient hierarchy breadcrumbs located above the table.
Revenue over time
Below the table, you’ll find a dynamic time series chart displaying the performance of product categories and brands over your selected time period. It’s important to note that assortment analysis data is available from August 2022 onwards.
As you make changes in the table, the time series chart will seamlessly update in real-time, providing you with a comprehensive visual representation of how your selected categories and brands are performing over time. This feature allows you to track trends, identify growth opportunities, and make data-driven decisions with ease.
This visual representation is a powerful tool for understanding how a retailer’s prices differ across various categories. To ease your analysis, this chart will automatically update to reflect your selections within the table above.
By exploring this chart, you can assess how your own pricing compares to your competitors’ in different product categories. This knowledge empowers you to strategize effectively, adjust your pricing as needed, and stay competitive in the market.
Whether you’re a brand seeking the ideal retail partner or a retailer striving to optimize your pricing strategy, the Average Price Bar Chart offers essential information to drive smart and impactful decisions.