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In the last year sales for IKEA have risen and with plans to expand even further it looks like the Swedish owned furniture store may just land on every continent. But with the success of growth internationally, how is IKEA fairing in the US?
Looking at Compete.com we can see that visitors to Ikea.com are spending a good deal of time on the site. With an average stay of approximately eight minutes and roughly 15 pages per visit, are visitors to the site purchasing or perusing?
While Ikea does give customers an opportunity to purchase online, how are they engaging customers between clicks as they choose to shop offline at brick and mortar stores specifically for products that aren’t offered online?
As we’ve seen before, a good indicator of online-to-offline interest is a retailer’s store locator tool.
Looking at the daily search referrals we can see that customers are searching for an IKEA store in various locations throughout the United States.
But is IKEA losing customers because the click to the brick is too complicated? Are customers leaving the site when they realize that their item isn’t available for shipping and a store is too hard to locate? Will IKEA be able to keep customers engaged online so that they do end up at a store?
Alyssa is a Marketing Coordinator for Compete and spends her time diving into the digital marketing sphere, where online and offline coincide. Alyssa is interested in international marketing and economic development, but as a digital native also spends her time reading blogs and playing Tiny Wings. Find Alyssa on Twitter at @alyssamaine or connect with her on Linkedin or Google+