Overall Survey Results:


Retail Operations Survey


1How long has your store been in operation?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
5 years of less
   
31 18.1%
6-10 years
   
34 19.8%
11-15 years
   
37 21.6%
16-20 years
   
22 12.8%
21-25 years
   
15 8.7%
26 or more years
   
27 15.7%
No Responses
   
52.9%
 Totals171100%
2In what part of the country is your store located?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
North
   
8 4.6%
South
   
26 15.2%
West
   
31 18.1%
East
   
34 19.8%
Midwest
   
51 29.8%
Other
   
17 9.9%
No Responses
   
42.3%
 Totals171100%
3Where is your store located?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Shopping or Retail Center
   
69 40.3%
Stand Alone Building
   
47 27.4%
Parish Store
   
17 9.9%
Other
   
32 18.7%
No Responses
   
63.5%
 Totals171100%
4What is the total square footage of your store? (Selling and Display area only)
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Less than 600 square feet
   
26 15.2%
600 to 1000 square feet
   
25 14.6%
1001 to 1500 square feet
   
33 19.2%
1501 to 2000 square feet
   
23 13.4%
2001 to 3000 square feet
   
23 13.4%
More than 3000 square feet
   
28 16.3%
No Responses
   
137.6%
 Totals171100%
5Do you rely on your store to provide you and your family a source of income
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
77 45.0%
No, it's a ministry
   
82 47.9%
No Responses
   
127.0%
 Totals171100%

6There are a growing number of parish stores.  Do you consider parish based stores a positive development for the distribution of Catholic materials?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes the more places people can find good Catholic materials the better
   
57 33.3%
No I consider these parish stores direct competition to my store and a threat to my own store's survival
   
51 29.8%
Not sure
   
42 24.5%
I currently operate a parish store
   
13 7.6%
No Responses
   
84.6%
 Totals171100%
7How much support do you believe Catholic publishers and other Catholic suppliers are providing to help your store survive?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
A great deal of support
   
18 10.5%
An appropriate amount of support
   
63 36.8%
Very little support
   
77 45.0%
No Responses
   
137.6%
 Totals171100%

8Do you maintain an online presence for your
store?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
111 64.9%
No
   
55 32.1%
No Responses
   
52.9%
 Totals171100%
9If yes, what is the primary purpose for your
store website?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Information Only
   
49 28.6%
Sales & Information
   
63 36.8%
No Responses
   
5934.5%
 Totals171100%
10If your store does not have an online presence,
when do you intend to have one? 
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Within 1 year
   
25 14.6%
Within 2-3 Year
   
11 6.4%
Probably Never
   
28 16.3%
No Responses
   
10762.5%
 Totals171100%
11If never, why?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Too costly
   
5 2.9%
Lack of time
   
8 4.6%
Lack of knowledge
   
5 2.9%
Don't see value or potential
   
7 4.0%
Tried but failed (please explain)
   
9 5.2%
No Responses
   
13780.1%
 Totals171100%

12Some of your customers and potential customers purchase books and items on the internet and at sites others that yours. How damaging would you say the loss of these sales are to your store? 
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Very damaging
   
69 40.3%
Moderately damaging
   
82 47.9%
Not damaging at all
   
13 7.6%
No Responses
   
74.0%
 Totals171100%