Home Improvement

What are the effects of sustainability or the ageing European population on the European Home Improvement market? These are just two of the many trends that are constantly affecting this highly dynamic sector. For our clients, accurate and reliable market information makes the difference between success and failure.

The effects of trends like the rise of e-commerce, electrification, smart home products and sustainability are changing the demand of your customers and their ways to find and purchase your products. An example of the complex interplay of these trends is the fact that the ageing population in Europe is causing more home improvement jobs to be outsourced to professionals, while the trend of labour shortage is making those professionals more expensive, causing end users to do home improvement jobs themselves.

Knowing how trends are affecting your customers and the playing field of your brand is our speciality. USP Marketing Consultancy provides essential market information to both manufacturers and retailers. With our professional insights, we provide answers to current issues which allow our clients to operate successfully in this market.

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    We help our clients with various types of researches

      Customer satisfaction

      Would you like to increase your turnover by improving customer satisfaction in the construction, installation and home improvement sector? USP conducts customer satisfaction research in these markets to help you succeed. Enhanced customer experience and customer satisfaction is a key factor that helps a brand stand out and grow its market share

      Branding

      The more distinct your brand is, the more valuable it will become. Being distinct is not that easy when playing in the field of construction, installation and home improvement, however. Professionals tend to stick with their favourite brands. Our branding studies all come down to one common goal: increasing long-term profitability by introducing, maintaining or growing your brand in a wildly competitive landscape.

      Customer journey

      Een customer journey (klantreis) is de persoonlijke ervaring van een klant met uw bedrijf. Hoe reageren uw klanten op uw producten, diensten of concept? Het evalueren van een klantreis stelt u in staat om de sterke en zwakke punten van uw bedrijf te verbeteren, waardoor het behoud en de omzet van klanten worden verbeterd. USP kan u helpen uw aanbod af te stemmen op de behoeften en wensen van uw klanten.

      Segmentatie

      Gebruik segmentatieonderzoek om uw klanten te categoriseren in verschillende groepen die van elkaar verschillen in termen van relevante aspecten voor uw product, dienst of concept. Wij helpen niet alleen bij het bepalen van deze klantgroepen, maar ook door deze informatie te vertalen naar de aangeboden diensten en dienstverlening, en uit te leggen wat dit alles betekent voor uw medewerkers.

      Market exploration

      Perhaps you plan to enter a new market with your product or service. In that case, you need to understand exactly what is going on in that market. What are the trends and developments in that market, and who are the most important players?We use a range of methods to identify the market characteristics, such as market size, segmentation, distribution hubs, key media, market developments and sector culture.

      Product development

      Are your product and service portfolios still competitive within the market? Keeping up with continuous developments like digitalisation or sustainability are extremely important. Product research is vital in the entire product life cycle.

      Monitor research

      Learn about the standard monitor research reports we have available on home improvement.

        European Home Improvement Monitor

        In this online study, we track the home improvement jobs that consumers do (or outsource to professionals) in and around their homes. We report insights on online orientation, purchase channels, brand preferences and DIY behaviour. The study is held in 11 European countries and is based on 26,400 interviews per year. Detailed category insights are available for more than 20 specific product categories.

        European Mechanical Installation Monitor

        This monitor provides a very reliable picture of the condition of the HVAC installation market. Our clients use this monitor to keep track of the developments in the market and to improve their strategies. What is the best way to reach HVAC installers? Should you use push marketing or also pull marketing? And what do they think about the future of the HVAC installer?

        Painter Insight Monitor

        The Painter Insight Monitor includes 8 main European markets and 250 professional painters are interviewed per country each year. This provides a comprehensive scope on the European paint market (interior wall paint, exterior wall paint and lacquers) and related non-paint products (acrylic sealants, tapes, wall fillers, wood repair, paint sprayers, brushes & rollers, etc.).

        Insights

        Learn about insights we have available on subjects related to home improvement.

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          European Home Improvement Monitor

          European consumers have been ordering more home improvement products online during the corona crisis than before. That is a well-known fact. But what about their online buying behaviour after corona? Will it continue to increase, or will it fall back to normal levels?

          Contact us

          For more information about our expertise and research on home improvement please contact the responsible partner below.
          We look forward to help you.

            Contact our expert:

            Reinier Zuydgeest

            Contact our expert:

            Dirk Hoogenboom

            Research

            Customer satisfaction

            How to increase your turnover through customer satisfaction?

            Branding

            The more distinct your brand is, the more valuable it will become.

            Customer journey

            A customer journey is a customer's personal experience with your company.

            Product development

            Provide your product development and design team with end-user insights

            Market exploration

            Gain the insights you need to be successful in new and potential markets

            Pricing

            Pricing is and always has been the biggest profit driver. We help you setting the right prices for your product

            Segmentation

            Better understand the unmet needs of you (potential) customers, identify growth opportunities and reach your target group in an effective way.

            Market size

            Quantify the potential returns of your investment by understanding the market size and setting realistic sales targets for new and potential markets

            Driver analysis

            Know which elements of the customer experience have the most impact on overall satisfaction, recommendation, and retention.

             

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