ISPA Academy Articles
Topic of focus – Employee Performance
The March Snapshot Survey inquired about employee performance including performance review processes and tools used by respondents to track and report.
The early months of 2020 have seen the spa industry face an unprecedented challenge in COVID-The early months of 2020 have seen the spa industry face an unprecedented challenge in COVID-19. Spas and resource partners have been forced to respond quickly to new developments on analmost daily basis as national, state and local officials have ordered non-essential businessesclosed in many areas as of this writing. To better capture the variety of effects COVID-19 has hadon the industry in this short time, respondents’ open-ended statements were reviewed collectivelyand used as the basis for this more comprehensive report. Its goal is to summarize respondents’general experiences in response to the pandemic while also highlighting the variability that existsacross that spectrum.
Never be complacent in what you buy and how your store looks. Not only does your guest want the newest and on-trend item, but your team does also. By generating excitement within your team, and frequently re-creating your store, you motivate them to sell and promote more.
Topic of focus – Spa Treatments
When asked how many total treatment offerings are listed on their spa menu, the most popular answer among all spas was 21 – 30. Interestingly, 9 percent of all spas noted they offer more than 80 treatments on their spa menu.
Topic of focus – Retail
Nearly all spa members surveyed responded that they sell retail in their spas (99 percent); however, only 20 percent of spa respondents sell retail products directly to consumers online. This shows that spas continue to be mainly be brick-and-mortar retailers when it comes to selling products.
Topic of focus – Retail
If there is any question as to if spas are still selling retail, let it be known that all spa respondents to this month’s survey, 100 percent, are selling retail products. Furthermore, 86 percent of all spa respondents derive between five and 25 percent of their total spa revenue from retail sales. Day spa respondents bring in a slightly higher percentage of revenue from retail, with 72 percent deriving between ten and 25 percent from it, compared to 50 percent of resort and hotel spa respondents for the same segment.
The May Snapshot Survey inquired about gratuities and service fees for service providers in the spa.
ISPA’s most recent Snapshot Surveys delivered insights into COVID-19’s effects on the spa industry and ISPA’s most recent Snapshot Surveys delivered insights into COVID-19’s effects on the spa industry andoffered real-time feedback on how spas and their resource partners managed closures and prepared for reopening. As restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted in recent weeks, the timing of the May survey provided an opportunity to compare the actions and policies of two groups: spas that have reopened, and those yet to reopen. The survey results are organized to highlight the outcomes of that comparison.