$1950* per tap EVERY YEAR! Here's how...
Of course there is a * after that figure. Every business is different and every tap has a unique business relationship behind it. All we can do is talk in averages, so here’s how we got to that number…
|Tap consumption:||1 keg every 2 weeks|
|Sale price of a keg of craft beer:||$300|
|Tap Churn (Loss) rate:||25%|
|Kegs required to service tap:||7|
So, a tap will sell approximately $7,800 beer per year ($300 * 26 fortnights)
Lost sales due to tap loss per year: $1,950 ($7,800 * 25%)
Lost sales due to tap loss per year per keg: $278 ($1,950 / 7)
Of course, if your taps sell more beer this cost will increase rapidly.
This is simple maths, but often it is the simple things that get overlooked. Often tap loss is hidden, because it is more of a ‘churn’. Taps are lost and taps are won, so at any one time a brewer has roughly the same number of taps they service. The cost of gaining new taps (time and money) is absorbed across new and existing taps. But this is just another way to hide the true cost of losing taps.
It gets worse, because this also ignores the fact that a new tap will generally cost 5 times as much in marketing costs to make a sale as an existing tap, and take about 6 months of effort to achieve, costing you both money and time.
The good news is...
Tap loss is easily preventable!
90% of tap loss is caused by 2 issues:
(the last 10% of tap loss is made up of a mix of venues going broke, new management, personal dislikes, and so on – we call these ‘inevitable’)
How how can you eliminate 90% of tap loss?
Never let a tap run dry
Offer customers better value
Value isn’t just about lower prices, it’s about offering customers more for their money. With KegLink you can offer a premium service and gain a competitive edge.
KegLink gives you all the tools you need to keep your taps grow your business
What does 90% reduction in tap loss mean for you?
That’s an extra $1,755* per tap in your pocket every year!
(+$250 per year per keg!)