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What we do
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Contextualize and forecast performance with localized sales benchmarks and near real-time spending insights.
SpendingPulse™ platform
Discover and visualize historical data insights, real-time spend insights and accurate sales forecasts
Test & Learn® with SpendingPulse™ modeling
Evaluate large-scale business initiatives
Who we serve
Market intelligence for your industry
SpendingPulse™ powers decisions across various industries with detailed historical and near real-time spend insights and accurate sales forecasts.
Consumer packaged goods
Visualize the change in consumer spending and take the appropriate next steps
Financial institutions
Benchmark portfolio performance against retail economic activity
Public sector
Asses the economic impact of various initiatives and events
Retail
Understanding industry-level shifts in sales and growth
Restaurants
Plan ahead with historical data insights, real-time spend insights and accurate sales forecasts
Travel & hospitality
Implement various initiatives and plan for unusual trends
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UNMATCHED EXPERTISE
Mastercard offers various resources to equip organizations to offer more data-driven decisions using actual, near real-time spend insights.
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What we do

SpendingPulse™ platform

We help companies improve performance by providing near real-time estimates and insights on retail sales activity at national, regional and local levels.
How it works

Real-time customer spend insights at your fingertips

How do customers’ spending behavior vary by location? What are people buying this holiday season? Answer key business questions and visualize, contextualize and forecast performance across sectors, geographies and channels with localized retail sales benchmarks based on actual, near real-time spend insights across all payment types.

 

BENEFITS

Features

The SpendingPulse™ platform releases frequent, accurate near real-time spend insights ahead of government published data, with a strong correlation

Retail sales will be broken down into the following sectors

Not all sectors will be available for all countries 
SpendingPulse™ Consulting Services

Work with an experienced team of consultants to understand the macroeconomic factors influencing recent trends and forecasts and to support ad-hoc analyses.

  • Consulting services from domain experts to analyze pressing business questions using SpendingPulse™ insights.

  • Access to the Mastercard Economics Institute team to understand retail insights and key emerging trends.

  • Ongoing support to understand recent trends, forecasts and macroeconomic factors influencing retail sales performance.
     

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Why we’re different

SpendingPulse™ provides a comprehensive view of retail sales, offering superior data accuracy, low data latency and rich data granularity

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