Christmas merchandise and decor has already begun sneaking into stores—totally overshadowing Halloween and Thanksgiving. With the upcoming holidays, people will be out and about shopping. Even with the increase of online sales, if you have a retail store, you already know that the crowds are coming. Are you ready? Is your store ready? Take a look at 2 things you should remember this holiday season.
Shop until you drop? Don’t take that literally.
If you own a retail location, you want people to shop until they drop—just not literally. Slip and fall accidents are prevalent across the country, and incidents tend to increase around the holiday shopping seasons because more people are out shopping. Make sure you have the needed mats around your store, your wet floor signs are readily available, and have someone on standby to clean up spills and accidents at a moment’s notice. The longer a spill sits on the floor, the greater the chance someone can slip and fall. That’s a quick way to put a damper on your holiday spirit.
With more people, comes more mess.
You want more people in your store shopping, but the downside is the extra mess. Your merchandise becomes disheveled as people rifle through looking for the perfect item. Folks track stuff in, or leave trash laying around. Messiness just comes with the territory when you are open to the public. But a messy store can be uninviting to your customers. Most people don’t like to have to work to find something. If your merchandise is in a disarray, they may walk on by and go to the next store. Consider hiring extra seasonal help if you do not have enough employees to keep your store clean and organized during the heavy shopping season.
We hope that you have a great and safe holiday shopping season. If you are interested in learning more about our mats that can help you prevent slip and fall accidents in your business-give us a call at 800-939-2523 or contact us online. We would love to speak with you and help you get set up for a safe fall and winter shopping season.