Black Friday is almost here, and retail stores across America are getting ready for the surge of customers who are eager to take advantage of holiday sales and promotions. However the increase in human traffic can be a nightmare to clean up after. The good news is there are preventative tactics you can take to make sure your store attracts more customers and stays clean at the same time. Here are five tips to help your retail business prepare for Black Friday!
Increase Visibility: Shoppers only have a few seconds to get a first impression from your buildings storefront. Clean windows are great way to increase visibility from the sidewalk and make you store more appealing to potential customers. Cleaner windows also let more ambient light into your building which is proven to create more positive attitudes amongst shoppers as opposed to stores with less ambient light.
Entrance Mats: Protect your store’s floors with an entrance mat. Entrance mats provide a first line of defense against dirt and moisture that customers track into your business. During Black Friday it is important to use an entrance mat to protect your floors. Entrance mats will save you money spent on floor cleaning and maintenance.
Disinfect: It is flu season and germs can spread very easy when a large group of people are in your retail store. We recommend throughout the day disinfecting touch points such as door knobs, railings and the checkout counter. Also you can buy a bottle of disinfecting hand soap to leave at your register so you and your customers can both reduce your chances of getting sick.
Garbage Cans: When people cannot find a place to throw out their trash it can end up becoming your mess. On Black Friday you should strategically place garbage cans around your retail store so customers can find them easily and throw out their trash. We also recommend pre lining the trash can several times so the garbage can is already lined after removing the full garbage bag. This will also protect you in case a liner breaks.
Be Prepared for Anything: Accident’s happen and the best way to deal with accidents is to be prepared for when they do happen. We recommend having paper towels on hand to clean up a spill and a stain remover such as a Tide to Go Pen on hand in case of a clothing stain. Helping customers stay clean is just as important as keeping your business clean.