Small business owners and restauranteurs are wise to invest in umbrella stands for a variety of reasons. Most obvious is the benefit such stands provide to patrons. After all, who wants to eat dinner aside a sopping wet umbrella? Invest in a stand, and allow guests to easily hang-dry their umbrellas on stormy afternoons and evenings. Wet umbrella stands provide another less obvious benefit, however. In providing a space for umbrellas to hang dry, these racks help to prevent the formation of dangerous puddles at the restaurant entryway.
Everyone knows that preventing slip and fall accidents starts with a proactive plan for keeping floors clean, dry, and safe throughout operating hours. Hotels, retail storefronts, and high end shopping and leisure destinations understand this concept well. Visit any of these commercial properties, and you will always find products designed to minimize moisture and debris accumulation. Most popular are commercial mats and umbrella bag stands. These two products are designed to neutralize the biggest safety threats: Dirty shoes and wet umbrellas. Mat selection should be based on several factors, including visitor flow, temperature, mat location, and weather needs. Many of the same standards can be used to select an umbrella safety product as well. Cans, stands, racks, and “automatic umbrella wrappers” are 4 of the most popular umbrella products on the market. Visit this article for a point blank comparison of the pros and cons of each, including price and liability concerns.
Just because Christmas is over does not mean retail store owners can shelf their concern for in-store safety. The National Retail Federation cites the Saturday following Christmas (known as Super Saturday) as one of the top 10 busiest shopping days of the year, most likely fueled by customers who are making returns. The potential for danger lingers through the new year and into spring as unpredictable and sometimes severe weather also threatens to make premises wet and slippery. To ensure customer safety while also focusing on limiting your liability, follow this Holiday Season Retail Safety Checklist. Published by the editors of the Umbrella Bagger Blog, this guide provides an overview of planning, executing, and managing events in a way that maximizes safety for both customers and employees.
In response to a new study that shows slips and falls are mostly the result of poorly maintained floors, Umbrellabagger.com has announced a new awareness campaign for retail safety. This holiday season, retailers are smart to plan for the most busy days of the year by concentrating on preventing slip and fall accidents. Umbrella Bagger specializes in selling umbrella stands and dispenser units designed to keep wet umbrellas from making slippery situations in entryway floors. This year, the company has posted the 10 busiest shopping days on the Umbrella Bagger Blog, along with tips to keep storefronts in tip-top condition for excited holiday shoppers.
Preventing slippery floors is critical for all business owners. As illustrated in the infographic above, slip and fall accidents cost American business owners billions of dollars each year. Moreover, the Liberty Mutual Research Institute reports that slip and fall accidents have increased between 1998 and 2008, unlike the other top 10 accident categories, each of which have slowly declined in real cost over time. This infographic has been produced by Umbrella Bagger, the Web’s leading provider of high quality Automatic Wet Umbrella Wrappers for commercial business and property owners. For your free copy, claim the embed code by visiting Free Infographic: Prevent Slippery Floors, Reduce Accidents.
The Washington, DC area has a number of great neighborhoods for shopping. Through the area you’ll find multiple locations of the large national stores such as Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Gap, Old Navy, etc. If you know where to look, you’ll also find a lot of unique stores and shopping locations. Here is a guide to help you find the best neighborhoods for shopping in Maryland, DC, Washington and Northern Virginia.
Today’s marketplace is more competitive than ever before, particularly for brick-and-mortar stores that compete for customers and in-store sales. As a result, business leaders have begun to pay more attention to ‘customer knowledge improvement.’ This practice requires a thorough comprehension of who buys, as well as when, where, and how they are doing it. By taking a look at the big picture, business leaders can discuss ways to enhance customer experience through the buying cycle. In turn, companies could enjoy the benefits of greater revenue numbers, more consumers, increased satisfaction, and repeat business. There are lots of ways to improve customer experience. Some involve the utilization of products within the facility, such as for example floor mats, wet umbrella case dispensers, and other products that improve safety and health. Other practices include a business’s human capital, requiring managers to teach employees to higher handle customer relationships.