OSHA Safety Guidelines for Black Friday Promotions

We’re down to the wire here.  Black Friday is less than 48 hours away. While it may be too late to purchase equipment, there’s plenty you can do to be sure your store is ready. In an effort to stress the importance of safety on Black Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has… Read More

The Countdown Begins: 10 Days Until Black Friday

The National Retail Federation (NRF) speculates that this year, 140 million people will be shopping during Thanksgiving weekend. About 24% (33 million people) said they plan to shop on Thanksgiving day, 69% (97 million people) on Black Friday, 44% (61 million people) on Saturday, and 24% (34 million people) on Sunday. The overlap appears because… Read More

Post-N-Panel Crowd Control – The Ultimate Queueing Solution

What if we told you there’s a way to create an effective, attractive queueing system, provide privacy and security, advertise a message prominently, and improve wayfinding all with one system? We’re telling you that. With Post-N-Panel crowd control, you get the benefits provided by security barricades, stanchions, and stand-alone signage, all in one cohesive setup…. Read More

Renting vs. Buying: Everything You Need to Know

As Black Friday approaches, you’re starting to think about crowd control equipment. Do you have it? Do you need it? Do you need to get more, or replace some of the equipment?   A lot of our clients call to inquire about renting equipment. They see traffic increase exponentially at this time of year, so… Read More

5 Negative Emotions Produced by Long Lines

1.) Stress People are busy. Make them wait longer than they feel they should, and their stress level will rise quickly. 2.) Boredom If you have nothing to keep your customers occupied while they wait, chances are, they’ll start feeling bored. When you’re bored, perceived time multiplies exponentially. In other words, they may only wait… Read More

Waiting for the iPhone 5S – Why?

It’s pretty much all I’ve heard and read about this week. The new iPhone, available in two different models, the 5s, which is the top tier model, and the 5c, which is essentially the economy version. With news of the phone has also come news about the hype surrounding it. You know what I’m talking… Read More

7 Tips for a Safer, Smarter Black Friday Sale

During a Black Friday promotion at Walmart four years ago, a massive group of people anxious to seize the one-day deals, turned this aptly-named day truly dark for one 34-year-old seasonal worker. The man was one of few employees pushing back against hundreds outside. As the crowd shattered the glass doors and ran for their… Read More

5 Tips for Surviving Long Lines at the DMV

1. Catch up on Emails Spend your time reading and replying to all of those emails you’ve been neglecting. You’re being productive and passing the time. 2. Bring a Book A book? What’s that? Remember those sheets of paper bound together by stitches and glue? They tell a story; sometimes a series of stories. But,… Read More

Interactive Queueing Makes Parks Like Disney World Even Better

Long lines are probably the largest, most frequent complaints heard about theme parks. While I haven’t personally been to an amusement park in years, I can understand the frustration. You’re on vacation, and your time is precious. You have a lot you’d like to do on the vacation generally, and more specifically, at the theme… Read More

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (And to Those Who Make Them Wait)

What if I told you that long lines can actually be good for your business? It seems crazy, right? We spend most of our time seeking ways to shorten wait times, however, one researcher at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that with certain products and services, a long wait can actually… Read More