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

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

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

Dissecting the Cronut Craze: How Do They Do It?

If you haven’t heard of the Cronut, it’s the latest food trend in Manhattan. As the name suggests, it’s a hybrid croissant-donut crafted by Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo. This unique pastry made it’s debut in May, and it didn’t take long for word of its apparent awesomeness to spread. Now, the pastry has its… Read More

Waitbot App Provides Real-Time Wait Estimates for Any Line

Play a game with me for a moment: It’s a Friday afternoon. You’ve got the day off from work, and you have a few errands to run. You’d like to make it to the DMV and renew your registration, but you don’t want to end up waiting for two hours and waste half of your… Read More

10 Little Known Queueing Facts

  1. Men are more likely to give up on a queue than women. Men start to inflate the amount of time they believe they have waited after two minutes. Women give it three minutes. 2. The term “faffing” refers to the time delay when a person gathers their things after paying at checkout. The… Read More

Introducing 2 Spring Stanchion Specials

Spring is here, and we all know what that means. “Spring cleaning.” That dreadful term we hear every year around this very time. It starts to invade our thoughts, draining the fun from the season. Oftentimes, it means money and time spent toward renovating or updating our facilities. Well, if crowd control is on your… Read More