3 Steps Retailers Should Take to Prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday Sale

Attention retailers: Black Friday is creeping up on us. We’ve got about three weeks to go. Are you ready? If not, don’t worry, you still have time. But don’t wait much longer. Act now and rest easy when November 28th approaches. To ensure you’re ready to conquer the crowds and hold a successful sale, take… Read More

Reduce Wait Times with the Post Mount Writing Table

Customer using post mount writing table

Imagine if you could reduce wait times and get valuable information from your customers, all with one simple addition to your in-store setup. Now you can do that with Visiontron’s latest queueing product, the Post Mount Writing Table. This unique product provides customers with a writing surface and optional pen to fill out forms such… Read More

Mismanaged Queue Creates Chaos in Shoe Store

Messy Shoe Aisle

I went shopping for some new shoes this weekend. When I arrived at the store, I was shocked by the crowds. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday, so I kind of figured most people would be outdoors, but that was not the case. Apparently everyone was in need of some soles. Anyhow, as I was… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

6 People You Don’t Want to Get Behind (In Line)

It’s happened to each and everyone of us. You get in line and you know right away – I’m going to be here awhile. These situations aren’t always avoidable, but you should know what you’re getting yourself into from the start. So we made this list for you, about the 6 worst people to wait… Read More