5 Best Ways To Make Your Queuing Systems Winter Ready

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5 Best Ways To Make Your Queuing Systems Winter Ready

The leaves are beginning to drop and Autumn is beginning to turn to Winter and the nights are drawing in. With the holidays fast approaching, more people are going to be out celebrating with friends and family.

If you run a hospitality venue or retail premises, you’ll be aware that getting customers to queue up outside at this time of year, in the cold and dark, is rather different to lining people up when it’s warm and sunny. At the same time, we know that many places, especially busy and popular ones, are still operating using ‘traffic‐light’ systems, so standing in line remains part of post‐pandemic life.

That’s likely to remain true of nightclubs and similar after‐dark venues, all of which will be hoping for a busier party season and run‐up to Christmas than they did in 2020 now that Covid restrictions have gradually been lifted.

However, customers may still feel uncomfortable visiting stores, bars, clubs and restaurants, despite the vaccination rates increasing and the easing of restrictions. Covid apart, many are worried about catching flu or the ‘super cold’, described by sufferers as the ‘worst cold ever’, which is going around. Not to mention the usual coughs and sneezes that inevitably kick in as the weather turns colder.

That means it’s important that you create an environment in which people feel safe, inside and outdoors, while standing in line. Get it wrong and you risk them taking their business to somewhere they do feel safe and protected – i.e. one of your direct competitors.

Especially at this time of year, queue management is vital so that you don’t keep people waiting longer than the recommended 15 minute waiting time outside in the cold and rain. Otherwise they may well simply give up and go home or elsewhere.

We have products to improve your winter queue experience

1) HAND SANITISER UNIT

hand sanitiser unitHaving this stuff, well, to hand, always makes the customer feel safer. Our Hand Sanitiser Unit is an easy way to prevent cross contamination.

We offer a range of dispenser products, including ‘no touch’, lightweight and portable solutions which can be easily mounted on top of any Tensabarrier®.

The unit can be easily be refilled with any hand sanitiser brand saving you money, and easy clean drip tray catches any unwanted dripping onto the floor. The units can also be incorporated in any location within your venue in addition to your queue.

Our automatic non-touch hand santitizers are just £72.09 when you buy direct our extended Black Friday offer. Plus you’ll get next working day delivery Monday to Thursdays.

 

2) MERCHANDISING IMPULSE BOWL

tensator merchandising bowl This can go on top of any regular Tensabarrier® or In‐Queue merchandising system, with the bowl fitting on securely.

It’s made from lightweight yet durable polycarbonate plastic, and you can fill it with wipes or tissues, sweets to thank people for waiting or small items of merchandise for impulse purchases.

 

3) POST‐TOP SIGNAGE HOLDER

tensabarrier a4 post top sign holderThe Tensabarrier® A4 Sign Holders fit to the top of any Tensabarrier® and features a removable clear acrylic pocket. This enables you tailor your message to instantly inform, communicate, or promote to your customers.

The post-top signage holder is compatible with any Tensabarrier® post. You can then move this to wherever you need it, and this product is suitable for a wide range of environments. Product is also availble in A3 format.

Our Tensabarrier® Sign Holders are available from £36.09 when you buy direct with our extended Black Friday offer. Plus you’ll get next working day delivery Monday to Thursdays.

 

4) NIGHTVIEW™ WEBBING

tensator night view webbing This is webbing designed to boost visual safety in a wide variety of applications, indoors and outside. Highly visible even in poor light, it comprises two strips of reflective material, directly woven into our finest webbing.

Our Nightview Webbing™ can be used to cordon off potential hazards or define safe traffic routes between the road and the pavement or pedestrian area. It also comes in a range of high‐visibility colours with a hard wearing recycled rubber base. What’s more, you can add it to any Tensabarrier® product. Ideal for after‐dark venues.

 

5) CAFE BARRIERS

café barriers

You may want to consider introducing a cafe barrier system as part of your queue management solution. Not only are our cafe barriers easy to install, dismantle and store away, the banner itself is completely customisable for you to feature your branding or messaging.

The cafe banners are made using fabric that features a hard wearing dye print that does not scratch or deteriorate.

Alternatively, a cost effective method could be to use your cafe banners for saleable advertising space which could lead to great marketing opportunity and additional revenue streams.

 

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Pack of 2 premium posts with cast iron bases designed especially with accessibility in mind. This is the safest and most durable barrier on the market with a slow and safe belt retraction system. As all Tensabarrier products it features an optimum post height to prevent queue jumping. It even works with all Tensabarrier accessories Perfect for Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism, Transportation areas, Retail outlets and so much more. Order direct from the people who invented the first retractable barrier.

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