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How to improve airport passenger flow (and keep your flyers smiling)

With summer just around the corner, many airports are gearing up for what’s likely to be their busiest time of year footfall wise. Last year, the busiest day in aviation history was recorded when a staggering 212,000 flights filled the sky in a single day in June. An added number of scheduled flights in the […]

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3 Top tips for queue management best practice

3 Top tips for queue management best practice

Having a good queue management system in place can not only improve customer satisfaction levels but also reduce wait times. How do you handle long lines of customers? Here are our top tips for queue management best practices. 1. Plan according to your needs The right system for you will depend on your particular requirements […]

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How to manage crowd control in transport hubs

How to manage crowd control in transport hubs

Managing the large flow of traffic across your bus depot, train station or airport can be a challenge, especially when you consider that you need to do so safely and efficiently, 24/7. Even at your quietest times, footfall can quickly build up into long queues if not properly managed. Attempting to manage crowd control manually […]

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Why is effective queue management important

Why is effective queue management important?

No one likes waiting in line. A poorly managed queue could lose you business, make the visitor journey less efficient or create a health hazard. However, effective queue management has become quite a science, with increasingly high-tech methods of taking care of people, space and revenue simultaneously. From stores to airports, find out why queue […]

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3 simple ways to improve queue management in airports

3 simple ways to improve queue management in airports

Passengers today accept that queueing is a likely part of their airport experience — but that doesn’t make it any less stressful. Those airports and airlines that take steps to improve their queue management stand to increase operational efficiency while working wonders for the customer experience. So how can you achieve this? Here are three […]

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Queue management in action

Queue management in action: which industries can benefit the most?

Physical queues will spring up anywhere that users come in person to buy a product or take advantage of a service, whether that’s a retail store or a transit hub. For managers, this raises a number of issues, from customer safety to efficient use of space. A queue doesn’t have to be long for you […]

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access control management

What is Access Control Management and How do I use it?

What is access control management? Access control management is an important component of effectively managing the flow of people and restricting access where there is a need. Gone are the days when locking a door or putting up a temporary barrier are sufficient forms of access control. Now, businesses require better crowd control options to […]

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virtual assistant over christmas

How to utilise a Virtual Assistant over Christmas time in Retail

‘How many weeks until Christmas?!’  With just over 4 weeks to go, high street retailers and shoppers alike will be gearing up for their busiest period in the shopping calendar – Christmas! With online shopping becoming increasingly more popular, many shoppers are swapping the hustle and bustle of in-store to the comforts of their own […]

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queuing over black friday

Keep Customers Safe when Queuing Over Black Friday

Retailers around the globe will be preparing for the start of their busiest shopping period, kicking off on Black Friday, which this year falls on 23 November 2018. A day synonymous with huge queues, retailers will be using this time to assess their plan to manage queuing over Black Friday. What is Black Friday? The […]

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black friday store checklist

Black Friday Store Checklist 2018

Although traditionally a shopping event associated with the US, over the past decade the waves of Black Friday have travelled across the pond in the UK. According to a couple of reputable news sites, the figure for overall US sales for the Black Friday weekend 2016 was $5 billion. Similarly, Britons spent a record £5.8 […]

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increase ROI of safety

Increase ROI of safety in the workplace

Would you spend £1 now to save £2 in the future? The choice may seem simple, but when £1 becomes £1m, and return on investment may not occur for a few years, it can be difficult to justify expenditure. This situation is common for many health and safety professionals when trying to assure stakeholders that […]

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ensure customer satisfaction

How can retailers ensure customer satisfaction through utilising queuing psychology?

As seen in Retail Sector. Harnessing effective queuing measures could be key to how retailers can ensure customer satisfaction and maximise retention rates Global brick-and-mortar storefronts are steadily decreasing as the convenience of online shopping for a time-starved population continues to entice customers. Even world-renowned brands are struggling to stay relevant and maintain loyalty while […]

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improve customer flow management

6 ways to improve customer flow management

Customer flow management is the practice of effectively overseeing the movement of people around a store, library, hospital, airport or any other customer-facing environment. No matter the industry, in a lot of instances, it’s how queues are dealt with that becomes the issue, rather than the fact we have to queue at all. Bad queuing […]

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benefits of queue management systems

4 benefits of queue management systems

Having good queue management procedures in place can make a real difference to any customer-facing environment. There are obvious benefits of queue management systems; such as keeping queues organised, then other secondary benefits such as improving customer loyalty. Read on to find out about 4 key perks of putting customer waiting line management systems in […]

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importance of queuing systems

The importance of queuing systems

In a customer-facing environment, effective queue management procedures are crucial. The importance of queuing systems is two-fold. From an operational perspective, poor queuing systems can lead to a drop in productivity from staff as they spend time trying to organise the queue. From a monetary perspective, if customers decide to leave the queue, or are […]

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solve queuing problems

How to solve queuing problems

Queues are not exclusive to one particular industry, in fact, queues are often expected in many scenarios. As a society, we instinctively line up and wait our turn. Problems arise when queues become longer than anticipated and drive potential customers to leave. Having good queue management systems in place can not only improve customer satisfaction […]

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accessible train station design

Accessible Train Station Design

Taking a journey by rail is not as straightforward for some passengers as it is for others. For people with a disability and reduced mobility, those who are visually impaired or elderly, or have pushchairs or bulky luggage in tow, a railway station can prove incredibly difficult to navigate. Accessible train station design should be […]

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enhancing air travel for disabled passengers

Enhancing Air Travel for Disabled Passengers

Like any other customer-facing industry, ensuring first-class airport passenger flow is crucial for staff working across the aviation industry. With factors such as delays, queues and long walking times between terminals often inevitable, managing these difficulties alongside meeting passenger expectations is key to enhancing air travel for disabled passengers. This complexity presents a challenge, particularly when […]

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manage event safety

Manage Event Safety and Reduce Queue Times This Summer

Visitors have had to endure longer entry queues and waiting times at several UK events this summer, as venues have increased their security measures in response to terrorist attacks over the past year. Large groups of people at any form of an event are potentially a target, so naturally, extra precautions to manage event safety […]

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bring back high street shopping

5 Tips to Help Retailers Bring Back High Street Shopping

The downturn of the high street has been in the news a lot recently with the loss and downsizing of high street giants such as Toys R Us, House of Fraser and Maplins – to the industry, this is no secret or surprise. This downturn has been attributed to a number of different reasons, including […]

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