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Signage and Wayfinding Solutions – A Queuevolution

Signage and Wayfinding Solutions – A Queuevolution Promotional and wayfinding signage is essential to any business. From stadium signage designed to improve visitor wayfinding, to totem signage which can highlight information at the beginning, middle, and end of queues. By utilising wayfinding and business signage, you can display clear messages to pedestrians to speed up […]

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Keeping Pedestrians Safe using Event Barriers At Sporting Events in 2022

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Significant disruption The COVID‐19 pandemic has resulted in the most significant disruption to the world’s sporting calendar since the Second World War, with numerous sports events canceled or postponed across the world.  Rules have now been relaxed Now, the rules have now been relaxed, with Wales being the last of […]

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5 benefits of queue management systems

Having good queue management procedures in place can make a real difference to any customer-facing environment. Whilst the world is aims to exit global pandemic, it highlighted the need for effective queue management. As well as continuing to ensure your customers feel safe and remain socially distanced where necessary there are other benefits of queue […]

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7 ways to improve customer flow management

Customer flow management is the practice of effectively guiding and overseeing the movement of people around a customer-facing environment. This could be a queue in a grocery store or a piece of signage directing passengers in an airport. No matter the industry, it’s how queues are dealt with that becomes the issue, rather than the […]

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How to use custom printed safety barriers and branded queue management systems

One of the questions we’re often asked about safety solutions and queue management products is “can we customise them?” The answer is yes, you can! Well-designed, high-quality equipment is worth the investment, but the right products can do more for you than you think. Customising the look of barriers or banners not only gives you […]

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3 Ways That Wayfinding Signage Benefits the Customer Experience

For many customers, a lack of clear signage can make for a frustrating customer experience – leading to lost purchases and harmful reviews. How can you help customers find their way around whilst improving safety and efficiency? Whether you’re in the transport, events, or leisure and tourism sector, providing an organised layout with wayfinding signage […]

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HOW TO MANAGE PASSENGER NUMBERS MORE EFFICIENTLY IN YOUR TRAIN STATION

How to manage passenger numbers more efficiently in your train station

In the last year, passenger rail journeys in the UK reached 1.759 billion. The government’s Office of Rail and Road reports that this is a ‘record high’. With numbers like these, how can you manage passengers to make your station safer, more efficient, and ready to cope with demand? The rise in rail usage looks […]

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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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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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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 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 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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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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importance of queuing systems

The importance of queuing systems

In a customer-facing environment, effective queueing systems are crucial. The importance of queuing systems is three-fold… From a safety perspective, poor queuing systems can lead to overcrowding and in light of COVID-19, unnecessary contact between customers. From an operational perspective, poor queuing systems can lead to a drop in productivity from staff as they spend […]

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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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