There has already been a lot of talk about crowd control. That conversation will continue just as long as small to medium sized businesses resist the good advice of having exit and entrance turnstiles installed at strategic points of the business premises. It does not matter what kind of business premises it is, just as long as there is going to be a steady uptick in foot traffic throughout the course of the business day, the principle is still the same.
Perhaps a different tack should be used to make a more convincing case. When you install turnstiles to your business premises, of course, you will be able to control your crowds. You would hope to have crowds because, after all, that is where your bread and butter lies. It will help you keep the business afloat and realize month to quarter to annual financial targets. Now, if you install entrance and exit turnstiles to your business premises – it does not matter what kind of business it is, the fact remains, there is foot traffic you will always be better positioned to control your business.
If you have already been consistent and disciplined in your approach to good housekeeping, stock taking and proper risk management, then these scenarios will be few and far between. But even so, and like any steady business, you should never leave anything to chance. An accidental spillage by a customer can lead to a wet floor causing an injury. Customers can also be culpable in causing accidental fires. In this critical case, crowd control is important.
And that is where the turnstiles are put to good use. They do not restrict movement, but they do allow for safe and orderly exits or entrances from and to the business premises.