Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Black Friday Crowd Control Barriers for Sale

Check out our sales prices on these Black Friday specials:

Galvanized Steel Barriers starting at just $99.00:

Galvanized Steel BarrierOur galvanized steel barrier is ideal where high quality, attractive, and durable crowd control is required, like your Black Friday shopping sales! Built to proven design standards, this steel barrier is built from high-quality carbon steel and is hot-dipped galvanized inside and out to ensure long-term weather resistance.

Our frames are made from durable 1.5" OD 16 gauge or 1.25" OD 14 gauge steel tubing, while uprights are made from 5/8" OD 16 gauge steel tubing. Uprights are fully inserted into the frame before welding, providing extraordinary strength. Choose from two foot systems: a detachable bridge foot, or a detachable flat foot. Barricade interlock using the industry standard hook and half-loop fastening system. 3 Year warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Police departments, event organizers, fairs,festivals, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, and others all use these steel barriers to route their attendees and event visitors.

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Line King Retractable Belt Stanchions starting at just $49.95:

Line-King Crowd Control Stanchions - Black w/10' BeltThis Line-King stanchion offers everything that matters at a price that can't be beat. We've limited the finishes and belt colors and prebuilt these Line-King stanchions in large quantities to save time and money. Those savings on these Line-King stanchions are then passed on to you to offer a quality retractable belt stanchion at an affordable price. What more could you ask for to support your Black Friday Sales!

The savings don't stop there. These Line-King stanchion posts are shipped two per box, knocked down so that you save even more on shipping. The assembly of these Line-King stanchions are easy too. Simply place the base weight of the Line-King stanchions on the floor and screw in the post. No tools required, assembles in seconds.

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CrowdControlExperts.com is a part of the Twin Discovery Systems, Inc family of ecommerce businesses focused exclusively on the commercial products market segment.  

CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.

CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

Prepare Early for Black Friday Crowds Using Stanchions and Barriers

As evidenced by the letter below from the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health from last year, please contact us early to prepare for your Black Friday sales crowds and above all else, be safe.

November 14, 2012

Dear Retailer:

I am writing this letter to re-emphasize how critical it is to consider the safety of employees and customers during the upcoming holiday retail season. As you may know, a worker was trampled to death four years ago, as shoppers rushed through a retailer's doors to take advantage of an after Thanksgiving Day "Black Friday" sales event.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strongly encourages retailers to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during the holiday season's major sales events, or at other events where large crowds may gather.

Enclosed is an OSHA Fact Sheet entitled, "Crowd Management Safety Tips for Retailers." We encourage that employers and retail store owners use these safety guidelines, in addition to their own procedures, when crowds are expected this holiday season.

Under the federal law (the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970) which created OSHA, employers are responsible for providing a place of employment free of recognized hazards that are likely to cause serious injury or death. We recommend that employers and retail store owners adopt a plan that includes, at a minimum, the elements outlined in the fact sheet.

If you have any questions, call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or contact your local OSHA Area Office. Thank you for your attention to this urgent worker safety matter.
Sincerely,
David Michaels, PhD, MPH

CrowdControlExperts.com is a part of the Twin Discovery Systems, Inc family of ecommerce businesses focused exclusively on the commercial products market segment.  

CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.

CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

Black Friday Shopping is Just Around The Corner...Review The OSHA Guidelines for Crowd Control

Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers

OSHA Fact SheetCrowd related injuries can occur during special sales and promotional events. In 2008, a worker died at the opening of a "Black Friday" sale.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing their workers with safe and healthy workplaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages employers to adopt effective safety and health management systems to identify and eliminate work-related hazards, including those caused by large crowds at retail sales events
OSHA has prepared these guidelines to help employers and store owners avoid injuries during the holiday shopping season, or other events where large crowds may gather. Crowd management planning should begin in advance of events that are likely to draw large crowds, and crowd management, pre-event setup, and emergency situation management should be part of event planning. OSHA recommends that employers planning a large shopping event adopt a plan that includes the following elements.

Planning
  • Where large crowds are expected, hire additional staff as needed and have trained security or crowd management personnel or police officers on site.
  • Create a detailed staffing plan that designates a location for each worker. Based on the size of the crowd expected, determine the number of workers that are needed in various locations to ensure the safety of the event (e.g., near the door entrances and throughout the store).
  • Ensure that workers are properly trained to manage the event.
  • Contact local fire and police agencies to determine if the event site meets all public safety requirements, and ensure that all permits and licenses are obtained and that local emergency services, including the local police, fire department and hospital, are aware of the event.
  • Designate a worker to contact local emergency responders if necessary.
  • Designate a store manager to make key decisions as needed during the event.
  • Provide legible and visible signs that describe entrance and exit locations, store opening times, and other important information such as the location of major sale items and restrooms.
  • Prepare an emergency plan that addresses potential dangers facing workers, including overcrowding, crowd crushing, being struck by the crowd, violent acts and fire. Share emergency plan with all local public safety agencies.
  • Train workers in crowd management procedures and the emergency plan. Provide them with an opportunity to practice the special event plan. Include local public safety agencies if appropriate.
Pre-Event Setup:
  • Set up barricades or rope lines for crowd management well in advance of customers arriving at the store.
  • Make sure that barricades are set up so that the customers' line does not start right at the entrance to the store. This will allow for orderly crowd management entry and make it possible to divide crowds into small groups for the purpose of controlling entrance.
  • Ensure that barricade lines have an adequate number of breaks and turns at regular intervals to reduce the risk of customers pushing from the rear and possibly crushing others, including workers.
  • Designate workers to explain approach and entrance procedures to the arriving public, and direct them to lines or entrances.
  • Make sure that outside personnel have radios or some other way to communicate with personnel inside the store and emergency responders.
  • Consider using mechanisms such as numbered wristbands or tickets to provide the earlier arriving customers with first access to sale items.
  • Consider using Internet lottery for "hot" items.
  • Locate sale items in different parts of the store to prevent overcrowding in one place.
  • Locate shopping carts and other potential obstacles or projectiles inside the store and away from the entrance, not in the parking lot.
  • If appropriate, provide public amenities including toilets, washbasins, water and shelter.
  • Communicate updated information to customers waiting in line. Have signs and distribute pamphlets showing the location of entrances and exits, store opening times and location of special sales items within the store.
  • Shortly before opening, remind waiting crowds of the entrance process (i.e., limiting entry to small groups, redemption of numbered tickets, etc.).
During the Sales Event:
  • Provide a separate store entrance for staff. Provide door monitors there to prevent crowd entry.
  • Make sure that all employees and crowd control personnel are aware that the doors are about to open.
  • Staff entrances with uniformed guards, police or other authorized personnel.
  • Use a public address system or bullhorns to manage the entering crowd and to communicate information or problems.
  • Position security or crowd managers to the sides of entering (or exiting) public, not in the center of their path.
  • Provide crowd and entry management measures at all entrances, including the ones not being used. If possible, use more than one entrance.
  • When the store reaches maximum occupancy, do not allow additional customers to enter until the occupancy level drops.
  • Provide a safe entrance for people with disabilities.
Emergency Situations:
  • Do not restrict egress, and do not block or lock exit doors.
  • Know in advance who to call for emergency medical response.
  • Keep first-aid kits and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available, and have personnel trained in using AEDs and CPR onsite.
  • Instruct employees, in the event of an emergency, to follow instructions from authorized first responders, regardless of company rules.
CrowdControlExperts.com is a part of the Twin Discovery Systems, Inc family of ecommerce businesses focused exclusively on the commercial products market segment. 

CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.

CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Are You Ready For The Halloween Retail Spend, 158 Million People to Celebrate Halloween This Year

 

According to NRF’s Halloween Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities this year. Those celebrating will are expected to spend $75.03 on décor, costumes, candy and fun. Overall, average spending on Halloween has increased 54.7 percent since 2005, with total spending estimated to reach $6.9 billion in 2013.

Let CrowdControlExperts.com help you optimize your Halloween sales. Use our innovative signage to highlight in store specials, creatively display new items, and merchandise more effectively.

Use CrowdControlExperts.com in-queue merchandising to put the season's smaller, innovative offerings right at your customers’ fingertips and at a time when they are standing on the checkout line. Our  highly affordable In-Queue Merchandising solution has been proven to boost impulse purchasing by 400% and increase margins by 30% - transforming ‘dead’ queuing space into valuable additional retail space.

Choose from a wide selection of retractable belt stanchions & barriers to control your crowds and create an orderly, effective flow toward checkout. According to the NRF survey, 43.6 percent of people plan to dress up and will spend a total of $2.6 billion on traditional and awe-inspiring costumes. Specifically, consumers will shell out $1.04 billion on children’s costumes, and $1.22 billion on adult costumes. When it comes to pets, 13.8 percent of those celebrating will take the extra time to find the perfect costume for their favorite four-legged friend, and will spend approximately $330 million. Additionally, celebrants will spend $2.08 billion on candy and $360 million on greeting cards. Second only to Christmas in terms of spending on decorations, Americans will spend $1.96 billion on life-size skeletons, fake cob webs, mantle pieces and other festive decorations.

Check out some of our cost-effective specials designed with ROI in mind and to maximize your Halloween retail revenue. Help yourself to a bigger piece of this year’s holiday spending and scare up some new sales!

CrowdControlExperts.com is a part of the Twin Discovery Systems, Inc family of ecommerce businesses focused exclusively on the commercial products market segment.  CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.

CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

With the latest spending survey out from NRF, Halloween rates only second to Christmas when it comes to buying decorations with Americans spending $1.96 billion on glittery pumpkins, door décor, fake cobwebs and various skeletal items. Costume spend for children, adult and pets is up to $2.6 billion. Overall Halloween spend is expected to reach a whopping $6.9 billion. To ensure your treat and to not get tricked out of missed sales opportunities -- retailers still have time to review and re ‘vamp’  how they intend to deliver the best possible in-store customer journey.

By using both traditional and next generation digital signage, retailers can highlight in store specials, conduct interactive storytelling, draw customers in for food & drink sampling and creatively display highly visual, branded items. By showing and telling shoppers how items can be used, combined or worn, creates excitement and helps customers make your ideas their own.
In-queue merchandising puts the season's smaller, innovative offerings right at your customers’ fingertips and at a time when they are standing on the checkout line -- open to being informed or entertained. In fact, Tensator's highly affordable In-Queue Merchandising solution is proven to boost impulse purchasing by 400% and increase margins by 30% - transforming ‘dead’ queuing space into valuable additional retail space.
Combining these with a well-staffed and an effective checkout process means your customers won’t second think their purchase items and walk away because the line is just too long – a scary prospect indeed.
Tensator has some cost-effective specials designed with ROI in mind and to maximize your Halloween retail revenue – give them a try – and help yourself to a bigger piece of this year’s pumpkin pie. 
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