The holiday inventory is hitting the shelves, ordered back in the summer, in an effort to anticipate what holiday shoppers might seek this season. The continuing coronavirus pandemic means unique challenges as well as unpredictable consumer shopping and spending. As you stock the shelves with holiday merchandise in hopes of recouping sales lost by the mandatory closures and ongoing reopening continuing to keep your guests and your employees safe is key. Somewhere in between the traditional holiday shopping everyone enjoys to the fear still surrounding COVID-19, there is a place where consumers, retailers, and employees can find safety and enjoyment during Holiday shopping this year. There is no doubt the pandemic will change shopping this year, but Signature Sanitize by Signature Maids can help you get ready for the holiday shoppers.
Getting Ready for Holiday Shoppers
While holiday shoppers will likely continue the trend of shopping online, many others, well aware of the need for community support, plan to shop locally, at small businesses. Many holiday shoppers have already begun their shopping for the perfect gift, hoping to avoid crowds and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Here’s how you can keep your retail spaces safe for your guests and your employees, and ready to welcome holiday shoppers this year.
Ensuring employee health is crucial. Doing so means following national, state, and local guidelines, such as prescreening employees daily, having employees wear masks and practice physical distancing, and offering a generous leave policy for those who are ill. Hygiene is equally important, which means encouraging employees to wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds or using alcohol-based sanitizer or wipes with at least 60 percent alcohol. Reducing the need to share high-touch items (computers, registers, phones, etc.) is also important to maintain employee health and reduce the risk of exposure or infection.
Promoting a clean and safe environment for shoppers is more important than ever before, in some instances more highly valued than product offerings and even sales. With COVID-19 numbers on the rise once again, concerned consumers want to be sure they are shopping in a safe and clean environment. For many this means obvious cleaning protocols and safety guidelines including the availability of masks and hand sanitizer, as well as limits on the number of shoppers and social distancing procedures. Lengthening store hours, as well as offering private events, by appointment shopping experiences, and special shopping hours for those at higher risk for infection can attract holiday shoppers to your business.
Signature Maids can help not only with regular cleaning services, but also with Signature Sanitize, the company’s disinfection and sanitization services. Signature Sanitize features an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved disinfecting solution (Vital Oxide) applied by Signature Maids professionally trained technicians. The process features a touchless application via electrostatic foggers which evenly distributes the solution to all surfaces, killing bacteria and viruses as well as eliminating allergens. Because the process is touchless and requires no rinsing, the opportunity for cross contamination is reduced.
Vital Oxide, as an EPA registered hospital disinfectant, eliminates 99.999 percent of viruses, bacteria, and allergens including COVID-19, Hepatitis, Influenza, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Norovirus, Swine Flu (H1N1), and more. The solution is non-residual and leaves no film on surfaces, as well as non- corrosive, and non-irritating to skin. The electrostatic spray technology delivers the ionized solution to all touchpoints and surfaces, extending into even the most hard to reach places in a timely manner. Since no rinsing or wiping is required, the application is delivered quickly, with less downtime.
Get Ready for Holiday Shopper with Signature Sanitize
For more information, call on the professionals at Signature Maids and discover all the benefits of Signature Sanitize Disinfection and Sanitization Service for your retail business.