The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live, where we go and how we shop. It poses new challenges for businesses & employers worldwide. At present, we are all working hard to support our local communities.
To help control the spread of COVID-19 virus, in many countries, large gatherings of people have been prohibited. Following government rules and safety measures, in countries like USA, China, Italy and even Australia, retailers have started to restrict the number of shoppers and also staff that are being allowed to enter into their stores. Following the lockdown, these measures might be the new norm as the Governments are still working on creating long term solutions to combat the virus.
For the health and wellbeing of staff and shoppers, and to adhere to some regional regulations, many retailers are being asked what measures they are taking to prevent the spread of the virus.
During this time of uncertainty, using our knowledge and global capacity, Checkpoint Systems is in a position to offer solutions to help retailers and the wider community.
We are offering innovative and affordable solutions to help businesses deliver a safer consumer and work environment.
Checkpoint’s SmartOccupancy solution gives real-time visibility of the occupancy levels in your retail environment. Store managers can set and change threshold levels via the online portal. It provides precise counting in crowded areas- counting how many people enter and exit the store and manages multiple counting zones within the same store. With real-time visibility of the occupancy levels in store, SmartOccupancy helps Store Managers make actionable decisions with live data.
The dashboard uses easy to read colour warnings to indicate when it has reached occupancy threshold, while real-time alerts are sent to staff to prompt action.
For retail moving forward, this type of solutions will become necessary as we are seeing it happen all over the world. Real time occupancy data has value beyond ensuring social distancing compliance.
Occupancy (Footfall) is the missing retail metric that stores can utilise to optimise performance. Following up on footfall patterns can keep up productivity even in unforgiving trading periods. When the live footfall numbers are incorporated with current sales at the till, the sales conversion information turns out to be significantly more formidable. This data can play a role in deploying staff, comparing performances of multiple outlets, making accurate marketing and staffing plans for busier periods and overall gaining an understanding of store operation.
With precise accuracy even in crowded areas, SmartOccupancy can help managers maintain a safe consumer and work environment, combat risk and deter theft more effectively.