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Social Distancing - How Long Will It Impact Retailers?

How long will retailers need to be concerned about the side effects of COVID-19? Will social distancing become the new normal? Will it end with 2020 or can we expect to see these guidelines extend through 2021 or even longer?

For retailers specifically, these guidelines bring a new set of challenges that owners must quickly adapt to, such as proper customer queuing, remote pickup areas, contactless interactions and payments, and temperature checking of employees and customers alike. While many retailers saw an uptick in e-commerce over the past few months, most understand 85% of business is still done in traditional brick-and-mortar stores.


MCC Media- Simple Yet Powerful

When you consider the cost and headache of maintaining static printed signs that must be updated daily, if not hourly, digital signage becomes the natural solution. Today’s digital signage has the ability to change the information displayed based on the time of day, number of customers, and many more potential data points. Imagine the ease of a set-it-and-forget-it signage solution that can automatically, and in real time, change the messaging based on any number of factors; temperature, building capacity, and automated feedback from sensors, cameras, and more.

With digital kiosks, retailers can enable contactless customer engagement and further encourage social distance guidelines. From easy wayfinding, and online payments, to kiosks that include cameras and temperature sensors to ensure customers and employees are healthy before entering the business, digital kiosks make it easy for retailers to keep the doors open.

We have a powerful digital signage platform called MCC Media. It is a simple DSaaS (Digital Signage as a Service) whereby we make it worry-free for you to spend your time and energy focused on your business, not the technology behind the scenes.

Thermal Scanning Kiosks

MCC Thermal - temperature scanning kiosks

With stores reopening and customers returning, keeping them and employees safe has to be a top priority for retailers. The quickest and easiest way to accomplish this is with thermal scanning kiosks strategically placed at entrances.  With the ability to scan individual body temperatures quickly, at 0.2 seconds per wrist, MCC Thermal is the most proactive and convenient way to ensure the health and safety of all who enter the store. With a total cost of ownership at around $0.75 per hour, it is also the most affordable way to put your customers and staff at ease.

We would love to discuss how many of our solutions can provide the right answers to the many questions you are currently facing.  In these changing times, businesses that can adapt will remain and grow. We have 50 years of experience in helping businesses adapt and would love to see how we can help you and your business.

Contact us today, and one of our consultants will reach out with simple questions designed to help find the best solution to your current problems.