Supermarkets and their employees are working extremely hard to provide fresh food, hygiene products, and essential items to all of us. Even when we stay home as much as possible, supermarkets remain open so we can get our essential supplies. However, preventing over-crowding can be difficult when there are too many people in the supermarket. Making sure that there are not too many people in the store at the same time is one of the major challenges supermarkets are facing. Getting it wrong can result in expensive fines, but controlling capacity manually is expensive.
Everyone, including customers and employees, is concerned about the spreading of the coronavirus. The question is, how can stores easily and cost-effectively comply with the safety rules while keeping their stores open? The employees have more than enough to do at the checkout or in the store, refilling shelves. So, there must be a better way!
The People Counting Solution for Supermarkets and Retailers
Our approach for solving this issue is real-time counting of people, going in and out of the store. This makes it possible to know, in real-time, how many people are inside the supermarket at any time. Our business partners use these counts in their newly developed traffic light system, which shows customers if they have to wait or can enter, using a red and green light.
We want to make it easy for store managers to monitor and manage the capacity statuses of their stores, so customers can be served as well as possible, while employees can focus on their daily tasks. If you are interested in this solution, please contact us directly to discuss your options and to get the system installed at your site.
Dashboards and reports for showing these customer insights (from the in/out counting) are available, too. They could support you, in the long run, to identify changes in visitor numbers, recognize trends, and compare branches.