Retractable belts direct the flow of foot traffic in airports, restaurants, theaters, amusement parks, conventions, and almost anywhere that people may wait in line. This crowd control method is simple yet effective in five major ways.
1. Improved Customer Experience
Well-defined queues move more quickly and smoothly. Retractable belt stanchions form lines that reduce the stress of customers and employees alike. Orderly lines lower the risk of customer injury, especially during the business’s busiest times.
In addition, these stanchions can wall off VIP areas or keep visitors away from dangerous areas in the event of an accident.
A retractable belt stanchion can be permanently placed or portable. You can customize the material, design, and color of the belts and stands to fit the atmosphere of your business. Stanchions range from elegant high-class to simple minimalist designs.
Portable stanchions are much cheaper and easier to replace than permanent forms of line-forming crowd control.
Retractable belts are designed so you can arrange the belts into different configurations for different line formations. This is especially handy if your business has different amounts of customers at different times.
These stanchions are great for special occasions like conventions and trade shows. They’re lightweight and compact, allowing for easy transportation and storage.
Retractable belt posts are likely to get bumped, knocked over, and scratched over time. Make sure you choose hardy materials that can handle years of daily wear. For example, stainless steel posts resist damage, heat, and corrosion.
5. More Than Just a Barrier
With a little creativity, stanchions can provide more than basic crowd control. For example, you can customize or put signs on them to indicate important information like DO NOT ENTER and PARKING.
Customers waiting in line are a prime target for advertising. Install signs on top of your stanchions to advertise deals or new products. Try to customize stands or belts to include your brand’s colors or logo.
You may be able to customize stanchions so customers can write on them. This is helpful for banks and other locations where people might want to write while waiting in line.