3 Advantages of Using Plastic Stanchions

If you look closely, you’ll notice plastic stanchions are used all over the place for the purposes of crowd control. They’ve become so common, you may not even notice they’re there. That’s the point! Plastic stanchions can control crowds without customers feeling constrained in any way. Here are a few reasons you should consider this effective form of crowd control in your business.

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Smart Ways to Manage Your Customer Service Queues

Customer service queues are the bane of most businesses. Disney parks have developed elaborate queues for people who stand in line for hours after a long, hot day of walking long distances. Your queues may not need to be as elaborate, but you still want to be able to direct people to where they need to go. At VIP Crowd Control, Inc., we have seen that ropes and stanchions are the basis for a good customer service queue. After all, even Disney Parks use them to enhance their lines!

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The History behind Retractable Belt Stanchions

There is nothing more maddening than thinking you’re almost to the front of the line, and realizing the line snaked around in a different direction. Back to the end, and the wait has become much longer. That is when a retractable belt stanchion really comes in handy.

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Why Plastic Stanchions Are Better Than Metal Ones

The Crowd

When you picture a large crowd standing outside an event venue, what’s your focus? Is it the number of people or their manner of dress? Is it the presence or absence of colorful tickets waving in the breeze? Most people would absently focus on these things, but any event coordinator worth his or her salt is going to take a look at the stanchions holding the crowd back. It’s a well-known fact in the event planning world that a plastic stanchion is an excellent choice for retaining a crowd. Here are a few reasons why.

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A Checklist before Buying a Pipe and Drape System

Pipe and drape systems are all around us. We see them at tradeshows, in changing areas and at voting stations as well as cordon off specific sets of individuals at an event. They typically are made of polyester, flame retardant and come in a variety of colors. They can have a logo or message printed on them or be plain. When buying your pipe and drape setup, though, you need to keep a few things in mind.

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5 Ways to Use Pipe and Drape at Weddings

Planning a wedding is complicated enough as it is. Why not look for planning solutions that hit several of your wedding day needs all at once? While most of the things you shop for, like a cake or a tuxedo, have only one purpose, you can find pipe and drape for sale online that serves multiple purposes. These products, which consist of metal or aluminum pipe frames and a decorative drape, can form an artificial wall or panel. These are the top 5 ways this type of feature can be useful at your wedding.

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How to Set up Stanchion Ropes the Right Way

Stanchion ropes are excellent tools for creating lines, barriers, and safe foot traffic flow in a public space. Whether you’re participating in a public expo, presenting an art gallery showing, or even hosting a wedding, you need the right combination of rope and stanchions to keep a typically rowdy public in order.

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What to Look for When Buying Stanchion Retractable Belts

Retractable stanchions are a welcome addition to any business or event that requires crowd control in a non-intrusive fashion. Easy to operate, retractable belt stanchions are perfect for their versatility and efficiency. Before you buy retractable belt stanchions for your workplace, however, you’ll need to know a few things first.

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Decorative Rope and Stanchion Options for Special Events

There’s something about a classic rope and stanchion set that conveys a sense of opulence and exclusivity. Society and the media have affiliated the two with the promotion of these products at red carpet events and awards ceremonies that feature celebrities. You can use the same traditional red velour velvet belts or others to create the same feeling of luxury among your customers and visitors.

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Choosing the Right Rope Stanchion

A rope and stanchion line is one of the easiest ways for you to establish order and keep people happy at an event or in your business. People don’t deal well with ambiguity. When you set up stanchions that demarcate a route and have a clearly marked beginning and end, you give people the knowledge they need to do what you want them to do. At VIP Crowd Control, Inc., we have seen how happy people are to stand in one of these lines because there is no confusion about who’s first. What type of rope and stanchion setup do you need?

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