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Preparing Your Store or Shopping Complex for the Holidays

It seems as though the holiday shopping season arrives a little bit earlier each year. If you own or manage a store or shopping complex, now is time to take precautions for the upcoming holiday rush! In order to keep your store in proper running condition, minimizing hassles and maximizing sales, here are a few things you should do today:

  • Hire Security – Make sure you have plenty of security on hand, especially near areas where customers might be tempted to steal items, such as jewelry and electronics. You should have a professional San Jose security guard at each exit door as well as a few cameras if they are not already installed.
  • Consider Seasonal Workers – Make sure you have plenty of seasonal help before the big holiday rush. Don’t wait until two weeks before shopping season and expect that everyone will know what to do at the register, in the stock room or on the floor. There are numerous people looking for seasonal work, so start hiring early to get the best. Then, work closely with your new-hires so they get to know your products or services. Their knowledge will enhance the experience for your customers and relieve some of the stress on you as the boss.
  • Cover the Floor – Make sure you have enough stock to go around. Careful planning and display preparations are important in making sure that you are organized and consistently have the right amounts of products to fill demand.
  • Create an Experience – Don’t just put items on a store shelf for customers to buy. Make a shopping experience in each department. Decorate the department so that it looks like a holiday extravaganza. This will entice customers, making them get more in the holiday spirit, eventually spending more money.

Are you ready to get started on the above list for holiday preparations? Start with the first point and contact ADS Guards in San Jose. We offer armed and unarmed security guards for on-site security at commercial and retail locations and also offer security patrol in San Jose, which can be great to help deter crime and car break-ins during the busy holiday season.

For more information, call us today at 1-800-794-1550. We’ve been proudly serving the San Jose area for more than a decade and would be honored to help you with your upcoming holiday security.