So much of the hype surrounding the Black Friday shopping holiday centers around the deals. Whether searching for shoes, electronics, or kitchen items, the sheer number of markdowns is enough to inspire even the deepest turkey commas out of bed early Friday morning to beat the crowds.
From a store owner's perspective, the prospect of large sales should not be the only thing on your mind. With large crowds comes great responsibility. Specifically, store owners should be equally (if not more) concerned with crowd control measures and safety issues as they are with stocking shelves and swiping credit cards. Here are the top two areas to look out for in order to keep shoppers safe on Black Friday:
Shopping injuries, especially during peak times, is not only bad for business but it can also result in a hefty lawsuit depending on the nature and circumstances of the accident. Being over-prepared for bargain-hungry customers is the only way to approach the hectic season.