Time Spent Waiting Isn't the Most Important Part

For some businesses, long lineup aren't necessarily a bad thing. The commonly accepted mantra is that long lineups are bad. They can take away from the customer experience, frustrate customers, and may cause potential customers to just walk away . Who wants to spend any time waiting in a line? But for some businesses and events, long lineups can actually create the appearance of popularity and perceived value. Generally, it is a best practice to create the shortest line possible, but if you're trying to position your business or long lineups are unavoidable, you can use it to your advantage.

The Pain of Waiting and Psychology of Queues: Maintenance and Durability

Stanchions are fairly low maintenance tools for your business. Usually you can just "set it and forget it" for crowd control. However, to maximize the longevity and use of stanchions, there are a few standard practices that can be implemented. On average, entry-level and premium level stanchions may last three and ten years respectively, but good maintenance of these stanchions can help your stanchions go far beyond these standard lifetimes.

Stanchion Maintenance and Durability

Stanchions are fairly low maintenance tools for your business. Usually you can just "set it and forget it" for crowd control. However, to maximize the longevity and use of stanchions, there are a few standard practices that can be implemented. On average, entry-level and premium level stanchions may last three and ten years respectively, but good maintenance of these stanchions can help your stanchions go far beyond these standard lifetimes.

4 Keys To Running a Successful, Soldout Event

Often times, many businesses and organizations will find themselves looking to increase their influence, promote their brand, or reward their own customers. One of the most effective ways to do this is to run an event! They are a great way to meet your customers in person, provide them with value, and have a little bit of fun!

But what goes into running a successful event? Your business might not have the experience or expertise to organize a successful event or the money to pay for that expertise. If you're bootstrapping your event, we have a few tips here that we want you to keep in mind when you are organizing your own event!

Premium vs. Basic Stanchions

As with any product on the market, stanchions come in many shape and forms. The different choices of stanchions tend to leave many of Alpha Crowd Control's customers confused about which stanchion will best meet the needs of their business. In this article, we are going to be breaking down the differences between basic and premium stanchions.

How TIFF, SunWing, and Walmart Manage Huge Crowds

Toronto International Film Festival. SunWing Airlines. Walmart. These are all huge businesses and event organizers that have to deal with huge crowds. Have you ever seen the paparazzi at the TIFF? How about the travellers during Christmas time? One thing that you must have seen at least once in your life has been the crazy Black Friday hordes in Walmart.

How to Repurpose your Stanchions as a Marketing Tool

If you have ever had an employee that was just standing around and doing the bare minimum for their job, wouldn’t you try and get them doing more? Otherwise, your employees wouldn’t be living up to their maximum potential. It’s the same with stanchions. Stanchions can be leveraged to do so much more than just stand there and perform crowd control. Surprised? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. With a few add ons, stanchions can be used in so many ways so they don’t end up just wasting space. One of the most powerful uses? Marketing.

How to Control Big Crowds Without the Headache

Are the big crowds getting to your head? Have people filled your store to the point you can't even walk without bumping into someone? Are there furious customers complaining about wait times? Managing the hordes of customers that impact your business can be a real headache. It's all about striking the right balance between keeping your customers happy and making sure there's still some breathing room for you and your employees.

3 Effective Stanchion Layouts for Killer Crowd Control

Are you struggling to control crowds? Manage overflowing customer lineups? Congratulations! With so many customers you must be on your way to running a successful business. One of the most important tools for any business looking to manage crowds is the retractable stanchion. Stanchions are upright posts that can be connected together with belts or rope in order to guide crowds...

Fighting to Control Crowds? Here's why Retractable Stanchions are your Secret Weapon

What are Retractable Stanchions? Have you ever been lining up at an H&M or Tim Hortons? In front of the cashier, where customers line up, there are a set of upright posts that are connected by retractable belts. While you may not notice them much as a customer, these poles are a crucial element in a business's strategy for controlling crowds and managing lineups. We've all experienced the problems that unmanaged lineups and large crowds can bring. They can block pathways, prevent employees from doing their job, and throw your store or event into complete chaos and disorder...