Everybody is about improved efficiency these days, and your retail business is no different. It’s a great idea to improve your online presence, create an app and focus on customer-driven marketing, but what about your actual office space? Are there areas in which you could improve in efficiency, making work easier for your employees and yourself?
For just a little money, there are tons of gadgets on the market that can help your retail space become more efficient, productive and cost-effective. We’ve lined up a few of our very favorites below:
A USB Hub
This is a great way to make things run faster in the office for those retail spaces that use a lot of computer software and have multiple employees logging in at once. Rather than shuffling around tiny USBs and USB ports all day long, trying to keep up with them all, why not invest in a USB Hub? It will streamline everyone’s USB use and keep all the cards in one place, ensuring a more organized workplace where data is found and accessed quickly and easily.
An Industrial Scale
If your business deals with inventory and shipping, which most retail spaces do, you need a proper scale. Industrial scales are extremely accurate, heavy-duty and durable and can help you so much when sorting inventory, weighing and packing orders, and creating shipping labels. You need that information to be accurate down to the ounce to effectively track your inventory and shipping output, and an industrial scale can help you do that easily.
Laptop stands and Wrist Guards/Pads
These little safety gadgets can make so much difference to your employees that are on computers. They aren’t terribly expensive, and implementing these safety measures will improve their eyesight, eliminate headaches and things like wrist strain. Employees that are feeling good will perform better!
All in One Printer/Fax/Copier
It makes no sense for anyone to have separate printers, fax machines and copiers these days, especially when fax machines are all but obsolete. For very affordable prices, you can buy machines that do all three, plus more! Newer models are incredibly energy efficient, super fast, and will save you mega bucks on ink, too.
Studies show that customers who are offered some light refreshment like coffee, tea, or even water, are more likely to linger in your retail space and buy something. Customers and employees alike want to be taken care of, and you can do that so affordably by just buying a Keurig or other machine to cater to their beverage needs. Models are becoming more reasonably priced every day! And with so many options to choose from, your employees and clients will be happy with the selection you offer.
These are just a few suggestions for money-saving, efficient gadgets that could vastly improve your retail space. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune – most of the items can be bought online or in-store for reasonable prices, and will pay for themselves in short order.