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In summer, popping to the shops is an easy affair as shoppers don’t have to contend with the elements.

However, in winter, battling through the weather to get to a shop can feel like an arduous task. That’s why it’s essential you make your shop inviting to customers in harsh winter environments.

Winter-Proof Your Shop

Cold temperatures and bad weather can potentially damage your shop and increase the cost of your energy bills. That’s why it’s essential to check the outside of your property for cracks or other signs of damage. Ensuring your shop is well insulated can keep your energy bill as low as possible.

As conditions are more dangerous is winter and people are prone to slip, a first aid kit and a trainer on site can also help.

Create a Welcoming Environment

To make your shop the most inviting use bright colours and warm lights to make your store a place shoppers want to linger.

Your window display can go a long way to enticing people into your shop. If you’re opting for festive decorations don’t be afraid to take risks with colours. Rather than opting solely for traditional red and greens, by creating a brightly coloured and eye-catching display, people are more likely to stop by your window in curiosity.

Stock the Right Items

Preparing for winter also means having the right products in your shop that keep your customers happy. Winter jackets, boots, scarves and gloves are sure to big sellers in colder months and need to be in stock.

Having a great EPoS system can assist in your shop’s daily operations, by keeping your inventory updated to helping you serve customers in a fast and effective manner. With winter upon us, you’ll need to make sure your shop is ready. With the right décor and precautions for bad weather, you’ll ensure the safety of everyone in your shop.

Contact us to learn more about our technology and how we can help you prepare for the upcoming season – and everything it entails.