Consumers around the world are flocking to supermarkets to stock up on groceries and basic items as panic over COVID-19 grows. As supermarkets are indoor environments and lines are expected to be longer than usual, there is an significant risk of both customers and staff spreading or contracting the virus.
It is now more important than ever before to make sure retailers have the ability to monitor accurately and in real-time their footfall traffic. This ensures customers and staff have the space required to stay safe.
With Flow Eddy, brick-and-mortar retailers can comply with government occupancy limitation and social distancing regulations to offer their visitors and employees a safe environment.
Flow's platform provides real-time occupancy monitoring and automated alerts anytime your stores’ occupancy levels reach the maximum allowable levels. This will enable you to control how many people can enter and also adjust your staffing levels as required. Support your staff and keep them safe in an unprecedented stressful time in retail. Relieve them from unnecessary redundancies and worries.
Flow Eddy can be used by any type of retail shop, from small and independent stores to malls and large supermarket chains.
Flow understands the critical role retail services play in the daily lives of individuals and small businesses, and is dedicated to maintaining reliable access to our services as well as to offer a comfortable space for all members involved. We hope we can help at this difficult time and that we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 with occupancy analytics by Flow Eddy.
Step 1: Real-time Visibility of Shop Occupancy
Flow Eddy deploys highly accurate IoT sensors to measure bi-directional traffic at both the entrance and exit. Head-office, managers, and even shoppers can therefore all see how crowded each store is in real-time. Counting the number of shoppers in an easy to understand format will allow all parties to prevent overcrowding. Eddy also help stores to best understand when are peak hours or busy days, which is extremely convenient when making employee shifts.
Step 2: Prevent Long Lines at Checkout
Consumers around the world are flocking to supermarkets to stock up on groceries and basic items as panic over COVID-19 grows. As supermarkets are indoor environments and lines are expected to be longer than usual, there is a bigger risk of both customers and staff spreading or contracting the virus.
Flow's platform provides real-time occupancy monitoring and automated alerts anytime the store`s lines at the registers reach maximum levels. Use Flow Eddy to ensure everyone is practicing safe, social distancing.
Action Plan 1：Control the number of people in your stores
Control the flow of your store. Closely monitor the occupancy rate and set a limit on how many customers can simultaneously be in the store. Your data will be in an easy to understand interface so you can keep track of in-store traffic while multitasking. Don`t worry. Technology should help, not complicate your daily routine.
Action Plan 2：Control Lines Lengths
Set alerts notifications and send them to staff members to open cash registers based on how many are waiting in line or how long they are idle. Relieve customers of time loss as well as staff. Keeping track of which times have heavier traffic leads to your team being prepared. We don`t sell magical solutions but we can definitely help you predict and prepare.
Eddy utilizes features within Flow's powerful AI-powered retail platform. Flow leverages cutting edge technology to maintain industry best practices and accuracy.
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