Healthier spaces. Healthier people.
Since the start of COVID-19, “we’re temporarily closed,” signs have started popping up more and more on storefronts. The retail industry has changed the way they clean not only stores, but supply rooms and employee break rooms. They are even having to clean products now. Disinfecting was once a simple task that has now turned into one that is as important as selling products. Stores are closing earlier to give employees enough time for proper sanitation and re-stocking.
Keeping Employees and Customers Safe
Makeup stores are no longer offering makeover sessions or the use of samples. Plastic shields have been placed at all checkout counters and other locations where employee and customer interactions are high. Samples have been removed from the shelves as well. In addition to cleaning shopping carts, checklists of other surfaces to clean have been created.
From phones, door handles, hangers, and any other high-touch point, everything in stores is disinfected. Gloves and masks are also provided for all employees to help prevent the spread of germs. Stores are now facing the challenges caused by the pandemic including supply chain issues, decreased workforces, low consumer demand, and of course the risk of sickness.
One big change the retail industry has had to make to survive is the transition into digital. Research is showing that close to 60 percent of consumers are now too afraid to shop at grocery stores and 75 percent of consumers said they are shopping in-store less and turning to online orders.
Online orders ranging from groceries to clothing rose 210.1 percent from March 12 to March 15 alone. People are still willing to spend the money if they are given an online order option that lets them pick up their order or get it delivered. Unfortunately, online orders are not as profitable to retailers, even though people are still ordering retailers are still losing money because of the pandemic. Curbside pickup was rarely offered prior to the start of the pandemic, now it is an option for the majority of stores. These stores are doing everything they can to make sure they survive.
Preventing the spread of germs
Our EMist® system applies disinfectant solutions with its patented technology to surfaces using electrostatic induction charging. The liquid droplets are positively charged by the spray system which is then driven to the surface target area in a consistent manner allowing for comprehensive uniform coverage. Simply put, our technology applies more evenly, sticks to surfaces like a magnet, and reduces waste drastically.