Curbside pick-up is no longer just a novelty, but a necessity. While many businesses throughout the country are beginning to open their doors to a limited amount of customers, COVID-19 showed the need for curbside pick-up options for every type of business, not just casual dining restaurants. Property owners of just about every brick and mortar business will need to modify their parking lots to fulfill the need for curbside even though stores are slowly starting to reopen their aisles. Many customers have come to rely on curbside as an option, and experts predict that curbside options will double what it was before COVID-19 started.
Here are three crucial factors you need to consider as a property manager now that the importance of curbside has become a customer expectation, not a novelty. An investment in making sure your parking lot is ready for this change is more critical now than ever.
Increasing visibility and clear marking where the curbside parking spaces improve the logistics of curbside efficiency. Signs located near the front of the store will help keep the traffic flow of your parking lot efficient as well as keep the spots located near the front of the store open so your employees can quickly drop off the merchandise or food and get back into the store.
Establishing designated parking spaces located near the front of the parking lot will allow employees to get in and out and back to work. In addition to proper signage, having clearly marked spots on the pavement will let your customers to quickly find the spaces for curbside, get their merchandise, and be on their way.
Bollards are sturdy, short, vertical posts. These posts are installed to control road traffic and posts designed to prevent ram-raiding and vehicle-ramming attacks. Having a custom fabricated to help separate curbside parking spaces from the rest of your parking lot will help ensure worker safety as they drop off the merchandise to the customer as well as provide clear marking for your curbside pick up spots.
It is important to remember that many customers will only be visiting your business in their car via curbside and not even stepping foot into your store. Make sure that their experience is easy and hassle-free so that you can make them a loyal customer. The team at DRYCO can give your business a curbside experience your customers will navigate seamlessly and appreciate. From resurfacing, to striping, to signage, we have all the tools that will make your job as a property manager smoother. Schedule your FREE estimate with us today and make your property’s curbside an ideal experience for your customer.