As part of our franchise article series, we have looked at one main question that readers have been asking: how do I maintain the look of my store and how do I keep it clean?
Sanitation may seem like it is not a big problem especially when the business does not deal with food and health. However, a recent study has shown that 3 out of 5 customers of mobile repair centers would rather transact with a business that stays clean and looks clean. So, with that in mind, it is important to look at how a mobile repair business can keep their store clean and hygienic despite the overall messy look of the industry.
- Keep Cabinets Organized
If you have a small space and you cannot afford to further the space into workstations, make sure that you have cabinets installed and keep such cabinets organize. You would not believe the power of an organized cabinet. Have one extra cabinet drawer for each technician which you will allow to be messy. Truth is, when dealing with repairs, a mess could not be prevented so allow your technicians some breathing room by giving them a free mess area while the rest is a mess free area.
- Maintain a sanitation area
Always have sanitizer, tissues, and wet wipes around so your technicians would not have to deal with grease. We would not recommend a real liquid alcohol since you are dealing with electronics here so a sanitizer that is in gel form will do.
This is also a good tip for clients who wants to sanitize their hands as well. Kind of like an extra service but this will surely come a long way in maintaining clients.
- Conduct maintenance cleaning before closing up
Whether you are a hands-on owner or not, you should conduct maintenance cleaning before closing up. This ensures that you get your inventory properly retained. This also ensures that you have a file of the works that need to be done.
- Keep your main work on the inside of the store
Some stores lose their charm, and their cleanliness, when they decide to put up a table or a stall outside of their main store as this not only brings their inventory outside but they also have to face the reality that the items get exposed to elements outside of the store. So to keep a clean store, maintain your business indoors.
- Learn the power of a receiving area
If you are really the messy type, learn to divide your office and turn a small space into a receiving area, that way, you get to hide the mess and in front of the customers, you are as clean as a hoot.
Now that you know the top 5 ways to keep your store clean and hygienic, always remember that you have the power to keep your business clean so create policies that do so.