New Year Sales: Putting Your Best Front Forwards
The New Year’s sales are here. As a shop owner or manager, this is often your busiest time of year and you’ll be hoping to hear your sales tills ringing busily. At this time of year, it’s more important than ever to put your best front forward and attract as many customers as possible. But what if disaster struck and your shopfront was vandalised? How would you minimise disruption and get your shop back to normal? What steps would you take, and how would you fix your retail glazing? London, as you know, waits for nobody, so it’s important to have a plan.
Assess the Situation
Nobody enjoys receiving bad news, especially when it involves vandalism and potential damage to your London property. However, the important thing to do is not to panic or make any rash judgements. Instead, take some time to assess the situation and to take stock of the extent of damage to your retail glazing. At this point, consider whether the damaged glass can be repaired or whether you think it will need to be completely replaced. This will not only give you an idea of the potential work to be carried out, but it will help you negotiate a timetable for the work to be completed.
Contact a Local Glazier
In hindsight, it’s always best to have identified a good emergency retail glazier before disaster hits. Unfortunately, not many people do this and you may be left desperately trying to find an emergency glazier who can come to your place of business. Avoid reaching for the Yellow Pages and picking a glazier in panic. Instead, choose the best company that offers a fast and efficient retail glazing emergency service. Firstly, start by prioritising local firms that are located near to you in London. As they are nearby, they are more likely to get to your business in a shorter time.
Secondly, look out for firms that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Think About Experience
Finally, make sure your chosen glazier has the necessary retail glazing experience to get the job done properly. Opt for a company that has a strong reputation in repairing shopfront windows and more generally retail glazing. This will not only help you get your shop front back to normal faster, but it could even save your business some much-needed money.
At Britannia Glazing, we are experts in retail glazing. With many years of experience in shopfront windows, four London locations and an excellent emergency response service, we are the service you can trust.