Lifts are the most popular and highly recommended options when it comes to essential customer access solutions. Both passenger and platform lifts can be used to help users with accessibility issues or disabilities to use your stores with ease, and to meet accessibility targets for shops – one of the key benefits of lift installation for many of our commercial and retail clients. While lifts are not a legal requirement, there are regulations and guidelines around accessibility for stores and commercial buildings that lifts can help businesses meet, offering a simple, comprehensive compliant solution. There are many advantages that lifts can have over other kinds of vertical transport like escalators, particularly when considering accessibility. Wheelchair users, users walking with guides, users who are visually impaired, users with mobility aids, users with service animals, parents with prams and more can all make use of lifts far more easily than alternative modes of transport.
Creating more enjoyable and inclusive spaces can also actually increase sales for retail businesses, as a wide range of users are able and willing to spend time browsing in your stores. For many people with accessibility issues, knowing in advance that a store can accommodate their needs is one of the biggest differences they consider when looking to visit a shop or retail location.
Improve the customer experience and flow of people in retail stores
Particularly in busy periods like annual sales, shops and retail locations need to prevent disruption to customer flow where at all possible. Lifts that work quickly to transport users with minimal downtime can be a real help, improving the shopping experience for all customers.
Commercial lift services are vital for individual shops, shopping centres, and shopping outlets alike when it comes to creating a comfortable, accessible environment for all shoppers. Cosmetic refurbishment services are also available if your lift is working well, but you’re not getting those customer satisfaction benefits due to a lift that’s been subject to regular wear and tear.
Lifts can help you on a more sustainable path
If your business in the retail sector is trying to have more environmental awareness and be more conscious of your energy consumption and your carbon footprint, lifts can be a big deal! Fortunately, there are now many energy-saving lifts on the market, something Sheridan Lifts specialises in. Our energy-saving lifts use energy-efficient lighting and regenerative drive systems that help to reuse energy in the lift.
All kinds of businesses in the retail and shopping sector in the UK can benefit from installing lifts, as they can improve accessibility, boost your customer experience, and even increase sales. They can also facilitate businesses’ compliance with legal regulations for accessibility and provide a more attractive shopping environment, encouraging more customers to choose you for their needs.