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Virtual Queuing: 5 Ways To Stay On Top Of Wait Times

Nobody likes to wait and, in times of COVID-19, most people dread the thought of standing in a room full of people for an unknown amount of time. You can improve that experience by integrating one key tool into your management system: a queuing system.

Because eliminating wait time altogether is not possible, the next best thing to do is to make waiting for a pleasant experience, both for your customers and your staff. A queue management system is a set of processes that help you organize and control your customer’s waiting experience. 

If you’re not sure if your business can benefit from queue management software, here are 5 ways you, and your customers, will notice a big difference:

Operational effectiveness

The first thing you’ll notice is that queuing solutions offer you hard and useful data from the moment the customer books an appointment or arrives at your front desk until they leave. That kind of information will help you increase your efficiency and effectiveness because you’ll know exactly where and when you need to improve your customer flow.

Real-time visibility

In addition to the first point, you also get real-time data. With that information, you can have a 360 visibility of your business alongside a customer tracking strategy to make quick decisions according to what’s happening at that precise moment.

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Customer flow

Because you already have a complete view of your customers’ journey, you’ll be able to design a customer experience from start to finish. By developing one you can increase loyalty, retention rates, positive feedback, and a pleasant experience. At the end of the day, that means more revenue.

Enhance health and safety

The current COVID pandemic changed the world, including the way we interact with other people and our service providers. That means that a crowded lobby is no longer an option. With a lobby management system and virtual queuing you can easily keep all of your customers at a safe distance from others, adding to a pleasant experience and showing them that you care about their health and wellbeing. 

Better allocate your resources

Now that you have taken full control of your lobby and customer flow you can take it to the next level. That is diving into your processes and checking your resource allocation. A virtual queuing system will give you insights like the right number of staff you need at a certain place and time, the supplies you need to buy or stop buying, and when you might experience a peak of customers so you are prepared to meet their needs as fast as possible.

ACF Technologies can help you sort the difficulties of running a business in a time like this

Technology is here to make your life easier and your business run more smoothly. You can take advantage of the Q-Flow toolbox ACF Technologies offers, which includes queue management, appointment scheduling, virtual queue management, wayfinding, and other convenient systems that will help you streamline the customer journey and offer an amazing customer experience. 

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? We are.

Need help? We’re here for you

If we can provide help and assistance on anything related to queue management and appointment scheduling we’re happy to do so. Contact us today.