Establishing opening procedures help retailers leave as little to chance as possible and keeps their daily operations running smoothly

A store opening checklist can help retailers start operations on a bright note and free up employees’ time. In addition, it will help retailers run their operations smoothly, ensure the health and safety of their staff, and allow them to give their customers the best possible customer service.

Sometimes checking if all the doors in the entire store are open or not becomes a hassle for the staff. Video analytics becomes a time-saving technological aid by detecting whether all the doors in the entry and exit points are open in a retail store for the customers at the right time. An alert is sent to the staff handling this department if a door is closed to take corrective actions for the same.


Once you open the doors of a retail store, it signifies the start of a new working day and gives the impression that the establishment is operational. Then, passers-by or potential customers will feel more inclined towards coming in.


When you open the central doorway, it will allow for ample light and ventilation to spread in the store, which will benefit the employees as they won’t feel uncomfortable or claustrophobic while working. In addition, an open door or signage that indicates that the store is open will create an incentive for potential customers to come in.

Before you open the door to the establishment, ensure that everything is kept clean and in its rightful place. The windows, tables, and other spaces/surfaces that the patrons are likely to contact should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.


  • a. Ensure that you switch on the lights and open the windows as soon as you open the doors.
  • b. Ensure that before you open the store’s doors, you should have everything in its rightful place and have followed cleanliness and hygiene protocols.


  • a. Do not open the door past the store’s opening time.
  • b. Do not forget to inspect the store from a safety and security perspective when you open the doors every morning.

Retail stores need to brighten up right from the start of the day to welcome their customers. Video analytics can simplify this task by detecting whether all the lights in the store are switched on when the store opens for business. Additionally, it is also helpful in seeing whether the lights in every nook and corner of the store are working correctly.
1. Introduction
When you enter the premises in the morning, the first thing that you would typically do is switch on the lights. Not only would it brighten up the store and give a fresh start to the day, but it also makes passers-by aware that the business is up and running. Therefore, people will be keener to visit the stores if they know that they are functional.
2. Process
Once you switch on the lights, it becomes easier to start your day and go about your work effectively. Proper lighting, too, will help the employees perform their tasks effectively as they will see things. In addition, appropriate lighting devoid of shadows or glares can significantly reduce the chances of eye fatigue and headaches. Adequate lighting will also reduce the likelihood of injuries and accidents due to eyes adjusting from darker to brighter, or vice versa. Ideally, the lights should neither be too dark nor too light as too little or too much-reflected light can make objects challenging to see.
3. Dos

    • a. Ensure that the lights are switched on at the start of the working day.
    • b. Ensure that the lights are neither too bright nor too dim.

    4. Don’ts

    • a. Do not forget to switch off the lights before leaving the premises at the end of the working day.
    • b. Do not keep lights that are continuously flickering or are not bright enough and have them replaced immediately.

Mopping detection helps ensure the store’s cleanliness every morning when the retailers open it for business. Video analytics can detect if all the nooks and corners of the store are mopped at the right time in the morning.
1. Introduction
A retail store sees many customers coming in and out every day and engaging in many activities. Such factors make the retail store very susceptible to outside dirt and grime. To mitigate this issue, effective mopping and potent cleaning agents become of utmost importance.
2. Process
Dirty floors are unpleasant and can pose health hazards for employees and the customers who frequent the establishment. Therefore, the floors need to be correctly cleaned with a mop after every shift. The mop should be laden with disinfectants and other cleaning agents. They must also have an interchangeable head as this is both a cost-effective option and will help eliminate germs that emanate from the older mop heads. Keep in mind to either dispose of the older mop heads or sanitize the existing mop head after using them. In addition, avoid disposing of the contaminated water around usage areas of the store and immediately pour it down the drain.
3. Dos

    • a. You should always clear out the clutter before you begin the mopping process.
    • b. Always keep in mind to clean and dry the mopping bucket until the next cleaning session.
    • c. Switch the fans or AC on once you’ve finished the mopping process, as those devices will help to dry out the floor quicker.
    • d. Ensure that your footwear is clean and is free of dirt, as they could leave behind stains while you’re mopping.

4. Don’ts

  • a. Do not pour too much water as this could dilute the cleaning solutions, leading to mopping becoming ineffective.
  • b. Avoid leaving the bucket wet and dirty as that could develop germs and cause a foul odor.
  • c. Never leave the bucket of contaminated water lying around places of usage and pour the water down the drain immediately.