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5 Great Uses for Digital Signs at Your Business

5 Great Uses for Digital Signs at Your Business

Although traditional printed signs are popular, there is a growing trend of using digital signs. They have the potential to more effectively convey information and can improve customer experience with your business. Let’s take a look at other ways digital signs can benefit your business.

Draw Customers In

Many businesses have switched to using digital signs in their windows and outside their stores to entice customers to enter. These signs not only display the name of your business, but they can also communicate sale information, or announce an event. With a digital sign, the information being displayed can be changed instantly and quickly without someone having to go out and change letters on a sign. A digital sign can also use attractive images and graphics to draw attention, which will help prevent your business from blending into the background.

Easily Change Prices

Another major advantage of digital signs is their ability to display prices that can be instantaneously and remotely changed. For example, there might have been a mistake made while entering the price, or, as is the case with certain types of businesses like gas stations, your company may need to make price adjustments regularly. When you have a good price or a sale, it just makes sense to advertise it and digital signs make doing so much easier.

Guide Visitors Throughout the Building

Digital signs can also be incredibly useful for directing customers because they can easily be displayed at the entrance or throughout your building. They can be static or even interactive, allowing customers to browse and get personalized directions to where they want to go.

This is especially useful in large facilities, where digital signs can be used as hospital wayfinding signage. Wayfinding is important in larger buildings with more complicated layouts because it helps prevent visitors from getting lost or frustrated. With clear signage, people will find what they are looking for faster and be more pleased with their experience with your company.

Entertain Clients

If customers frequently have to wait at your business to get into their appointment, digital signs can replace the standard waiting room TV. This is advantageous for businesses because you have more control over the content being shown. When using digital signage, you know that what is being shown is appropriate and it gives you the opportunity to advertise directly to your target demographic. You also will not run the risk of displaying advertisements for your competitors or of any other brand you do not want associated with your business.

Answer Questions

Many businesses get the same questions asked over and over again. Digital signage can answer these questions preemptively to save both your employees and customers time. These signs can display any sort of information about your business that customers might find helpful, including staff profiles, explanations of products or services, payment plan offerings, or what ingredients are used in your food.

When considering what information to display, consider the questions you get asked frequently as well as information that may not be intuitive, but is still important for customers to know. Be sure to regularly update any information and ensure that the sign communicates information clearly and concisely to avoid confusion.

Currently, there are many creative ways you can use digital signs at your business, and the options are only likely to grow in number as technology continues to advance. Consider the ways in which your organization could use digital signs to improve your marketing, provide useful information to your customers, and make the jobs of your employees easier.

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by Samantha Higgins // Samantha Higgins is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.

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