Holiday shopping is bound to look a lot different this year due to COVID-19, but you can still safely score the Black Friday deals you’re most excited for. Just take a few simple precautions before holiday shopping to protect your health and the health of others.
Do Your Research
If you’re a seasoned Black Friday shopper, you’re already scanning ads and online deals before hitting the stores. Take note of the promotions you want to shop for before leaving home so you’ll spend less time scouring the store racks. Have those offers ready on your smartphone if you need to present them at checkout.
Depending on your state and city, there are health and safety guidelines in place to help protect you and other shoppers. This may include:
- Requiring a face mask to enter the store
- Maintaining a social distance of at least six feet
- Limiting the number of shoppers allowed inside at once
- Regular disinfecting of carts, baskets, counters, and other surfaces
Many retailers, including Cellular Sales, want to provide the safest holiday shopping experience possible for both their customers and employees. Following guidelines makes it an easier and more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Use Call Ahead or Curbside Service
Avoid the crowds and take advantage of call ahead or curbside programs this holiday season. Many retailers are offering these services to help minimize exposure by hand-delivering products directly to your vehicle or the front of the store.
We’re offering curbside services at several of our Cellular Sales store locations to take some of the hassle out of the holidays.
Bring Your Own Hand Sanitizer
If you decide to shop in-store this season, remember to carry hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently. The CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. When using soap and water, scrub and lather your hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing them off with warm water.
To help with these efforts, our wireless experts have been thoroughly cleaning their workstations before and after every customer as well as sanitizing counters, doors, and other touchable surfaces.
Keeping your devices and tech more sanitary can also help. We’ve got your back with cleaning products, like TechClean Soapy Wipes and the intelliARMOR UV Shield. They’re perfect for keeping your smartphones, tablets, and other devices spotless.
By taking these simple, easy precautions, we can limit the spread of COVID-19 and have safe and happy holidays.
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