The Christmas seasons is the most important time in the retail calendar. It is also a remarkably busy time for property managers. End of year activities can be enough to keep anyone overworked without the extra concerns that come with a huge increase in foot traffic and parking concerns. If that isn’t enough to make you want to outsource Christmas decorating for your shopping center, here are seven more reasons to outsource your Christmas decor this year.
1. Better Value in Decorations
Christmas decor experts like TideWater know all the options when in come to decor, and they can buy in larger bulk than individual shopping centers. This makes better decor available to you and at better prices.
2. Lower Electricity Costs
New lighting technology has made operating costs of Christmas lights much cheaper. Lights are an important part of Christmas decor, and the extra lighting can carry a real increase in electricity costs. LED bulbs can give more and better light and at a fraction of the cost of traditional bulbs. Outsourcing Christmas decor means hiring experts who can fine the most efficient way to decorate your shopping center.
3. Get more life out of your decor
Decor gets damaged when it is not handled with adequate care. Damage to decor is especially common when decorations are removed at the end of the season. We have heard from many shopping centers that in-house maintenance workers have ruined decor during take-down and storage. Outsourcing your Christmas decor means hiring specialists who know the extra care needed during take-down and storage.
4. Better Design
Not every property has trained design experts on staff to create the perfect ambiance. TideWater has experts who are trained to make your shopping center the most desirable Christmas destination.
5. Better Maintenance
Even the best Christmas decor can be affected by strong winds or other weather that can tangle lightbulb strings, blow over plants, and make other problems. Outsourcing your Christmas decor means that TideWater will inspect your decor to make sure it is at its best all season long.
Halloween, Thanksgiving are busy enough times for shopping centers without worrying about the additional burdens of decorating. Outsourcing Christmas decor means giving managers and maintenance workers more time to deal with the myriad concerns of tenants as properties get busier and busier from October through December.
Decorating a shopping center for Christmas often means using specialty equipment like scissor trucks, cherry picker trucks, and unusually high ladders. This equipment can be unfamiliar to technicians that only use it once per season. Outsourcing Christmas decor can reduce risk and potential worker’s compensation issues that come when employees use equipment that is unfamiliar.
Outsourcing Christmas decorating can save you time and money and deliver an even better shopping environment. All of this adds up to happier tenants, more foot traffic, and better sales in the most important retail season of the year.