If you’ve considered using brand or product wall signs for your Vancouver retail or service business, few types of advertising signs are as immediately impactful. Quite simply, they get noticed! Wall signs have many uses, can be made in virtually any size, and can be used indoors or outdoors.
Social distancing signs and barriers have become a necessary part of everyday life in businesses. While some find them inconvenient — and a constant reminder of the pandemic — they also have a benefit that Vancouver-area dealerships might not consider: increased consumer trust and confidence in your business.
Social distancing dividers and signs have become part of the new workplace reality in the midst of COVID-19. It’s likely that social distancing and physical distancing measures for businesses, including barriers and signs, will remain a part of our lives going forward.
Advertising signage is sometimes overlooked by Vancouver-area retailers, though more economical than other forms of advertising (e.g. TV, radio, print ads). In a retail setting, advertising signs perform several functions, including increased brand recognition, sales or service advertising, and enticement.
Now that instances of COVID-19 are decreasing in BC, social distancing signs and other prevention measures will help businesses safely reopen. Before reopening, BC businesses must implement a COVID-19 Safety Plan (view WorkSafe BC guidelines) to help prevent the spread of the virus. While social distancing signage and safety measures can help reinforce the “new rules”, signs also help to put your customers at ease. Signage and safety measures will give your customers confidence that your business is taking steps to protect them, reducing anxiety about being in your place of business.
In the coming weeks and months, businesses will need COVID-19 reopening signs. As provinces slowly begin a phased-in reopening of businesses and stay-at-home orders are relaxed, businesses will need a way to communicate the “new rules” to customers and employees, while demonstrating to compliance inspectors that rules are taken seriously.
With event season just around the corner, many Vancouver companies have already started tradeshow signage design. Sandbox Signs + Graphics has been creating tradeshow signs and displays for Vancouver area companies for years and we’ve seen a lot of different designs – some good and some that could have used a trip back to the drawing board.
With that in mind, we thought we’d share common design mistakes we've seen over the years.
If your Vancouver area business has fleet vehicles, there are several types of transportation signs that you may want to consider: vehicle graphics (decals), magnetic signs, vinyl-cut lettering and vehicle wraps. If you’re wondering how to choose the most appropriate kind of vehicle sign, see “What Type of Fleet Vehicle Signs Do I Need?” below. First, the following provides a brief overview of the types of signs available.
While it may seem early to get ready for tradeshow season, now is the perfect time to discuss your tradeshow signage needs with your team. Spring is just a couple of months away, which will usher in Vancouver’s blooming foliage…and tradeshows.
If you run a Vancouver café or restaurant, restaurant signs are a given, but which signs get the most mileage when it comes to increasing sales? The following is an overview of signs that every “sit-down” restaurant, café and food court restaurant should consider using. As a bonus, they’re economical choices, too!