Why Do Retailers Need Automatic Doors & Universal Washroom?

When designing a retail location there are many factors that you need to consider. You need to think about everything from where you will position the products to the what type of door and what type of bathroom you will be installing. When planning you might want to consider automatic doors and a universal washroom. However, with this technology tending to be more expensive,you want to be confident that you will benefit from installing this. So, let’s look at some of the reasons why people install them, so you can decide if they’re right for your business.


Let’s start by looking at some of the benefits of automatic doors. One of the biggest benefits is that it makes it easier for anyone to access your business. For example, someone in a wheelchair will not be able to push open a traditional door. In most cases, if someone has difficulties getting in your store it will be harder to convince them to make a purchase from your business. In addition, automatic doors are more convenient for your customers. Many customers will struggle to open traditional doors if they have purchased a lot of products. This may cause some people to limit the amount that they buy. Finally, studies have shown that many customers prefer automatic doors to traditional doors, especially in retail stores. These reasons are partly why automatic doors have become the standard for many retailers around the world. Now that we know some of the benefits of automatic doors, let’s look at why you should consider installing a universal washroom in your business.

A universal washroom describes a bathroom that is accessible for people with disabilities. There a usually a few requirements you need to fulfil to make sure that these facilities are safe to use. For example, you can’t have any barriers around the stall, there needs to be plenty of space for someone with a wheelchair to turn around and there should be enough space for a disabled person and their carer. Creating a universal bathroom has many benefits for your business. For example, it will make your store accessible to people with disabilities, encouraging them to spend time and money in your store. As we discussed, this will increase traffic through your store and can be an effective way of increasing your sales. In addition, some places may have passed legislation that stipulates that you need to include these facilities in your business. Finally, this can be a good way to develop an inclusive atmosphere in your store.

Designing a retail store can present several difficult design decisions. Many people struggle with deciding whether they should install automatic doors and universal washrooms because tend to be more expensive than some other options. However, as we discussed, these options can provide many benefits to your business, including making your store more accessible and increasing sales. So, install these options in your shop and get these benefits today.