If you’ve taken a tour of a new house for sale lately, you might have noticed a new feature being incorporated into modern homes: USB outlets. These handy, convenient alternatives to traditional outlets allow phones and other devices to be plugged straight into the wall via USB cord, no charger necessary. Not only are USB outlets a great way to cut down on clutter in the home, though, they’re also a nifty, unique feature in a commercial business—especially restaurants and coffee shops designed to be a place for people to congregate. Learn all the benefits of USB outlet installations below from our Holly Springs electrician!
Boost Your Brand Image
Incorporating USB outlets into your restaurant, bar or other consumer-facing business is a great way to subtly brand yourself as forward-thinking, modern, and tech-savvy. They’re a great, affordable way to attract, and retain, younger generations who are more likely to make purchasing decisions based on atmosphere and aesthetics. Don’t write off younger generations as too poverty-stricken to make an impact on your bottom line—youngsters born in the 1980s-2000s are spending more than $600 billion a year in the U.S.
Attract Working Professionals
USB outlets are a great way to attract working professionals, especially young professionals, to your space. Even if working people don’t spend much during their initial visits, they are still building familiarity with the environment, making it more likely they will return when a food/beverage craving does strike. (Think about it—when you’re driving around trying to think of a place to eat, you’re more likely to choose a place you’ve already been, where you know you’ll be comfortable and have a place to charge your phone.) Working professionals will also often use your space to meet clients and business partners, meaning you basically have free, guaranteed word-of-mouth marketing—customers are literally being invited into your business.
Stand Out from the Crowd
Faced with the ever-growing threat of Amazon and big box stores, local businesses face more competition than ever. On the plus side, businesses which can create a human, personal experienced are becoming all the more valuable to consumers. But if there are 5 cozy, homey coffee shops in the neighborhood, what do you have to offer that the others don’t? USB outlets are a very small upgrade that make a big difference in the minds of busy, stressed consumers who need a place to, literally, recharge.
Need USB Outlet Installation Services in Holly Springs?
If you want to give your business a boost with USB outlet upgrades, call Alternate Current Solutions! Our skilled electricians are able to upgrade businesses in Holly Springs, Cary, Raleigh, Garner, and nearby areas. We can also provide commercial electrical inspections and maintenance. To schedule a free estimate, click here.