As much of the nation begins to open up their economies on individual state levels and businesses adhere to new social distancing guidelines at their locations, many are having to completely change the way they do things. From appointment only personal services to outdoor dining only - there is a lot of ‘new’ happening as we continue to battle this global pandemic.

If you’re a business owner and need to take your operations outdoors to allow for fewer people in the store or to offer your product or service outside, then you might be trying to decide what your options are for making that as comfortable and pleasing an experience as possible for customers. 

Here are just 2 ways that portable shelters, such as canopies, can be used to remain open and outdoors while still having cover from the hot sun rays or rain. 

Additional Outdoor Seating 

Many dining restaurants are currently restricted to outdoor-only seating. Even for those establishments that may have had a patio option in the past, this likely isn’t enough room to fill tables at the rate needed to make a profit for the night. If your demand to sit and eat a meal is high and your patio is small or non-existent you might find luck with a portable canopy that you can set-up tables underneath. Diners won’t have to worry about the hot sun or rain interrupting their meal and you don’t have to turn away important business. 

Comfort While Waiting

The other great use retail and even service businesses have for a canopy is giving those waiting in line to enter some comfort. CDC guidelines also limit building capacities and require that many businesses like grocery stores, salons and even small retail locations keep their occupancy and 50 percent or less. As crowds form outside to wait their turn, having a shaded and welcoming area for them to line and wait may be a great way to keep customers happy during these uncertain and trying times. 

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