Improving acoustics in the retail industry.
The shopping experience remains one of the strengths of the retail industry in today's competitive market environment.
In contrast to an online shop, the physical store has the possibility to stimulate all the senses of the consumer. A good shopping atmosphere ensures that customers feel good and make (extra) purchases. In addition to seeing, smelling, feeling, and tasting, hearing (sound) plays an important role in this mix.
Incatro's acoustic solutions immediately provide a more pleasant shopping experience.
Benefits of the right acoustics in the store
When the acoustics in your retail space are properly arranged and match the store concept and the atmosphere you want to create, this immediately has a positive influence on your customer's shopping experience. In addition, there are other advantages:
- Pleasant and relaxed shopping atmosphere
- Longer stay in the store
- Higher sales figures
- More frequent return visits
- Less annoying sound reflections
- Lower reverberation time
- Increased speech privacy
- Better speech intelligibility
- Better working climate for store staff
- Satisfied store staff
Improving acoustics therefore has a direct positive effect on the shopping experience and thus the sales figures.
Would you like to know which acoustic solution is the best in your situation? Then we would be happy to provide you with a tailor-made advice.
The most recommended acoustic solutions for the retail industry
To achieve the right acoustic atmosphere and shopping experience, we take a number of aspects into account:
- What type of retail space is involved?
For example, a small clothing store has a different acoustic climate than a large supermarket. And with a travel agency or bank shop you should rather think of an acoustic office climate. In addition, we also look at the floor area, the height and the materials already present that help absorb the sound.
- Which laws and regulations do we have to consider?
Although there are several rules and laws regarding sound transmission, sound insulation and sound levels between a shop and its environment, there are no specific rules regarding sound absorption or room acoustics. However, the health and safety legislation and the creation of a proper working environment for the shop staff and the customers present must be considered.
- What is causing the problems?
Before we can propose an acoustic solution for your retail property, we always carry out an acoustic measurement on your premises to determine the causes of the problems. In addition, we also look at the interior and appearance of the store. The solution should not only improve the acoustics but should also fit aesthetically into your store concept.
Improving acoustics in the office; various projects
Incatro has also helped various retail companies improve their store acoustics in the past 25 years.
For an overview of all interesting projects in the field of acoustics improvement, please visit our references.
Would you like to know how you can improve the acoustics in your room(s)? Then make an appointment for an acoustic measurement.