Businesses will become more than just a place for people to spend their money. The staff is able to get to know each other and form lasting relationships. Clients who require extra assistance in obtaining their daily needs may find this especially valuable.
A person with different abilities wouldn’t only need more attention inside the store, but on the outside too before they even set foot in the store. These individuals can be resilient and self-reliant but they want to feel part of the larger population. Accessible parking is one way to help them.
Companies that are able to cater to all types of clients will have greater success than those who don’t. Here are some reasons:
1. This allows the business to comply with The Law
Accessibility laws in some countries and areas of the world may be stricter than others. When a person with different abilities can’t enter or exit a building quickly, many legal issues could arise for the company.
They could face a stiff fine depending on where they are located for failing to comply with accessible parking regulations. Another possibility is that the company opens itself up to lawsuits from patrons that can’t use its services.
Although laws and requirements that companies must adhere to will differ from country-to-country, the general rule is similar. Like how ample the parking space should be, the location of the parking space, and that there’s an indication of where the parking is in the form of handicap parking signs.
2. Businesses will attract more people.
Parking is the most important contact point for customers. Customers are likely to have their first impression of the company and form their first opinions. If there is no parking, customers with disabilities may not be able to enter the store.
Family and friends of those with disabilities may also boycott the store if they firmly believe that the business doesn’t cater to the best interests of their loved ones. They could see a decrease in sales if they have fewer supporters.
As customers walk by them, competitors that offer adequate amenities like bathrooms and parking will be able to benefit. Although it may seem hard to believe that more customers could be drawn to parking facilities and other services, it is logical to offer them as many options as possible.
3. This gives the impression that your business cares.
Accessibility-impaired people may value independence, autonomy and their unique abilities more than any other thing, sometimes rising above their circumstance. Businesses that choose to show their support for these individuals will give them the feeling that there’s someone else that places the same value on them.
The business will feel valued and included by its customers, which is more likely to encourage loyalty and future return. A company that shows its commitment to making the customer experience pleasurable can count on the support from their customers who know they’ll be comfortable being themselves in that particular business.
4. They provide a sense of safety for customers
Every business and every clientele must be concerned about safety. Criminals can exploit vulnerable clients and employees by parking in areas. For someone who has a disability, it can be more difficult because they are more exposed.
Entrepreneurship Life first published Why accessible parking is essential for your business