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How Business Analytics and Reporting Can Take Your FEC to the Next Level

The modern business has become a data-driven environment. Data has changed drastically in the last few years due to advances in technology, in this case family entertainment center technology, that has increased the amount of data there is to collect whilst also enhancing the ability to collect it. Smartphones are a great example of this, giving business all different types of information such as search history, locations, and personal data among other stuff too.

Are Green Products Really More Expensive?

Nowadays, organic products appear in all facets of life, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, and even the cars we drive. Since COVID-19, the topic of health and sanitation has gained popularity - as has green cleaning. On the surface, green cleaning makes a lot of sense; you’re using products that do not contain harmful chemicals that could damage our eyes, skin, and lungs. But, when we hear the words “organic” or “green,” many of us have an immediate gut reaction: healthier but unaffordable compared to standard products. (who could forget when the mainstream referred to Whole Foods as "Whole Paycheck"). While society promotes a healthy lifestyle, a significant roadblock is the sharp price increase that comes with it. There is no arguing that there is a correlation between organic products and price increase; the issue comes down to whether money saved outweighs the real cost in the long-term. What if the benefits of green cleaning could save you money in the end? Would these potential savings in other aspects of life justify the price increase of buying organic products? Below are a few reasons that prove why making the switch to green cleaning products is worth it in the long run. It's a matter of life and death.  Organic Cleaners Last Longer – Organic cleaners have higher concentration levels requiring less solution for each use. Using less, a bottle that is the same size as a standard cleaner can last 2-3x as long, making the cost per use less expensive than the mainstream toxic competitors. Organic Products Help Belongings Last Longer – Conventional cleaning products are laced with toxic and harmful chemicals that cause your equipment and products to deteriorate faster than using natural, green products. Organic Cleaners Can Prevent Costs Associated with Standard Cleaning – Conventional cleaners can pose severe health and safety risks to workers. There are an estimated 40 to 60 chemical injuries per year for every 1,000 workers; most are chemical burns to the eyes and skin and damage to the respiratory system. Nationally, these injuries cost about $25 million per year in workers’ compensation and lost time. (Barron and Sutherland, Ibid, pp 6-7). Switching to organic cleaners are a way to ensure that your staff and customers are not at risk. Overall Long Term Health Risks of Ongoing Exposure – Conventional cleaning products are are well known for their ability to get the dirty jobs done, but their version of clean comes with a high health cost. 97% of the USA population has Shout, Lysol, Windex, Clorox, Tide, and Pledge in their homes (according to the Environmental Working Group). If you study the ingredients list in these products, the ingredients are not transparent, they hide the true toxic ingredients under "secret patented cleaning formulas," that penetrate the body via breath and skin and impact the endocrine system (the endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among many other things.) and the impact of these toxic ingredients form "endocrine disruptors" that can lead to a long list of health issues, including autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune diseases and disorders cannot be cured, but they can be treated with a lifetime of medication. Living your life managing a chronic disorder seems like a very high price.   While the price tag may appear to be a higher upfront cost than the competition, there are many serious reasons that compels making the switch to green cleaners as more cost-effective in the long run (including quality of life, can anyone put a price tag on that?). These products are safer to use and made with sustainable materials, but they can also prevent costs accrued from medical bills, higher medical premiums, replacing equipment and paying injured workers. At Embed, we offer a green cleaning solution - 100% natural and non-toxic. The Embed Hygiene Defence range consists of Floor and Surface Cleaners, and the Airborne Defence System (which purifies the air), are more effective and longer-lasting than industrial cleaners without the toxic health risks. It kills 99.9% wide spectrum of pathogens including bacteria, fungi, and mold. Experience the Embed Hygiene Defence difference in your home and business today!

Just Because It Smells Fresh & Clean Doesn’t Mean It Is

Whether it’s your home, car, or workplace, you use cleaners every day to make your environment and surroundings safe and non-hazardous. The cleaning products you use make the difference between a safe and sanitary environment or a blackhole of harmful invisible chemicals. Manufacturers use fragrances to mask the harsh smell of chemicals in most cleaning products and distract you from the health risks associated with inhaling and absorbing the chemicals they are made from.    One of the most common chemicals used when making fragrances is phthalates, which make scents remain for a longer period. Though manufacturers aren’t required to specifically list phthalates on the label, any product with a fragrance like “tropical breeze” or “floral mist” (especially if advertised as “long-lasting”) will almost always include phthalates. Excessive exposure to phthalates has been linked to various health and neurological conditions, including asthma, ADHD, breast cancer, endocrine disruption, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development, and male fertility issues.   You can significantly reduce your exposure to phthalates by choosing fragrance-free or all-natural organic cleaners whenever possible. At Embed, we offer an alternative. Embed Hygiene Defence products are stronger than harsh industrial cleaners without the toxicity, killing 99.9% wide spectrum pathogens, including COVID-19 on contact, airborne bacteria, viruses, fungi spores and more... it purifies the air! In addition, Embed Hygiene Defence products are environmentally friendly, being free of parabens, phthalates, triclosan, 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphates), or SLES, phosphates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, harsh solvents, VOCs.

BEWARE: Reemerging Consumers Are Incoming!

Source: CNN

FEC 2.0: Getting to the Other Side

We’ve distilled key insights Family Entertainment 2.0, Getting to the Other Side to help you rewrite your history with a better, stronger business operation for the consumer who awaits.

15 Ideas to Engage your Stay-Home Guests During the Lock Down

Is putting up a CLOSED notice on your website and Facebook page really all you can do? Rather than be paralyzed by fear, focusing on cost-cutting, some companies are going into marketing overdrive. These attractions and FECs are not just showing they are “cleaning their venue”, but actually have quite innovative ways to engage with their guests, prepare for the inevitable return of their fun-hungry, socially-starved guests. Check it out!

Protect Your FEC & Customers' from the Coronavirus

Family entertainment centers are a hub of people of all ages coming to the same venue to have a great time. A large number of people congregating in one environment and high traffic areas creates an unhygienic environment; handprints and fingerprints across all surface areas, including the games, tokens, and money. Generally, this wouldn’t be a point of concern because you clean your FEC before opening, throughout the day, and end of day; however, given the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic, the hygiene of your FEC is more critical than ever. COVID-19 can live and survive for days on surface areas and, especially, cash, money and banknotes (tokens and tickets).

It’s a No Brainer: Game Card Readers Simplify the FEC

Game card readers, just like game cards and RFID wearables, aren’t the future of FECs they’re the present (not the new normal, the old normal). They deliver an unequivocal boost to customer experience, whilst simultaneously assisting businesses in minimizing costs, driving revenue. Period. Not convinced? Read on... 

3 Ways To Bring Next Level Innovation to Your Family Entertainment Center

The time for using coins, tokens, and tickets in an FEC have passed. Ongoing technology advancements have created great innovations that have improved many different aspects of FECs. Customers now anticipate arcade debit card systems, FEC kiosks, wireless readers and cashless technology  when they enter FECs, meaning it is imperative that your venue meets their expectations. 

The 5-Step Guide to Marketing Success for Your FEC

Marketing is an important part of the business; it's what reaches your customers and raises brand awareness to bring them to your business (there is some truth to the saying "out of sight means out of mind"), and as such, it is critical for you to develop a marketing component of your FEC business plan of how to bring these customers in by raising awareness, running promotions that bring them into your business and keeps them coming back (keeping your brand "top of mind").

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