We’ve already told you about having to provide your customer with food allergy or calorie information on the food items you serve. But these are not the only notices that your business might have to display for the benefit of the consumer.
Depending on where in the world you are located and what it is that you do, obligatory notices to be put up for the benefit your clients can range - to name but a few - from notifications on limitations of service (such as the restriction of selling cigarettes or alcohol to minors), to the grade your restaurant received from the Department of Health, the information on what your business is liable for and what not (after all, how else will you know who to blame when you check your coat at a club and it goes missing?) and notifications on what customers’ rights are as consumers and when dealing with your company. Do they get a receipt? A written estimate of the work to be done? Can they return the goods purchased? If they are driving in the back of your taxi, can they ask the driver to change the radio station and decide on which exact route to take?
Providing all this information and complying with different regulations that govern it is no walk in the park - and we haven’t even mentioned different public information posters that certain countries prescribe must be put up, such as for example the USA slavery and human trafficking public notice that must be displayed in all airports, emergency rooms, truck stops and roadside rest areas.
It’s clear to see that keeping on top of notices that a business needs to display is not for the weak of heart.
Now consider the fact that some of this relevant information has to be, in order to be fully understood by everyone, also provided in languages other than your own. Consider the fact that the laws and regulations governing these notices are likely to change and then change again. Are you multiplying the number of posters you will have to keep putting up in your head and looking for a big enough wall yet?
An elegant way of avoiding the headache described above is electronic paper.
We already spoke about how e-paper is the way to go when providing people with relevant information: connected via Wi-Fi or another type of data connection, electronic paper notice boards can be updated quickly and at once, regardless of location and are always highly readable, even in direct sunlight (just in case you need to put up a notice outside, you know, at a truck stop or something), and can even be tiled together into larger screens. All in all, a great way of keeping up with what needs to be done notice-wise.
So don’t fret if your labor legislation poster needs to be displayed in another language. Spanish? Portuguese? Japanese? All easily done on e-paper, with just a click of a button, no matter the number and location of all your posters. You can now have only one e-paper sign that will show all the information you are obliged to provide in the workplace in as many languages as you like, continuously rotating the language variants on screen and using extremely little energy in doing so. In other words: one electronic paper board replaces the dozens of posters you would otherwise have to put up for the benefit of your multi-lingual employees and customers.
How about having to update the information on the e-paper posters because the legislation has changed? It can be done in a few moments, through your computer or smartphone, and you don’t need to manually update all the posters at all of your locations. Or maybe you need to take down an old notice and put up a new one, perhaps because of a new regulation or a consumer awareness campaign that is taking place? No problem: just change the content on your e-paper devices remotely, through your data connection.
All that, and we haven’t even mentioned that the battery of your e-notice will last for what seems to be forever. Even more: because e-paper uses almost as much energy as ordinary paper (that is to say, very little) the e-notice can be put up without pesky wires and the signage installed without any damage to your newly decorated office. E ink displays can be easily mounted on any surface with nothing more than a few velcro strips, blending with your business’ interior design seamlessly.
After all, just because the legislation is complicated to keep pace with, the solution of complying with it does not have to be.
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