Cleaning for the Retail Industry

Cleaning for the Retail Industry

The Retail industry which encompasses a broad range of establishments including big box chains, department stores, groceries, outlets and independent outfits, utilize a number of devices that allow them to operate effectively. Our Retail Industry collection gives you the technical cleaning products designed for POS, EMV, kiosk, time clocks, door lock, and security access card readers, sensitive screens, receipt, label, and other devices to maintain operational efficiency and reduce downtime and maintenance costs. This helps keep your customers happy and loyal!

Best Practices

Cleaning specialized retail devices on a regularly scheduled maintenance routine aids in operational efficiency, reduced service calls and longevity of the equipment. Based on the manufacturers recommen-dations and customer feedback, we suggest the following best practices for optimal results:

Card Readers: Every 2000 swipes or at least 1—2 X per month

Clean more frequently after periods of high use.

Cleaning should be done more frequently, especially areas prone to an abundance of dust, food particles and grime. Failure to clean frequently can cause system failure, device downtime and cus-tomer frustration.

Dirty Device Symptoms

  • Card rejection
  • Reader error
  • Repeated swipes
 

MICR / Check Readers: Every 2000 Scans or at least 1—2 X per month

Clean more frequently before and periods of high use such as seasonal shopping periods.

Failure to clean MICR and check readers often can make an auto-mated system into a manual entry system increasing processing time, fraud risks and customer dissatisfaction.

Dirty Device Symptoms

  • Poor image quality
  • Rejected checks
  • Failure to read
   

Thermal Printers: Every 3-4 media roll changes or at least 1-2 X per month

Clean more frequently after periods of high use.

Printers become dirty from “paper dust” and adhesives as well as environmental contami-nants. Cards clean the printhead and any build-up on the printer's rollers.

Dirty Device Symptoms

  • Paper jams
  • Poor print and image quality
  • Poor barcode or receipt legi-bility
   

Bill Acceptors: Every time you empty machine or at least 1 X every other week

Clean more frequently before and after periods of high use.

Money is exceptionally dirty and can cause device misreads, bill slip-page, loss of revenue, operational failure and extreme customer frus-tration at self check out if not cleaned properly.

Dirty Device Symptoms

  • Bill rejection
  • Misreads
  • Device downtime/out of order