Back during the paper app days, my store had TMs soliciting the line of BF guests for Red Cards before opening. They would run their info inside, process it, and come out with the approval or mail response.
It would be smart to have any remaining Jewelry registers to be made into a Red App station, or have a PDA or store Ipads setup for Red Card applications.
I was told yesterday at work that I would have a specific spot to stand in, and I would have all the info for red cards. I guess I am supposed to pester each guest (after 5 other people have already done so) to get the red cards! Oh what a fun night this will be....
I wonder how can you possibly ask for Redcards on Black Friday? Wouldn't it slow the process down?? Wouldn't it make guests upset?? I just wonder if they are going to even bother making anyone ask for redcards on black friday.
Ugh. The best time, IMO, to get a Redcard is when the guest is watching their total go ever higher and higher and they are hearing the words "5% off". But until they get to the realization on screen how much they will be spending, unless someone has talked to the about it when they are staring at the shelf price, or they already have it in mind from prior knowledge, it's just another pain.
It's like when the new Sam's Club was going up here, Walmart had a billion people in the store pushing people to sign up for memberships. I felt bad for the employees, but I really did not need to be asked 5 times in one trip for something I did not want, and I hated having to go out of my way when I saw the associate coming so I could avoid having that conversation yet again.
Note: if Spot would carry my cat food and cat litter, I wouldn't need to go to the big blue box nearly as often.