Your business needs a constant flow of customers and generally speaking, a high number of clients is a reason to rejoice, but you need some crowd control measures to preserve order. This solution range from mild ones such as the velvet rope to more radical ones, in those cases when you expect a larger crowd. It is something that you should consider in advance, so that you will never be surprised by your own success and turn a celebration into a nuisance.
Even if you own a medium store and want to make sure that people respect the line and wait to be serves, such measures are recommended. When it comes to institutions that serve hundreds or thousands of clients every day, crowd control needs to be stepped up, and stanchions are required. Whether you connect them with velvet rope, another type of fabric or just leave them standing as silent reminders that boundaries should not be crossed, they are still better than nothing.
Outdoor activities and events that attract more people require a similar approach and when there is a good chance for things to spin out of control, other types of barricades or retractable belts might be considered.