Your business relies on transactions to trade. Protect it against power cuts by supporting:
- Electronic point of sale stations
- E-commerce servers
- Card terminals and merchant connectivity
- Invoice/receipt printers
- Stock control systems
An inability to trade due to a power cut will be detrimental to revenue and customer satisfaction and the uncertainty of not knowing when your business can resume trading will be worrying. Alternative means may be found to continue trading but this all consumes valuable time. You can prevent against this by ensuring all your essential systems are protected by backup batteries. This will give you time to deploy your business continuity plan or rely on your extended UPS battery or generator in the interim.
When there is no power, a lot of time and energy is spent explaining the problem to customers, even when the power returns more time and effort is taken to restore services and deal with any fall-out from the power cut. Although the power may be back, your problems could be far from over with the possibility that equipment has been damaged and data irretrievably lost. This could translate to orders and online transactions. A power cut will involuntarily close your “shop”.