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Five Reasons to Use Curbside Pickup at Samy's Camera


Five Reasons to Use Curbside Pickup at Samy's Camera

July 01, 2020  |  by Destiny A. Lopez

Contactless Shopping Helps Keep Communities Safe

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 outbreak has affected everyone. In fact, it is highly likely that you or someone you know has been directly or indirectly impacted by the pandemic. With cases rising here in the United States, it is important to remember that the Coronavirus pandemic is not over. Therefore, preventative measures, such as wearing masks and social distancing while out in public are critical to everyone’s safety. This is also the case for businesses - especially brick and mortar locations.

From mom-and-pop shops to large industries, businesses are doing their best to adapt to our rapidly changing reality. Brick and mortar locations, a model which has been greatly impacted by the outbreak, are implementing new shopping and checkout procedures in order to reduce contact between customers and its staff. 

One method has been adopted by countless businesses since the outbreak, Samy’s Camera included. It has not only proven to be a safer option for our communities - it’s efficient and ideal for today’s busy prosumer. We are, of course, talking about curbside, or contactless, pick-up. 

Here are five reasons why you should consider choosing Samy’s Camera’s curbside pick-up.

A Shopping Alternative for Today’s Busy Creativeprenuers

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Photography and filmmaking are often collaborative. The actions of an individual could, for better or worse, impact the entire crew. For projects underway during the outbreak, contracting the virus could delay or even bring a project to a screeching halt. The equation here is simple: A healthy crew is a working crew.

With this in mind, photographers, filmmakers, and content creators are actively seeking out and utilizing shopping alternatives that are efficient and fast. Curbside pickup accomplishes both.  Since curbside pickup is a pre-paid solution, much of the heavy lifting is completed before one pulls into the parking lot. Your PA can get that last-minute gear run knocked out during a lunch break. 

Distancing, Not Distant

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Since implementing this shopping method, curbside pickup has allowed us here at Samy’s Camera to safely serve our photography and cinema communities by accomplishing two things: 

  • Keeps foot-traffic in our retail locations low so that customers shopping in-store can remain socially distant. 
  • And, since curbside pickup also incorporates contactless payment, overall contact between employees and customers is limited. Less direct contact means fewer chances of coming into contact with or transmitting COVID-19.

In order to stick together, Samy’s Camera employees and customers must stay six-feet apart. However, while our sales and service pros are distancing, they are not distant. We always aim to provide exceptional customer service, whether it be in-person, online, or from your car.

With that said - here’s how Samy’s Camera curbside pickup works.

Browse Virtually

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Thousands of products from today’s most trusted photography and cinema brands are at your fingertips thanks to Our website features detailed specifications and reviews, along with access to photos and videos that provide a more comprehensive look at select products. 

While outdoor and social activity continues to be limited by state and local officials, we highly encourage shopping via the web whenever possible. Complete your transaction through our secure online portal and get purchases delivered to your door. For locals, Curbside pickup is the next best option and offers a convenient same-day solution. Start by utilizing the website as a virtual showroom. Then, make your list. Once you’re ready to purchase, get ready for step two. 

Your New Gear is Just a Phone Call Away

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Samy’s Camera sales pros are happy to confirm your curbside pick-up order over the phone. Simply contact your nearest Samy’s Camera location during normal business hours for assistance and reserve with a credit or debit card. 

Furthermore, Samy’s Camera sales pros are not only knowledgeable; many are also working professional photographers. From product recommendations to technical inquiries, our sales pros have you covered.

As your pickup time approaches, it’s time to hop in the car and prepare for the last step.

Pop the Trunk - We’ll Take Care of the Rest

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Upon your arrival, just give us a ring. All that’s left to do is to crank up the AC, pop the trunk and relax - one of our sales pros will be out shortly to place the order in your vehicle.

With health and safety now at the forefront of public consciousness, customers may continue to choose curbside or delivery services over in-store shopping long after the curve has flattened. As reported by Forbes, “prolonged social distancing will further ingrain this consumer habit, which will likely stick long term due to increased precautionary measures even after lockdown restrictions are eased.”

We highly encourage our customers to consider curbside pickup for their next purchase. To arrange curbside pickup or to learn more about other ways to shop with Samy’s Camera, check out our Shop With Us page.

July 01, 2020

About the Author

Destiny A. Lopez

Destiny A. Lopez

Destiny A. Lopez is a writer based in Los Angeles. Destiny has previously covered pop culture, lifestyle, tech, and personal finance for various media outlets.

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