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Etiquette Mistakes at Retail Stores During Covid-19

In our new normal, nothing is, well, normal. That includes shopping at retail stores.  We try to stand six feet apart while browsing or waiting in the check-out line. We try not to touch and feel clothing items on the rack.  But, customers make etiquette mistakes at retail stores in our Coronavirus world without realizing it. etiquette mistakes retail stores Covid-19

I am honored to be among three etiquette experts interviewed for this Reader’s Digest article: “16 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone is Making at Retail Stores” during Covid-19.

COVID-Related Mistakes While Shopping

Need a birthday gift, greeting card or a few items to spruce up your fall wardrobe?  Before you step foot in a store, make sure you’re not making one of these all-too-common COVID-related mistakes while shopping. These are things no one thought much about prior to the Pandemic.  But, now we must ask ourselves, “Are we staying within our 6-foot bubble?” Are we following directional markings on the floor? Paying with credit cards versus cash to eliminate money handling. Forgetting to tuck a facial mask in our handbag or pocket before entering a store?  Not getting irritated at a store’s newly updated return policy due to Covid-19 restrictions.

No one knows when things will return to post-Coronavirus normalcy. In the meantime, try to avoid these etiquette mistakes when shopping in retail stores during COVID 19.

You might also like to read Business Etiquette Tips for a Pandemic World.

Rachel Wagner is a licensed business etiquette consultant, trainer and speaker, and owner of the Oklahoma-based business etiquette firm Rachel Wagner Etiquette and Protocol. www.EtiquetteTrainer.com Rachel provides onsite and virtual training presentations on a variety of business and dining etiquette topics for corporate clients in Oklahoma and around the country. As a licensed etiquette expert, she is interviewed and quoted in a variety of local and national media outlets including The Washington Post, MONEY, Forbes and many more.

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