What Front Desk Supply Is Doing To Help During COVID-19

The month of March has been a whirlwind of change for businesses all across the world. The hospitality industry has been deeply affected by COVID-19, as travel has come to a dramatic halt. We have experienced this first-hand with our own clients, as a large percentage are temporarily closing or greatly reduced their staffs

Front Desk Supply is here to provide support to the hospitality industry. Like many other businesses, we have shifted gears and created a monthly special that will be more beneficial to hotels during this time. 

Room key cards are one of our most popular items. We want to share our expertise on these products and offer support to the industry in the best way we can. 

For the month of April, we are providing a new and unique offer for hotels:

RFID Key Cards

RFID key cards are a newer technology in the hospitality industry. These room keys are contactless, which means all your guests have to do is wave the key card in front of the lock to open the door. Every guest appreciates the simplicity of RFID cards, especially when their hands are full with luggage. Aside from key cards, RFID cards can also be used with wristbands and key fobs. We help many hotels utilize these during big on-site events. This more modern version of key cards also has a longer life-span than magnetic key cards, allowing your boutique hotel to save on replacements and maintenance. 

RFID cards have a “chip” inside (like a computer), as well as a small antenna. It is important to know which chip is being used to ensure the cards open the door.

Generic RFID Key Cards

If your hotel is looking for generic key cards to order during this time, we are dropping the price by 20%. We are trying to reduce inventory, so these will be on first come, first serve basis.  

Custom RFID Key Cards 

For custom key cards, we are pricing all quantities from 1,000 to 10,000 at the 10,000 price. Minimum order for custom cards must be 1,000. 

Magnetic Strip Key Cards

The original key card is the classic magstripe card. Magnetic key cards contain a dark strip on the back to unlock hotel rooms. They are also used in POS systems and access control systems. Our clients love ordering magnetic key cards because they are easy to use and cost-effective. All guests have to do is swipe, and they are in. At Front Desk Supply, we offer a few different types of magnetic key cards. Our options range in size and degree of magnetization; there are actually 3 main types of magnetic stripes: low, medium, and high.

Generic Magnetic Key Cards 

The price of generic magnetic strip key cards are dropping by 20%.  Front Desk Supply is to reduce inventory, so these will be on a first come, first serve basis. We have a variety of designs to choose from.

Custom Magnetic Key Cards 

For custom magnetic strip key cards, we are pricing all quantities from 1,000 to 10,000 at the 10,000 price. Minimum order for custom cards must be 1,000. 

Our team is here to offer support to your hotel during this time. We understand how unsettling this experience is and are dedicated to providing your hotel with everything necessary to succeed. 

In order to keep our team healthy and safe, we have taken precautions, and all team members that are not needed in production or warehousing activities are working from home. Further, we have built additional redundancy in our supply network. Although we have not experienced any significant delays in our supply chain, we will continue to monitor changes and will utilize alternate vendors if needed to ensure we can hold to our normal lead times. We are in close contact with our shipping partners and will advise our customers of any widespread issues affecting delivery.

We encourage you to reach out to us at info@frontdesksupply.com if you have any questions or concerns about us, our team, or our products.