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5 Trends Shaping the Retail Shelving Industry in 2019

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Feb, 19, 2019 @ 03:48 PM

As we look ahead to a new year, individuals and businesses alike are taking stock of the recent past and looking to the future with hope and resolve. If you’re in the retail industry, what trends will be shaping the year ahead? Here at Shelving Design Systems, we’ve identified a few surprising trends that could shape your retail shelving, your business, and your sales for 2019.

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Topics: shelving trends, retail shelving trends

5 Things to Consider in Your Pharmacy Design

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Jan, 31, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

Shelving Design Systems is synonymous with pharmacy shelving in the Southeast. However, we’re much more than that, including design and consulting services. That’s why this week, we’re leaving shelving to one side and taking a closer look at some of the other things you should consider if you’re building a new pharmacy, or taking on the renovation or refit of an older one.

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Topics: pharmacy design

Why You Should Hire a Full-Service Pharmacy Shelving Company

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Jan, 28, 2019 @ 08:32 AM

Whether you’re a retail pharmacy embarking on a full remodel or a compounding pharmacy seeking to improve workflow, you’re likely looking for the simplest and most cost-effective way to get the job done. It’s not uncommon for businesses to reach out to multiple contractors for a single job, but this can have its drawbacks. Why should you consider a full-service pharmacy shelving company like Shelving Design Systems instead?

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Topics: pharmacy shelving

Understanding Pharmacy Customer Buying Behaviors

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Jan, 24, 2019 @ 08:43 AM

If you’ve ever wondered how important customer psychology is, the fact that it is its own discipline should clue you in. Understanding customer buying behaviors — the thought and emotional processes behind buying decisions, and the purchases that do or don’t result from them — is big business. But there’s also a wrong way to approach customer buying habits: to assume that they’re the same across the board, and in all surroundings. A retail pharmacy has some unique considerations you won’t find in other retail operations, and a shelving design consultation from Shelving Design Systems helps businesses make sense of them.

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Topics: customer buying behavior, pharmacy

Why Purchase Custom Retail Displays?

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Jan, 22, 2019 @ 08:34 AM

There’s a difference between buying off-the-rack and having something custom-tailored. Whether it’s a business suit or a dress, you might luck out and get the right fit from the store, but a bespoke suit will fit you in a way that something store-bought won’t always. Believe it or not, the same applies to shelving. You may do just fine buying shelves and racks from a major shelving manufacturer, but in irregular spaces or custom use cases, a custom retail display from Shelving Design Systems is the perfect thing to pull your layout together.

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Topics: custom retail displays

The Psychology of Pharmacy Decor

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Dec, 31, 2018 @ 08:34 AM

What’s your favorite color? Maybe you gravitate toward that paisley tie because it communicates something quirky about your personality. Maybe that little black dress is your favorite simply because you know you look elegant in it. But your wardrobe is only one use of color; it also has a story to tell in your pharmacy decor. Color psychology is a powerful, yet often-misunderstood, tool in your visual merchandising arsenal. Color theory is a key part of your shelving design consultation with Shelving Design Systems.

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Understanding When to Replace Your Pharmacy Fixtures

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Dec, 27, 2018 @ 08:21 AM

At Shelving Design Systems, we take pride in the durable and innovative pharmacy shelving we install. However, our experience (and a healthy dose of common sense) tells us that even the best-designed and best-built pharmacy shelving isn’t intended to last forever. Even if your shelving looks fine and is in good operating condition, it may still be due for replacement. Here’s how to tell when it’s time to get in touch.

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Topics: pharmacy remodel

Cross Merchandising in Your Retail Displays

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Dec, 18, 2018 @ 08:17 AM

Cross merchandising isn’t a secret. Nor, for that matter, is doing it right. But time and again, we see retailers’ best-intentioned efforts fall short. Since we love seeing our customers succeed, Shelving Design Systems has compiled a handful of useful tips for cross-merchandising done well.

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Topics: retail displays, merchandising displays

Are You Effectively Utilizing Your Gondola Shelving?

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Dec, 12, 2018 @ 08:11 AM

Gondola shelving is nearly ubiquitous in retail environments. Unfortunately, we see it misused nearly as frequently as we see it used. With your retail square footage at a premium — and too often commanding a premium rent — that’s one thing you literally cannot afford. As with any retail shelving provided by Shelving Design Systems, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use gondolas, and we’re here to help you get it right the first time.

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Topics: gondola shelving

Pharmacy Design for the 21st Century

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Nov, 29, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Futurism is notoriously risky business, at least if our conspicuous lack of robot butlers, flying cars, atomic-powered planes, and personal jet packs is any indication. But predicting what’s around the corner isn’t impossible if it’s done right; the seeds of the future are often right here in the present, hidden in plain sight. If you know where to look, you’ll be in a good position to take advantage of trends that are already shaping the pharmacy of the future — and Shelving Design Systems will be here to help. Here are some of the trends we’re watching with interest.

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Topics: modern pharmacy design, pharmacy store design

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