Keeping Your Pharmacy Organized & Secured

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Apr, 18, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

pharmacy shelvingWhether you are remodeling your existing pharmacy or planning a new facility, there are certain pharmacy design guidelines that you should follow. These guidelines encompass both security and aesthetics. A large part of your location design will focus on proper shelving. You should choose shelving that is visually appealing and provides proper protection for your inventory. Today's designs offer a wide variety of shelving systems, both on the sales floor and in the back area of your pharmacy. Shelving units are used by many businesses, from hospitals and healthcare facilities, to retail and pharmacy customers, and will help you achieve the design you are looking for.

Safety and Security

You should choose a shelving system that can help you protect your inventory. In the back of your pharmacy, you'll need secure storage areas to house controlled substances and over the counter medications and other items that you need to operate your pharmacy on a daily basis. Choose a shelving system that fits with your decor and allows you to protect your inventory and keep it locked up securely when necessary. You may also wish to have a shelving unit for other items such as sensitive documents, cash and other items that you need to keep secure. These shelves may be locked when not in use, so access can be controlled. They can also be easily labeled so you can find what you need quickly.


Shelving units are a great way to keep products organized, whether in a storage area, in the controlled area of your pharmacy or out on the sales floor of your location. There are a wide variety of types and sizes of shelving to fit in with your pharmacy design guidelines. This makes it easy to label your inventory and track it in computerized inventory control systems. You and your employees can find what you need quickly without a lot of hassle. This gives you more time to focus on your customers and meeting their needs.

Sales Displays

Shelving units are the best way to display all of the goods that you have for sale. You can organize your over-the-counter medications and other products neatly. Shelving units also allow you to label products with names, prices and other vital information to help your customers find what they need. You can also use shelving units to inform customers of sales and specials and clearance items that you offer on a limited time basis. Choosing the proper shelving units can not only meet your pharmacy design guidelines and help make shopping a pleasant experience for your customers.

Custom Designs

Most shelving systems come in a variety of styles and finishes to match any decor, from wood to metal, and in almost every color of the rainbow. If you don't find something that appeals to you, it may benefit you to consider a custom design. This will allow you to build the facility that you want, and then design the shelving around your location, and not the other way around. This takes a lot of headache and hassle out of the design and building process.

Shelving systems can meet any storage need and conform with all pharmacy design guidelines. Most shelving providers offer a variety of financing options to help you get the products that you need. If you aren't sure exactly what you are looking for, there are a variety of resources that can help you choose from the options available to you. It may be helpful to sit down with a shelving professional to discuss your needs and let them recommend the right products for you.

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