Wood or Metal Shelving for Retail?

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Mar, 14, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Just about every retail enterprise uses retail shelving as a major part of its merchandising scheme, and there are all kinds of options when it comes to shelving design, construction materials, size, colors, cost, configurations, etc. The majority of retail shelving currently in use is of some type of metal construction. These are generally affordable, strong, easy to install and keep clean, and easily adjustable to accommodate different types and sizes of merchandise. They can also be configured in almost endless arrays.

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Choosing Shelves For Retail Merchandising

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Feb, 21, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

Think you can just set up some gondola shelving, plop some merchandise on it any old way, and you're good to go? Think again.

Readying merchandise for display to make it attractive to customers (so that they'll be drawn to it and be encouraged to buy) requires some forethought and planning on your part; you should carefully choose the specific shelving used for retail merchandising based upon the products you're displaying.

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3 Ways Drugstore Shelves Impact Sales

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Jan, 10, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

Whether they're made of wood or steel, plastic, glass, or any combination of these, you need pharmacy shelves to display the merchandise you have available, to keep your store neat and tidy, and to organize your inventory.

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Should You Go for a Glass Display Showcase?

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Jan, 04, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

Glass display showcases are everywhere in retail stores, and hold a myriad of items: perfume, cosmetics, and jewelry are just some examples. Should you go for glass display showcases in your store, too? Consider the following disadvantages and advantages before you decide:

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Retail Pharmacy Store Design Must Attract and Impress

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Dec, 20, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

What does the inside of your pharmacy look like? Is it drab, dull, and even outdated? Is it inviting to customers, or sterile and institutional?

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Modern Pharmacy Shelving Systems Design

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Nov, 07, 2017 @ 05:13 PM

You are probably wondering why your sales are slowing down.  What could you possibly be missing? What are the considerations you need to make for a new and modern pharmacy design?

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Steel Shelving Units - Reliable & Sturdy

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Nov, 02, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

It's no mistake that many retail shelving units are made of steel. Reliable and sturdy, steel shelving units can be used in just about any retail shelving situation; they are especially useful when you need reliable, long-lasting options for storage and display that will stand the test of time.

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How to Choose the Best Gondola Shelving

Posted by Robert Walthall on Fri, Oct, 20, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Choosing the best gondola shelving for your store can be a thought-provoking process because there are so many types of gondolas available and a wide range of selectable options such as height, width, length, color, construction material and center wall configuration.

Gondola shelving is the most popular type of shelving for use in the center area of retail shops because it lends itself easily to dividing the area into sections, creating aisles, and fostering a specific traffic flow for your customers.

When set up properly, the installation of your gondola shelving can make it seem natural for visitors to walk in a certain pattern that you've predetermined will give them a view of all the different sections or departments.

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Pharmacy Fixtures Should Be Functional AND Attractive

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Oct, 18, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

As an independent pharmacist, your first priority is to serve your customers to the best of your ability. To that end, you may think that your pharmacy fixtures should be functional and practical – and that's true; but they should also be attractive and aesthetically pleasing. When you focus on both, you make your store attractive to customers and make it easy for them to shop, too. First, the elements of functionality:

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3 Basic Principles of Stockroom Shelving

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Sep, 14, 2017 @ 04:17 PM

Have you been working with stockroom shelving that's not right for you? Is it difficult to get to your inventory because you can't reach it, or because it's  blocked by other inventory in your too-small stockroom? Are you concerned that valuable inventory may not be as secure as it should be?

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