SHELF OBSESSED

Is Your Pharmacy Workflow Killing Your Productivity?

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Aug, 08, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

If you’ve noticed a decrease in your pharmacy’s productivity, poor workflow could be the reason. Shelving Design Systems, a leader in pharmacy shelving and pharmacy solutions, has several ideas for boosting productivity and improving your bottom line.

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Topics: pharmacy workflow

The Secret to Optimizing Your Checkout Lane: POP Displays

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Jul, 26, 2018 @ 09:44 AM

The Point of Purchase (POP) area of your pharmacy is a goldmine of sales opportunity and is more than a place for gum and lottery tickets. Once a customer has reached the POP, they have already committed to buying something, and here’s the chance for you to influence their buying decisions before they check out. POP displays are crucial to building revenue off low cost, high profit items that customers can’t resist.

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Topics: POP displays

7 Shelving Mistakes That Cost Retailers Money

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Jul, 16, 2018 @ 09:04 AM

Shelving is such a basic part of your retail image that it’s easy to forget about it while you focus on other things. When customers walk through your store, they might not think to themselves “Hmmm…now there’s a shelving error”, but they do notice, at least subconsciously, when something’s not right.

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Topics: retail shelving

Pharmacy Shelving: 8 Tips for Maximizing Product Exposure

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Jul, 03, 2018 @ 08:28 AM

Your pharmacy shelving actually has the capability to make or break your business as an independent drugstore because it's responsible for creating a major part of your overall merchandising environment. While it's the prescription dispensing function that brings most customers to you and produces the greatest percentage of your store's revenues, it's the front-end merchandising area that shoppers have to walk through to get to the prescription counter located near the rear of the store. If shoppers are put off by what they see, it will negatively affect their “buying mood” and may even convince them that they just might want to purchase their prescriptions elsewhere.

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Topics: pharmacy shelving

5 Visual Merchandising Tips for Small Pharmacies

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Jun, 27, 2018 @ 09:34 AM

Modern pharmacies are more than a quick stop to get cold medicine when you’re not feeling well – at least they should be. Today, customer expectations are higher and they’re looking not just for products, but also an experience.

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Topics: visual merchandising

Recent Trends in Pharmacy Design

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Jun, 21, 2018 @ 08:56 AM

Once upon a time, pharmacies were more than just a place to pick up a prescription at a drive through window. Pharmacies of days gone by featured soda fountains and counters that beckoned patrons to hang around, make friends, and catch up with the neighbors.

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Topics: modern pharmacy design

Pharmacy Design: Effectively Positioning Your Checkout Counter

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Jun, 18, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Effective pharmacy sales are, after all, retail sales much like in any store. Although, as an independent community pharmacy owner or manager, it may be tempting to fall back on the sale of prescription medications to boost your store earnings, the fact is that gross margins on prescriptions are dropping for most stores, lowering profits, while front-end sales continue to be strong and stable. This is according to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

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Topics: pharmacy design

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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Topics: retail shelving

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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Topics: retail shelving

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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Topics: pharmacy fixtures