3 Most Common Supply Chain Issues Faced by Pharmacies Today

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Feb, 26, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Four simple characters can evoke a sense of dread. In this case, they are H1N1, the same strain of the flu that is estimated to have killed as much as five percent of the world’s population between 1918 and 1920. With that strain resurgent in 2019, many are warily eyeing their pharmacy supply chains and hoping they hold up if the worst should happen. In the interest of resiliency, which supply chain issues are most urgent today? At Shelving Design Systems, we’re applying lessons learned in the past to pharmacy design for a better future.


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Topics: pharmacy, pharmacies, pharmacy management, inventory

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: pharmacy, customer buying behavior

3 Ways to Tell if Your Pharmacy is Totally Outdated

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Aug, 31, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

As an independent pharmacist, you have lots expenses to stay on top of. However, if you want to stay successful – and even legal – you must take the time (and money) to make sure your pharmacy is updated in three key areas.

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Topics: pharmacy shelving, pharmacy

Dress Your Pharmacy for the Season

Posted by Robert Walthall on Sat, Oct, 26, 2013 @ 12:13 PM

Whether it's cold and flu season, the holiday season, or the changing of seasons, your merchandising strategies have to keep up. As an independent pharmacist, you must focus to a great degree on your customers and their health-care-related needs; however, the displays you use in your store also help create your image, and solidify your community position. Because of that, it's important to dress your pharmacy for every season:

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Topics: pharmacy