5 Reasons It's Important to Update Your Pharmacy's Shelving Regularly

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, May, 21, 2019 @ 09:36 AM

There’s something satisfying about a good pharmacy design rounded out by well-installed pharmacy shelving. The team at Shelving Design Systems takes pride in our work, and our customers love the results. However, neither our work nor yours are done once the last of the sawdust is vacuumed and the last jar of ointment is placed on the shelves. Your shelving should evolve so your business can, too. That means regular shelving updates.

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Topics: pharmacy design layout, pharmacy interior design, display shelving, pharmacy display

A Guide to Shelving for Cannabis Dispensaries: Front of the Shop

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, May, 14, 2019 @ 09:55 AM

Even though the medical and legal landscape is changing with astonishing speed, there are still plenty of challenges for cannabis dispensaries. With our decades’ worth of combined experience in pharmacy design, retail consulting, workflow, and shelving installation, Shelving Design Systems has plenty of insight to offer. Today, let’s take a look at the front end of your dispensary.

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Topics: retail shelving layout, pharmacy display, Workflows

Keeping Your Pharmacy Competitive

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Apr, 22, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

Pharmacy practice can be frustrating and rewarding in equal measure. It can be challenging keeping the spark of idealism that got you into the field alive, especially when your ideals collide head-on with the realities of low margins, high competition, and ever-shifting expectations. So how do you keep your pharmacy competitive without compromising either your ideals or your bottom line?

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Topics: pharmacy design, shelving systems, pharmacy workflow, pharmacy display

5 Most Common Pain Points for Pharmacies

Posted by Robert Walthall on Fri, Mar, 22, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Through our many years helping pharmacies in the Southeast with their shelving needs, we’ve learned two things at Shelving Design Systems: first, that pharmacies have many of the same pain points in common, and second, that even though pharmacy solutions to many of those issues can feel frustratingly out of reach, there are some small but significant steps we can take to wrest back some control.

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Topics: pharmacy design layout, pharmacy display

5 Ways Retail Pharmacies Can Increase Their Revenue

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Mar, 19, 2019 @ 10:14 AM

Pharmacy may be a calling, and a noble one at that, but retail pharmacists overlook the “retail” side of that equation at their peril. While it’s true that traditional retailers could stand to learn a thing or two from the level of caring service delivered in pharmacies, we also shouldn’t neglect the key lessons we can learn from retail businesses that — on the surface, at least — are dissimilar to ours. After all, at the end of the day we’re all here to stay in business, and to do right by those we serve.

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Topics: pharmacy workflow, pharmacy display

If You've Got It (Pharmacy Merchandise), Flaunt It!

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Jan, 14, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

The choices you make when setting up your pharmacy design are vital to how much front-end merchandise you sell. The way that you organize and display your wares can either improve or decrease your retail sales.

Of course, the art and science of merchandising isn't a problem if you choose to run an apothecary-style pharmacy, in which you have very little space for merchandise displays. However, if you do have the space to sell additional merchandise, you'll want to use it wisely.

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Topics: pharmacy display