Reducing Dispensing Errors

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Apr, 25, 2019 @ 09:53 AM

According to the NIH, prescription errors are a relative rarity. However, when they do occur, they often have grave consequences. Patients can experience severe side effects, medication injuries, and even death when the wrong medication is dispensed, the dosage is wrong, or if the label contains errors. Even in the best-case scenario — the pharmacist or patient catches the mistake before the medication is taken — those errors erode trust and can even expose your pharmacy to lawsuits. As the above-cited NIH study states, error prevention matters “because pharmacies dispense such high volumes of medications that even a low error rate can translate into a large number of errors.”

So how can your pharmacy protect itself and its patients?

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Topics: pharmacy shelving, retail display solutions, pharmacy fixtures, Workflows

5 Key Trends in Pharmacy Design for 2019

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Mar, 25, 2019 @ 09:56 AM

The pharmacy design services offered by Shelving Design Systems are a bit art, a bit science, and just a dash of Nostradamus. We find ourselves learning from past designs, true, but we also spend a lot of time looking ahead to the kinds of trends shaping pharmacy design. After all, nobody wants a design that will be dated no sooner than the last shelf is installed or the last screw turned. So what, and for whom, will we be designing in 2019?

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Topics: retail display solutions, pharmacy fixtures, pharmacy design layout

Why Efficiency is Key to Your Pharmacy's Success

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Feb, 27, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Running a pharmacy can feel like being on a small boat in a storm. You’re buffeted on all sides by competition, high overheads, inventory challenges, regulatory pressures, and fickle consumer tastes. It’s easy to look for a silver bullet or quick fix — a big, bold solution to your problems — but all of us at Shelving Design Systems have found over the years that taking care of the fundamentals is what really ensures long-term viability and profitability. One of those fundamentals that’s capable of forming a solid foundation for many of the others? Efficiency.

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Topics: pharmacy shelving, retail display solutions, pharmacy fixtures, pharmacy design layout

Solve Your Shelving Problems with Retail Display Solutions

Posted by Robert Walthall on Sun, Dec, 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

With the holidays almost here, shoppers are out and about, looking for "just the right gifts" to give. As a retailer, it's your job to organize your merchandise so that your customers can find what they're looking for easily, and can also discover new products they may not have thought of but will certainly want. Common shelving problems can thwart your attempts to keep merchandise organized, but retail display solutions can fix that.

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Topics: retail display solutions

Retail Display Cases - Some Facts to Remember

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, May, 21, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

Displays often play on deep seated mental structures to influence the attention of a buyer. There is an unconscious response in the mind of every customer when they reach for items on the counter, or when they are passing by a street-front display; these triggers are incorporated in the shelving and display solution that you employ for your store. These triggers initiated by your display solution are what your customers will base their decision on in buying your products. Let's take a look at some of these facts for visibility:

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Topics: retail display solutions

Rotating Displays - Adding Appeal to Your Displays

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, May, 13, 2013 @ 03:35 PM

Whether you’re outfitting a new store or remodeling an existing space, much of your success will depend on your retail display solutions. You have a lot of merchandise that you want to display, but you want to avoid a cluttered or crowded appearance. And your customers want to be able to find the products they’re looking for quickly and easily. Rotating displays offer an easy way to display your merchandise, while still maintaining the organization and ease-of-use that your customers want.

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Topics: retail display solutions

Retail Display Lighting Can Boost Sales

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, May, 06, 2013 @ 08:00 PM

Retail displays come in many shapes and sizes, everything from seasonal window displays to themed exhibits. The one thing though that is of the utmost importance in any retail display is the lighting. Displaying merchandise is an art which attracts the attention of customers and what better way to attract attention than with the proper lighting. Artists use lighting to their advantage when creating masterpieces and you can do the same with your product displays! Lighting can be used in a myriad of ways and colors which may create themes that individualize the different products and departments of your retail business.

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Topics: retail display solutions

Retail Space Planning: Choosing the Right Shop Fittings is Key

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Apr, 04, 2013 @ 12:28 PM

Choosing shop fittings is not just a simple matter of utility. The retail display solutions you select communicate a great deal to every potential customer who walks through the door. In short, they do more than just display your products. They create an impression.

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Topics: retail shelving, retail display solutions, retail display, retail displays, retail design, retail space, retail fixtures, retail fixture

Slatwall Panels Offer Retailers Versatility and Diversity

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Apr, 02, 2013 @ 09:08 AM

What makes a stunning retail display design? It’s the sum of all parts, the combination of functionality and aesthetics. It’s stunning because people peer at your store from the outside and get attracted to the your products hanging on the walls as if they were floating. How your products are arranged (functionality) and how they look to potential customers (aesthetics) largely depends on your retail display solutions. Your store fixtures and shelves can make or break not only your retail interior design but your bottom line as well. This is why most retailers trust slatwall panels to place their products just above eye level.

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Topics: retail display solutions, slatwall, slatwall displays, slatwall panels