Monday, 29 April 2013

Accessorise your shop shelving

Shelving4shops has an extensive range of shelving accessories - all of which can be seen at our Leicestershire shop shelving showroom. There are so many ways to accessorise your store, from acrylic risers to shopping baskets, helping to complete the look of your shop and organise your stock.

Acrylic Risers:

These are used to stop your items falling of your shelves and are generally used for confectionery. Adding a riser to a shelves enables you to tilt the shelf so that customers can easily see what is available. These give a clean finish and are excellent for a store with a modern look.

Chrome Shelf Risers and Dividers:

Chrome shelf risers can also be used when tilting your shelves. They are regularly used to stop cans or bottles accidentally being knocked off shelves. This means you can put your baked beans right to the edge of the shelf! Chrome shelf risers are very hard wearing, so are much better for heavier stock. To accompany your chrome shelf risers, you could also consider chrome shelf dividers which will allow you to divide your shelves for smaller packets and boxes to stop products from getting mixed up.

Wire Stacking Baskets:

Wire stacking baskets are a great use of space and can be placed anywhere in your store. You can either use them as stand-alone units, place them onto your shelves to create a bigger storage space for awkward-shaped produce which does not easily fit onto a standard shelf. Wire stacking baskets are a versatile and useful addition to any store and are often used for fresh produce like fruit and vegetables. You can even attach castors to the bottom of your stacking baskets so that they can be wheeled in and out of your store.

Dump Bins:

Not the prettiest of names but a dump bin is an excellent use of store space. Special offers, discontinued stock, crisps and a whole manner of other things can be put into prime positions in your store using dump bins. You could place a dump bin next to the counter or have a run of special offers leading up the first aisle.  Such a versatile and cheap product should be taken advantage of to maximum effect in your store.

Tiered Trays:

Space is always at premium in the retail industry, so if you have a small gap that needs filling, a tiered set of trays is a great way to fill the space. Available with 3 or 5 tiers, these wire trays are a great alternative if you do not have the volume of stock to fill a whole dump bin or stacking basket. They are light and therefore easy to move around store if you wanted to change the placement of your products.

Shopping Baskets/Trolleys:

To enable customers to browse comfortably, make sure there are shopping baskets available at the entrance of your store. Having a basket or trolley means that customers are far more likely to pick up spontaneous purchases. Depending on the size of your store, you can have wheeled or hand-carried baskets, or even trolleys. Baskets and trolleys are designed to get your customers shopping, so ensure they're maintained well and keep an eye out for any damage that might discourage use.

Also available from Shelving4Shops:

·         Shop Shelving
·         Gondola Shelving
·         Wall Shelving
·         Shop Racking
·         Magazine Shelving
·         Corner Shelves
·         Shelving Accessories
·         Fruit and Veg Stands
·         Used Shop Shelving
·         Storage Racking

If you would like to come and take a look at the shop shelving accessories we have to offer please contact us on 01455 221512 or visit our website at

Friday, 26 April 2013

Choosing and Buying Shop Shelving

Buying new or used shop shelving from Shelving4Shops is easy. Whether you're planning a complete refit, opening a new store, or simply need some replacement shelving units or accessories, we can help you get it sorted from start to finish. Here are just some of the ways we can help you find the perfect shop shelving solution for your store:

- If you know exactly which retail shelving units you need, then simply give us a call on 01455 221512 to see if we are able to supply them. We can offer you new or second hand shop shelving to suit your budget and requirements. 

- If you need to draw up a shop plan then we can help you to organise the most cost-effective and efficient shelving configuration for your needs. All we need is an accurate floor plan with measurements and positioning of doors and windows etc.

- If you need help choosing between the different types of retail shelving units we offer, we can give you advice on the benefits of each, including: gondola shelving, wall shelving, peg board shelving, end bays, magazine shelving, dump bins, stacking wire baskets, and other shelving accessories.

- If you want bespoke units made up of different components (such as a gondola unit with peg board backing on one side and standard shelving on the other), just let us know and one of our team will be happy to help.

- If you need replacement shop shelving that will match your existing units, we will do our best to source an exact match or shelving units that have the same or similar dimensions to create a seamless look.

- If you need us to deliver and assemble your retail shelving, we can do that too! All our units break down into components for easy transportation, and are easily assembled once in your store. Just let us know if you need an extra hand with delivery or setting up your new shelving units.

- You can place your order over the phone, online, or in person at our Leicestershire shelving showroom. Please bear in mind that VAT will be added to our prices at the checkout stage.

If there's anything else you can think of to make choosing and buying shop shelving any easier, let us know and we'll do our best to help! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Save Money With Used Retail Shelving

Used retail shelving from Shelving4Shops allows you to easily and cheaply refit or update your store using top quality shelving units, including:

  • used gondola shelving
  • used wall shelving
  • used peg board shelving
  • used magazine racking
  • used end bays
Second hand shelving can be incorporated into existing runs of shelving units, or can provide all you need to create a whole new look for your shop. Shelving4Shops are one of the market leaders in sourcing and re-selling retail and supermarket shelving across the UK. We think it's important to offer an alternative to new shop shelving to our customers, not only to help business both large and small to save money, but also to keep perfectly good shelving from being scrapped!

Our shelving showroom in the Midlands is open for you to browse our entire range of new and used retail shelving, and our staff are on hand to help you decide on the right options for you, from the very first planning stages all the way to assembly and fitting.

If you have shelving that you are looking to sell, we are able to buy, disassemble and collect your used retail shelving from your store. Our team specialise in removing large quantities of supermarket shelving and are able to sell on this second hand stock in a range of sizes. We can usually offer a good selection of second hand wall shelving and used gondola shelving units, and if you have a particular style and size of used shelving in mind, do let us know and we'll do our best to source it for you.

Come and see us at our retail shelving showroom to see what we have on offer.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Revamp your store without spending the earth

Is your store or shop shelving in need of a bit of a revamp? It's very easy to put these things off with the logic that it's better to do it all in one big go, but sometimes it's much more effective (and cost-efficient) to update the little details of your store regularly so that it constantly looks in great condition. You'd be surprised how much difference just a small change can make! Here are just a few ideas:
  • Updating your Epos strips helps to keep your shop shelving looking neat and clean, and you can even colour-coordinate your ticket strips with the branding of your shop, or colour-code different sections to help customers find the right item. 
  • If you have a run of shop shelving with one or two units in disrepair, there's no need to replace the whole lot - Shelving4Shops can help you to find a new or used shelving unit to fill the gap and match the remaining shelving units so that you can keep your store looking tidy.
  • Is you flooring uneven, worn, or dirty? Installing new flooring or carpeting can make a huge impact to the appearance of your store. Granted it's a fairly big operation to carry out, but it is not as expensive as a complete refit and can be done in a day with the right team of workers! If you can't stretch to a whole new floor, take some time to give your existing flooring a proper deep clean.
  • Worn out or flickering fighting can have a really poor effect on the appearance of your store. It's really worth investing in reliable lighting to show off your products properly and make your shop bright and inviting.
  • When was the last time you reorganised your shop shelving? Why not try a different shelving combination, add peg board shelving or a magazine shop racking? You might find a more efficient method of displaying products and give the appearance of a real update for your store.
  • Dump bins and stacking wire baskets can be placed almost anywhere in a store, providing additional temporary shelving and display space for promotional or seasonal items, or any products that are end-of-line stock that you're hoping to shift quickly! Place them at the end of aisles, in empty corners, or near the checkout counter to encourage spontaneous purchases. 
  • Shiny, bright, multi-coloured shopping baskets placed by the entrance of your store help to encourage customers to use them, meaning they're more likely to pick up a few more items than they would otherwise. If your shopping baskets are old and outdated, why not revamp with a set of new ones?

Sometimes the little details can make a bit difference to the appearance of your shop shelving and the overall atmosphere of your store. Take the time to update one part of your store each week, and see how much better it looks by the end of the month.

If you need any help with updating or refitting your store, or are in need of replacement shop shelving units, get in touch with us at

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Supermarket Shelving - Choosing the Right Shelving for Your Products

Retail stores, supermarkets, cash and carries, and even smaller shops all need a range of shelving to suit the products they sell. There are a range of supermarket shelving options that can be used in a wide variety of stores to make them more efficient and provide the best display space for your needs.
The main types of shelving include:
  • Wall shelving
  • Gondola shelving
  • Magazine rack shelving
  • End bays
Choosing the right shelving for your products is essential if you want to make the most of your store space and make it easy for your customers to find what they're looking for. Organising your shelving in the right way can even help to encourage spontaneous 'impulse buys' which will increase your profits.

supermarket gondola shelving
Supermarket Gondola Shelving

Supermarket shelving is versatile and can be configured to suit different layouts and spaces to create aisles and traffic flow that optimise the usability of your store. Since any supermarket or retail store provides a large number of varying products, you will need shelving that suits each type of products, for example: 
  • Wall shelving packets, tins, bottles, boxes and jars
  • Gondola shelving to form aisles and provide the maximum shelving space in your store
  • End bays to highlight certain products and encourage spontaneous purchases
  • Chillers and refrigerated shelving for chilled and frozen foods and beverages
  • Magazine shelving and book racks for paper goods
  • Shop shelving for fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables, baked goods and deli items
  • Dump bins and wire shelving units for promotional items
Shelving4Shops can help you to create the perfect layout for your retail store, and assist you in choosing the right type of shop shelving for your needs. Simply get in touch with us via our website, by calling 01455 221512, or by visiting us at our Leicestershire showroom. We also offer a selection of used supermarket shelving - please contact us to find out more.