Setting up your store in the right way is very important, so take your time to plan the layout and ensure that your customer's keep coming back. Here at Shelving4Shops we have the expertise and knowledge to help you set up a successful shop- feel free to pop in to our showroom with a basic floor plan and we can help you look at your best options for displaying your merchandise.
In the meantime, here are a few tips to think about when opening your store!
1. Accessibility: Make sure you take a walk down your aisles and check that they're wide enough for disabled access. Are there stands or pillars stopping the access for wheelchairs or pushchairs? Does your store need trolleys or baskets on wheels- and if so, will they catch on anything when being wheeled around the shop?
2. Lighting: Make sure your lighting is bright and well maintained. A flickering overhead light is very annoying for everyone and will deter your customers, rather than encourage them, so make sure you take the time to regularly check your lighting. Remember that insects often get trapped in bulbs and light fixtures, making them look untidy and dirty, so make sure it's part of your cleaning routine to remove bugs and dirt from the lights. Don't forget to also make sure corners and wall shelves are well lit. Take time to try out the best angles of lighting to ensure all your products are seen in the best light!
3. Store Entrance: Your store entrance is one of the most important parts of your shop- a cluttered entrance will put people off venturing in, so be sure it's kept clear and clean. Bear in mind that wheelchairs and pushchairs need to easily get through the doors, without knocking into anything. Shopping baskets and/or trolleys also need to be right by the entrance to make sure people have these easily to hand to fill up. These also need to be kept in good, clean order to give people the right impression of your store.