Give your retail store charm and character by adding our newest textured slatwall finish, Old Painted Brick. Exposure to the elements is the only other way to create this unique looking store fixture display panel. Available colors are Red, Sandstone and Grey. All of our textured slatwall finishes include painted aluminum groove inserts to give them more weight bearing capacity. Add the matching edge trim to cover exposed edges, and pipe accessories to complete the look. Never before, has something so realistic looking been available for use in your boutique or shop. Request a price quote today!
Give your newest styles a boost by displaying them on an exciting and bold new mannequin. Our new Liz line of Molded Hair Mannequins has a bright white finish, soft features and molded hair, creating that contemporary feel that you’re looking for. Modern poses on these display fixtures tell your customer that their outfits are new and stylish. A sturdy metal base and a cost effective price make these new mannequins a must have for your boutique or specialty clothing shop.
Just out, these new and versatile display table set combos give you the option of a reversible tabletop in two color configurations. Choose from Cherry / Maple or our popular Black / White. Use the two tables together, or in different locations to better locate your retail displays and customer traffic. Economically priced, they’re a great option for any retail store setting!
When shopping in a retail store, you’re likely to encounter many different styles of mannequins designed to model the latest styles of clothing. What does the pose of the mannequin say to you? If it’s an elegant pose are you inspired to buy more formal? If you see sports or athletic poses are you more likely to buy active wear or exercise clothing?
Retailers are using mannequins in more provocative poses that tell the customer that they can have an athletic or fit body style if they buy and wear the sports clothing being modeled. Our newest line of mannequins in running and sprinting poses gives the retailer the flexibility to feature many different types of clothing. Inspire your customer to lead a more active lifestyle with athletic mannequins wearing new exercise clothes from your retail store.
You’ve made the decision to use textured slatwall rather than a standard melamine finish, so why would you use the same old standard slatwall accessories on these dramatic looking panels? Imagine accessories that actually matched the artistry of the panels themselves – they’re finally available! Pipe Line Shelves, Hangrails and Faceouts, for displaying items and hanging your newest styles, are yet another piece to the puzzle that will transform your uninspired retail environment into something that will make your customers’ shopping experience something that they’ll always remember.
These versatile yet sturdy accessories are available in Rust, Sandblast, Black and Bronze. Pair the Rust finish with the Textured Woodgrain Slatwall Finishes for a weathered or worn look. The Black finish compliments nearly all of the panel finishes. Sandblast offers the look and feel of an urban or industrial area, while the Bronze is more of a decorative finish. For a limited time, these and all of the other slatwall accessories are discounted 10% when purchased with slatwall panels. These handcrafted displays take this already superior display system to the next level. Request a free price quote today!
As retail store owners transition from plain white & black store fixtures, slatwall and gridwall to much more exciting and dynamic displays, woodgrains continue to grow in popularity. Cherry showcases and store fixtures are the newest addition to our retail displays family and are proving to have been worth the wait.
Rich and deep wood tones convey to your customer that your store and shopping experience are inviting and elegant. Give your retail environment the charm that you want your customer to experience. A small dress boutique with the accessories and checkout area outfitted with White display showcases cannot be compared to the same boutique with handsome lighting and Cherry Showcases filled with all of your newest styles and designs.
In stock and shipped to you fast, these Cherry Showcases are the centerpiece to design any store layout around.
Making a store fixtures purchase can be trouble free or problematic. It’s the amount of planning that goes into your purchase that can make the difference between the two. Take these simple steps to ensure that you avoid many common problems.
1. Determine Your Budget
While the price ranges for many different types of products can vary greatly, the amount of money you have to invest in your business probably does not. Do some window shopping and begin to understand what to expect before you request pricing.
2. Research Your Display Options and Plan Your Installation
Take the time to research the different display systems and how each could work for you. How-to guides and reference articles can also offer tips. Once you’ve decided what type of display will work best, take specific measurements and consider overages for installation difficulties or last minute changes. Make a realistic plan that includes a specific time frame.
In the second part of this series we’ll discuss when to request pricing and how to prepare for your delivery. PART 2 HERE
In the first part of our series on planning your store fixtures purchase we outlined the importance of determining your budget as well as researching your options. Below are the next two steps in planning for a smooth store fixtures purchase.
3. Order Early and Avoid Last Minute Headaches
Compile a list of the items and part numbers needed including specifics like quantities and colors etc. Then request a price quote for your order and ask any additional questions. It’s always best to order early even if you can’t accept delivery. We can set a ship date for your order so that it would arrive as close to your target date as possible.
4. Plan Your Delivery
Most shipments will require that someone is available to inspect and receive the shipment. To reduce costs, a commercial address that is open between 9am-5pm is always recommended. Request tracking information so that you can know in advance of when your shipment may be delivered. Most freight carriers will make only one attempt to deliver so use the tracking info to make sure you are there and have extra help to unload.
Follow these steps to make sure that your purchase, delivery and installation of your new store fixtures goes smoothly.
Both buyers and sellers braving the internet to purchase their store fixtures and displays are all too familiar with one of the biggest obstacles to a purchase’s cost effectiveness. Shipping.
In this context, the word itself seems to inspire an almost universally negative knee jerk reaction. The average consumer believes that shipping charges are a rip-off, and reacts angrily “that’s where they make all their money”. Lured by the ultra low priced slatwall panels and gridwall displays offered by online retailers, and forced to accept that shipping charges are an unavoidable part of the cost of their retail display fixture, buyers would be comforted if they took several important factors into consideration. But first the basics.
Most less than truckload shipments of garment racks and store fixtures are delivered in one of two ways; Parcel Package Delivery, and Truck/Freight depending on the size, weight and destination of your shipment. Smaller shipments that consist of around 10 or less smaller boxes are more cost effective to ship by UPS Ground. Orders with more pieces, or that consist of larger oversized slatwall panels, gridwall displays or clothes display racks must be shipped by Truck/Freight.
Its true that for smaller retail display shipments, Parcel Package Delivery is a far less costly delivery option and is the only way to go. But more often than you would think, as the shopper determines his/her need, the shipment will grow to such a size that both methods must be considered. In some cases, Parcel Package Delivery becomes far more costly as the package count rises. A store fixture shipment consisting of 20 pieces will be much more expensive by UPS than Truck/Freight to most locations. A threshold of $20 per box can get pretty pricey whereas the freight rate is almost unaffected by the slight increase in weight that each additional box adds.
Additionally, loss, damage and separation are far less common for freight shipments as each shipment consists of 1 larger palletized package. When delivering individually, the occurrence of loss or damage is far more common when your order consists of essentially 10 separate shipments.
There is one factor that can derail the theory that Truck/Freight is more cost effective (for some displays shipments) than otherwise considered. Truck/Freight shipments delivered to residences are more costly than commercial addresses because of the fact that different vehicles must be used when navigating residentially zoned areas. Required by your local government, these smaller delivery trucks are safer to operate in these areas.
The next time your salesperson advises you that your order will be shipped by truck freight, take the time to consider that this might be a good thing.
As our economy continues to improve, we’re all looking for ways to cut back on expenses. Rising costs, shrinking sales, and a darkening mood seem to be the new normal. If you own a retail store or business in need of displays or store fixtures; to improve your look or to display new merchandise, your first thought is often, “I should try to buy used to save”. While it is always a good idea to try to get the best deal, sometimes it’s possible to over-think the solution. Used store fixtures and retail displays might seem like a great way to control costs when outfitting your retail store, craft exhibit, or art display. Unfortunately, this rarely turns out to be the case.
Try to consider that many factors that contribute to an items cost are still figured into the selling price of a used gridwall panel, garment rack or store display. It still has to be purchased, transported from it’s source, sorted, repaired, handled and stored until it’s resold. The cost to administrate the transaction is the same as a new display also. Payroll, merchant credit card processing fees, the list goes on. In addition, consider that if the used display has to be shipped to you, this cost may be higher due to repackaging expenses. Oddly sized and oversized boxes are expensive after all.
As we approach the retail buying season, it’s time to make any last minute preparations to our retail stores in advance of the upcoming sales season. Consider a few ways to ensure that your store fixtures and displays purchase goes smoothly and arrives on time.
1. DON’T WAIT TOO LONG TO ORDER.
This is by far the most common mistake made when businesses determine that they need to purchase a retail display product. Most of our in stock products ship within a few business days of the receipt and process of your order, and arrive approximately 3-5 business days from ship date. This excludes many truck freight only items like slatwall, gridwall and showcases. When asked if an item can be delivered within the next day or so the answer is almost invariably No. You should always consider 5-7 business days from your order date to be the earliest items could possibly be delivered. Plan ahead and give yourself as much time as possible.
2. MAKE SURE THAT YOU ORDER ENOUGH OF WHAT YOU NEED.
Measure your wall and floor space carefully to be sure that your plan matches your order. Needing to place a second supporting order is more time and cost that you could avoid with smart planning.
3. TRY TO COMBINE ORDERS WITH OTHERS TO AVOID COSTLY MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS.
The general rule is, the larger the shipment, the less costly it is it ends up being per item. Other businesses in your area may like to cooperate to save money.
4. BE CAREFUL TO HAVE YOUR ORDER DELIVERED TO YOUR LOCATION. NOT SOMEWHERE YOU WON’T BE.
Delivery to either an unoccupied address, or delivery to an address where a contractor or other unrelated 3rd party will be relied upon to receive your shipment is never recommended. The receipt of your shipment is an important process to confirm your items piece count and condition. When an unrelated party signs for your shipment in good order (even though it’s damaged), they generally don’t care, and you’re left holding the bag.
Follow these steps when ordering your store fixtures and displays to make an already easy process even easier.
So, as a store owner you feel like you know how your retail space looks to your customer. Pretty straight forward isn’t it? Well it might surprise you to know that the first impression your customer gets when they walk through your door might be completely different than you think. To you the space is clean, bright and easy to shop. To your customer though, it might appear dingy, cramped and disorganized. How could the gap in these opinions be so great? Feedback from your customers and an analysis of your store planning objectives can help to ensure that your retail display strategy matches your sales approach and product assortment.
Does a dollar store use high end custom display fixtures? Does a chic urban boutique use standardized economy store fixtures? In either scenario, the first impression that your store makes to a customer has a lot to do with their desire to buy. We’ve all heard the cliché, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. It’s overused but true.