Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Exciting times and a new venture for a young couple in Coventry

Starting a new business can be scary, but not if you choose the right location and product. And that's just what a young couple have done in the heart of the student area in central Coventry - the perfect location for a stationery shop. With high footfall on a busy street, their new venture is sure to be a winner.

After visiting our showroom they decided to go for one 7m long gondola shelving unit to be positioned down the centre of the store. Choosing high gondola shelving enabled them to display extra stock, and as the counter was located at the opposite end of the shop, they were able to see clearly down both sides of the unit.

The walls were already fitted with slatwall panels, which they decided to leave for hanging goods on. And, of course, as the business grows, additional wall shelving and other shopfittings can always be added to their store, for example peg board shelving, magazine racks, corner shelving units and shelving accessories that help with displaying and organising products.

As the shop is situated just 20 minutes from our showroom we quickly loaded up the van and dropped it off at their door. And as they asked so nicely (and gave me lots of coffee) I stayed an extra 20 minutes to assemble the shelving for them!

Shelving4Shops wishes them all the best with their new stationery store!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Visit our Shop Shelving Showroom in Leicester!

Have you been to our shop shelving and shopfittings warehouse yet? We're based in Wolvey, Leicestershire, and our warehouse is open 6 days a week. You're more than welcome to pop in for a wander round and a cup of tea while you discuss your shop shelving requirements with one of our experienced team.
We stock gondola shelving, peg board shelving, and wall shelving units, as well as all the extras and accessories you need to fit out your store. We're more than happy to advise on what kind of configurations are possible for your particular space and needs, and we can also source second hand and used shop shelving to help keep costs down.
If you're looking to add to an existing set of shelving units, we have extensive knowledge of all the major brands of shop shelving and shopfittings, and can help to identify and match your existing system.
You can order online, by phone, or in person at the showroom, and all deliveries are dispatched within 24 hours on weekdays, and 48 hours on weekends. The units we sell are transported in components for easy delivery, and we can help you assemble them once they're delivered, or simply provide you with instructions and leave you to it! It's up to you. (And if you get stuck, we're always on the end of the phone to offer extra help!)
Come and see us at the showroom and let us help you to improve your store!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Help With Shop Shelving and Shopfittings from Start to Finish

At Shelving4Shops we don't just sell shelves. Oh no. We really do provide help with your shopfittings and shop shelving from start to finish. That means:

  • We'll be on hand to discuss your shelving requirements and work with you to create the best layout for your needs (and budget!).
  • We'll advise you on the right kind of shelving for your products and space, whether that's gondola shelving, peg board shelving, or magazine racks!
  • We'll source the best matching shelving units possible, if you need to add to existing shelving.
  • We'll find you used and second hand shop shelving units if that's what you need, too.
  • We'll give you an all-inclusive quote, with no hidden extras or charges.
  • We'll deliver your shop shelving to your door and help you assemble it if you need us to.
  • We'll provide you with all the shopfittings and extras you need to complete your store, such as wire shelf dividers and risers, Epos ticket strips and dump bins.
Whether your business is just starting out or you're planning a full store refit, get in touch for experienced, down-to-earth help with all your shop shelving and shopfittings needs.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Shopfittings for a Cambridge pet food store

When Ash from Cambridge enquired about shopfittings for his new venture, we were happy to help. He needed to create a retail space to display and stock pet food supplies, and came down to our showroom with the dimensions of his unit to discuss his requirements. We sat down with Ash and helped to design a floor plan that would best suit his products and customers. The unit was divided in two, so we focused on designing the first phase.

The first phase needed wall shelving units around the perimeter, and these units needed to have large shelving that would take the weight of the pet food it would be displaying. Next we designed the shop shelving for the central floor area. We were able to fit two rows of gondola shelving along the middle, making one of them slightly shorter than the other so that there would be a natural flow through to the second unit. All the gondola shelving units were 1.4m high, ensuring it would be easy to lift heavy products off the top shelves. Gondola end bays were fitted on one side, adding extra retail space to the shop and finishing the run nicely.

Dump bins and wire shelf risers were also fitted after we had assembled the shelving units, giving a clean and professional look, and helping Ash to organise and display his products appropriately.

Phase two also needed wall and gondola shelving, to which we fitted peg board shelving, allowing him to display a range of hanging products at different heights. And finally, to finish the store, we fitted a counter.

The Shelving4Shops team wishes Ash all the best with his latest store developments - we're always here to help, from start to finish!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Shop Shelving and Shopfitting Innovation at Equipmag 2012

Shelving4Shops is always on the lookout for new and innovative designs for shop shelving and shopfittings. We were excited, therefore, to visit the Equipmag 2012 show in Paris - a fantastic retail fair that exhibits a great range of shopfittings supplies.

A big part of our business is sourcing new and cheap shop shelving products to keep up with the high demand of our customers. Finding cost-effective suppliers helps us to pass on savings to you! At Equipmag, we visited new suppliers selling retail shelving, trolleys, gondola shelving and shopfittings, as well as some brilliant new retail innovations on design and  customer experience.

We stock a wide range of new and used shop shelving, including peg board shelving, gondola shelving, magazine units and a variety of wall shelving. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we'll do our best for find the right sort of shop shelving for you!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Speedy Shop Shelving for Loughborough

New shop shelving delivered and fitted within an hour? Easy. When Mr Ram from Leicester told us he had just taken on a new shop in Loughborough and needed a full refit we were happy to help. Every shop fitting poses its own challenges, and that's where it helps to have experience in sourcing the right type of shop shelving for the job.

Mr Ram's first request was for three second hand multideck chillers for storing and displaying beer and wine. We've built up a great list of contacts within the retail industry over the years, and so were able to put him in touch with Mike Lease from Platinum Cooling in Swindon who was able to supply exactly what Mr Ram was looking for.

Before and after images below:

Next was the shop shelving itself. We needed to fit gondola shelving and wall shelving units into the shop, including a corner unit, and ensure that wall shelving could be fitted around a pillar on the back wall. We were able to do just that, building 470mm shelving and 370mm shelving units so that the fronts of the shelves sat flush and didn't stick out around the pillar.

It's really important to take into consideration all the aspects of your floor plan and the positions of your walls when designing your store refit, or undertaking new shelving configurations. There's nothing worse than a badly set out shop that causes problems for staff and customers, reduces space and creates an inefficient layout. We're happy to help with your shop plans so please get in touch to speak with one of our experienced staff if you need a hand deciding on what type of shop shelving is right for you.

Despite these challenges we were able to deliver the shelving, show Mr Ram how to assemble it and one hour later it was all completed! Job done.