Top 10 Store Fixtures Questions and Answers : Setting up a highway shop can be more complicated than it looks. Above all, you need a well-structured plan of action. Assuming that you have a sound plan of action and have done all the research and have the funds needed to set up your store, here is a checklist that will help you with one of the most important parts of your store, store fixtures and display units.
After buying space and stock, equipment is one of the biggest pieces of the expense pie when setting up a new shop on the highway. The checklist below will help you avoid some common mistakes and choose the right fixture for your store.
1. Have I found the premise?
First and foremost, you need a strategic location for your store. There is no point in setting up an amazing shop where no one can see or find it. I know that companies on very busy streets have high rents but it will be money well spent.
2. Do I already have a floor plan?
Now that you have found the ideal place for your shop, it is time to create your floor plan. Where the counter will be placed, the aisle, display shelf, etc. It may be worth seeking professional help here, such as hiring an interior designer or decorator who specializes in store interior design.
3. What is the branding/color of the shop like?
Choose the style and color of your store fixtures based on your store brand/color. There are many manufacturers of store fixtures these days who can make fixtures and displays to suit your needs. Some of the most popular manufacturers of shop fittings are Tegometall, CAEM and KLEEREX and you can find them at all major store fittings suppliers across the country.
4. What work needs to be done on the shop front?
Again depending on the type of store you are setting up, you will need to make some changes to the store front. A sports shop needs to reflect action and movement, a bedding shop has to go through calm and serenity and so on, you get the picture, don’t you?
5. Do I need to change store usage?
Again depending on the type of store you will have to change the usage but there is one rule that fits all stores, accessibility. A store should have easy access for your target audience as well as for people with disabilities. Display settings should also be considered when thinking about using your store.
6. What shop display equipment do I need?
I hate to sound repetitive but, it also has to do with the type of shop you set up.
7. What is my budget?
Biggest villain in all start ups, budget. With money everything becomes easy but how to start a good store on a tight budget? As mentioned earlier, store supplies make up the bulk of the store’s expense pie, so make sure you reserve some extra cash for that.
8. What is my term for matching shop?
This is entirely up to you and your shop builder to decide.
9. Where to find a good handyman?
Contact your store supply supplier or visit a dedicated website to find a handyman in your area.
10. Have I received an offer from a store supply company?
As mentioned in checklist number 7, before you shop for left right and center store fixtures, do some research to compare prices. Get quotes from at least two companies and store supply suppliers.
Once you have the answers to all those questions, you are ready to start your new store.