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Articles In 'Retail'

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Design

Whether you are trying to influence shoppers through your overall store design or switching to custom store fixtures (which requires choosing a color), it can be difficult to determine what colors to use and where to use them. Thankfully, there’s plenty of research on color psychology to help with those decisions. This beginner’s guide to color psychology will get you started.... read more.

  • February 13, 2018

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Fixtures

Displaying automobile tires and other bulky merchandise is not an easy task for many independent retailers. Unfortunately, it is all to commonplace for many auto parts stores just stack their tires in piles, expecting customers to be able to browse and make decisions in a cluttered unprofessional looking environment. Luckily there is hope, and it doesn’t need to be messy! Read on to learn about 4 Handy Store Fixture display options that will maximize tire sales in your auto parts store.... read more.

  • January 10, 2018

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Fixtures

Choosing between slatwall and gridwall is a big decision and one that will affect the functionality and design of your store for as long as the system is in use. So which one is right for your merchandise? Read on for our comparison of slatwall vs. gridwall.... read more.

  • November 29, 2017

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Holidays, Retail, Store Fixtures

‘Tis the season for seasonal displays, but where can you put them? Handy’s triangle display shelves are great for displaying seasonal items. Read on for 3 tips on using triangle display shelves for seasonal displays.... read more.

  • November 10, 2017

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Shelving, Store Fixtures

Motor oil is a staple item in your auto store. There are plenty of ways to store and display your motor oil, but you need to choose the option that is best for your store layout and customer needs. Read on to see the options available so you can decide the best fit for your store.... read more.

  • October 31, 2017

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Design, Store Fixtures

Cross merchandising is tricky business. Overdo it and you’ll confuse your customers as they hunt through your store unable to find what they came for. But when done correctly, cross merchandising simplifies the shopping process for customers and increases sales for the store owner. Read on to learn more about how to effectively cross merchandise in your retail store.... read more.

  • September 12, 2017

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Shelving, Store Fixtures

As a store owner, it is important to make it easy for customers to find the products they want quickly, while hopefully picking up a few impulse purchases along the way. It can be difficult to juggle the needs of your customers and your own need for storage. Choosing the right paint shelves and hardware display racks for your store is key to designing a successful store layout. Read on to learn about our best shelving & fixtures for paint stores.... read more.

  • August 30, 2017

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Retail, Shelving

If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number products stacked on gondola shelves in each aisle when you enter a store, you are not alone. Consumers are faced with so many choices nowadays that it’s easy to get distracted and forget what they came into the store to buy in the first place. Most consumers come into stores with limited time, and either a paper list or mental list of what products they need to purchase. However, there are always opportunities to grab the attention of the consumer to tr... read more.

  • July 29, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Retail, Shelving

[caption id="attachment_1334" align="alignright" width="300"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] Retail Shelving: Increase Sales at Checkout To boost checkout consumption, rely on simple pop psychology. The more convenient you make it, the more likely people will buy things out of convenience. The experts call it capitalizing on a ‘captive audience.’ When you have people’s attention (because they’re standing in line or otherwise waiting to complete a transaction), they are prone to mak... read more.

  • June 10, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Retail, Shelving

Have you had trouble finding retail shelves that work for your specific products? Some display shelves might be too small or large for your products. Other shelving units may not fit the floor plan you had in mind for your store. But with our retail shelves that are made to fit your individual needs, you can create the floor displays you want for your business. Here are 12 retail shelves you may not have realized: Beer Cave Shelving: This shelving unit is perfect for holding heavy cases of beer, and come in... read more.

  • May 13, 2016