Choosing the Right Accessories to Display your Small Products

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Store Fixtures
On March 11, 2016

Choosing the Right Accessories to Display your Small Products Blog

The smallest of your merchandise likely isn’t top of mind when determining your store shelving needs, but it should be something you consider. The smallest of products need to be displayed just as prominently as larger items, otherwise customers may overlook them completely. And as any store owner knows, small items can be some of the best-selling products! We’re sharing some tips to make your smallest items shine.

  • Baskets are one of the most common ways to display small items because they keep them contained in one place and easy for customers to see. They’re a quick, easy fix and provide a lot of versatility, plus a basket keeps small items organized and in one place for you!
  • Simple wire baskets can be used in a wide variety of ways, like placed on a standard wooden or metal shelf or even placed on the flat surface of the register, to inspire a last minute add on to a purchase. Baskets are available in a number of different styles, colors and finishes, so no matter what style décor your store offers, there’s a basket to fit.
  • Chrome wire fencing and dividers are similar to baskets, but are a tension type, self-standing steel product that includes welding clips for a secure fit onto perforated shelves. They can be used to subdivide a shelf, creating basket-like containers which hold a number of small items. These dividers can be placed anywhere along the fencing, to create any size and number of sections.
  • Open end baskets are another type of basket that can be used to display awkward or small items. Open end baskets are typically used with other shelving units and can attach to upright shelves, to save on space.
  • When purchasing your shelving system, consider opting for something like gondola shelving. The flexibility provided by gondola shelving can allow you to display both larger and smaller items and baskets, thanks to adjustable shelves.
  • Custom shelving is another option if you’re looking for something unique to display your smallest merchandise. This is a fun way to creatively display every item that you have to offer, so customers can not only be wowed by your products, but by how you showcase them, too.
Steve Di Orio

Steve Di Orio


Steve has been with Handy Store Fixtures for over 15 years. After becoming the Marketing Manager in 2006, he was named Director of Marketing. Steven earned his MBA from Montclair State University with a specialization in Digital Marketing in 2019. When not at work, he loves to travel, play golf, exercise, and talk all things search engine marketing and retail display tips.