Five Ways to Upgrade Your Retail Shelves on a Budget

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Store Design
On May 30, 2014

As a retailer, you know the extent to which presentation can make or break your sales, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have a bottomless budget for high-end shelving. With a little planning, you won't have to spend much for attractive displays. For retail store shelving that boosts your inventory turnover, but won't break your budget, consider one of these upgrades.


Add Elegance with Glass -- The clean, bright look of glass suits any color scheme and works particularly well in contemporary designs. Glass store shelves allow for lighting effects that lend an upscale elegance to housewares and beauty supplies. With LED lighting and a little creativity, you can produce a lot of looks even on a small budget.


Warm up to Wood Shelving -- The warmth and character of wood store fixtures evokes an inviting atmosphere that's perfect for variety stores and pet stores. In an electronics store, they lend a homey look to your merchandise, helping shoppers imagine the items in their own living rooms. Because they're durable and complement any decor, wood shelves will benefit you for years to come.


Showcase Impulse Buys -- The versatility of free-standing retail shelving units gives you an easy way to place impulse buy items where they're most likely to be seen. That could mean a real boost in revenue if you run a beauty supply store, party store, pet store or another business where small items are a mainstay. These units are well suited to use near checkouts and in bulk aisles. They also provide a convenient alternative to traditional end caps.


Get Creative With Floating Shelves -- Usually attached to store walls, these small shelves can also be used to create customized free-standing units. To add visual interest to your display floor, build short free-standing walls of varying heights and mount floating shelves on both sides.


Refine Your Displays -- With so many types of retail store shelves available, no matter what you sell, you can find shelves and accessories designed especially to show off those items. In a hardware store, adding slatwall power tool holders to sloped slatwall panels makes your products a lot more eye-catching than simply hanging them on hooks. Instead of folding clothing or hanging it on horizontal clothing racks, try a spiral clothing rack to better display each item.


Ready to upgrade your displays with attractive, affordable retail shelving and move more merchandise now? Then contact us today at Handy Store Fixtures.

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.