Starting a Retail Store: New Versus Used Store Fixtures

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Store Fixtures
On August 23, 2011

The planning stages of opening a new retail store can be tricky. Expense budgets might make you consider purchasing used shelving rather than new. Before you make a final decision, consider this: Failure to buy retail store shelving best suited for your business may become a contributing factor to lost sales and profits.

Retail Store Shelving and Fixtures

The right mix of retail store shelving attributes to attaining a variety of sales, such as step-up and impulse sales. For example, perfecting the retail store shelving height and fixture size will effectively display your merchandise and maximize the use of the retail space. In addition, a particular color or custom made store fixture can showcase your store’s uniqueness. These details provide an easy, pleasant shopping experience for your customers, and encourages them to return.

The average life-cycle of durable steel gondola shelving is 10 years. However, this life-cycle also depends on the type of store and products being sold. Due to this long lifespan, the cost of purchasing new retail store shelving is a meaningful and small expense that can result with a positive impact on sales.

Did you know that you can see and feel Handy-brand retail store shelving in an actual showroom in Linden, NJ? Visit Shelving Depot to find out more.

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.