Our Most Popular Products for Sporting Goods Stores

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Store Management
On January 03, 2014

Gondola shelving units are some of the most familiar and popular retail shelving. They offer versatility in setting up your retail space, with a wide variety of sizes available. Customers and retail associates can walk completely around them for easy accessibility. End shelving can be added as well, maximizing the display area.   Since they are free standing, wall space is not required and they will help fully utilize all available retail space.


Some units have pegboard as the shelf backing, offering even more options for pleasant and noticeable product displays. The open design and adjustable shelves allows for easier display of items of different sizes. This is especially useful for sporting goods retailers, since sporting equipment often consists of different sizes of the same item, such as adult and youth sizes of gloves or balls. For many sports, more than one type of equipment is required, for example, a ball, protective gear, and different accessories. The protective gear may be larger and bulky, while the accessories are small.


Gondola shelving units make it easier to display those types of different sized items for the same sport all together in the same area. These units also offer the ability to mix in items that are displayed in different ways. Merchandise that is displayed directly on the shelf can be accompanied by hanging items displayed from the backing or the shelf supports on the end and bins can be placed on shelves to hold small items.


Gondola shelving units are available in different colors and materials.  Metal ones can have different color trim. Units are also available in glass and wood helping achieve the exact look, atmosphere and functionality desired for the retail space.


Our choice of shelving units for sporting goods stores is the perfect choice because they offer lots of options for displaying merchandise. Their flexibility can help get the most out of available retail space.

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.