The Best Retail Display Units to Use Outside for Your Sidewalk Sale

The Best Retail Display Units to Use Outside for Your Sidewalk Sale

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Store Fixtures
On August 09, 2013

Last updated: May 2019

People love a good sidewalk sale in the summer. It’s outdoors, it’s sunny, and they are shopping. What more could a person ask for?

An effective sidewalk sale shows that merchants put a little thought into the display of their items. Customers are attracted to a retail display that doesn’t look thrown together, but that is displayed in an organized fashion.

Need some ideas for your upcoming sidewalk sale? Check out these ideas for free-standing displays below:

  • Standing black or white wire baskets can hold a variety of items from tools to scarves.
  • Large black or white square bins can hold balls, stuffed animals, pillows or rolled up posters.
  • Retail display shelving can increase impulse buys like CDs, DVDs, books, food, and other small items.
  • Clip snack display racks are great for holding those bags of chips and trail mix for shoppers on the go.
  • Bulk units and base decks are ideal for holding any surplus inventory you have of specific items.
  • Use spiral clothing racks and adjustable round racks to show off clothes. These displays can be easily moved in and out of your store.

Using a portable sidewalk sign to advertise your retail displays will capture the interest of pedestrians and would-be customers who are strolling by. Folding signs and rolling signs can be easily ordered and made.

Hand out flyers and advertise in local ads to ensure you build buzz around your sidewalk sale.

Check out some of the free-standing displays available from Handy Store Fixtures to use for your sidewalk sale and to repurpose later in your store.

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.