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By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

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 eve... read more.

  • January 03, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

A store's fixtures communicate something subtly to the customer, if even the customer isn't paying attention. Retail store fixtures can affect a customer's decision to stay in a store as much as the product, the overhead music, and the attitude of the salesperson can. The decision to use wood over metal, or vice-versa, can be a difficult one to make. There are several pros and cons to each. Wood tends to have an earthy, warm appearance that is inviting to the customer. It can have an unvarnished appearan... read more.

  • December 27, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

Very few stores ever have enough space or the right number of retail shelving units to properly store items to ensure they are easy to find, access, and always safe so merchandise looks its best on the floor.  Here are a few easy ways to get control of your back room: Bins Bins allow you to safely store your items and keep them clean. Bins are great for grouping similar and complimentary items. Stack your bins to utilize your empty vertical space and you can even find ways to store uncommonly used ite... read more.

  • December 20, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

How can you enhance the effect of open spaces in a retail store? The obvious answer is with efficient shelving and separating areas of the store with partitions. More complicated strategies to lend space to a store involve lighting effects, managing space vertically and perhaps painting an accent wall. Accent Wall  Erecting an accent wall - a wall whose design is dissimilar from other walls in the room - can lend a cultured and more open ambience to an otherwise cozy space. According to design experts... read more.

  • December 13, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

As any owner-operator of retail hardware establishments know, effective merchandising is the key to increasing store sales.  Efficient merchandising allows owners the time to concentrate on other selling activities, improves customer satisfaction, which in turn leads to increased sales per customer.  An unorganized store is frustrating for both customers and staff alike, so every effort to achieve a seamless marketing face is rewarded with increased revenues that significantly add to the store’s bottom line... read more.

  • December 06, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

When it comes to retail stores, one of the factors to their success is the layout of the store. This is especially true during the holidays, since this is the time of the year when customers will be more easily enticed into buying additional products. One of the best locations for retail displays is near the checkout counter. The following five reasons why setting up retail displays by the checkout counters can help to move more products during the holiday season: Visibility – Products that are displayed... read more.

  • November 29, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

Retail displays are not only a window on the world for customers but it in many instances the position of the retail shelving units will either make or break a potential sale.  This is especially crucial for many retail businesses that will make up a sizable portion of their sales during the all-important holiday season when product placement matters. One way of eliminating stale retail display shelving is to never let the customers become used to the same display items.  Customers love the idea of newne... read more.

  • November 22, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

Sometimes we wonder, what makes us different than other businesses? Then we remember how lucky we are to have such an amazing staff. Since you don’t work with us on a daily basis, you don’t get to see how incredible our Handy Store Fixtures staff can be. That’s why our Marketing Manager, Steven Di Orio, took a minute to sit down with Installation Supervisor, Joe Flimin. Mr. Flimin has been installing store fixtures for Handy for over 30 years and has certainly seen a lot over that time working with di... read more.

  • November 08, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

Are your profits stagnant? You may think you’re doing all you can to sell your products, but there is revenue you could be leaving on the table. Professionals in the industry agree that many convenience store owners are leaving profits untapped by avoiding wine racks and storage shelving. With Handy Store Fixtures, you can increase your storage without limiting your floor space. Our convenient store shelving options make it easier for business owners to maximize profits. From gondola checkouts to store f... read more.

  • October 14, 2013

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

Sometimes it can be hard to make the right decision when it comes time to update your store shelving units. There are many different companies you can choose from and how do you know if you’re getting the best shelving units for the best prices? While we go above and beyond to ensure our customers that when you shop with us, you’re getting only quality gondola shelving units and accessories; we don’t ever want you to just take our word for it. We love having the opportunity to get feedback and hear fr... read more.

  • October 04, 2013