By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

Knowing the elements of effective visual merchandising is a crucial part of any retail or wholesale space. This is what draws in the customer and holds their attention. It shows a shopper that you carry the merchandise they came into your store for, and having it neatly organized and visible on tidy retail shelving units will allow them to purchase it swiftly and efficiently. You will quickly lose a customer that is having a difficult time finding what they came in for. There are a few critical elements to... read more.

  • May 16, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

Looking for a unique but eye-pleasing way to showcase your products to your consumers? Or maybe you are limited on space and need something that helps you maximize your space in a gorgeous way? Glass displays and store fixtures are perfect then to fit your needs! Whether you need long displays to showcase your products, glass cubes to highlight a specific product, or a full shelf to add a touch of class to your store, Handy Store Fixtures is able to meet your needs. So what are the benefits of Glass Shelves... read more.

  • April 11, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

If your store is crowded with merchandise, it can be really distracting for customers. Not only will they have a hard time finding the things they want, but they’ll have a hard time finding what’s new in your store. Every retail store has their top-selling items. It’s important to not make these items compete with all the other things your store has to offer. Try implementing the following three techniques to maximize exposure for your top products: 1. Place products at eye-level One of the very be... read more.

  • February 28, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

Modern technology calls for modern displays. When you sell high-demand electronics, it’s important to protect your merchandise while also giving your customers a chance to try before they buy. Handy Store Fixtures offers a display solution for every type of electronic. From flat-panel TVs, to laptop displays and cameras, we’ve got you covered. Some of our most popular products for electronics stores include: Store wall shelving: This basic shelving unit is practical for almost any retail store. It... read more.

  • February 21, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

If you've shopped with Handy Store Fixtures before or are checking us out for the first time, it’s good to know about some of our unique offerings. Not only do we offer a wide selection of retail shelving fixtures for almost every type of retail store, but we also offer some exclusive services that set us apart from the competition. Have you heard about Handy Gold? This service is something only offered through our online retail shelving store. This secure online feature allows us to create a custom pres... read more.

  • February 14, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Pet Stores, Retail Growth Strategies

Steve Di Orio, the Handy Store Fixtures Marketing Manager, was recently interviewed for a feature article in Pet Product News International. In the article, he gave several pet retailer shelving strategies to help boost efficiency and sales in 2014. While the suggestions were geared mostly toward pet supply stores, we didn’t want you to feel like you missed out at all. So, let us share some of the useful information featured in this article so you can try out the strategies for yourself. Adaptation is... read more.

  • February 07, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Party stores, by nature, have a lot of items to display for their consumers.  For retail stores, it's imperative to be able to showcase their goods in an organized fashion so that customers don't feel overwhelmed. Quality organization allows the customers to easily navigate the store, and it makes for a positive shopping experience that will help have customers coming back for more. Gondola shelving units, bulk shelving units, and other items can perfectly display party store items. Here's a little mo... read more.

  • January 10, 2014

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