Storage technology & shelving systems for business purposes, NZ.

Retail Storage Solutions

Storage is something that every business always needs and should be treated as a priority, particularly in the retail industry. Retail shelving needs to be practical, durable and also attractive as your customers will see it when they look at your products on the shelves. Setting up a retail business involves a great deal of storage.

As much a store needs a good product to sell and an even better location to sell it from, it needs shelves to hold and dispense the items. You also need enough warehouse storage to store stock so that you have product on hand to meet supply and demand from your customers. 

There are three things to take into consideration when setting up retail shelves: 

• Where the shelves are placed- position

• How your products are organised- placement

• The way in which one product flows to the next- pattern

Putting items on retail store racks is a lot more than just clean arrangement. There is a specific science to the whole set up of a shop. There are even specific guidelines available so you know how much space is allocated to each item in the store. Again, all of it comes to maximising space and making your store look it's best. If your warehouse or back room supplies are attached to the store itself, you will have to find balance in item allocation.

How this will benefit your business?

Facing is a concept that has caught on in recent times. Studies have shown that people are likely to buy more when they can see a lot of a particular product. How does this work though? Shelves that look full are attractive to look at. It is customary for recent stock to get added to the back of the shelf and to pull all the items to the front, giving off the idea that the shelf is full. It is a simple, yet effective tactic. The rest of the product can be kept ready to bring out at any time from warehouse storage. 

Steps involved in setting up a retail outlet: a case study

Take for example a person who wants to set up a wine store. How will they go about the basic racking, shelving process? Getting a bunch of retail wine display racks is the first step. You will have to allocate store space and shelf space. While you are likely to have a well organised front office and store, not much attention is placed to the back room.

Warehouse storage can mean the difference between an efficient business and losing customers. You cannot have all your products placed in your shelves, there has to be a balance between how much will be left to the back room and how much you will have in your store.

The main aim of your business is profit and stocking is all about maximising your potential profit. If you have all of your product on the shelf, you can visualize the rate at which a fast selling items run out and this is why it makes sense to have stock ready and waiting to be replaced.

Buying large quantities at a time will also reduce your out lay costs and if you have a well organised warehouse rack storage system in place, you are sure to make the most of fast sales. For a wine store, that can be the holiday time as well as weekends or at any time where celebrations are in order like after a successful rugby or cricket season. 

Retail shelving design in New Zealand

If you are about to set up a retail outlet, anything from a pharmacy to a grocery store, you need to tap into the benefits of proper shelving. Who better to do it for you than the experts at Novalok who have had years of fine tuning their craft and offer racking systems for both your storefront as well as your warehouse. Novalok covers the Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington areas of New Zealand. Contact us via our website at www.novalok.co.nz to learn more about the types of warehouse rack storage, shelving and other storage options available.

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