A person with the task of setting up an empty space as a new retail space will have an enjoyable time searching through websites that show about the available display stands, which are silent, uncomplaining and much effective on sales. So, it will be worth spending time to select the best one for various positions in the shop. Someone charged with re-designing an existing shop will not have so much fun but will have to choose new equipment that does not clash with what is already in the shop.
Super malls require volume shelves for the large number of competing items to be displayed. It is important that the top shelves are not too high with items balanced precariously. Merchandisers may use special units at the end of the shelf banks. Vegetable, meat and dairy products sections will all require specialised units made from appropriate materials. Whatever the case, there will always be a need to distribute leaflets and cards through the various sections of the store.
The clothing shop will give a shop fitter many opportunities for ingenuity. Aside from the hanger stands for mass hanging of variously sized items free standing units are essential. Accessory and costumer displays, often made of chrome, glass or clear plastic will be used to highlight chosen samples. The general ambiance of the shop will determine materials to be used. An outdoor clothing shop may use wood, and a store emphasizing economy may chose industrial type steel shelves to suggest affordability.
Library decor usually has an influence on the way that book stores are set out. But for a store, its must to have much colour with subtle persuasion. There may be a great deal of wall shelving, but there will also be periodical displays and free standing units that allow customers to walk around greeting card or DVD selections.
In banks and financial institutions there is a need to minimize clutter. Free standing towers are useful as a way of optimizing space and allowing clients easy access to leaflets of various sizes such as cards, DVDs and stationery. A number of moulded clear plastic, free standing A4 and A5 counter leaflet holders will be required for forms and information.
The high value of items displayed in jewellery stores creates the need for specialized equipment. Unbreakable glass is required to allow for strength and visibility. Within the shop there must be lockable display cabinets, sometimes shaped to fit in corners. Within the cabinets items may be displayed horizontally, or upright holders in acrylic, glass or chrome may allow for items to be shown at angles, or vertically. The jeweller allows for the ingenuity of designers to create holders as elegant as the items they hold and to slip in some discrete cards or information leaflets.
By contrast, the hardware store requires functional heavy duty fittings. Shelving must be strong enough to support heavy loads. Upright struts with strong steel brackets will support heavy products. Warehouse shelving may be required to stack high so that goods are both stored and displayed simultaneously for specialist customers. Leaflet or card holders may be strategically placed near the cashiers or at other strategic spots where specific information may be needed by customers.
Stall holders in craft markets will often employ flexible wall panels to display goods in a confined space. They may also have a business card holder on their stall table to invite follow up. Even a street vendor will display a few oranges on a plastic plate or use a cardboard box to raise goods off the kerb. These simple and instinctive actions show how fundamental display stands are in any retail initiative.