One of the most effective ways to increase sales for your store is through the proper use of layout and space. The shelving and displays are mandatory expenses anyway when setting up shop but what many small business owners underestimate is how much more money they stand to make if they take this very seriously. Unfortunately, many store owners only discover this fact later, once they have more industry experience and, at that point, a refurbishment can cost more than they’d like.
Retail space planning takes several forms but the key elements are space, traffic flow and psychological ques
Today, on the 24th of October 2017, Creative Shop Retail Shopfitting turns nine years old. Read on below to view some of our favourite projects and memories from the last nine years… more…
Every week or so we share with you our top shopfitting solutions to help your retail store sell more of your stock. Today’s shop-fitting tip explains the importance of abundance when it comes to your merchandising displays.
Brandon Williams is the founder and Director of the Creative Shop Retail Shopfitting group.
We sat down with him to understand why the shopfitting industry would make excellent reality TV material.
Encountering the level of success which would warrant transitioning your restaurant or retail outlet into a franchise is the dream of many an entrepreneur. It’s a validation of not only your concept, but also your business acumen – and it means that you’re not only profitable but potentially on the verge of breakout success. It is also a highly sensitive time. The promise of expansion comes with the potential for failure, and the difference between the two is often a matter of attention to fine details.
If you’re reading this then you’re in the exciting position of planning out your new store, or your existing store’s new look and feel. This is a moment of exceptional promise. A great deal of research has been conducted on this specific topic which itself is a testament to how important it is. Good retail space planning can be the difference between profitability and closure so it isn’t something to be rushed. To help ease you into the right kinds of questions to ask, we’ve prepared a summary of what questions you should consider asking yourself.
Each year ushers in new trends in retail designs, from window displays to pop-ups to interactive merchandising spectacles. This year we seem to be seeing a return to simplicity in the world of retail displays, in spite of the fact that minimalism and basic concepts don’t always translate to an easier time for retailers and in-store designers. In case you’re hunting down for trends to follow that will lure more clients to your products and keep them coming for more, the following trends in creative retail design are worth paying attention to. Just don’t get too comfortable, as things could easily change in an instant.
The status quo of your retail space should remain consistent with your businesses’ brand and vision. That’s why here at Creative Shop, we specialise in designing quality retail interior design solutions – unique to your business needs.
Our materials and installation processes here at Creative Shop are designed to create you a retail design environment that sells your brand.
How to find specialist shop fitters in your industry to get the best possible fit-out for your store
Good shop fitters will build you a beautiful store. Great shop fitters will enhance any business location to new heights.
How does a great shop fitter do that?
For a start, great shop fitters have experience and expertise designing and building stores in your particular industry. Great shopfitters know that optometrists have different needs to grocers or hairdressers – and they know how how to build shops that meet those unique needs.
At Creative Shop, we pride ourselves on being South African’s retail shopfitting specialists.
This means, we not only uphold high quality standards and attention to detail in all our projects, we also keep on top of retail trends and technology, so we can make sure you, our customers, always have the very best retail interior you deserve.
Here are a few of the long-term shopfitting trends and tips we have identified that we can help you apply in your own retail interior fit-out.