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Find helpful fixture advice and expertise under the heading of Fixture Guru. Have a store fixture problem or question? Ask Fixture Guru at fixtureguru@csfwarehouse.com. We publish articles on some of the most common concerns here.

Information about Charlotte Store Fixture Warehouse Services (Fixture Rentals, Repairs, Truck Delivery, etc.) are listed under CSFW Services.

Small Business Is Big In Retail

Did you know that 77% of retailers have 10 or fewer employees and 95% of retailers have only one location? Those small businesses are big in retail and are the customers from Charlotte, Greenville, Asheville and Columbia areas throughout the Carolinas we serve everyday at Charlotte Store Fixture Warehouse. We can help you find new or used store fixtures from shelving to mannequins to outfit your retail space whether; boutique, grocery, convenience store, stockroom, or showroom. Call us at 704-372-1414 to talk to one of our friendly fixture experts.

 

Why small business is a big deal in retail - Infographic
Courtesy of: Retails BIG Blog
 
Store Fixtures And Loss Prevention

Many retailers want the ability to keep visual contact at all times with all activities on the selling floor. Regardless of your type store and your clientele, minimizing loss from shoplifting is usually a priority. Store owners rely on electronic security and surveillance systems to record and monitor activity. Round Detector mirrors are still used everyday.

Having the right store fixtures and the right layout can play a part in reducing shoplifting. Try to avoid fixtures and store layouts that create blind spots. Consider fixtures that can be modified or easily changed to different heights and depths. Fixtures that use an open back or see-thru components will increase your overall ability to visually monitor your space.

Positioning your checkout counter near the exit suits a lot of retailers and store owners and I clearly see why. A checkout counter placed differently in a store layout may not be wrong but if security is an issue the front position is used more. For more information on our current selection of Used Checkout Counters contact us at 704-372-1414.

 
Buying Everyday Store Fixtures?
3 Things to Consider When Buying Everyday Store Fixtures If you operate a retail store or business you know that merchandising can be very challenging and time consuming. Seasonal fixture changes and constantly changing displays of new products and merchandise is standard operating procedure for a retailer today. Keeping 3 things in mind when shopping for everyday store fixtures will keep your fixtures work for you and not against you.
  1. Plan for versatility Store operators search for fixture solutions that maximize their floor and wall spaces in the selling areas. Having versatile store fixtures helps. Changing any size area from hooks to shelves, from hang bar to face out, from cube glass to enclosed display etc. needs to be possible. When I am in the world’s largest retailer I see they are constantly re-merchandising. At my local hardware store, the checkout counter always has something new or different displayed. Having fixtures that are capable of displaying different items in different ways and including these fixture changes in your plan or calendar to help guide your merchandising is a must.
  2. Make the most of your storage space Minimizing fixture storage space is important. I seldom hear a storeowner tell me; “I have too much storage space” Chances are most stores don’t have enough room to keep many seasonal or unused displays and fixtures. Fixtures that disassemble or break down/fold can be easier to store. Storeowners can benefit from selling unused fixtures or trading them in on fixtures that match your current needs. Don’t hang on to a fixture that doesn’t help you anymore. Recycle, re-sell, trade, donate or dispose.
  3. Pick a system Having a fixture system allows you to more easily configure your fixtures to your needs. The system you choose needs to do what you want it to do. There are several commonly available store fixture solutions for versatility in general merchandising. Slat wall, Grid wall, Gondola, Standards and Brackets are adaptable for floor or wall and are available in different colors and sizes. All of these systems carry their own weight ratings and capabilities. All can be customized to your needs with a variety of bases, accessories and configurations. Both new and used components are readily available. Whole systems or components can be purchased on line or and at your local store fixture dealer. Charlotte Store Fixture Warehouse can help you decide which system is right for your store. Contact us at 704-372-1414, sales@csfwarehouse.com or stop by our warehouse/showroom in Atando Business Park at 3400 Service St. Charlotte, NC 28206.
When your everyday store fixtures work for you, everyday is a better day. What everyday fixture decisions have made your life as a retailer easier?
 
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Fixture Rentals
CSFW rents all types of used and new fixtures. Daily or weekly rates. Delivery and Pick up Service available. Call sales @ 704-372-1414.
  • Rolling Clothing Racks
  • Double Bar Racks
  • H Racks
  • Displays
  • Display Tables
  • Showcases
  • Clothing Racks
  • Gridwall Displays
  • Checkout Counters
  • Shoe Displays
  • Much more