Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Do’s of store designing


If we talk about the do’s while designing the store, then there are involved so many factors that determines the store design not the only one. Designing of store is just like designing of a complex structure. Now a day mega structures that are the source of attraction of the visitors who are known as customers are those which are well-managed, well- decorated and more compact. What we can expect while visiting store is, lighting, storage shelves, mannequins, visual merchandising, and the smooth flow of the customers by providing a good walk-in space.

Product placement:
 
Now a day focus is on capacity, how many things can be stored in industrial shelves of the store? Storage maximization is the key concept that has given uplift to metal storage racks designing. These super cool storage racks not only can provide space to so many brands and products. But the arrangement of the product is done in such a way that it also enhances the visibility of the products. The products are placed in a manner that it quickly catches the eye of the customers. Product arrangement is the main technique that converts a store into a super store. So product placement can attract or repel the customers. While designing the store layout product placement factor should not be missing out.

Smooth flow:
 
The next factor that is important in store designing is the smooth flow of customers. A store should be design in such a way that the customers can walk here and there easily. Once a customer with shopping trolley has stepped in he should not face any difficulty in dragging his shopping trolley. The walk-ins should be wide enough that a definite crowd of customers can easily walk and can access the products. If the passageways of the store are not wide open then it does not give a good feeling to the customers. So make sure while designing store layout that you are make sure that customer flow will not be disturb in anyway.

Product visibility:
 
While designing a retail store, here are thousands of products that need customer’s attention. So presenting every product before the customer is a million dollar technique and here comes the expertise of store designing. Designer and retailers always focus how they can make products more visible before the customers. So product visibility is the key factor that can increase the turnover of the store. To make different brands visible, a store must have the arrangement of proper lighting. There must be light points above the metal storage shelves so that things could be seen by everyone. Proper light arrangement can enhance the user experience and can change their mood to do some shopping. Certainly it is lighting with different colors that can appeal to the sense of the customers.
In the due course visual merchandising is another technique that can work at its best to increase the sales of the store. The same function is done by mannequin that is placed out of the store or inside the store for brand recognition and to boost up the product visibility. Meanwhile the staff should be very cordial and should be well aware of the best selling practice. By following the do’s while designing the store makes sure you are assessing the heights of the success.