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Retail is getting revolutionized with modernization, the services offered by retail store is only to facilitate the customer at every level. Now biggies in retail offers self-checkouts, mobile payment, in-store shopping engagement, digital retail and last but not the least social media. Retail store strategy is only customer oriented and in this regard they are utilizing all major applications to facilitate their customers. For instance modern day customer has not to worry about the payment if he had done shopping more than the money he possessed. He can use the option of mobile payment, if they have shortage of money.

Retail is getting digital

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Now consumers can easily do the shopping, things are in their access; they can move and walk around freely. Numerous products are placed in display shelving to attract the attention of the customers, they can access very easily, what makes customer loyalty more achievable is self-checkouts, and this is the tactic to win the customer as they can do by their own and can enhance the shopping experience of the consumer. It is fast and flexible and people rely on such check out system. It is due to the broader focused strategy that retail stores are getting digitalized thus providing more services to its customers. Theses self check out is reliable as they allow retailers to implement self checkout solutions more efficiently, thus digital software is helping to reduce time and cost of the customer and employers respectively. In huge retail stores things such digital self check-out proves vital thus optimizing the sales and revenue.

Omnichannel retailing is enhancing the retail business

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Now goods which are placed on Storage racks by utilizing the visual merchandising technique can easily be shopped without thinking too much about money. How because retail stores are now offering omnichannel retailing, there is no need of multi-channel retailing, this shift has entirely change the sales system and help to increase the sales of retail stores. Now customers can use all available channels like Smartphone and other mobile devices, computers to share with your friends what they find in a super retail store and can make payment easily by using the above mentioned devices.

The transition period of retail industry

I think this is a transitional period that is revolutionized to such an extent that it affects the entire manufacturing industry in the late 19th century. Store equipment like Commercial Shelving has turned it to reality, now things at big stores are safe and can be sold after a while. This revolution has given a new boost to the manufacturing industry the live example is huge retail stores and their chains in the global market. So this is not all about retail technology, it is also about consumer technology that has changed the entire scenario of retailing. There is a lift up in economy due to increase in supply.

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Now a day shopping is not only restricted only to stores, people are going mobile, they access everything from their Smartphone, people would love to shop the things of their need only, so to make the retail store business go mobile is the right option to increase the sales. So here is a need to make a responsive website so that you can direct your customers even if they are at their home and comparing the prices. So through this way retail business is getting digital. But there is still a need to make the business online, and the omnichannel is the rising need of retail business.

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Those were the days when people store the products in go-down with no special arrangements to keep things safe. These go-down was built of straw and husk mixed with soil, to keep the perishable things safe for a long time. If we look at the history of warehouse, the first warehouse was built in the age of Alexander the Great; he has built the warehouse to secure the artifacts he has collected from his expeditions around the world. So this was the short earlier history when life is not so much complicated, while the demand and supply is not at boom.

The solution of storage is industrial shelving

pics_industrial01LIndustrial revolution came in the seventieth century, when supply of the product increased with the increase in demand. The big problem in large scale production is only one, how to arrange the things and how to preserve the things, the manufactured products cannot be placed only on the floor, so the need is the mother of the invention. It was the time when product management is developed in industrial environment so the Industrial Shelving is designed keeping in mind the industrial needs. The shelving is made of steel that can bear the weight of industrial goods. The main objective of designing these shelves is to transfer the things from one corner to another easily. These shelves are reliable as it is made of quality material.

Benefits of industrial shelves

The Industrial racking has made it possible to manage large scale production in a proper manner. Here is no fear of any damage of the product when the products are assorted in industrial racking. It’s only because of this storage facility that the large industrial concern can manufacture the products on large scale and keep it in stock for a long time. If I say that warehouse is the need of large industrial concern it’s not at all wrong. Industry is now flourishing and surviving only for one reason because it has dealt with product storage issues. So we can see big warehouse of market biggies. Product assortment is manged by store keepers as well as machinery is used to place the product on third or fourth storey of industrial shelves. Things can easily be moved and transferred from one place to another. Thus these shelves have given the facility of portability and mobility of the products in and out of the factory. These warehouse shelving has changed the entire system of storage.

Warehouse and the threat of hoarding

ffMany people do not consider that warehouse shelving is important, I agree with them. Industrial shelvesare important only for the large concern which can maintain large warehouses with its large scale production. Well, with the increase in demand I suppose industrial shelving is necessary for large, medium and small manufacturing unit. It has advantages and no disadvantages. Things are kept safe for a long time no damage is occurred. Moreover if proper environment is provided things will never get perished. So the stock of the things always gets ready to be released in the market. Industrial shelving is
necessary to deal with the demand of the good. The allegations that are charged to challenge the importance of the warehouse like hoarding are not inseparable fact. But it happens only in that society where class discrimination is on the top or we can say in capitalist system.

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Every day I have a new spirit, everyday I think of doing some new activity. Every day I wish to dress up in a new way and visit some new places. But why I think so, because I wish to make my day special, I wish to explore the beauty spreads around me. The place I just love to visit is not fully laden with the array of flowers across the fountain, no; I don’t wish to visit such places. Being a human of 21st century I am habitual of visiting the shopping malls, supermarkets, and retail store for which U.A.E is famous worldwide. Yes, in U.A.E and Sharjha people just come to visit these mega super markets full of renowned brand where you can find everything from the every corner of the world.

The idea of super store is inspired by the concept of Globalization

U.A.E is getting famous for these super departmental sore, but this is not only the condition of U.A.E. In every country you can see the chain of world’s renowned superstore. Certainly this is the influence of Global village that has merged the world in a village and this retail store is the second episode of this global concept. These retail stores have a great share in the economy of a country. Thus revitalizing the branding as well as advertising concept, we can say it business expansion across the boundaries of the countries. When I visit LULU hypermarket I just amazed by the product management and the mega structure they have designed to make an abode for all the best world’s renowned brands.

Outstanding features of mega stores:

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I think the most inspiring feature of such markets is supermarket shelving and refrigeration. It was quite surprising for me to preserve and store the food items on such a big scale. Everything from vegetables to chocolates and ice-cream are fresh and buds trickling, well this is a complete system providing refrigeration facility to the food items. Managing store food items on such a huge level needs appreciation. Well, it’s not done yet; when I walk around I find accessories for daily use with different brand names, is assorted in the supermarket equipments in such a way that these are visible to every spectator. Each store layout is telling its own story, with colors, lights and frequent space these hypermarkets has turned the shopping into a real joy.

What is remarkable in stores?

fghfCustomer interaction is more important in this new type of business. The store designing is all about to measure the sales turnover at each step. Here is Industrial rackings for customer’s convenience so that they do not take pains of holding the items in their hands. These stores not only appeal to people of elite classes but these stores are an open invitation for the people of all classes. Everybody can shop here; here is everything for the people of all age-groups. Those who are brand conscious can find every brand in the hypermarkets of UA.E. This is how hypermarkets and superstore has made the shopping a real fun. As if you are on the world tour and are getting familiar with the specialty of each country, here at superstore.

The super stores have given the rise of new Marketing trends such as visual merchandising that has revolutionize the entire concept of commercial marketing. The store image created by using light effects increase the visibility of the products and increased the chances of buying product at the spot. so retailing has taken shopping at the level of idealization worldwide.

Commercial ShelvingPeople are getting more and more luxurious and what is more important that they are in no need to change their social status. In fact this gap is filled by the lavishing brands that help to remove the gaps. People are now sustaining to maintain their living standards by living in their own circles and class. People are completely enjoying the magnificence of their social status by following madly these brands. The brands involving clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry are ruling the luxury market. No doubt that these brands have given boost to retail business and has become the elegance of retail store. The entire interest of the shoppers is in following these luxury brands because these brands allure their sense of beauty.

Shelving is the backbone of any superstore:

Steel-ShelvingWhat makes them more attracting are mannequins and of course the ever stylish
steel shelving in the store. No store even if it is an ordinary or a super store can be complete if it does not have stylish shelving’s. The main credit goes to these modish and trendy shelving that have given modern stores and modern shopping a new dimension. The store management is completely dependent on super market shelving and refrigeration. The super market has brought the customer to shop under one roof. Shop for everything, from luxury to daily necessity, here you have all the stuff of your need.

Up to date and well-informed staff:

Retailers have enormous ideas to grab the attention of the shoppers. If the products are clearly visible if they are assorted in a manner that the spectator not only appreciates but get ready to buy here comes the achievement of store management. Another factor that plays a very crucial role in super store success is trained and cordial staff. Here comes the idea to motivate the staff that they have to increase the sales and revenue. The tricks and tips should be shared with staff so that they can acquire the marketing skill that can direct the shopper to become a potential buyer.

Brand presentation should be convincing:

Storage racksMany world renowned brands have come into the arena of success just because they have spread awareness among the masses. The art to present a specific brand in a presentable manner convince the consumer to make it priority in your wish list. However, thinking that your business will boost up in just counting of days is not right to estimate. To attain a large clientele, retailers should have to adopt patience until or unless your business and your services are recognized by the consumer circles. The beauty of modern retail business lies in open invitation. It is open to shop from a middleman to common man. Its services are not restricted to any special class.

People can enjoy and can wear the stuff what they like. In this way brands are publically recognized when they are spotlighted in stores especially in storage racks. But here is new trends we have observe that retail store has become a platform for the recognition of local as well as internal brands. In this way they are bridging the gap between international luxury brands. People are getting more influenced, more informed about the new trends in fashion and they just love to visit such super stores.

In the country like U.A.E and Sharja which are considered heaven for such luxury brands, these brands have made their customer base over there. U.A. E is in fact the place where luxury brands and markets are flourishing rapidly. However in retail business there are more chances of growth with immense opportunities. I am unable to conclude this long discussion in just one blog as this topic is debatable.

Storage racksSummer has just stepped in so it’s the time to showcase the retail store with summer collections and welcome this new season. The season of passion and celebration is to be arrived so why not decorate your store and inspire he shoppers to buy. To showcase the summer arrivals is the idea that is much appreciated in retail circle. The summer arrivals are so alluring for the people that to showcase such accessories on storage racks is a key to grab the attention of the onlookers. The idea of showcasing the retail appeals to the buyer and keep them conscious what is inside of the store.

The summer display should be as fantastic as one can idealize. Full of inspiring colors with all summer related accessories. The light setting of the store should be according to the demand of the season. The light show should not be shoddy. Dim light is not required what is required a perfect feel of transition from darkness to brightness. Here are so many features that define the perfect summer setting in a store.

Focus on summer:

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If you are not interested in redesigning your store it does not matter. You can revamp your store by decorating it with a theme. Yes, of course it’s the best way to give a new look to your store and to gain the interest of the spectator. If design of a store is a lifeline, then theme is the lifeblood of your store. People just love to shop according to the season’s style and taste. A perfect shopping environment is incomplete if the theme is not displayed in a well manner. Recently, Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets in U.A.E has used this theme and people appreciate their new posture with the most active shopping concept of supermarket equipments.

Color scheme: 

The color scheme that is adorable in the season of summer is sparkling yellow and pink. However, the retailers made their own choice and experience the limelight with silver white. Along with it colors, like sky blue, pink and light emerald provides a very cooling effect. Majority of the designer prefer the color discussed above, usually the retailers are interested in bright colors which has a soothing effect over the eyes of the visitors.  Light shades are more inspiring in the season of summer. The props which are used for summer display are flowers and green trees.

Use of Mannequins

The perfect way to display the latest fashion and style off summer is the use of mannequins. Fully clad with summer collection or being displayed using the favorite brand will inspire the people to buy the accessories. Mannequins are bejeweled with summer outfits, fashion accessories or with favorite brand of scent or shampoo in their hands whatever a retailer wish to highlight.


Lighting effects:

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The lighting arrangement should be very outstanding, for lighting arrangement use of chandeliers and luminaries is best on each metal storage shelves, so that everything should be visible to the customers. The theme of the display can easily determine what light effects are required. However, the appropriate lighting arrangement will prove a delight for the customers. In the season of summer dim and luminous lights are valued.

So if you are designing your store and want to open it in summer, just try out the above mentioned guidelines and you will finally have the turnover, potential customers that will uplift your store to the heights of fame where it will become the brand, a name of trust for millions of people

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Retail business has become the aspiration of young entrepreneurs, certainly it has a great potential of success. Certainly being new in retail business you might have some question in your mind same was with me. When I plunge into this arena but I try to unleash the secrets perhaps I am not a quick learner I take some time to learn the retail tricks. But here I unfold some of the secrets of successful retailing.

Product assortment:

Product placement is one of the hidden secret of a retail store. Product arrangement is significant to improve the product visibility. The product should be clearly visible to the buyers. Product presentation in storage racks eventually tempts the shopper to turn into buyer. Product placed in elegantly design steel shelving looks amazing and grab the attention of the buyer. So product assortment is the best trick for a successful retail business.

Stay updated:

A good retailer must have the idea about the average sales per customer, sales per employee, average turnover, sales per square meter and number of products in each storage racks. These are the basic parameters every retailer should know about them. Basically it is the estimation that every business man keeps in his mind and if there is proper management these goals can easily be achieved. This is the demand of competitive business environment.

Good observer:

display shelvingThe success of retailer lies in it how much they are aware about the needs of the customers. They can only feel it if they visit their store as a shopper rather than as an owner. In this way they can get the idea what flaws their stores still have. This is the extent of professionalism, to check out the store what essential are needed to be taken for store improvement and to improve service quality.

Staff training:

Staff training of retail store is essential for better services. The standard quality service can only be achieved if the staff is trained. For training, workshops should be arranged, for product arrangement and assortment in metal storage shelves so that they look catchy and classy. Space utilization for a bulk of items is the skill that should be instigate in employees. Customer support and customer dealing is one of the critical aspects of such training session.

Work out for marketing:

The trick to market your product is a skill that needs to be learning. Your staff is not aware about marketing stratagem how to involve the customers and convince them to buy the products. Make them familiar about the nerves of ultimate customers and it could be done by providing marketing training. A proper marketing behavior can only drag as much customer as you want. The potential retailer is aware of this fact and they equip their staff with this great skill, hence they have higher turnover than the others.

Employ guest shoppers:

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To observe what level of customer services the retail store is offering. Some retailer employees guest shoppers. Because they are the best observer and can easily access the qualities and flaws your store is facing. This trick is quite impressive to give a boost to independent evaluation. This evaluation needs to be done after a couple of months to improve the service standard.

So what trick you would like to follow to become a successful retailer. We want to hear from you.

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The biggest achievement of a retail store is the space management. The idea to position a product or a brand into the shelves is a big question mark for a retailer. Space management deal with the space provided to a specific brand as we know the store is designed to provide customer ultimate shopping satisfaction. Spacing should be done on such a level that the products should be accessible and the classification of products should be done according to the demands and needs. The items should be placed in the right direction to be visible to everyone. Space management is important to optimize the selling of the store.

Store layout:

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There should be emphasis on routing and accessibility while designing the store layout. The more you focus on how to make the shopping experience an ease for a customer, the more you can come up with a good design. The only objective of designing the store to make shopping arrangement in such a way that all the things you can find in just one place.

Space& shelve management:

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Sales display is another important factor to grab the attention of the consumer; if things are displayed into the metal storage shelves in more stylistic way then it would take a minute to decide a customer to buy the product. The sale of a store depends on arranging and assorting the things in a manner that it looks catchy and attractive. It is important to promote the sales of any brand placed into the storage racks. Often it happens, that space for sales display is less and the products are more, so here comes the skill of shelve management. So it helps to maintain and categories the products intended for sale. Shelve management focus on proper utilization of space so that maximum products can be displayed.

Visibility & sales promotion:

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The products should be visible, because the customer’s choice depends on the visibility of products. It is the visibility and accessibility of the product that urge a shopper to buy that product. Product visibility is very important for sales and brand promotion. Customer’s needs to be remind again and again as this is the continuous process of repetition and precision. Modern store design urge the people to buy even if shopping is not necessary for them. So products should be placed in
storage racks in orderly manner, in a bulk, invisible from every direction. Store is the point of sale so retailers are finding the ways to engage with their customers by promoting different promotional activities within the store.

Competition among brands:

While planning the shelve management, the main hurdle that come into the way of a retailer is, what brand should be into the front steel shelvings. Here are so many leading brands in the market and retailer has to find out which brand can increase the turnover. Managing the competition between different brands is a work of shelve management. however the discrimination is not here, what is really important for a retailer is to make every product visible, so display management is done in such a way that if a brand has any scheme than then it will be highlighted and if the other brand has nothing to offer it’s prominent feature is highlighted to grab the attention of the consumer. We can observe the huge competition amongst brands, but to give equal space and display to each brand is a work of high skill.
So this is how shelve management and spacing play a very critical role in defining the availability of the products and urging the consumer to buy at the spot.

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I am not sure how much universal this Shakespearian wisdom is. But what I am sure is that, at least this wisdom does not ring true in our economic realms where product packaging and brave visual merchandising have become decisive competitive edge for successful business ventures. For many of us, running a retail business is as simple as having products hit on the shelves and sells them to the consumers ultimately. Along with products, it takes intelligently beautiful store design to make consumers enter the store and purchase the goods that they want to have, or better yet, to make them goods that they even do not really need. Thus, it’s safe to assume that ‘good design is a ready business’. Before we see what this ‘good design’ really means in retail environment, let’s ask ourselves few interesting questions.

Some Interesting Findings Relating To Retail Shopping:

jkWhen was it last time when you went for shopping? Did you purchase only those things that you had jotted down in your shopping list or like many others, you too found yourself fallen for so many other things that were not really in your planned purchase errand. And while being impulsive shopper, what made you pick a product while discarding other placed beside it on the shelf?
If you are a retailer, spare some special time and see different shoppers doing shopping, see them standing before product display shelving and catch their shopping gestures. Soon you will learn how your retail design is affecting your buyers buying decisions. Brand marketers are now convinced that most of shopping decisions are made in store. According to a research, 70% of buying decisions are never made until strolling in store aisles. And on this process of buying goods visual communication forms 80% of human perception, hearing forms 10% and other senses such as touch and smell form rest of 10%.

Can Shoppers Be Turned Into Buyers?

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Some direct and some indirect, there are many things that drive shoppers into buyers. Some words such as ‘sale’, ‘promotion’ and ‘offer’ are too powerful to be engaged with. Shoppers ultimately find themselves driven towards the products that are calling them with these words. On the other hand, there comes supermarket equipment which includes all steel shelving, storage cabinets, shopping carts and store props.

Brands seem to be rather more interested in availing with best racking and shelving packs in any store as products displayed on these sophisticated display shelving’s always rest in shoppers’ eye sight and are best highlighted to their maximum potentials. So, for a retailer it’s important to find nicely crafted and creatively engineered Industrial racking industrial racking which would entice shoppers to get products being displayed on them. It’s like a science of architecting store structure and art of decorating it with interior design techniques.

Type of display and its place within the store are also crucial in driving shoppers into sale. Not all the products sell the same way all across the store. It may take another full length article to discuss what type of products sell better in certain store locations. So let it be saved for some other day.

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In this rapidly fluctuating business environment, manufacturers are facing so many challenges and one of them is to bring innovation in the product only in this way they can give tough time to their competitors. But this is the only one aspect of the picture; the story does not end here. The manufacturers have to follow the mantra of being updated and must have the know how about the new trends and technologies that can make their product consumer’s first choice. Let’s get this straight, consumer is the turnkey who can make you or destroy you. Consumer satisfaction cannot be purchased; it is something that is related to quality. I had observed in the last decades that the majority of the business focuses on consumer oriented policy. Having a large clientele is the guarantee of the reliability of your product and yes, it also symbolizes the trust of the people on your products.

Product influence:

Being an entrepreneur I strongly belief over the notion that a quality product can win a buyer for a long time span. However it is not necessarily depends on the nature of your product or its usability. Product can be of any type, it may be commercial like Commercial Shelving or for domestic use like clothes.The success of your product is totally dependent on the Consumer satisfaction if they are satisfied your product really worth it.

Product credibility:

leds-on-confectionary-bayIn the modern world the nature of business is getting complex, modern standards has opened the new vistas to flourish the business. Here are lots of opportunities and lots of resources required to fill the contemporary needs. Trends have been set and people are following these trends madly , everyone is talking about mega stores, mega structures, mega bridges, it seems to me that it is the age of expansion and reminds me the British policy of expanding their kingdom in 19th century. On the other hand, the world is now a global village and here is expected that these mega structures can fulfill the needs of the entire community of this Global village. One thing for just one time and that should be enough for all. Well, for all these super projects, Supermarket equipments is in great demand. The companies who are providing such equipment like commercial shelving and refrigeration is producing for the prospect of market longevity.

Product keeping with industry:

commercial-shelving-racks-for-storage-52I was wondering how manufacturers manage their products that have been produced on a large scale. But it really amazed me when I visited the supermarket in the heart of my city. When I entered into it, I felt that I have been entered into a factory.The things are managed in such a way, that I acknowledge the fact that product management is the work of designing and developing of industrial shelving. It’s a sheer fact that such designing is not the work of a layman. It’s the work of experts, who design and maintain these shelves and has taken product keeping on new heights. Material handling is difficult to be done without industrial shelving that serves as a storage rack in the industry. For managing industrial material and products here is a complete array of steel shelving, storage cabinets, and economy shelving systems and shelving units. one can name it as industrial management.

In today’s industrial settings, warehouses must be able to store a large amount of inventory. A major concern is storing this inventory which has a cost-effective and safe method. A pallet rack, or pallet racking, was organized to better utilize floor space by allowing warehouse inventory to remain stored in horizontally rows with multiple levels.

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