Don't Make These Mistakes When Doing Your Retail Shop Fitouts

22 October 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A retail business presents the perfect opportunity for many of those who don't want to be tied down to a regular office job. The business will challenge you in a good way, starting from the simple things like the fittings you will use to the quality of service offered to the customers. You need to get everything right from the beginning to minimise costs and maximise your sales. Ideally, this means that you must avoid the common mistakes made by most retailers when they do fitouts in their shops. Read the following piece for all the insight you need for the fitouts in your retail shops.

Bad Lighting

Your products not only need to be visible to the customer, but they should also draw their attention, even when it is uncalled for. The only way you can do this is to ensure there is proper lighting illuminating over all areas of the fitouts. 

In most cases, you won't be able to achieve perfect lighting using the lights in the room. The hard-to-reach sections of the fittings will require further penetration of the electric cables to power light bulbs installed in corners and tight spaces. Therefore, you need to be ready for the additional costs of trunking and cabling when working on the lighting. 

Bad Floors

It's normal for many retailers to ignore the flooring in their shop as they focus on displaying what they sell. You can cut yourself some slack because your focus is solely on making a sale. However, customers rarely forgive a bad experience with retailers. It doesn't matter if the experience comes from your services or from the place you offer those services from. A good floor ensures that your retail shop has an appropriate ambiance for your customers. You can opt for one of the following: 

  1. Vinyl flooring – When you have a shop where dozens of customers walk in and out, the last thing you need you need is a floor that puts them at risk of slip and fall accidents. You can rely on vinyl flooring to prevent this. 
  2. Wood flooring – Wood has an unmatched natural look that showcases class and sophistication. It is an ideal choice for retail spaces.   

Bad Choice of Material

Your display shelves and panels should live up to the conditions of your retail shop. Reinforced plastics and vinyl are your best bet when you need outdoor fitouts. You will not worry about rust caused by moisture-laden outdoor air. Indoor displays allow for more flexibility, with aluminium and wood making the list of top choice materials.

For more information on shopfitting, contact a contractor near you.