The effective use of wall and floor units in a retail display system can greatly increase their chance of success. Used correctly, they allow the space of the store to be maximised without causing clutter and will display products to their best possible advantage. When planning a store design, it is well worth spending time choosing which wall and floor units will considerably enhance the appearance and function of the store.

Choosing units
Here at Peerless, we are able to advise on which retail display units are most effective for your circumstances. The large selection of units come in many different options and sizes, making them suitable for a wide range of stores.

Advantages of wall and floor units
Wall units are an ideal way to maximise the size of the store, allowing retail displays to take up more vertical space. A large amount of products can be displayed on wall units, making the store look well-stocked and eclectic, without appearing cluttered.

Floor units are a versatile retail display system, often adjustable or movable to reflect the changing products instore. Stands and display tables are ideal for prominently displaying items of particular interest such as a new range or special offer. They can also be used to create pathways around the store, leading customers on to look at further products.

Different types of units
There are many different types of wall and floor units including shelving, hanging rails, tables, stands and display cabinets. The types of units best suited to a store will depend on the nature of the products sold, but it is likely that a combination will be most effective. For example, hanging rails are an efficient way to display clothing, but shelves may also be needed for smaller items. Rotating rails, such as the ones in the ROTOR floor units available at Peerless, are convenient for customers, allowing them to view a wide array of products effortlessly.

It is also important to consider how many units are needed. In theory, there is no limit, but the overuse of floor units will make a store appear more cluttered, while using wall units from floor to ceiling means customers may need to bend to see some items, while they might be unable to reach others.

Wall and floor units should not be merely functional. Choose the colours, materials and shapes of the units carefully to make sure the design enhances the image of the store. Cool metals and sleek designs will look fitting in a technology store, but would appear jarring in a traditional craft shop where wood could be impressive in creating a more rustic appearance. Our OMNI floor and wall units are a good example of how a design can be easily adapted to create many different styles.

The best designs tend to be simple ones. Elaborate units can be distracting and impractical for customers and inconvenient to clean and maintain. Maintenance of retail display units is important and even the most advanced designs will quickly look dull and dingy if this is not carried out.