Retail shelving bays offer a modular and flexible solution to displaying products.Sometimes the term "gondola shelving" is used as a generic term for any type of supermarket shelving but,normally it refers to double sided, shop shelving designed for use in the central aisles of the store.
Gondola shelving is the most significant piece of shop equipment, not because most products are displayed on the gondola shelves, but because it is used to create the overall store layout by forming the shelving aisles. Shelving aisles should be positioned strategically to direct customer flow. Routing customer flow around the store is an essential method to ensure exposure to all the products on display.
1. Which height of gondola should I choose?
1.4m – 1.6m height is commonly chosen for the following reasons: These heights provide a more open feel to the store, enabling both the retailer and the customer to see over the top of the shelving. In smaller stores this low gondola shelving is much less overpowering than tall aisles of gondola. It also provides enhanced security throughout the store with potential shoplifters being more visible.
1.8m – 2.1m height gondolas tend to be more popular in larger shops, where it is more in proportion to the store size. A clear benefit is the increased amount of products that can be displayed.
2. How many sections i need?
Sections can be combined for any run length Shelving run consists of a number of sections and 1 upright+2 base feet Based on the concept of section and run, decide how many sections and the a row of run length you need
3. What depth of gondola shelves should I choose?
The choice of gondola shelf depth is sometimes dictated by the shop size, narrower gondolas may make it possible to increase the number of shelving aisles and therefore the range of products on display. If space is not an issue the shelf depth is normally chosen by the quantity of stock that is required to be on display. Deeper shelves can hold more stock, which will increase the cost of fully stocking the shelves, but decrease the likelihood of running out of stock on display and the frequency of shelf stacking. Smaller shelves will need regular restocking to prevent the shelving appearing empty which is not attractive to customers, but does decrease the amount of stock required.
4.What is a gondola end bay?
Gondola end bays are sometimes called promo end bays because they are often used for promotions. End bays are normally located at the end of the gondola run to provide a neat end. End bays are normally the same height as the gondola and have plain back panels on the rear to give a neat appearance as the back of the unit is visible. These rear panels also prevent items from falling off the gondola shelves down into the end bay unit. The end bays should be selected in the correct width to match the overall width of the gondola base.
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The end bays can be shelved in the same depths as the gondolas or, can have perforated pegboard or slatted back panels, should there be hanging items to be displayed.