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Date added: 07/10/2016 4 Tips For Successful Retail Store Space Planning

Coming up with a well-spaced retail store calls for tips that aren't only applicable but also feasible.

So, here they are - the four best tips for successful retail store planning: mapping, planning the flour layout, minimizing the counters, and visibility enhancement.

1. Mapping

Before beginning to implement any plan, it's important to have a clear map with all the points and products to be placed in the store as well as the entire size of the retail business.

With this, coming up with a decision where to put your ceiling and window hanging accesories becomes easy, as the appearance and the space of the new store can be easily approximated.

Bringing in maps of different designs that had been used in the establishment of similar stores can be vital. Comparing them to decide which of them is best is the basic step in the whole procedure.

2. The Floor Layout

The layout you choose should be able to fit the business and the number of customers expected in the store. The layout determines the flow of traffic in the store as well as the buying impulse.

Among the best layouts for a standard retail store are the grid layout, the loop layout, and the free flow layout. The best floor plans are listed below:

  • Straight floor plan
  • Diagonal floor plan
  • Angular floor plan
  • Geometric floor plan
  • Minimal Counters

3. The Counters

In every retail business, many counters are a waste of space. Minimal counters give time for customers to check the products they need.

Apart from that, the counters should be of a size not larger than a desk so that the rest of the space can be utilized to establish stands for more stock. The stands again should be of a small size, but should be able to accommodate each product well.

4. Visibility

When your customers are buying different items, they need to get a clear view of each selection available. This means that the planning should enhance the visibility of each product without covering the view of the other.

The shelves can be placed low enough so that people of all heights can get good visibility of the products. In your plan, you should consider personal space so that one can be free to get clear details of the desired item.

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