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How to create the perfect trade counter

trade counter

Your trade counter is one of the hardest-working areas of your business, so how can you plan it to tick all of your customers’ boxes? Read on to discover our expert tips on creating and organising the perfect trade counter.

What does a trade counter need?

Every good trade counter shares some common features. To be successful, your trade counter has to be:

  • Fully stocked (yet uncluttered)
  • Easily accessible
  • Simple for staff to navigate
  • Eye-catching
  • Visually appealing
  • Branded

So, what fixtures and fittings do you need to make your perfect trade counter a reality?

How to design the customer side of your trade counter

Your customers demand a lot from your trade counter. It needs to look smart and well-organised yet stock a huge amount of product to cater to their every need.

A-boards are a great way to tempt your trade customers inside – make sure they’re clearly branded and convey a simple message about your products or offers.

Slatwall panels and fixtures give you endless options and are a cost-effective way to stock your trade counter. Sturdy for even the heaviest items, they’re the best way to make the most of your space while keeping it organised and streamlined.

You can also add a selection of carefully placed dump bins and dump baskets to showcase products on offer or new stock. Plus, as they’re perfectly portable, you can collapse them and store them away until you need them again.

How to organise your trade counter stockroom

The stockroom is the backbone of your trade counter, so it needs to be safe and well-organised to help your business run smoothly.

Optimising your stockroom space may seem challenging, but there are a few simple fixtures and fittings you can add to maximise your space.

Boltless shelving is your secret weapon in organising your stockroom to perfection. It comes in a variety of sizes to suit your space, and you can arrange it in a way that works best for your stockroom and products. It’s easy to assemble and looks slick and smart, keeping your stockroom structured and ensuring all products are visible.

Heavy-duty shelving brackets come in a range of sizes and are quick and easy to build. Capable of handling high-capacity loads, they’re ideal for stockrooms and warehouses and work perfectly with wooden shelves.

Get the right trade counter setup for your business

Whether you’re setting up or revamping a trade counter in a builder’s merchant, plumber’s merchant, warehouse, unit or any other kind of business setting, it needs to strike the right balance to keep your trade customers coming back.

Your chosen combination of fixtures and fittings will make or break your trade counter’s success, so choose wisely and watch trade soar.

We’re experts in fixtures and fittings for warehouses, factories and retail environments, so if you have any questions about how to organise your trade counter or stockroom, get in touch. You can call us on 01477 534273 or email sales@theshopfittingshop.co.uk

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