Buying a display case for your business or your home can be challenging especially if you are a first time buyer. Here are seven tips that every retail shop owner or home owner should know.
If you are a store owner, does your store still have that fresh new feel that it had on opening day? display cases aren’t worn, scratched or dirty. Having a dirty display case can be very harmful to the food industry. Clean new displays boost your customer’s confidence in the freshness of the food you are serving them. Or maybe you are a home owner with a great collection of art, ceramics, antiques, collectibles or trophies and you would love to show them off as part of your décor. Having display cases designed to fit your home is a great way to style and show off your most cherished items. But buying the right showcase can be a big and overwhelming decision., outdated display cases, chipped paint, and smudges can easily distract customers. If you are a bakery or deli you need to be sure that your
Here are 7 tips, from The FixturesGroup.com, on how to pick out and purchase new display cases:
1. Figure out what your design style is, traditional or contemporary. Decide if you like frameless, wood, or metal. Decide what color will best complement your retail space dark, bright or neutral? Measure, measure, measure your space ahead of time. Most display cases can be custom made to fit your required dimensions.
2. Display Cases come with either tempered (safety glass processed for strength) or annealed (low-traffic area) glass so decide ahead of time where your display case is going (high traffic area) and what type of glass you will need.
3. If you are unsure whether a color you see online will match your décor or existing cases request a color sample to be sent to you before you place your order.
4. Think about what type of lighting you want for your display case: fluorescent lights are cool and energy efficient, LED lights provide the highest output of brightness and are longer lasting,
5. Request a shipping quote before ordering your display case. Delivery charges can vary by location, size of display, etc.
6. Always inspect your display cases before signing the Bill of Lading (shipping receipt). Refuse anything that is damaged and contact the company you order from immediately. If you accept a damaged case you are responsible for filing a shipping claim, refuse and the company you order with will take care of it for you.
7. Also don’t wait until the last minute to place your order. It will cost you more to rush the delivery and you open yourself up to delays and shipping problems. Plan ahead of time (1-3 months) and give yourself some flexibility.
Most importantly, be sure not to over crowd your display cases with items which can be overwhelming to look at. Give your cherished items the spotlight they deserve. There are many options when it comes to creating memorable and impactful displays. With these tips and careful planning you can put your best foot forward and giving a lasting impression. Retailers, remember to keep refreshing your store and giving your customers reasons to come back.