The best display shelves and display cabinets for your business
Display shelves are one of the most common pieces of retail display equipment. They're easy to install, very affordable and a great way to maximize the space in your store without compromising on aesthetics.
The most important factor in choosing display shelving is the weight of the merchandise. Whether you choose a freestanding shelf or a mounted shelf, you'll need to ensure that the weight of your goods can be supported. You'll also have to consider security—many customers will attempt to climb shelves to reach items at the top, so you need to make sure your shelves are sturdy enough to handle weight (though the climbing of shelves should always be discouraged).
Types of Display Shelves
While they may seem like a simple item, there are many retail shelving options you can choose from to make the most of the space in your store:
- Single-sided display shelving. Single-sided shelves are simply those that have a flat back so they can be placed along walls. This option is perfect if you don't have a lot of space in your store and want to leave the middle area open for customers.
- Double-sided display shelving. Double-sided display shelves are equipped to hold merchandise on both the front and the back. They work well in the centre area of a store or when there is room to create aisles for a customer to walk up and down.
- Mounted display shelving. Mounted display shelves can be used in corners or at various heights on the wall to add extra storage.
One alternative to a display shelf is to use display cabinets. If you have fragile merchandise, a display cabinet can be a great way to keep your items safe. It's also a good choice if you're looking for an alternative to food display cases—cabinets with clear doors can keep your items away from dirt and germs.
Just like with display shelves, it's important to remember that display cases must be properly secured. They're often not sturdy enough on their own, and when stacked with merchandise the potential to tip over is even greater. Make sure you secure the cabinet to the wall with L-brackets and anchors.