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Keep stock organised during high traffic periods

If you are the owner of a retail store then you probably look forward to, but also slightly dread, high traffic periods in your store. You welcome the extra feet and sales, yet you don’t enjoy the stress that can come with managing fast-moving stock – whether it is being moved in and out of the store or chaotically around the store by indecisive shoppers. There are a few things you can do to keep stock organised during high traffic periods like Christmas.

2 key things to use to keep stock organised

1. Use shelving

It may seem obvious, but it is a really good idea to use shelving to keep your stock organised. This goes for the retail floor, storeroom and warehouse (if you have one). Shelving keeps things off the floor and helps you to make full use of the height of your space.

Now, it is not merely as simple as popping stock on the shelves. It is very important to have a system in place before you even start putting stock on the shelves. Think about and plan a system that works for your unique store and stock. Here are some general tips:

  • Put the heavy stock items on the bottom shelves.
  • Label your stock and the shelving clearly so that you can quickly put the stock exactly where it needs to be. If your stock is on the floor then bold signage is key.
  • For smaller stock items, consider using transparent storage containers in your storeroom to prevent stock items from getting lost. On the retail store floor, get creative with storage containers for smaller stock items. 
  • Keep your storeroom floor, shelves and storage containers clean and check stock as you go. This is a continuous job and will need to be done more frequently during high traffic periods, so it might even be worth hiring something to focus on that during busy times. Nobody likes shopping in a dirty, disorganised store. 
  • Have a step ladder close by so that you can easily access all the stock on all the shelves. 

Get in touch with us if you would like to get a custom quote for shelving in your retail store, storeroom or warehouse. Alternatively, grab a few DIY boltless shelving options from our online store now.

2. Use hooks

If you are the owner of a retail store then you probably look forward to, but also slightly dread, high traffic periods in your store. You welcome the extra feet and sales, yet you don’t enjoy the stress that can come with managing fast-moving stock – whether it is being moved in and out of the store or chaotically around the store by indecisive shoppers. There are a few things you can do to keep stock organised during high traffic periods like Christmas.

Get in touch with us if you would like to get a custom quote for storage hooks in your retail store, storeroom or warehouse. Alternatively, grab a few DIY track and hook options from our online store now.

 

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