When I visit any retail store, one sudden thought came to my mind, there may be any brand or product missing from the store. But unfortunately here is everything which you want to buy. Yes, this is quite interesting if you want to have the most amazing thing around the world. For me retail store is a fancy, the place I want to see in my dreams. Here are people; here are products, restaurants, café and world's renowned brand's outlets. Here is a mess of products and brands, here is everything for men, woman, kids, and for elders.
Access retail store via Smartphone:
Here you can taste, you can smell and you can enjoy. Retail store is now in your pocket can you imagine, because you can access these supermarket through your Smartphone, desktops, and from all internet devices. But the question is how these supermarket digital versions can inspire you? Of course, it is store design and store layout that can inspire you, moreover the items placed in Commercial Shelving can tell the story of store designing. What will you find in images, absolutely a wonderful impression of retail store? You will surely love to visit this outstanding store which is full of items and luxury products. People can easily shop online; they can add any item to their cart and can do online payments by using checkouts. Thus, making the shopping experience more convenient for the customers. Now it's up to you would you like to shop from online store or from the real one?
Online store is good for urgent shopping:
If you are in urgency and want to buy a product that you really need then shopping from online store is best option. But if you want to make a choice and want to entertain yourself then visiting some of the best retail store for shopping is not a bad idea. Products which are visible, assorted in Storage racks enough to inspire the shopper to buy them. People can walk in and around without any hassle and can drag their shopping trolleys to collect their desired items conveniently.
Advantages of retail store: The retail store are design in such a manner that hundreds of thousands people can shop at a time and still you feel no rush out there and no noise. Here is music, lights, announcements, marketing campaign launched by different brands to engage the customers. These are in-house store activity to engage the customers. Visual merchandiser who plans store designing is very keen about lights, colors and themes. Store is revamped according to season or festivals. The colors and the themes become the signature style of the store and sometimes it is very difficult to change the store design or store arrangements. Things which are placed in front Steel Shelving are replaced according to the brand popularity, every month brands are replaced, and it is done only to crave the attention of the shoppers. The things which are showcased in window display are the worthwhile brand that urges shopper to buy products. These brands has a magical effect on the eyes of the spectators that they entered into the store without any intention, then it is the environment of the store, the cool light and pleasant sight that attract the customers to shop their favorite brand.
Retail is getting revolutionized with modernization, the services offered by retail store is only to facilitate the customer at every level. Now biggies in retail offers self-checkouts, mobile payment, in-store shopping engagement, digital retail and last but not the least social media. Retail store strategy is only customer oriented and in this regard they are utilizing all major applications to facilitate their customers. For instance modern day customer has not to worry about the payment if he had done shopping more than the money he possessed. He can use the option of mobile payment, if they have shortage of money.
Retail is getting digital
Now consumers can easily do the shopping, things are in their access; they can move and walk around freely. Numerous products are placed in display shelving to attract the attention of the customers, they can access very easily, what makes customer loyalty more achievable is self-checkouts, and this is the tactic to win the customer as they can do by their own and can enhance the shopping experience of the consumer. It is fast and flexible and people rely on such check out system. It is due to the broader focused strategy that retail stores are getting digitalized thus providing more services to its customers. Theses self check out is reliable as they allow retailers to implement self checkout solutions more efficiently, thus digital software is helping to reduce time and cost of the customer and employers respectively. In huge retail stores things such digital self check-out proves vital thus optimizing the sales and revenue.
Omnichannel retailing is enhancing the retail business
Now goods which are placed on Storage racks by utilizing the visual merchandising technique can easily be shopped without thinking too much about money. How because retail stores are now offering omnichannel retailing, there is no need of multi-channel retailing, this shift has entirely change the sales system and help to increase the sales of retail stores. Now customers can use all available channels like Smartphone and other mobile devices, computers to share with your friends what they find in a super retail store and can make payment easily by using the above mentioned devices.
The transition period of retail industry
I think this is a transitional period that is revolutionized to such an extent that it affects the entire manufacturing industry in the late 19th century. Store equipment like Commercial Shelving has turned it to reality, now things at big stores are safe and can be sold after a while. This revolution has given a new boost to the manufacturing industry the live example is huge retail stores and their chains in the global market. So this is not all about retail technology, it is also about consumer technology that has changed the entire scenario of retailing. There is a lift up in economy due to increase in supply.
Now a day shopping is not only restricted only to stores, people are going mobile, they access everything from their Smartphone, people would love to shop the things of their need only, so to make the retail store business go mobile is the right option to increase the sales. So here is a need to make a responsive website so that you can direct your customers even if they are at their home and comparing the prices. So through this way retail business is getting digital. But there is still a need to make the business online, and the omnichannel is the rising need of retail business.
If someone thinks that store designing is just like home décor I state my disagreement. For people this is the sign of raising their lifestyle. Retail business has given boost to the lifestyle stores. This is called rebranding activities. The main purpose of rebranding is to increase sales. In Dubai and Sharjha retail sales jumped to 13.2 percent last year. In Sharjha retail business is on its peak. The rebranding has scaled up their sales to such an extent that it has given boos to lifestyle stores. Dubai's retail offering totally 26 million sq ft as of the end of 2010 and is expected to increase to 31.3 million sq ft in 2013. This is a huge turnover any country can expect from the business of retailing. Available retail space per person is significantly higher than most global cities at 15 sq ft/person, compared to 11.3 in USA and 2.7 across European countries. So here is every opportunity to give a rise to retail business. The question is how these mega stores are contributing such a huge share in a country's economy. This is quite simple; retailing is on its peek because some factors are working behind it like mannequin and display shelving.
Redesigning of store, a phase of evolution
Without industrial shelves a store cannot be revamped, if product assortment is not done properly to catch the attention of the consumer become very difficult. Product visibility can only be done if the store designing allows much space for product keeping. So that product can place properly thus enhancing product visibility. Proper light arrangement ensures product visibility so glass lighting and luminaries can prove vital in this regard.
Effects of redesigning retail store
Revamping of store is a good idea, event management can also add worth to the annual turnover of a retail store. Event festivity not only compels the consumer to shop but also give a good feeling to the audience and the spectators. Visual merchandising plays a key role in introducing a brand, so retail stores provide a huge platform to introduce a brand before general public by using the technique of visual merchandising. The main objective designing the store layout is to give a feeling of a better lifestyle and to sell the products of fashion those appeals to the senses of the buyer. At retail store things are not to be kept only in Storage racks, they are to sell so all the arrangements are done to increase the sales.
Factors that can increase the turnover of the store
The store décor can create buzz among the buyers to come and discover the new things added in their well known brand. If the correct measures are taken the store can prove a great source of revenue, at U.A.E. All is done to increase the buyer's confidence that is very crucial to increase the sales of retail business that contribute a huge share to the economy. The redesigning of the store not only the change the outlook of a store but it gives a new look and impression to its buyers. Redesigning is essential; it brings a positive change not only in environment but also in the minds of the buyers. Retail business can add worth to our lifestyle.
Every day I have a new spirit, everyday I think of doing some new activity. Every day I wish to dress up in a new way and visit some new places. But why I think so, because I wish to make my day special, I wish to explore the beauty spreads around me. The place I just love to visit is not fully laden with the array of flowers across the fountain, no; I don't wish to visit such places. Being a human of 21st century I am habitual of visiting the shopping malls, supermarkets, and retail store for which U.A.E is famous worldwide. Yes, in U.A.E and Sharjha people just come to visit these mega super markets full of renowned brand where you can find everything from the every corner of the world.
The idea of super store is inspired by the concept of Globalization U.A.E is getting famous for these super departmental sore, but this is not only the condition of U.A.E. In every country you can see the chain of world's renowned superstore. Certainly this is the influence of Global village that has merged the world in a village and this retail store is the second episode of this global concept. These retail stores have a great share in the economy of a country. Thus revitalizing the branding as well as advertising concept, we can say it business expansion across the boundaries of the countries. When I visit LULU hypermarket I just amazed by the product management and the mega structure they have designed to make an abode for all the best world's renowned brands.
Outstanding features of mega stores:
I think the most inspiring feature of such markets is supermarket shelving and refrigeration. It was quite surprising for me to preserve and store the food items on such a big scale. Everything from vegetables to chocolates and ice-cream are fresh and buds trickling, well this is a complete system providing refrigeration facility to the food items. Managing store food items on such a huge level needs appreciation. Well, it's not done yet; when I walk around I find accessories for daily use with different brand names, is assorted in the supermarket equipments in such a way that these are visible to every spectator. Each store layout is telling its own story, with colors, lights and frequent space these hypermarkets has turned the shopping into a real joy.
What is remarkable in stores?
Customer interaction is more important in this new type of business. The store designing is all about to measure the sales turnover at each step. Here is Industrial rackings for customer's convenience so that they do not take pains of holding the items in their hands. These stores not only appeal to people of elite classes but these stores are an open invitation for the people of all classes. Everybody can shop here; here is everything for the people of all age-groups. Those who are brand conscious can find every brand in the hypermarkets of UA.E. This is how hypermarkets and superstore has made the shopping a real fun. As if you are on the world tour and are getting familiar with the specialty of each country, here at superstore.
The super stores have given the rise of new Marketing trends such as visual merchandising that has revolutionize the entire concept of commercial marketing. The store image created by using light effects increase the visibility of the products and increased the chances of buying product at the spot. so retailing has taken shopping at the level of idealization worldwide.
The biggest achievement of a retail store is the space management. The idea to position a product or a brand into the shelves is a big question mark for a retailer. Space management deal with the space provided to a specific brand as we know the store is designed to provide customer ultimate shopping satisfaction. Spacing should be done on such a level that the products should be accessible and the classification of products should be done according to the demands and needs. The items should be placed in the right direction to be visible to everyone. Space management is important to optimize the selling of the store.
There should be emphasis on routing and accessibility while designing the store layout. The more you focus on how to make the shopping experience an ease for a customer, the more you can come up with a good design. The only objective of designing the store to make shopping arrangement in such a way that all the things you can find in just one place.
Space& shelve management:
Sales display is another important factor to grab the attention of the consumer; if things are displayed into the metal storage shelves in more stylistic way then it would take a minute to decide a customer to buy the product. The sale of a store depends on arranging and assorting the things in a manner that it looks catchy and attractive. It is important to promote the sales of any brand placed into the storage racks. Often it happens, that space for sales display is less and the products are more, so here comes the skill of shelve management. So it helps to maintain and categories the products intended for sale. Shelve management focus on proper utilization of space so that maximum products can be displayed.
Visibility & sales promotion: The products should be visible, because the customer's choice depends on the visibility of products. It is the visibility and accessibility of the product that urge a shopper to buy that product. Product visibility is very important for sales and brand promotion. Customer's needs to be remind again and again as this is the continuous process of repetition and precision. Modern store design urge the people to buy even if shopping is not necessary for them. So products should be placed in storage racks in orderly manner, in a bulk, invisible from every direction. Store is the point of sale so retailers are finding the ways to engage with their customers by promoting different promotional activities within the store.
Competition among brands:
While planning the shelve management, the main hurdle that come into the way of a retailer is, what brand should be into the front steel shelvings. Here are so many leading brands in the market and retailer has to find out which brand can increase the turnover. Managing the competition between different brands is a work of shelve management. however the discrimination is not here, what is really important for a retailer is to make every product visible, so display management is done in such a way that if a brand has any scheme than then it will be highlighted and if the other brand has nothing to offer it's prominent feature is highlighted to grab the attention of the consumer. We can observe the huge competition amongst brands, but to give equal space and display to each brand is a work of high skill. So this is how shelve management and spacing play a very critical role in defining the availability of the products and urging the consumer to buy at the spot.