Retail Display Shelves Best Practices

Today’s post celebrates a few stores that are “getting it right” with store display shelves. Stay display inspired!

London Avenue Designs, Rockford IL, visual merchandising, retail store, store displays, retail design

London Avenue Designs in Rockford, IL.

I love the shelves at London Avenue Designs in Rockford, IL. The unit is a beautiful design and ideal for the layout of the space and size of the wall. The placement of products is strategic – note the use of multiple (mostly in threes) and the use of plants. The branches are a focal point to catch customers’ attention and pictures inside the frames draw them in for a closer look. Heavy and bulky items on the bottom shelves anchor the display and the smaller items are neatly placed at eye level and within reach. This is a lovely store display fixture and the tall ladder to the left is a nice touch, too!

Art of Home, Cambridge, Ontario, visual merchandising, retail store, store displays, retail design

The Art of Home in Cambridge, Ontario

Message pillows are best displayed more like signs or artwork, as shown at The Art of Home in Cambridge, Ontario. Side by side, the matching shelf units feature a nice mix of soft lines with a few home decor products mixed in for visual interest. Art of Home Cambridge, Ontario, visual merchandising, retail store, store displays, retail design

Did you notice the “We Customize” pillow? Bravo! Nice touch. No sign needed.

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Stay display inspired!

~Becky

VOTE for your favorite store displays!

20+ stores entered the Stores That Shine store display contest and the submissions are fabulous! Online voting is now closed and the top three entries are in the hands of the judges. The grand prize winner will be announced on December 1.

You may vote once per day through November 1, 2015.

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Contest details: Retail Details blog and Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine partnered with Paddywax Candles to co-sponsor the Stores That Shine store display competition. Over 20 retailers sent in pictures of their store displays and now it’s time for you to vote. The winning store will receive $1000 msrp in Paddywax Candle merchandise, a magazine feature, a visual merchandising consultation and a three year subscription to the magazine. The winner will be announced in the December issue of Gifts & Decorative Accessories.

Stores That Shine! Display Contest Launch

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August 2015: Paddywax Candles, Gifts & Decorative Accessories and Retail Details blog join forces to sponsor the Stores That Shine! store display contest. Brick and mortar stores in the US are invited to submit images of displays that include Paddywax Candles for a chance to win a bundle of prizes including free product, a magazine feature, a visual merchandising consultation and magazine subscriptions. Scroll to the bottom image in this post to view the contest flyer with details and visit http://bit.ly/GDAcontest for the official rules and entry instructions.

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Need some ideas and inspiration for candle displays? Here are a few from Paddywax Candles social media pages and pinterest boards.

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Showrooms at the gift shows are great resources for display ideas. Take notes and pictures when at market. Many of the showrooms and vendors post pictures on instagram and facebook, so follow your favorites for more inspiration!

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Browse magazines, blogs and gift guides for display theme inspirations.

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Photograph your displays with social media in mind and search instagram for flatlay ideas that provide inspiration for display combinations and interesting use of props.

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Customers like to see products in use and styled in realistic settings, so they can envision the merchandise in their homes.

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Cross merchandise brands and products for visual interest. Contest entries may contain products from other lines mixed with Paddywax Candles.

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Submissions will be accepted through October 9, 2015 and the winner will be announced on December 1, 2015.

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GOOD LUCK in the contest. We can’t wait to see your STORES THAT SHINE!