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Three basic layouts of supermarket shelves

The purpose of employing shelving in a store is to facilitate the display of goods and the purchase of products by customers. But not only will the system not serve the purpose of shelving if it is used improperly and reasonably, it will also bring a lot of trouble to itself. Therefore, it may be a challenge to find the correct and reasonable shelf layout. let's see how to arrange shelves reasonably with Acealy Supermarket Shelves.

Free-flowing layout

The free-flowing layout rests on the convenience of the customer. It tries to show the merchandise to the customer to the maximum extent possible. When shopping, customers will deeply feel the relaxed shopping environment through the rational placement and layout of shelves, which is convenient for customers to shop and buy their favorite products.

Advantages of Free-Flowing layout

● Flexible shelf layout allows customers to walk through each shelf or counter at will;
● After integration, the store atmosphere will promote impulse buying;
● Convenient for customers to browse freely without a sense of urgency.

Grid Layout

Grid layout is a traditional store layout where merchandise display shelves and aisles are arranged in a rectangular shape, section by section, with primary and secondary aisles of the same width. All shelves are arranged in parallel or at right angles to each other.

Advantages of grid layout

● More efficient shopping atmosphere
● Aisle widths are designed according to customer volume, allowing full use of storage space
● Customers can easily identify product categories and in-store distribution due to the standardized placement of product shelves, making it easy to purchase
● Suitable for standardized shelving, saving customization costs
● Promotes pleasant cooperation between sales staff and customers, and simplifies merchandise management and security

Island Layout

Island layout is a type of shelf layout in which disconnected islands are distributed in the middle of a commercial premises, and shelves are set up between the islands to display merchandise. This format is typically used in department or specialty stores to display small items, sometimes as a supplement to a grid layout. Nowadays, with the continuous reform of department store business model, island layout has been transformed into a professional layout form, which is widely used.

Advantages of island layout

● More shelves can be installed according to the characteristics of the building to make full use of the commercial area
●Adopting different shapes of island design to decorate and beautify the commercial place
● Diversify the shelf layout environment to increase consumers' shopping interest
● It meets the comprehensive needs of consumers for one brand and is highly attractive to brand suppliers.

About Aceally

Aceally is a company that specializes in the design, manufacture, sales and installation of all types of display and storage shelving.  We help businesses and warehouses maximize their storage capacity so they can serve more customers and ultimately increase profits. Your safety is our top priority, which is why we only use high quality supplies. With over 20 years of experience in the material handling and warehousing industry, we are a leading supplier of shelving in China.

Our factory, advanced facilities and professional workmanship ensure further improvements. We have made a wide range of fashionable and high-end shelving for different well-known brand customers. Our products are very popular in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, America and Canada. We have received great praise from our foreign customers.


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