THRIFT STORE FIXTURES FACTS AND TIPS
Thrift Stores, Vintage Clothing Stores and Consignment Shops are popular retail outlets for consumers looking for rare finds and bargains. These retailers need store fixtures, shelving and store supplies that will help to display their variety of merchandise from clothing, shoes, bric-a-brac, electronics, house wares, toys and more.
Since 1995,we at Discount Shelving & Displays have been helping Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops, Vintage Clothing Stores by providing affordable store fixtures including clothing racks, display tables, register stands, wrap counters, gondola shelving, slatwall, gridwall, slatwall hooks, slatwall faceouts and waterfalls, slatwall shelves, gridwall displays, gridwall hooks, gridwall faceouts, gridwall shelves, tagging guns and supplies, retail signage, jewelry displays, bags and tissue supplies, and many other store fixtures, retail displays, and store supplies.
Choosing Thrift Store Fixtures
When choosing thrift store fixtures, consider the size of your retail store space as well as the theme or mood that you want to set for your store. As you plan your thrift store fixture layout keep in mind that the main goal is create good customer traffic flow and effectively present your merchandise for sale.
Create visual appeal by varying your store fixtures and displays. For example, use a combination of clothing racks, display tables, and mannequins and forms, to present your merchandise at different heights. One of the best ways to attract your customer’s attention quickly is to use face-out presentations. Face out merchandising means having the front part of a product facing the customer.
Glass Showcases for Thrift Stores
Economy Wall Cases and economy glass display cases come in black, maple and walnut cherry finishes. These showcases are cost-effective store fixtures that offer secure and attractive ways to feature Thrift Store, Consignment Shop and Vintage Clothing Store jewelry and collectibles for sale. Countertop glass display cases also provide additional display space for related and impulse items for sale.
Thrift Store Gridwall Displays
Also popular in Thrift Stores are grid wall panels available in 1'x5', 2'x4', 2'x5', 2'x6', 2'x8', 3'x6', 3'x8', 4'x4' and 4'x6' and in black, white and chrome finishes. Grid panels can be mounted to the wall using grid wall mounts, or used as floor merchandisers by adding gridwall legs or gridwall bases. Use grid hooks, gridwall faceouts, gridwall baskets,gridwall shelves and other grid wall accessories to create eye-catching and functional displays. Gridwall displays can be easily changed and updated with new merchandise or to create seasonal displays.
Retail Clothing Racks for Thrift Stores
Double Bar Clothing Racks
Clothing racks are a staple retail fixture for Thrift Stores. Traditional clothing racks such as round racks and double bar racks, also known as double rail racks, which provide more display capacity than face-out racks, can be found in Thrift Stores of all sizes. Need more space to display your clothing for sale? Add to the capacity with add-on rings, add-on bars and rack toppers (made of wire, glass, or wood) to your round racks or double bar racks to create additional merchandising and display opportunities. Place signage, mannequin forms, or complementary merchandise on these clothing rack toppers to encourage even more sales.
Dual Rail Clothing Racks are another great solution for smaller retail spaces. This space saving modular rack has 4 adjustable side rails and a bottom basket for overstock merchandise. It has a silver powder coated finish and has 3” swivel casters. Place near your register area or in the aisle to feature “Clearance” or “Sale” items.
Thrift Stores may also consider using other clothing racks and accessories that are designed to create effective face-out merchandising. 2-way racks and 4-way racks are ideal for the center of the floor. Use 4-way clothing racks to present coordinating items. Use spiral racks to display a single clothing style in different colors.
Vintage Clothing Stores and Consignment Shops can also choose retail clothing rack systems to match the mood or theme of your store. At www.discountshelving.com we offer a variety of clothing rack systems in unique finishes including black, satin chrome, pearl and copper.
Mannequins & Forms
For added selling space consider using portable store fixtures such as black beauty clothing racks, salesman rolling racks and dump tables to can create a sidewalk sale or entice shoppers inside your store using retail signage, sale pennants and banners.
Use Heavy Duty Clothing Z Racks in your stockroom or dressing rooms to hang your inventory.
Mannequins & Forms
Another staple in thrift stores, consignment shops and vintage clothing stores are mannequins & forms as well as dress forms because they offer effective options to create attractive face-out clothing presentations. Studies have shown that “people like to see clothing on people,” in order to help visualize how clothing will look on themselves. When placing mannequins & body forms or dress forms it’s a good idea to put them near your clothing racks or folded displays.
Tagging Gun & Supplies
Tags and Tagging Gun Supplies
Thrift Stores use retail tagging guns, sales tags,
self adhesive sale labels, sales tag fasteners, price labelers to price merchandise and keep track of inventory. Thrift Stores constantly receive new stock for sale.
A great way to keep track of all your thrift store merchandise for sale is by using sale tags which come in a variety of colors to categorize merchandise either by style or date. This allows you to visually keep track of inventory turnover and alert you to consider rotating or cycling the merchandise or adjust your pricing. Use price labeling guns or "discount off" self adhesive dot stickers for price markdowns to help move your Thrift Store merchandise.
Metal Gondola Shelving
Thrift Stores also use metal gondola shelving to hold a wide range of merchandise including bric-a-brac, electronics, small appliances and etc. Metal gondola shelving are ideal for Thrift Store bric-a-brac shelving because it is heavy duty. durable, functional and versatile. In addition, Metal gondola shelving can be configured to suit the thrift store layout needs.
At Discount Shelving and Displays, we are a leader in providing retail stores of all sizes with high quality Metal Gondola Shelving. Our Metal Gondola Shelves are made of heavy duty steel with each Gondola Shelf capable of holding up to 500 pounds of merchandise evenly distributed. Gondola Shelving comes in Gondola Wall Units, Double-Sided Gondola Units and Gondola End Cap Units.
Thrift Stores use Gondola Shelving, double sided units, in the middle of the stores with the standard height of 72” to 96" with base shelf (the lowest shelf on the gondola unit) sizes depending upon your aisle width. Typically, Gondola Shelving bases for Thrift Stores are 18" to 24" depths depth. Other base sizes are also available.
Along the perimeter walls, most Thrift Stores use Gondola Wall Units that are 72” to 120” high with standard base sizes of 16” to 24”.
Place Single Sided Gondola End Caps with your Gondola Shelving run as a way to maximize your Thrift Store space. Gondola End Caps are great for displaying even more products for added sales.
Keep in mind that federal law mandates that your store aisles must be at least 36” wide to meet ADA Compliance. You should also check your local ordinances for fire safety regulations and other building code requirements when planning your Gondola Shelving for your store.
Dump Bins & Tables
Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops may use merchandise dump bins or dump tables to display promotional, sale or impulse purchase items. Dump bins and dump tables are economical and take up less space than other store fixtures. Place dump bins near your registers, wrap counters or store aisles in your thrift store or consignment shops to increase sales.
Thrift Store Supplies
In addition to your main thrift store fixtures and displays, it’s a good idea to keep maintain your retail store supplies of staple items such as:
Thrift Store Fixtures, Merchandising Displays and Retail Supplies
Whether you are a Thrift Store, Vintage Clothing Store or Consignment Shop that needs slatwall, gridwall, display tables, gondola shelving, slatwall gondola displays, gridwall displays, clothing racks & systems, clothing hangers, mannequins & forms, jewelry displays, paper shopping bags, counter top spinner displays, eyewear displays, and other more than one thousand products to choose from, guaranteed to meet virtually all your store fixtures, retail displays and store supply needs.
Additionally, at Discount Shelving & Displays, we offer complimentary Thrift Store design consultation and services.
We invite you to shop for Thrift Store Fixtures and Store Supplies at www.discountshelving.com, or contact us at: 1-888-957-4353 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.