There is more to pharmacy
shelving than meets the eye
You might think about your pharmacy shelving system as having the sole purpose of showcasing your products. And if you do, you could not be farther from the truth. An efficient and well though-out system of shelves can do so much more than that. Choosing the right type of shelving system allows you to create a strategic floor plan for your customers to follow. Carefully selected shelves and materials can greatly influence the design and the overall ambience of your store. And if you combine them with an appropriate shelving and merchandising strategy, you can significantly boost your sales.
If the above information made you think more carefully about your pharmacy shelving system, let us give your some insight. When it comes to choosing the best type of pharmacy shelving system for your pharmacy, there is fairly large selection on offer. Depending on the available floor space and on design, your can choose to go for wall units, gondola shelves, slatwall panels or a combination of these. The decision has to be made wisely, so read our blog post for some additional insights.
Once you make up your mind in terms of the right type of shelving, the next big decision concerns material choice. You can opt for glass, metal, wooden or acrylic shelves. And while you might not think about it actively, material choice actually matters. It can increase or decrease the perceived value of the goods displayed on your shelves and are incredibly important from a design perspective as well.
And if the above two aspects were not convincing enough, you must also think about merchandising. If you choose your pharmacy shelves right, you can create an efficient floor plan, guiding your customers through the pharmacy. Used wisely and with care, this makes it easier for your customers to find what they are looking for. Additionally, it can also ease the process of dispensing over the counter medicines and make the job of pharmacists standing behind the pharmacy counter easier.