Although most shops have now reopened to the public, the high street experience is still a long way from being normal. Shoppers are still cautious about spending time in enclosed retail outlets due to the coronavirus pandemic and staff members are also concerned about their safety, spending so much time around members of the public. However, clothes rails could be the answer to some of the safety issues thrown up by Covid-19. It sounds strange, but there are a number of benefits of using clothes rails for shop displays in these strange times.
Sports mannequins are the perfect way to appeal to the huge number of people who have either taken up exercise seriously for the first time or who are looking to move their workouts into their home while the coronavirus pandemic rolls on. Exercise was one way people kept themselves sane through particularly the early stages of lockdown and gyms are not operating as they were pre-Covid, so you need to make the most of this fresh audience.
If you run a small business in the sports or clothing sector, sports mannequins are the essential retail display item that you need to get hold of right now. The traditional boost to the fitness industry usually comes after the overindulgence of Christmas, but the Covid-19 lockdown has led to a new normal for the way we exercise and this could benefit your business.
Clothes rails are an important part of fashion displays, but there is a lot to consider when fitting out your shop. They need to serve a number of purposes at once. Not only do garment rails offer easy access to your products, but they also form part of your display and your brand so need to look great. In addition, they help create the customer flow around the shop, guiding the public towards the stock you want them to consider as a priority.
The retail world has had to think on its feet as it navigates through the coronavirus pandemic. Those shops that were allowed to remain open had to instigate social distancing measures and find new ways to work. The stores that are due to reopen soon have also had to plan for how to do so in as safe a way as possible while the threat remains. But what about when we get back to something more like normal shopping after lockdown?
With the news that non-essential retail outlets can open from Monday 15th June following the coronavirus lockdown, it seems the UK is taking a first tentative step towards something that might eventually resemble normality. However, the social distancing guidelines remain in place and shop owners and customers alike are still understandably nervous. This is why we have compiled advice on reopening shops after lockdown, to help you plan for a return to trading, with the safety of staff and shoppers at the forefront of your mind.
While we may still be trying to adjust to the ‘new normal’ of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, there will come a time when we begin to get back to normal. Whether that is sooner or later is impossible to tell at the moment. However, it is important that your shop is ready to roll as soon as customers can come back through the doors, so here is our guide on how to prepare your retail store for the end of lockdown.
Much business has come to a halt since we went into lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone in retail outside of those essential shops that remain open is sitting at home and twiddling their thumbs. This is why The Retail Factory is not only proud to supply PPE for businesses that need it during the Covid-19 crisis, but also to help shop owners who want to use this customer-free time to ensure their displays are at the top of their game when restrictions ease in the future.
Although many people are self isolating, working from home or have had to shut down their businesses during the Covid-19 outbreak, some companies are still trading. If your retail outlet is open at this difficult time, you will want to be sure that you can maximise the safety of your staff and customers. With that in mind, The Retail Factory can supply business PPE during the Covid-19 outbreak, providing you with some peace of mind during your opening hours.
One of the joys of running a sports retail store is also one of the problems when it comes to setting up your shop. Namely, there are so many different types of products that it never gets boring, but you can soon find yourself becoming lost when deciding on the essential sports retail items that create your displays.