These simple Straight-Entry Scan Hooks appear to be on a drunken binge. Fixturing this bad detracts from store appearance, and even detracts from the price you can command for items. A disheveled store implies “deep discount” and “poor quality.” Industry standards for Display and Scanning Hook uptilt is 5 to 7 degrees. All hooks have a built in cant to keep merchandise on the hook, and compensate for the downward flex caused by stocked product weight. The quality control spec is +/- 2 degrees from the design angle to maintain hook alignment storewide. If your hooks look this bad in store, I suggest your purchased fixtures don’t meet industry quality standards. Your customers expect good quality for their money, shouldn’t you when it comes to your fixtures? CLICK the thumbnail for a similar problem across the same store.

For excellence in hookery SEE…
How Pegboard Could and Should Look
Impressive Hook Alignment
How Slatwall Should Look vs Pegboard

For outstanding discipline in continuous display SEE…
Continuous Strip Scan Hooks” and
Slotwall & Label Strip Both Curve

For a one-of-a-kind hook organization SEE…
Bar Defines Categories on Slatwall

For additional hook standards SEE…
Hook Frontwire Standards
Hook Gauge and Finish Baselines
Metal Plate Label Holder Primer

For horror in hook display SEE…
2011 Unruly Fixture Award
Holy Grail of Retailing Lost
Neatness Counts in Fixtures
Hook Fight in Neck Ties
How to Avoid Frontwire Sag

For subtle mis-fixturing SEE…
Eye Test for Fixture Experts
How Not To Mix ‘N Match Hooks
Slatwire Erraticism
Five out of Six Hooks Disagree

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