Here an auto detailing salon uses massing along with “negative space” to elevate what might otherwise have been a cheap-looking display of air fresheners and related auto items. Open uncluttered space above and below gives an expansive and slightly more expensive feel. Many items were allowed several facings to help fill the wall and give an illusion of extensive choice. And the enforced wait time while your car was being pampered, resulted in the customers studying the merchandise closely as if art hung in a museum. Everyone I observed not only browsed but handled an item or two, and often purchased. Fixtures are standard Single Prong FlatBack Slatwall Hooks, though I might have suggested Ball End Safety Frontwires, rather than Straight Cut for a family-visited business like this. SEE “Careful Alexis Sharp Hooks” for a detailed discussion.
Run by heavily-accented Russians, I was impressed at the Socialist grasp of Capitalism. But then the merchandising and advertising sub-sets of Capitalism are only a sophisticated version of Propaganda, after all. And Propaganda is central to all political credos. Ask my wife, a former Soviet citizen, and present-day devoted Capitalist.
For inventory replenishment at this establishment SEE…
“Minimal Stock, Maxed Back Tags”
For alternate hooking of the license plates at top SEE…
“Sports Memorabilia on the Skew”
COMPARE this slatwall layout directly with…
“Slatwall and Pegboard Hooks Compared”
For a one-of-a-kind hook organization SEE…
“Bar Defines Categories on Slatwall“
For horror in hook display SEE…
“Hook Design and Quality Standards“
“2011 Unruly Fixture Award”
“Holy Grail of Retailing Lost”
“Neatness Counts in Fixtures”
“Hook Fight in Neck Ties”
“How to Avoid Frontwire Sag”
SEARCH “Best Practices” for additional fixturing advice.