A pharmacy is a unique shop. There are different shopping needs, customer considerations, and security concerns that go into setting up and running this type of store when compared to other shops. Fortunately, there are also plenty of unique shop fittings designed specifically for a pharmacy setting, and a lot of universal fittings that will work great if you get a little creative. Here’s what you need to know.
It Goes Beyond Function
The displays that you choose for your shop do more than just hold your products. They are sending a message to your customers. Even in a pharmacy, you need to make the right impression with people that are coming into your store. Think about the mood that you want to create. In a pharmacy, it should be kept clean and neat. However, you should also make sure that it’s not overly sterile because this can turn people off.
Shoppable but Secure
Theft is a major problem in a lot of pharmacies. Between outright thieves and those who find themselves unable to afford the medications and things that they need, a pharmacy is often the target of theft. Because of this, you’ll want to consider how secure your shop fittings are and choose a layout that will deter theft. Make sure that any open displays near the door don’t have valuable items on them, and that you keep a line of sight to as many areas as possible.
Choose shorter fixtures and flexible displays to do this effectively. You’ll get the most space out of a gondola, but if you don’t want to cut your store in half, it might not be the right option. If you’re struggling to picture it in your head, grab some paper and make a drawing of the store, including the fixtures that you want to add. This makes it easier to visualise things like security risks, so that you can make smarter decisions about your shop fittings.
Locking Displays and Counter Cases
If you have a larger shop or need a cash register space, a counter case that includes a locking display could be a great investment. Not only does this give you counter space, but it gives you a place to store more expensive items or items that are more prone to theft.
There’s a lot of ways that you can go with fixtures in your pharmacy. As long as you have security in mind and create a space that’s easy to shop, you will have no trouble making the most of your shop fittings.