We have put together this list of 7 tips for businesses looking to hire shopfitters in Ireland. Our team of expert fit out staff has created this list of shopfitting tips to help businesses in Ireland come up with new ways to re-imagine your business.
When you’re planning a shop fit out, it’s important to choose experienced and reputable shopfitters. In Ireland, there are many fit out companies to choose from. Here are some tips on how to find the right shopfitting company for your project.
First, take some time to research different fit out companies. Read online reviews and check out their fitout portfolios. This will give you a good idea of their workmanship and style.
Next, get in touch with a few different companies and ask for quotes. Be sure to ask about their experience with similar projects and whether they have any promotions or discounts currently running.
Finally, choose the company that you feel most comfortable with and that offers the best value for money. Once you’ve made your decision, sit back and relax – your shop fit out is in good hands!
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our recent fit out projects to get more ideas.
1. Make customers feel welcome
Make the customer feel welcome. If you can’t provide a clear view from the windows into the store make sure your doorway is open and welcoming. If the shop does not look or feel welcoming you can potentially lose a client. Anything obstructing entrance and the view can act like a barrier for customers not to enter.
2. Shopfitting layout
A shop layout is one of the most important aspects of any shop design. The layout will lead a customer where you would like them to go with the intention of buying more. A shopfitting designer can create a layout that can make your shop look bigger, fit more people, and help the customer navigate your shop. Think of the unique shop design layout Ikea uses to bring you through their entire shop and product range while displaying products in-use with multiple micro fit outs, helping customers to find new products and buy more.
3. The feature that customers remember
A feature wall or a display is a great way to showcase and focus on certain products in your store. This feature must be interesting, eye-catching, and showcase your business. You want your customers to remember this once they leave your store.
4. Good merchandising is key
There are many tips and tricks to follow when merchandising your store to get the most out of it. Our favourite tip is – to put ‘in demand’ merchandise or service at the back of the store, so customers must pass through the store to get them. This often encourages the customer to pick up items they weren’t initially going to buy.
5. Shopfitting display units
Display units should match your brand or its style of it. If your brand is classy, sleek – contemporary design choose glass, chrome, or gold. For a rustic style design, we recommend copper, aged metal, and wood shelving. Sometimes plain and simple units are what showcase your product the best. Adding logos, and brand colours as details can create an unforgettable and beautiful store design.
Not sure where to start on your shopfit project? Get inspired by looking at these existing projects created by leading shopfitters around Ireland.
6. Practicality of Shopfitting
Shopfitting shelving should be practical and designed to work with your product. They have to be strong, they have to be the right size, and display the product beautifully to make the customer want to buy it. Units should be designed to be easily accessible by anyone, they should be easily stocked and cleaned.
7. Local shopfitters
Use local shopfitter businesses to fit out your shop. This will help support your local business but also will help you build a closer relationship with your shopfitters. Local shopfitters are usually cost-effective due to reduced transportation fees, easier to get in touch in person, and always close by if anything goes wrong.
Hire Shopfitters in Ireland
Looking to hire shopfitters in Ireland? DDC Fitout & Design are experienced shopfitters, with over 50 years providing shopfitting services to businesses in Dublin and across Ireland. For a free consultation why not contact us here.