Who is a commercial shopfitter?
A commercial shopfitter is someone who prepares and installs store fixtures and equipment. These fixtures and fittings are in stores of all sizes and markets, ranging from small mom and pop grocery stores to large fashion boutiques. A good shopfitter is usually employed by a commercial shopfitting firm. Knowledge of interior design and decor are important for shopfitters.
What do shopfitters do?
Shopfitters are employed by companies to give their storefronts an updated look and feel. They look at the current floor space and architecture and listen to their clients to create aesthetically appealing store fixtures and equipment to help them draw more customers to their stores. Stores that are more visually appealing generally draw more foot traffic than stores that are similar to their competitors.
What’s involved in the shopfitting process?
Usually, the shopfitting expert will meet with the client to listen to their needs, and measure the existing floor space. The shopfitter will then either draft plans or work with the client’s plans or drawings from an interior designer. Once the plans are agreed upon by the client, then the contract is drawn up, prices are agreed upon and the actual design construction begins. The last step is the design installation process.
Why do companies use shopfitters?
Businesses large and small use shopfitters because they want a more modern, contemporary-looking storefront. They want to stay relevant with their customers. They want to stand out from their competition and bring in more foot traffic, especially from new customers. Sometimes they use shopfitters because they’re tired of the same old drab-looking office spaces, and want a brand new design or a splash of color.
How does someone find a good shopfitter?
Most shopfitting companies are online, or in your local business directory. Check out their websites, get referrals from other customers, and read their reviews online. When the time is ready, make the call!