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Metal gondola shelves are one of the most popular accessories for gondola shelving units and a great way of displaying your products in a stylish, organised fashion. The shelves come in an array of styles and sizes and are easy to attach and move so that you can create on-the-spot and effective shop displays. They are compatible with a range of different shelving models and designs, at affordable prices.
Metal steel gondola shelving is specially designed for gondola retail units and can be used with pegboard, grid mesh and slatwall shelving. These steel shelves have built-in shelving metal strengthening bars on the underside for added strength and durability and each shelf comes with a pair of multi-angle shelf brackets so that display shelving can be arranged flat or angled at 30 degrees downwards for special displays. The brackets simply clip into the uprights (posts) located on the sides of each shelving bay, so there is no need for any drilling or screwing. Angled shelves can be fitted with front fences to keep stock in place.
This metal shelving can be used to enhance any display in a variety of retail types. Shelving can be arranged in a series of rows from the top to the bottom of a display unit, on the upper area of a unit only with an alternative type of display (e.g. hangsell) underneath it, or angled with front fences to more effectively display flatter items.
Shelves have a good load capacity so are good for displaying stacks of items such as books or supermarket foodstuffs. They can also be used in more creative displays where items are more spread out, such as in gift stores or collectors’ stores. The angled shelves are great for displaying newspapers and magazines in a browser-friendly way for customers.
In general, upper shelf levels can handle 60KG max of weight distributed evenly on each shelf. Heavier items such as 1.25 litre soda bottles or slabs of cans should be loaded towards the bottom of the units followed by less heavy items towards the middle height and lighter items halfway up to the top of the gondola retail units. Gondolas should NEVER be loaded top-heavy as the units may become unstable and collapse.
A maximum weight of 150KG per side including base shelf loading should not be exceeded on volcano, Slatwall retail gondola systems and a Maximum weight of 120KG for Mesh, Flat pegboard systems, as these utilizing a slightly weaker upright design with heights over 1.8 metres.
Shelving can be used in all types of retail outlet. A few stores that can benefit from these products are:
Metal flat front gondola – available in white or black. 32mm high and available in different widths and depths.
Inbuilt data strip – 28mm high, 900mmm wide and containing an inbuilt strip holder at the front for information display. Available in depths of 300 and 400mm.
Metal corner bay gondola – specially shaped to fit corner bay units. 32mm high, 790mm wide and available in depths of between 300-450mm.
Metal gondola wire baskets – angled baskets available in black or white for displaying individual odd-shaped products that don’t sit easily on conventional shelving. Available in different sizes and with metal dividers.
Front fences and dividers – for use with angled shelves to prevent stock from sliding to the floor. Fences act as a barrier while dividers separate stock. Available in different widths.
Multi-angle brackets – each shelf comes with a pair of brackets that can be used for flat or angled displays.
Data strips – can be used with inbuilt strip shelves to display information such as product price. Available as flat, angled or hanging strips.
Hammertone shelving is a particular type of gondola shelving that has been given a hammertone finish using power-coating paint. These units have a heavy duty structure due to internal framework which consists of 3mm thick steel base foot male lug fixtures, which interlock into 1.8mm thick 70x30mm uprights.
The robust hammertone powder coating surface gives these shelving systems a neat lacquered finish that is similar to hammered metal in appearance. Perfect for stores such as garages, automotive stores and hardware stores. The hammertone paint used consists of mica particles which add durability and reflectiveness as well as being hydrophilic and insulating.
These shelving units come in single sided hammertone gondola and double sided hammertone gondola that are available in different styles and sizes as well as coming in both standard and narrow base models. They are available in slatwall, volcano metal pegboard and flat pegboard shelving design. The slatwall models have the advantage of having a heavier load-bearing capacity and being sturdier overall, but they are also slightly more expensive than the pegboard models.
Hammertone units can be used in all types of retail stores and are particularly well-suited to:
In addition to being highly durable, hammertone units are visually appealing, practical, easy to use and highly flexible. They can be used with several contemporary shelving accessories, such as:
In addition to this, slatwall models are compatible with acrylic shelves bins and stands that can be used for a wide array of products, and clothing rails, faceouts and waterfalls to display a range of garments.
There are several different types of shelving, each more suited to different purposes. For gondola retail display shelving, it is often a choice between metal steel shelves, glass shelves and melamine wood shelves. Here are some comparisons between the different shelving types:
Steel gondola shelves are best suited for products that can be displayed stacked close up against each other or placed in close proximity to each other in either a front-facing or side-facing fashion. This is in contrast to shelving such as glass shelving, which is better for spreading fewer items out across its space. Metal steel gondola shelving is best used for the sale of products such as:
The popularity of gondola shelving in Australia is down in part to how long it lasts in good condition, but this depends on the shelving units and individual shelves being properly looked after. Both the white and black steel shelves create a neat industrial look that can brighten up your retail store. Steel doesn’t deteriorate with age but there are a few care tips to bear in mind if you want to keep it looking its best:
Following these simple guidelines will mean that your metal steel gondola products will preserve and remain in great condition for many years, saving you the hassle of having to replace them before you’ve got your money’s worth.
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