Shopfitters are necessary when you need to improve your retail or office space to grow your sales, counter competition or make the area comfortable for employees and clients. Choosing a shopfitter can be daunting since it can be hard to tell if they are the right fit for your project. Below are some questions to help interview shopfitters. Hopefully, they will ensure the professional you hire can execute your project.
1. Have You Had Similar Projects Before?
Your primary concern when hiring a shopfitter is whether they can build the shop according to your specifications. Therefore, visit some of their previous projects to get a feel of how they work. For example, do they have a signature design? How well do the various elements blend? Are the spaces functional? Remember, you want your space to stand out. Therefore, you should avoid shopfitters who replicate their designs.
2. How Can You Transform The Space?
The shopfitter should visit your space and advise how you can transform it. Typically, they should start by establishing your needs. For example, if you run a retail space, do customers have sufficient walking space? Is the space well lit? Does your store have the required amenities? Ideally, the shopfitting design should meet your needs. For example, if you intend to boost sales, the professional could advise you to consider glass displays and large signage at the entry points. Besides, you should consider strategically located internal display points to serve as stopovers inside the store. It will increase the time that customers spend inside the store and help boost sales.
3. How Long Will The Work Take?
Most business people will want their businesses running in the shortest possible time. Therefore, consider shopfitters who can finish the works within a short period. There are several ways to save time when conducting the shopfitting works. For instance, the professional could take measurements and prebuild the boards and display points in a separate location. At the shop, all they have to do is fit the various elements. Alternatively, they could hire a crew that is ready to work 24/7 and during the weekends.
4. How Can You Cut The Shopfitting Costs?
Rather than negotiate the shopfitter's quote, ask them how they can cut the overall costs. For example, you could use recycled gypsum and floors. Alternatively, you could opt for DIY lighting rather than expensive chandeliers and pendant lights.
When hiring a shopfitter, assess their previous work, design ideas, working timetable and cost-saving mechanisms.
Hello, my name is Carl and this is my construction and contractor blog. I do not work in the construction business but last year, my wife and I had a lot of work carried out on our summer home which is located on the Gold Coast. Winter storms had damaged the roof and a couple of seabirds had made a nest in there. The place was a real mess but thankfully the contractors did a great job of repairing the roof and fixing up the damage to the loft space. I learn a lot during the repairs so I decided to start a new blog. Enjoy!