Choosing the right hangers for your products can enhance your salesClothing retailers, clothing consigners, and clothing cleaners all use hangers. While some do not think much about the type of hangers they use, hangers are a very important aspect to the sale. Hangers determine how the clothing hangs and how it looks to the consumer. It is important to choose hangers that will give your items the best look. It is also essential to choose the proper hanger size and style that will keep your clothing on the hanger and off the floor.
Plastic hangers, wire hangers, wooden hangers and specialty set hangers make up the hangers basics. When determining which type of hanger will work best for your business, think about the following:
1. How many different sizes of clothing will need hangers?
2. What is the primary type of clothing that will be on the hangers?
3. What type of rack will hold the hangers?
Use plastic for your retail hangers
Consider wire hangers for space savingWire hangers have been around since the early 1900s. Dry cleaners and consignment stores often prefer wire clothes hangers. The hanging hook on wire hangers is thinner than plastic hangers, so for less bulk, hangers take up less space on a rack and owners can fit more items onto a rack. Dry cleaners often use wire hangers with paper covers over the base triangle of the hanger where they can have their company logo printed.
Use set hangers for multiple itemsEspecially in children's clothing, many sets come with a top and bottom, so for childrens hangers, business needs vary. For hanging these items, whether in retail or wholesale, hangers in sets come in handy. Some hanger sets include a shirt hanger as the primary hanger and a pants hanger attachment that goes over the neck hook of the shirt hanger. Most set hangers are plastic with metal pieces that clip over pants. Other set hangers are a base with multiple hanging clips along the trunk. Many use them for hanging multiple baby items as a set.
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