Guides & Articles on Retail Equipment

Counterfeit Currency Detection Equipment

Counterfeit detectors will significantly reduce a businessÂ’ risk of being victimized.

If a business accepts cash, it runs the possibility of accepting counterfeit bills. In 2005, the United States Secret Service made 3,717 arrests and seized $61 million in counterfeit currency that was already in circulation. The FBI estimates businesses lose approximately $200 billion per year to counterfeiting. Businesses are not reimbursed for counterfeit bills they accept,...


Fabric Labels Basics

Learn fabric labels basics for your clothing company

Fabric label basics are a vital part of any clothing designer's or company's required supplies. Clothing labels display the company's name and designer's information, linking the brand with the product as a type of on-product advertising. Because the customer views the fabric label every time they wear or wash the garment, all clothing manufacturers and designers...


Fabric Labels

Create the image you want for your garment business with distinctive fabric labels

Your consumer services business may be sewing clothes for the public from your home. Or, you may operate a retail store, selling garments that you want to distinguish from the pack. Cloth labels add a touch of individuality to the clothing look you create. There are a variety of clothing label makers to choose from, and a wide range of price tags for their services. Custom fabric...


Garment Racks

Finding clothing racks for retailers, commercial laundries and more

Retailers know that displaying apparel on the right garment racks can help sell merchandise and lead customers through stores. Garment rack vendors make it easy for retailers with a wide variety of clothing racks designed to fit any size store. Options for garment racks include: portable garment racks, two-way clothing racks, four-way clothing racks, single rail garment racks,...


Hangers Key Terms

Don't get hung up when it comes to hangers

Hangers hang clothes, but there are many different types. Some take up more room in closets than others. If you want to go beyond basic and learn more about hangers, get a basic understanding of some key terms that can help you distinguish hanger types.Knowing hanger details and being familiar with key terms is beneficial to anyone who deals in clothes, whether it be a salesman, a...


Jewelry Tools and Supplies Key Terms

Learn more about the terminology of jewelry tools and supplies

The jewelry-making niche of fine arts and crafts is quite expansive. From fancy diamond rings to the latest in punky bracelets, each craftsperson has his or her own signature way of doing things. That being said, there are still some tools and supplies that are commonly used within each subsection of the jewelry trade. Whatever your interest, knowing some jewelry tools and...


Making the Most of Pegboard

Making the most of pegboard displays products more effectively

Making the most of pegboard displays allows you to optimize the selling power of your pegboard. Pegboards display hanging items or shelved items on a wall or store fixture. The versatility of these displays allows you to adjust the fixtures and displays to suit your products and optimize your selling potential.Making the most of pegboard displays takes time and a few supplies....


Mannequins

Boost clothing sales with mannequins and body forms

Nothing catches a shopper's eye like a mannequin. And studies show that clothing sells better when it's displayed on mannequins and body forms. That's because mannequins and body forms bring clothing to life and let customers get a better look at the fit and fabric. Ideal for both retail environments and trade shows, mannequins can lead shoppers through your store or entice them...


Metal Furniture for Restaurants Key Terms

Learn the terminology for metal furniture to purchase the best metal chairs and tables

Metal restaurant furniture provides you with affordable and stylish options for dining and seating areas. But metal furniture for your restaurant goes beyond café chairs and tables for sidewalk dining, which is why gaining a familiarity with key terms is a necessity when you’re shopping for furniture. Not only can you purchase furniture entirely constructed out of...


Price Guns

Find price guns and pricing systems for business

For many different industries, price guns are a way to keep merchandise inventoried and to present pricing to the public. Pricing gun label systems help organize items and show how much a retailer is asking for them. This is useful in a small specialty shop or in a large commercial space, whether to advertise prices or to get dormant merchandise out the door.You can find price...


Pricing and Costs of Mannequins

Choose affordable mannequins to create a great retail mannequin display

Mannequins are a staple of any retail store. These modeled statues are the perfect way to showcase new fashions and trends. Many stores like to use mannequins that look as realistic as possible, complete with arms, legs and faces. This draws customers in and gives them a better sense of how the clothes would look on a real person. Because mannequins draw so much attention, it is...


Receipt Printers Pricing and Costs

Choose cost saving receipt printers

A cash register printer is an important piece of equipment for any business that has a point of sale (POS). A POS receipt printer works with many types of technology, including computers and credit card machines. A terminal printer is a quick way to produce customer receipts. Business receipt printers are often cheaper than other models, and are often very portable for businesses...


Receipt Printers

Find the right business receipt printers for your business needs

Receipt printers are necessary in almost every kind of business from retail to restaurants. Your customers need a receipt for the goods they purchase. Impact receipt printers and thermal POS printers replace the old cash register receipt printers. There are even portable POS printers, so which one is right for your business?Restaurants need a durable, heat resistant POS receipt...


Restaurant Pizza Ovens

Choose a conveyor, deck or carousel pizza oven to make delicious pizzas

Restaurant pizza ovens come in three basic types: conveyor pizza oven, deck ovens and rotating (carousel) deck ovens. Choosing the commercial pizza oven that best fits your business takes some basic planning. Consider the available space of your restaurant, pizza volume anticipated and type of fuel.The popular conveyor pizza oven requires only 15 to 20 minutes preheating. The...


Retail Equipment Key Terms

You'll be sold on these retail equipment key terms

Although there are many types of retail establishments, there are certain retail equipment key terms that are important to understand no matter what your niche. Any brick and mortar business is sure to have a cash register and other point of sale equipment. Depending on products for sale, there are a large variety of shelving options including slatwalls, wire grids, and gondola...


Shelf Track Installation Education and Training

Learn how to install adjustable shelving track

Track shelving can be used for a variety of shelf systems and designs in the home or office. Track shelving for books, supplies and industrial equipment all have similar installation processes. The important difference in these systems are their weight allowances. A home or business must take into account the weight of the materials sitting on the shelves. The weight will...


Syrup Pumps for Restaurants

Locate restaurant syrup pumps for your restaurant or concession stand

Syrup pumps have replaced individual condiment packages and ladles in many restaurants that offer condiments or toppings. Commercial syrup pumps allow employees and patrons easy access to the items they need with minimum mess or trash. Syrup pumps are easy to install, easy to use and look professional in restaurants or concession stands.A restaurant syrup pump is a small...


Using Garment Racks

Use garment racks in an apparel business

In any kind of garment or apparel setup, garment racks are a prime tool for getting clothes where they need to be and attractively displaying them for best sales volume. Managers find if they are not using grament racks and display tools, they're often left behind. There are a number of ways to use clothes racks and garment display racks in an apparel business, whether...