23. December 2010 14:30
Mezzanine floors are used wisely in warehouses and offices as an effective means of enhancing the storage capabilities of the premises. However, these particular structural modifications are also beneficial for any premises for which additional storage is advantageous, including retail units.
When a retailer is performing well in certain premises, they often feel the need to expand. Expansion is a natural step to keep in line with supply and demand, but moving premises has its drawbacks. Larger premises often come with a higher lease and it is possible to lose custom if the move is not heavily marketed.
An excellent alternative to undertaking this step is to modify the existing retail unit so that it is capable of offering more choice to customers. Retail mezzanine floors are ideal because they allow you to create a good deal more space both front of house and back of house in order to store and present more goods. This increased service often leads to a general increase in business.
Mezzanine floors also create very natural divides between departments making navigation around your store much easier. This is something you should certainly consider before embarking on an expensive and potentially damaging relocation procedure.