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Choosing Shelving for your business? Not as easy as it may seem…….

Various types of shelving systems serve for different needs. Choosing the right one for your business is fundamental! As obvious as it may sound, the type of shelving installed is determined by the kind of products you will need to store.

Planning beforehand will save you from wasting a lot of time and precious resources on shelving systems that do not fit or are not strong enough to hold your supplies. For instance, lightweight shelving systems would better suit products which do not surpass the weight of 120 kg per shelf. Alternatively, more robust shelving would be the perfect fit for heavier goods. If that is still not enough a pallet racking system is usually used when one needs to store extremely heavy goods. This is commonly used in warehouses.

Conversely, if you do not need to store a lot of material and you want something swift, then the bolt-less shelving system is the way to go. This system is perfect for avoiding long hours of bolting steel shelves. In fact, it is very popular with small companies and for domestic purposes.

heavy duty shellving

What are you going to store on the shelving?

Buying shelving for a business could essentially be considered as a project. Planning costs and having a figure in mind before buying a shelving system for your business could be a decisive factor to avoid overspending that can eventually damage your profits. Take also into consideration your available floor space. More significantly, think how it is best to develop your surface area in the future.

Lastly, always overestimate the weight of your products to make sure the shelf will hold the weight. Thinking only about the short-term results might negatively affect the long-term objectives. However, proper planning will prevent this from happening.


Never assume that your shelving will fit! Take the necessary measurements to maximise space and making sure the shelving bought will fit in the space available. Moreover, accessibility should be a priority if the shelving is bought for a business. Time and time again you will need to access your goods, so think ahead about how high the shelving is going to be and if it is easily reachable to your employees.

What are the questions you should be asking yourself before buying a shelving system?

· What am I going to store on the shelves?

· How many products do I have?

· How heavy are the products?

· What are the dimensions of my storage materials?

· Do I need frequent access to my products?

· Did I take the correct and exact measurements?

· Did I plan my layout?

pallet racking


A company that can do it all!

All this information could be quite overwhelming. One might need to use a lot of time and resources to find the perfect shelving system for the company. What if I told you that there is a company in Malta that can take care of your project from start to finish. 360 Retail Supplies Limited offer a wide range of shelving options that are totally customised to their client’s needs.

Depending on where and what you need the shelving for, they can work with you to determine capacity load requirements and recommend the best shelving option. Whether the shelving is for a complete warehouse or a back storeroom, they can offer you a service whereby they will design your space for you and do their best to maximise your space.


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