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Retail store layout


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Retail store layout

  1. 1. Store design elements  Retailers use three general types of store layout design.  Each of the these layouts has advantages and disadvantages
  2. 2. Different kind of store layouts  The Grid Layout  The Racetrack Layout  Also known as the Loop  A Free-form Layout  Boutique Layout
  3. 3. Grid Layout
  4. 4. Grid Layout
  5. 5. advantages  Clarity/Order — Grids bring order to a layout making it easier for visitors to find and navigate through information.  Efficiency — Grids allow designers to quickly add elements to a layout because many layout structure.  Economy — Grids make it easier for other designers to work and collaborate on the design as they provide a plan for where to place elements.  Consistency/Harmony — Grids lead to consistency in the layout of pages across a single site or even several sites creating a structural harmony in the design.
  6. 6. Disadvantages  Visually, space grid structures are very 'busy'. They are rarely seen in plan or in true elevation and at some viewing angles the lightweight structure can appear to be very dense. Grid size and depth as well as the grid configuration can have considerable influence on the perceived density of the structure.  The number and complexity of joints can lead to longer erection times on site. This is obviously very dependent on the system being used and the grid module chosen.  When space grids are used to support floors some form of fire protection may be required. This is difficult to achieve economically due to the high number and relatively large surface area of the space grid elements.  The standardised modular nature of most space grids can impose a geometric discipline of their own. This sometimes makes difficult the use of irregular plan shapes and imposes control on the location of supports.
  7. 7. Racetrack Layout/ Loop
  8. 8. Racetrack ( Loop) Layout
  9. 9. Advantages  Facilitates the goal of getting customers to see the merchandise available in multiple departments  Provideds a major aisle that loops around the store to guide customer traffic around different departments within the store  Point of sale terminals are typically located in each department bordering the racetrack
  10. 10. Disadvantages  The more popular department are placed in the rear of the store  Has merchandise lay out for unplanned spending  Might have to walk a long way to get to were your are going because of how store is layed out.
  11. 11. Free form layout / Loop Layout
  12. 12. Free Form ( Boutique Layout)
  13. 13. Advantages  Allowance for browsing and wandering freely  Increased impulse purchases  Visual appeal  Flexibility
  14. 14. Disadvantages  Loitering encouraged  Possible confusion  Waste of floor space  Cost.  Difficulty of cleaning