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Shelfstore Transforms Design In Stylish Railway Gift Shop

When Retail Manager, Colin Howard of West Somerset Railway Plc, went looking for an attractive shelving display for Minehead’s traditional railway gift shop, he chose Shelfstore.

West Somerset Railway

Here he explains why:

What space were you looking to redesign?

We wanted to reconfigure the space in the gift shop with a library-style shelving system. The railway gift shop is in an old traditional building and the luxurious lightness of the wood we chose from Shelfstore enhances the airy feel of the shop and gives a more traditional finish than metal would.

How did you come across Shelfstore?

We initially came across Shelfstore online via Google search and were impressed with what we saw. The website is easy to use and the site is backed up by helpful staff on the phone. Using the Design Wizard software on the website, you can build your own system and play around with it to see what it would look like and see how it affects the design and price.

Why do you think this system works so well in the gift shop?

We have used wooden shelving across the whole of the end of our shop and taken it around the corner. We have tried to make it symmetrical with a small section in the middle, gradually getting larger at the corners.

It was time for our existing storage system to go as lots of books got damaged on our metal shelves with dividers – either scraped on the bottom of the binding or pages ripped when put back wrongly. With our new Shelfstore system however, the books are well-supported and they don’t need separators to stop them falling over. It works really well.

Are you glad you chose Shelfstore?

The system is very adaptable so we can change the look as and when we like, so yes. It gives a very clean and fresh feel and everything is displayed neatly. Customers like it for those reasons and think that we have extended the shop as it has maximised the existing space.

Would you recommend Shelfstore?

Yes. Customer service was very good and we are all very impressed with the results. It was easy to order and the delivery times were stated clearly. Knowledgeable staff were helpful too. We had looked for several years for something suitable and glad we finally found what we needed in Shelfstore’s designs.

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