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June 10, 2022

How to Choose the Right Shelving For Your Business

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Every business has extensive storage needs; that is why it’s crucial to choose the right shelving system that is durable, strong, and sturdy.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a shelving solution as there’s such a broad range of heights, widths, depths, and load capacities available, which can be confusing. 

To make this decision easier for you, we at Strip Curtains Direct have created a simple guide to help you choose the perfect shelving solution for your business.

 Establish what you intend to store

It is best to know beforehand what kind of products you intend to store on your shelving system and the amount, sizes, and dimensions. This will help you determine the type of shelving that you will need. 

If, for example, you intend to store a variety of different sized items, then it may be worth considering getting a Heavy-Duty Rivet Shelving system that will make your storage area neat and all your things easy to locate.

How heavy are the products you want to store?

Another factor worth considering is the weight of the products you intend to put on the shelves.

The heavier the items, the stronger the duty of shelving you will need. If possible, determine the required loading per shelf and find a shelving system that will sufficiently meet those needs.

We recommend you overestimate the weight of the products and choose a shelving system with a greater loadbearing capacity than needed, as it will benefit you in the long run.

Measure & Plan Layout

Take your time when measuring the storage space intended for the shelving unit, and make a note of any doorways, windows and lighting that may impact the shelving’s location.

Once you have accurately measured your storage space, you must plan your layout carefully. Ensuring your layout is as efficient as possible will determine how accessible the items on your shelves will be to you and your employees.


Furthermore, determine how often the items need to be accessed. Think ahead about how high the shelving will be if you require manageable access picking levels, a labelling system for easy identification or even mobile safety steps.

Final step

All that’s left to do now is for you to choose the proper shelving for your business. Visit our website and check out our wide range of shelving and storage units. If you still have unanswered questions or would like some advice, please feel free to call us on 0333 999 7171 or email us at