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  • Everything you need to know about what Slatwall is and how you can use it

    Slatwall is a common term used when speaking about retail solutions, but actually, what is Slatwall? Slatwall is a building material that is often used to create retail displays. Using different panels with t-shaped grooves, Slatwall displays can be created. Slatwall shelves, hooks, and trays can be inserted into the grooves and completely bespoke shop displays can be created.Most Slatwall is manufactured from MDF, although other materials can be used. 


    Retail Slatwall - the benefits 

    Slatwall has proved to be a very versatile system for retailers. It is relatively inexpensive, can be fitted easily and offers a flexible display option. Other stores might use fixed display products such as shelving or bespoke display units. These need to be replaced to create a new display. 

    Slatwall allows retailers to more easily reconfigure displays and promotions. Slatwall shelves, racks, trays and hooks are used to create a display. However, once this has grown ineffective or a new product range needs to be promoted and displayed, these accessories can be easily removed. By swapping and changing Slatwall accessories, a newly configured display can be created. 


    What is Slatwall?

    As leading Slatwall suppliers, you’ve come to the right place if you want to know what Slatwall is. Slatwall is an off-the-shelf display solution so it does not come with the cost of bespoke planning and installation. Panels in the required combination are fixed to the walls and are ready to be ‘accessorised’ straight away. Joiners and builders can install – no specialist retail installation services are required.

    The huge range of Slatwall shelves and accessories are also a huge advantage for the retailer as it offers maximum display flexibility at a reasonable cost. Individually these accessories are not expensive so it’s not costly to build up a collection of accessories. As with any such display, imagination and visual flair are important but the accessories will allow any retailer to achieve stunning PoS displays.


    Is Slatwall recyclable?

    Even at their low cost, Slatwall and associated accessories are durable and safe for a retail environment. Most of the shelves are made from acrylic which is safe, shatterproof and recyclable when it reaches end of life. 

    Slatwall can also be painted in almost any colour. So it’s easy to create a uniform colour across a store or zone colours to help develop a customer journey. 


    Slatwall Suppliers

    If you would like to find out more about what Slatwall is then head to our website today. Or, call 0800 772 3098 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. 

    If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Slatwall Panels.


  • A guide to using Slatwall panels

    When it comes to installing Slatwall panels, it’s important you know exactly what you are doing. The panels are fixed to the wall, and Slatwall hooks, shelves, racks etc are attached. These are attached to the grooves or slots in the panels. The result is a professional looking display to to store, showcase,  or promote your goods. Slatwall displays are interchangeable to make re-arranging the display or storage easy and cost-effective.


    How many Slatwall panels will I need?

    Firstly work out how many Slatwall panels you require for the wall space to be covered. Each 4 ft x 8 ft Slatwall panel covers 32 square feet of wall area. To determine the number of Slatwall panels you will need, first measure the length and height of the area to be covered. Then, using these measurements, multiply the length x height to determine the total area. Finally, divide the total area by 32 (the square feet covered by one panel), rounding up to the next whole number. 


    Installing them

    The panels are installed with 2" to 3" long screws into the wall studs. Determine the type of wall stud material you are applying the panels onto. For wood studs, you'll need coarse threaded drywall screws. Use self-tapping drywall screws for installation over metal studs. When installing Slatwall panels with aluminium groove inserts, use pan head screws through pre-drilled holes into the wall studs. 


    Can you cut Slatwall? 

    Slatwall panels can be cut very easily. For straight cuts use a table saw and cut the Slatwall panel face up. Or,  use a circular saw and cut the panel face down. Using a straight edge or level as a guide will help to keep cuts accurate when using a circular saw. 


    Hanging the panels 

    Begin by locating and marking the position of the wall studs with a stud finder, prior to installation. Transfer these locations to the Slatwall panel grooves. Always level each Slatwall panel before installation. The first Slatwall panel on a wall will be the most important, as all other panels will be aligned from this panel. A general purpose panel adhesive may also be applied to the back of each panel before hanging. Work from the floor up to the ceiling, stacking each Slatwall panel on top of the panel below. It is best to position the end seams of the Slatwall panels on a stud location, wherever possible. This will reduce buckling and keep seams flush to the wall. 


    Finishing and Trimming

    Slatwall panels usually look best when installed continuously from the floor to the ceiling. Any exposed edges of Slatwall panels may be finished with a variety of trim options. Baseboards and crown moulding may also be installed over the Slatwall panels for a more decorative appearance. Visible screw heads in unfinished Slatwall grooves / slots may be covered using Slatwall groove inserts.


    Slatwall Accessories

    After the Slatwall panels have been fitted, there is a large range of Slatwall accessories that can be fitted into the panels for storage or display purposes. These are universal and can easily be fitted and removed as required. For hanging items or products, Slatwall hooks come in prong or Euro styles in different lengths and even colours. Slatwall shelves again come in different widths and lengths to accommodate many items, and there are upstands (lips) and supports to add extra support and strength when required. A specialist Slatwall display manufacturer will also offer lots of more specialised accessories such as trays, racks and items designed for specialist products such as sporting goods, umbrellas, fashion and footwear, mobile phones etc.


    Buy Slatwall panels in the UK today

    To buy Slatwall panels or for more information on our retail displays, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0800 772 3098 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

    If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Displays for Retail.

  • Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise | Using Slatwall Display Systems

    Slatwall display systems provide users with the chance to promote their products using a wide range of Slatwall accessories. Here at Wrights Plastics, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading suppliers of Point of Sale solutions, including Slatwall systems. We’ve got the goods to support many different shops and products. Therefore, you can rest assured that no matter what type of promotion you have in mind, we can help to enhance it even further.


    The Benefits of Using Slatwall Display Systems

    Slatwall display systems are incredibly popular due to how versatile they can be. Their panels can be used with various hooks, brackets, and arms. They can also be moved around the shop floor with ease. They make a suitable shopfitting system for shops of any size. Additionally, they can support marketing and branding for a wide range of services and merchandise. From clothing and accessories, through to e-cigarettes and stationery, Slatwall accessories will support you with all of your promotional requirements.


    Using Slatwall Accessories

    Slatwall accessories can be used to display goods, promote products, and communicate with customers. There's a number of accessories designed for specialised products and ranges. With Slatwall, you have the opportunity to create innovative and creative displays to entice your customers, and market your products. Slatwall shelves are extremely handy. However, if you are looking to create an effective display, you should consider investing in Slatwall trays, racks, troughs, containers, tiered Slatwall displays and merchandisersSlatwall troughs, boxes and containers, in particular, are ideal to promote products which can’t be displayed on standard Slatwall shelves. These accessories work in the same way as all other Slatwall shelves. However, they add a whole host of display potential. As a result, adding depth, width and interest to your displays has never been easier!


    Specialist Slatwall Solutions

    Whilst Slatwall is undoubtedly one of the most versatile of PoS solutions on the market, they can also cater to more specific products too. This range of accessories is made for specialist products. Therefore, those with more individual requirements can still reap the fantastic benefits that Slatwall has to offer. Some of the accessories from this range includes wrap and card gift displaystennis racket holdersfootball supports, and sunglasses stands.


    Contact Us Today

    If you would like to find out more information about our Slatwall Display Systems then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0800 772 3098 to speak to a member of our helpful team.

    If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Poster Display Holders.

  • Why Slatwall is a Smart Choice for Retailers

    Using Slatwall in our shop fitting services means that you pick up the keys to your new shop and realise that the shell has to be turned into a shop – and fast.

    Fitting the shop out has many possible solutions. However, Slatwall (or Slatfix or Groovewall) remains a popular display system choice for many good reasons. This includes the huge (and growing) range of Slatwall shelves and accessories that will enable you to display, promote, and sell a limitless range of products.


    Shop Fitting Services

    The shop fitting scheme that you choose will determine the potential retail space available within your store. As well as how it is laid out, how customers move within it and how products will be displayed and advertised to customers. The choice of design affects the entire interior of your store. Therefore, it is important that you choose the right shop fittings company to execute your plans.

    Slatwall is a little like the ‘open source’ of shopfitting systems. There is a whole community of happy Slatwall users offering advice and inspiration. As well as a whole range of specialists developing Slatwall shelves and display solutions. All of which will keep up to date with the latest products and consumer behaviour.


    What is a Slatwall?

    Slatwall is a type of shop fitting which uses thin panels (or slats) of wood or acrylic, each separated by a thin gap. As a result, creating a versatile, space-efficient and cost-effective display solution. Thanks to the gaps between the slats, it’s possible to attach shelving, hooks and other display accessories quickly and easily. You can slide them in and change them as necessary by sliding them out, or lifting them free of the gap.

    Once fitted the Slatwall shelves and display products hold themselves in place by the force of gravity. They also don’t require additional work to affix them. This makes Slatwall easy to use (no specialist installation is usually required after your initial fit-out). It also makes Slatwall quick to use, i.e. it won’t take long to create an impactful display. Acrylic Slatwall shelves are incredible value for money. It is inexpensive to build up a sizeable collection of display items, that means you can keep developing your shop display at very little cost. Maintaining customer interest in your display is important, and Slatwall allows you to this easily.


    Why Choose Slatwall for your Shop Fitting?

    Using Slatwall in our shop fitting services means that we can offer unmatched versatility, space efficiency and ease of use. With Slatwall there are no empty spaces, and no space that cannot become invaluable retail display space. For retailers of all sizes and types, maximising the available display space is essential for profitability. Slatwall helps you create a bespoke shopfitting that will achieve this and more.


    Can I Add Slatwall Shelves?

    As mentioned, the sheer range and cost-effectiveness of Slatwall shelves is another reason to opt for Slatwall display. High quality acrylic shelves are made to be used in even the busiest retail environment. Plus, the range of sizes, shapes and styles is a real bonus for smart retailers looking to make the most of their current product range – and to add new products that grow in popularity.


    Contact Us Today

    If you would like to find out more information about our shop fitting services then head to our website today. Alternatively, call 0121 580 3080 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

  • Biggest January Slatwall Clearance Announced

    Slatwall shelves for sweater and jumper displayWe've announced our biggest ever stock Slatwall clearance.

    We've slashed the price of 100s of Slatwall shelves, Slatwall trays, troughs and boxes. As well as Slatwall racks and other display products, hooks and accessories.

    Stock is VERY LIMITED on some products. Once sold, these products will not be restocked, therefore, it's time to stock up and save while you can.

    As well as general purpose Slatwall shelves, we are also reducing loads of specialist products for product ranges. Including the likes of sports equipment, clothing & footwear, eyewear and gift wrap.

    Slatwall Clearance Offers Savings of Up to 75%

    There are significant savings to be made on most of the products in our Slatwall range. Our savings start at 25% and increase to 75% on selected Slatwall shelves.

    We've established a reputation as the UK's #1 maker & supplier of Slatwall shelves and other accessories. Made by us in the UK from high quality durable acrylic our Slatwall products are durable and designed for use in the busiest retail locations. We believe we have a Slatwall display solution for almost every product, and all our products are offered at great prices.

    Our Slatwall range can be used in Groovewall panels too.

    With our recently announced NO MIN VALUE ORDER on the website you can buy as little as you need from our Slatwall clearance to suit your display requirements & product range. But as an incentive we offer FREE DELIVERY on all UK mainland orders £85 or over (plus vat).

    The Slatwall clearance runs throughout January 2019 and you can see the complete clearance range here.

  • Slatwall Shelves Specialist Offers Solutions

    Slatwall shelves for sweater and jumper displayWrights GPX has established an unbeatable reputation as perhaps the UK’s leading name in Slatwall shelves and accessories – and they believe they have a display solution for almost any product.

    The Slatwall shelves are manufactured by Wrights Plastics at their UK West Bromwich manufacturing base, as well as a massive range of point of sale display and retail display products.

    The acrylic fabricator produce a huge range of Slatwall shelves and accessories and the range is updated to include new products and take account of changing consumer behaviour. Some Slatwall shelves incorporate ticket holders and sign holders to allow branding and promotions to be easily included.

    Slatwall remains perhaps the ideal shop-fit solution providing a totally flexible merchandising platform with an instant makeover of the previous decoration. It is probably the most versatile way of transforming plain walls into effective and maximised merchandising areas and is easy to install, versatile, economical and available in many different colours and finishes. In addition, there are now literally 1000s of Slatwall display products that can help any retailer make the most of their product lines. Hard to display and awkwardly shaped items are no longer a display nightmare as there are Slatwall display solutions to hand. There is even more good news. The vast majority of Slatwall display products offer exceptional value. Not only is the cost low, but buying from the right manufacturer means you are investing in products that are made to last and can be used again & again, season after season.

    Why choose Slatwall Shelves from Wrights GPX?

    We are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Slatwall display products. From our base in West Bromwich we make 1000s of products using high quality material. We have developed and prototyped lots of specialist display products – responding to changing markets, new product launches and the needs of our client base of specialist and general retailers across the UK.

    Established in 1969 we are a family-run business committed to UK jobs and manufacturing. Our history of investment in people and leading-edge technology has helped ensure we remain competitive in a global economy. Our bespoke division provides retail display solutions for big name brands such as Selfridges, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Arcadia Group and many others. Buying direct means customers are assured of the best value – and we offer massive discounts for bulk purchases.

    Need some ideas on the best Slatwall shelves and products to display your product ranges? Look no further as we have a brief guide to help you make the most of almost every product range from the 1000s of Slatwall shelves and Slatwall accessories to choose from.

    Accessories. It is a wide term so many trays and troughs may be perfect for a range of smaller accessories but there are also a good range of display products for specific items such as hats, purses & bagssunglasses and fashion jewellery and charms.

    Books.   Coming in lots of shapes and sizes but often a big money product range, there are is a range of book display supportsracks and multimedia Slatwall shelves that can be used to display and store a wide range of books.

    Slatwall shelves gift wrap dispenserCards. Greetings cards and seasonal card sales are potentially big sellers for general retailers and fortunately there is a comprehensive range of Slatwall products that are made specifically for this sector. Card racks can be combined with gift wrap racks, troughs and dispensers to maximise gift card and wrap sales.

    Cosmetics. In 2015, the UK cosmetics industry was valued at £17b and ranges include everything from high-end to organic brands, fun ranges and men’s products. There are a range of Slatwall shelves that can be used. Shelves with ticket price holders will help support brands and customer communications and specific cosmetic trays will enable retailers to lots of products in a clear and eye-catching way. Distinctly shaped shelves will add interest and appeal.

    Crafting. This is another sector that has seen massive growth in recent years and many ranges are easily introduced into a retailer’s product range. The subject covers lots of products but standard shelves, trays and troughs should offer all the display options needed and Slatwall stationery items can also be useful.

    Fashion. More and more retailers are adding fashion items to their general ranges as these become cheaper and more widely available. The Slatwall range is up for the challenge, with specialised products to help retailers make the most of ranges including hats, caps, gloves, shirts, sweaters & jumpers. Touch here for more details.

    Food & Drink. A staple ‘diet’ for most retailers so it is not surprising that there are plenty of Slatwall options here, with lots of trays, shelves and troughs. Heavy duty shelves will support weightier food items and a bow fronted tray offers space and appeal.

    Gifts. The term covers a wide variety of products so it is a handy that there is a wide variety of Slatwall solutions, from trays and troughs in a variety of sizes. Additionally Slatwall shelves often include useful lips to retain goods and many also offer a price ticket holder for you to add that all important branding info. A useful display item is the 2way shelf. It can be used as a flat shelf when needed or turned over for use as a handy tray for gifts – a perfect 2-for-1!

    Gift Wrap. As with gift cards (see above) Slatwall offers loads of products designed to make the most of your gift wrap sales, and they can all be found here. You’ll find racks, dispensers, boxes, rails and containers for all your wrap, bows, ribbons and cards – brilliant for all year round sales or to boost seasonal sales such as Xmas and Valentine’s Day.

    Jewellery. Jewellery ranges keep on selling. From high end lines to fun fashion jewellery as well as the demand for charm bangles & bracelets, many non-specialist retailers are adding jewellery ranges either as standalone lines or to upsell with fashion, gifts, accessories & cosmetic ranges. We have put together a selection of jewellery display products here.

    slatwall shelves for magazines and newspapersMagazines. Despite the rise of digital access, magazines remain a core range for many retailers and there are plenty of products to help you display magazines and promote new issues, special editions and seasonal print. In addition to magazine racks in a variety of shapes, there are standard Slatwall shelves with deep lips that can be used to display magazines.

    Mobile Phones. Usefully many Slatwall cradles for phones also include pockets for pricing & product info to make it really easy to sell the benefits of the latest must have mobiles. Touch here to find out more.

    Spectacles & sunglasses. Again another Slatwall range that appeals to specialist retailers & opticians, as well as general retailers adding a high margin product line especially during the summer season. There are plenty of options to suit the number of lines sold. Find them here.

    Sports Equipment. Sports equipment sells but is often difficult to display – until now. There is now a range of high quality low cost display solutions for everything from footballs to tennis rackets, golf clubs to golf umbrellas and lots of clothing and sporting accessories in between and now our Slatwall sports equipment range is gathered in one handy location.

    Stationery. With strong sales all year round and lots of season boosts such as Back to School and Christmas, stationery items are a must-have for most general retailers. Often difficult to display, we have overcome that issue by putting together a range of Slatwall stationery display products that offer effective display solutions at unbeatable value. The range includes dispensers, trays, bins and even complete units.

    Why not download Guide to Slatwall Shelves, Racks and Point of Sale Display for easy reference?

  • It’s a Slatwall spectacular as we launch discount promotion

    slatwall discount promotionFor 1 week only we are offering 15% discount of our entire Slatwall range. Choose from 100s of products at unbeatable ‘direct from manufacturer’ prices – and then take another 15% off.

    We have become the leading name in the manufacturer and supply of Slatwall products, working with retailers to develop new products to help them display & promote any item. Made by us at our West Bromwich base, the Slatwall range is manufactured from high impact durable acrylic – these products are designed to withstand even the busiest retail environments.

    Our complete range is included in the week long Slatwall discount promotion

    To grab 15% off your Slatwall selection simply enter promo code SLAT1 at MYCART and we’ll do the rest. Choose from our unbeatable range of

    Here’s how our Slatwall Spectacular works

    1. Visit the website and add the products you want to your basket
    2. At MYCART enter the code SLAT1 in the box on the left hand side of the page. We’ll take 15% off the cost of the items in your basket (VAT & delivery are excluded)
    3. Go to checkout and pay in your usual manner. The min order is just £20 and you can use the promo code as many times as you want
    4. Promotion launches 00:01 on Monday 10th July & ends 23:59 Sunday 16th Offer applies to online orders only
    5. Spend £85 or more (after discount) and we offer free delivery. Order before 12noon & receive FREE next working day delivery. For our complete delivery costs go here.

    If you have any other queries call us on 0121 580 3080

  • Are you making the most of your slatwall display?

    Photo of slatwall displayFor years retailers have known that slatwall display system offer a stylish and cost-effective display system for a wide range of shops. Easy to fit, extend and allowing complete flexibility for displays, another advantage for retailers is that shelving options have quickly caught up with latest product ranges, consumer behaviour and display trends. We have developed and manufacture one of the UK’s largest selections of slatwall shelves – many created in response to requests from retailers or to display the latest must have gadgets and products. Continue reading

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