Before you start just clickin' buttons, get your specifications ready.
1) Write it all down before you make a single phone call or contact.
2) Easily E-mail out for a few quotes.
Otherwise, the first telephone quote will wear you out...
answering all these questions:
What is the length, height and base deck size of every run?
Do you want different base deck sizes on opposite sides of any islands?
How many shelves per 'face'? An Island has 2 'faces', a wall has one.
Size of all shelves (don't count the base deck again, darn it).
The only true supply of gondola is closing retail stores.
Whatever styles, sizes or colors are available will often depend on who's closing, or who has closed recently.
Sometimes your order is easy to fill and you can compare a few prices.
Smaller sizes are often more readily avaiable.
But sometimes, it's hard to find the color, size, style or brand of gondola shelving that you need when you need it.
Gondola is a bulky heavy product, and shipping costs can get high.
Try checking your state first, then branch out to nearby states.
Note: If you aren't too picky about size.
Small/medium sizes, 12"-16", are often the easiest to obtain.
In many retail environments, walls units will contain the store's larger shelves.
There's more islands, and they contain double the shelves and base decks.
Shelving dealers in Arizona:
(Phoenix - new and used fixtures)
Bargain Store Equipment - website
(Phoenix - new and used(?))
The Fixture Zone
(Phoenix - new fixtures only)
Tucson Store Fixtures
(Tucson - new fixtures only)
Store Fixtures and Supplies
(AKA "Bargain Store Equip."?)
Used Gondola Shelving Arizona
Phoenix, Scotsdale, Tempe, Tucson, Mesa AZ
Arizona is a good place to buy used retail shelving. It has good shipping lanes, a major dealer, a good climate and a generally strong retail environment.
Phoenix, in particular, is a great shipping location. It is between Los Angeles and Dallas. Trucks are constantly passing by Phoenix, Tuscon and (to a lesser extent) Flagstaff, which drastically lowers shipping costs.
Try looking on craigslist (website) for store fixture liquidations or any retail store shelving sales.
Search Arizona first, then southern California, Vegas and Albuqurque.
Phoenix will have a relatively strong showing for fixture and used Lozier dealers. Out of state dealers are attracted to both the vibrant market and ease of west coast and Texas access. The AZ retail market has attracted some major liquidators and fixture dealers.
A web search will locate local and out of state options, large cities than can ship a few pallets to you, only raising your cost per four foot unit a few bucks.
While based in Philadelphia, Gershel Bros has a showroom in Phoenix. They buy and sell a fair deal of used gondola, and will likely be able to outfit your store.
All the major cities, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Scottsdale and Tempe are relatively close, so used shelving can be found closeby.
Being in the middle of all this activity really helps when you want to seek out a liquidation sale.
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