How To Choose The Right Shelving For Your Business

Posted on by Andrew Alty



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

There are many factors to take into consideration 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 worXmart have created a simple guide which will 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, as well as 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 with plastic storage containers, as they will make your storage area neat and all your items 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.

It may sound obvious, but the heavier the items, the stronger the duty of shelving you will need. If possible, determine the loading which is required per shelf and find a shelving system which 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 which is 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 will then need to carefully plan your layout. Ensuring your layout is as efficient as possible will determine how accessible the items on your shelves will be to you and to your employees.



Furthermore, determine how often the items need to be accessed. Think ahead about how high the shelving is going to be, if you will require easy 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 right shelving for your business. Visit our website at and check out our wide range of shelving and storage units. If you still have unanswered questions or would simply like some advice, please feel free to call us on 0333 234 2344 or send us a quick email at

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