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Web: http://www.planitdesign.co.za/

Email: robyn@planitdesign.co.za

Tel: +27 83 235 2732

Planit Design

Biography

Helping independent retailers get their inside out Designing and building an attractive retail interior that is also cost effective doesn’t have to be difficult. At Shopfitting Depot, you can find out just how easy it is. Half the battle in selling products in the retail space is in having an attractive and sleek interior for your shop, something that many independent retailers struggle with, as they cannot afford interior designers or expensive contractors. Shopfitting Depot was created by Robyn Self as a means to overcome this challenge, supplying as it does a range of mid-to high-end ‘off the shelf’ steel perimeter fixture systems, mid floor units, and retail display solutions. “We also offer value-adds like custom-built items, sourcing of products and a database of small project contractors for affordable retail DIY installations,” explains Robyn. She adds that having worked as an interior designer for independent retailers, she had found it next to impossible to present and specify attractive and cost effective DIY shopfitting display solutions for her customers. There are many small to medium independent retailers who need display solutions that are well designed and manufactured, but don’t cost the earth. This is where her company comes in, allowing customers to ‘try before they buy’, as well as a showroom, so they can make decisions without having to rely on a third party consultant. “We want the independent retailers to have the very best and most well-designed interiors they can afford, enabling them to hold their own against the top international brands. Ideally, we would like to develop this into a franchise model, so retailers of this nature anywhere in the country could have access to our unique services.”

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