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Why Choose Our Convenience Store Shop Fitters?

Our incredible range of shop counters are created to be very strong and last a long time butbe reasonable in price to all shops. They are transported flat-packed and the construction directions are included. These are not your usual flimsy flat-packs, these are very sturdy and high quality.


Shop counters need to be delivered on a pallet due to their size and weight.

  • When getting your pallet, please check for any damage that may have arisen in transit, if you happen to find some harm done, please make a note of this and notify us as soon as possible.
  • Shop counters can be quite heavy. Delivery will be made to you on a pallet, and unless you have contact with a fork-lift truck you’ll need to unload the items by hand.
  • Due to the size and heaviness of Shop counters, please make sure you have some individuals around to help you unpack, unloading really isn’t a job for one person.
  • Be cautious with how you handle your items and how you store them, gliding them across each other and standing them up on their sides will impair them.
  • In the unlucky event that you do have some harm come to your store shop counters on your delivery, you need to call us as soon as possible, and sign the drivers paper work as ‘damaged’ If there are a lot of damages you may want to refuse delivery, please give us a call before you do, so that we can organise for replacements to get to you in a quick manner.

We offer FREE DELIVERY on our full range of Premium Shop Counters and Premium Gondolas. This does have exclusions though. If you live in the Scottish Highland or Islands, N.Ireland, Eire, Isle of Wight, Devon or Cornwall then there will be a delivery charge to pay. To see how much delivery will be you can either call us on 0845 0942751 or simply add the items you require to the shopping basket, click on view basket and you can then calculate the delivery charge for your order using your postcode.

Again our convenience store shop counters & gondolas are big and heavy items so they can be tricky to deliver.

We will place your store counters or shop gondolas on a pallet and use high quality steel banding to secure them in place, if you have ordered other smaller items they will be placed on the top of your pallet. Once we have all of your order on the pallet we use a high quality, clear shrink wrap to protect everything during its journey to you, we even use thick protective corner strips to stop any edges getting damaged.

Some more info about Econowall’s Gridwall

We only sell genuine brand Gridwall. Beware of lesser quality imitations being sold as Gridwall.
Our product are similar to Slatwall, it is used for the same sort of retail display purposes but Gridwall is a little cheaper, it’s lighter and it’s easier to work with.

You start by choosing the size of Gridwall Panels you need, they are all 2 feet wide but come in a range of lengths (they can be used as either landscape or portrait though). They are simply a metal grid with a chrome finish.
Attaching your panels to the wall if that’s how you plan to use them is quite easy. You simply use our Gridwall Wall Mounting Brackets, then all you need are some Hooks and Accessories and you are ready to display your items in a funky and attractive way.

Another great use of them is to create a Gridwall Gondola. Using gridwall panels all you need extra is a gondola base or leg stands, they easily bolt together and you very quickly and cheaply have a great floor standing gridwall display.

Gridwall is a licensed trademark, when purchasing them make sure you are buying from a reputable company like ours, there are many lower quality imitations out there pretending to be the real thing.

Our range of Gridwall items are small enough items to allow us to deliver them by parcel carrier. Delivery for 1-3 boxes of Gridwall items with be handled by parcel carrier, orders larger than 3 boxes will require a small pallet delivery.

If you are ordering your Gridwall items at the same time as larger items that require pallet delivery, then to save you money, we will include them on that delivery for you rather than charge you for a seperate delivery. (Please note if your other panels are a shorter length than your Gridwall panels an extra charge will be applicable. We will contact you in this case on receipt of your order)

Delivery costs for 1-3 boxes is a parcel rate of £16.50 for most UK delivery areas. For more than 3 boxes of Gridwall products or non-mainland delivery areas, please add all the items you require to the shopping basket, click on view basket and you can easily calculate your personal delivery cost from there.

How display mannequins became a form of art.

Mannequins, usually used to display garments in our case, turn into art objects in their own right in a new exhibition dedicated to mannequin designer and manufacturer Ralph Pucci.

“Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin” at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design is the first presentation to discover the work of Pucci, who is broadly documented for his pioneering approach to the more accustomed and universal mannequin appearance we know today.

In the exhibition are his works from over 30 years displaying mannequins of all sizes, face shapes and manifestations.

“He has really opened up the possibilities of what a mannequin can be,” museum director Glenn Adamson stated, defining Pucci as “the most prominent mannequin designer of his generation”.

“By making it abstract, athletic, by working with all these astonishing artists and creators, he’s taken a design form that almost once was … a little bit nameless … and he’s made that not only into a subject of curiosity in its own right but actually something that makes the garments look better.”

The exhibition shows off 30 of Pucci’s main designs and an in-gallery recreation of the workspace where his longtime colleague, sculptor Michael Evert, casts the clay prototypes.

Pucci, who started his career when he joined his parents’ New York-based mannequin repair trade in 1976, has worked with style and design names such as Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and the model Christy Turlington amongst others.

“They’re fine-tuned display mannequins. They’re shaped gorgeously by Michael Evert. The ideas are ahead of the curve and they’re eternal,” Pucci said.

“We just heeded the creative essence that’s in the world that desired to speak to us. If you listen and have your eyes open, it’s easy to construct.”

Our great ranges of male shop display mannequins are all held in stock right here in the UK. This means we can get them to you much quicker than some other online suppliers who ship them directly from china to you.

Econowall mannequins all come with a sturdy, high quality metal base with a metal calf spike fitting. This means they will stand without wobbling and also able to wear heavy garments like leather jackets.

How to improve your exhibit with slatwall panels

Whether a business sells gardening equipment or designer evening gowns, having an organized and well-presented exhibit is a necessity on any trade show floor.

No matter what the size is, every firm needs at least one item highlighted in the exhibition space they have for branding commitments. Econowall has put together a full array of marketing materials and fixtures including pop up displays, banner platforms, hanging signs, iPad stands, table top exhibitions, branded furniture, and our biggest selling and most versatile product of all, Slatwall.

Slatwall is a simple, and modern answer to turning a basic wall area into a multipurpose selling wall. Slatwall panels on the shop floor is a must have for clients exhibiting multiple products or product lines. Our Slatwall is a stackable panel system that is easily handled on the show floor with its easy to assemble panels. It can be built and demolished in minutes, ready for the next job. It’s great for tradeshows which have self-levelers for uneven floors while withstanding heavy contents. It’s remarkably easy to clean and resilient against oil, grease, petrol based goods and the majority of household chemicals, it is UV resistant so it won’t fade in the sun and also stain resistant, while still fitting all standard slat wall hooks and fittings.

Slatwall Panels have been around for a long time now, and are a main-stay invention for merchandizing displays.

All of our Slatwall Panels are manufactured right here in the UK from European grade 18mm MDF.  Slatwall as the name suggests is designed to be mounted on your walls. Then you select from our range of Slatwall Accessories for the right add-on for the products you want to display.

As mentioned we use 18mm thick MDF, this gives you a strong and durable product. The front finishes are available in plain matt colours or wood grain finishes. These are all melamine. We all know that melamine is a hard wearing finish and also makes our Slatwall Panels wipe-clean letting you easily keep them looking good in your shop.

Flat pack kitchens: what are the benefits?

One of the numerous judgments to be made when picking or planning your new kitchen is whether to have the furniture transported to your door as a wholly assembled ‘rigid’ kitchen or as a ‘ready to assemble’ flat pack kitchen.

When visiting us, it’s always worthwhile asking the question as to how your kitchen will be delivered as it’s not always obvious from inspecting the display alone. Which is a testament to how good and indistinguishable or flat pack kitchens actually are for the sturdier brethren.

Rigid kitchens are assembled in the workshop by typically using the ‘glue and dowel’ technique where all the workings are put in place inside a very precise jig. The assembler then initiates the process and the parts are lightly pressed together. It is then kept in place for a few minutes while the glue starts to set, making certain that each cupboard is flawlessly square before being detached from the jig and onto the next part of the construction route.

Naturally there is an added cost for this process though, as you have to take into consideration that you are also paying for the manufacturers approval and the use if the jig.

Flat pack kitchens also have to be factory-made to the highest standard regardless. As a flat pack kitchen hypothetically may be put together by somebody with no knowledge of building a kitchen from scratch, the tolerances for fabrication have to be extremely precise.

Putting your kitchen together yourself obviously saves you money as well, as long as you have the time to do it yourself. This is where the savings are all made.

Flat Pack kitchen furniture usually employs the ‘Cam and Dowel’ technique and can be evidenced with the dowel pin itself being screwed into the upright vertical panel and the cam being put in place into the horizontal panel, with an easy quarter turn, then they are locked together.

Whether you decide to plump for a flat pack kitchen or not, both the flat pack and rigid versions are equally fit for purpose, it is simply up to the fitter to decide if they have the extra time needed to assemble the flat pack version themselves, and if they would appreciate the saving they make.

Improve the way products are displayed with garden centre shelving

Irrespective of the space or room, everybody has a little they want to display and want to be the centre of attention when new individuals enter that area. Using these wooden wall shelves is one of the best ways to do so especially for garden centers. These shelves are multi-functional and act as the perfect accessory to show off those high grade products within a garden centre. Make sure you don’t scrimp on the shelving quality as this’ll make your high grade products look not so high grade.

Wooden shelves can easily be personalised, making them a fantastic choice if you’re after a exceptional decoration that can provide your taste. The wood used to make these forms of shelving can decrease or improve the function in which the shelf is used. Maybe you have a range of high quality candles or other homely trinkets to display in the indoor section, or perhaps you need some high quality shelving for the outside part of your garden centre shelving to mount those garden ornaments and pots onto? A wooden shelf made from well-patterned and tough hardwood would help you exhibit your stock effectively and allow it to really stand out. A low-grade wood would fail in highlighting any of your stock and could potentially spoil the whole look you’re striving to achieve.

Cherry wood is a good choice for shelves as it is robust, firm and very resistant to having chips taken out which is likely to happen to low grade wood in a garden centre shelving. Shopping for the correct wood type should be your highest priority as it can make or break the point you are using the shelves for and the also generate the foundation of your display in whatever function it’s used for.

Wall shelving is available in numerous sizes to meet more practical needs. These shelves can even hold devices like TVs with sturdy mounting in place, aiding you in keeping cupboards and desks clear of any mess. Subject to how the mounting is done, you can accomplish a floating wall shelving in your garden center too.

You also need to think through whether the wall shelving will decrease the mess and help you save space. Wall shelving allows you to put things up out of the way, and store them correctly, keeping your areas spotless and controlled. Since these shelves can be used in numerous ways, you can keep your collections of items as one to create many themes to accompany the garden center’s interior.

Whether you want to show off your collections to your customers or you just want to de-clutter and save yourself some space, using the correct garden centre shelving for your garden center is one of your best options. Mounting wall shelves in your rooms and spaces will help you fill vacant wall space and save money too as they’re a lot cheaper and easy to maintain when compared to counters or cupboards.

Slatwall – What is it and how you can use it

Here at Econowall we have an extensive choice of slatwall panels accessible for you to choose from in a multitude of hues and dimensions. If a basic colouredslatwall panel isn’t up your street, then maybe you should contemplate a snowy, silver, or mirrored effect? Or perhaps black panels would be more suitable? Whatever it is you are considering, Econowall no doubt has the right slatwall panels and accessories you’ll need.

Types of Slatwall

Not only do we have an assortment of slatwall panels to choose from, we also have a diverse collection of slatwall-gondolas, metal fixtures and acrylic trimmings available that will show off your products to their fullest. We present slatwallpanelling in a few sizes to suit any retail setting. We’re positive that you’ll find the ideal products here.

Uses of Slatwall

Slatwall is frequently used to generate a fast, reasonably priced, and fashionable retail display, which can be rapidly transformed to suit your product collection and style you have in your store. Get yourself some slatwallfittings such as acrylic shelving, clothing bars and euro hooks, to generate an appropriate retail display.


These slatwall units are popular items and there fare frequently high in stock levels, so you are almost sure to get the amount you want. They are available for fast delivery too if you need it. If you have any queries concerning the slatwall range and how they are transported, contact the Econowall sales team where we’ll be pleased to help you.

Purchasing Slatwall

Pick the slatwall panel to suit you and at it to your trolley today. Fill out your specifics online or get in touch over the phone and let our well trained sales and warehouse teams manage the rest. If you are looking for goods to compliment the slatwall, then why not think about some acrylic slatwallshelving or a set of slatwall hooks. On the other hand, there are plenty more things to choose from in the rest of our shelving and racking range.

Slatwall Panels have been around for a long time now, and are a main-stay product for retail displays.

All of our Slatwall Panels are manufactured right here in the UK from European grade 18mm MDF. Slatwall as the name suggests is designed to be mounted on your walls. Then you select from our range of Slatwall Accessories for the right add-on for the products you want to display.

As mentioned we use 18mm thick MDF, this gives you a strong and durable product. The front finishes are available in plain matt colours or wood grain finishes. These are all melamine. We all know that melamine is a hard wearing finish and also makes our Slatwall Panels wipe-clean letting you easily keep them looking good in your shop.

Improve the way you present goods using chrome wire shelving

Chrome wire shelving is an outstanding way of stowing away or presenting goods in a proficient and organised way. Chrome wire shelving is effortless to assemble and sparkling which is why they make for a favourite amongst a variety of uses, all of which the shelving is suitable for.

Our Chrome Wire Shelving is one of the most multipurpose storage and display structures in the marketplace. It’s perfect for the broadest variety of uses including home and office use. Its retail applications are fulfilled at both point of sale areas and in the stockroom too. The flexibility of the accessory is perfect for segmental display applications on display stands. And the outstanding ventilation lends itself to the loading of server racks and mainframe work stations as well as dry food, tableware, washing and clothes storage. The diversity of height choices also fits with reorganising the garage or shed.

Pick from our variety of ready packages which contain all you’ll need, right in one place. You can also build your own chrome wire shelving unit from the bottom up. Simply select the posts, and then add the shelves or baskets you want… easy.

Chrome Wire shelving accessories including: Shelf Partitions, Wine Racks, Cantilever/ Slanted Shelving, Clothing & Utility Rails, Trolley Grips, Castors, and Rear grid panels to start. These are all ideal for local office or merchandising applications. All fixtures are intended to fit within both Chrome Wire shelving and Extension Coves.

If you need to order something bespoke or special please call us on 01621 774732. We will then place your item in this category ready for you to buy securely online.

It’s right to shop around for products you are looking to buy. We monitor our prices daily against our competitors to make sure we are offering our customers the best possible value.
As we are a manufacturer of Slatwall we know we can offer the best value Slat Panels you will find, and this is backed up by our excellent customer service experience.

Do display mannequins reflect real life body sizes?

For a few days now, tens of thousands of people who follow the news about women’s rights has been fixated on a clothing store in Sweden. Specifically on two display mannequins in the women’s underwear department.

It’s not the undergarments themselves the two display mannequins are wearing that’s reaped so much response, but the fact that the two fashion figures are ‘full figured’ including sizes that approximate lenient stomachs, fuller thighs and usually more realistic sizes than traditional department store mock-ups. Most display mannequins, at least in the US, range between slim sizes 4 to 6, while American women typically fit a size 14.

A blogger at Women’s Rights News displayed a photo of the display mannequins on Facebook and had received nearly 57,000 Facebook likes within four days. More than 17,000 individuals had shared the photo with others and just over 3,000 people had remarked on the photo.

By far, the majority of those who remarked on the mannequin display liked what they saw by saying the displays looked beautiful with no bones sticking out and just how realistic they look. One commenter also stated, “I suddenly feel less self-loathing.” While this may seem a bit dramatic and a kneejerk reaction, many of the responses seem to be of a similar vein, with most commenters foreseeing a positive change in regards to how the perceived model female is built.

One user said it was, “About time. Most people don’t look like the mannequins in the shops. They are too skinny and it discourages me from purchasing from a lot of stores because I won’t look like that in the clothing shown in the window.

Display mannequins have actually been in use for thousands of years, but only appeared in shop window fashion displays in the 19th century era during the Industrial Revolution. Modern-day display mannequins have long been slated for having minuscule proportions. In 2007, British health officials called for stores in London’s high-fashion district to stop displaying these uber-thin models. Club Monaco felt the ton of bricks fall upon them via the women’s rights movement in 2010 when it presented mannequins with bulging spines and clavicles.

Creating a truly unique shop display with gridwall

Gridwall is one of the most common store displays accessible because of its flexibility, functionality, unique look, sturdiness, and affordability. Gridwall presentations offer retailers a sparkling and open look. Gridwall is a grid built from ¼ inch diameter wire organised in 3 inch squares and joined at crossover points for added durability. Gridwall panels are easy to bring together and the panels can be attached on walls or used as a floor display in diverse configurations. Gridwall can be paired with a host of grid accessories to display and sell almost anything.

Accessories for Gridwall consist of a large variety of hooks, shelves and racks such as face-outs, carriers and more. Due to its wire grid construction, Gridwall is very robust; able to support large merchandise. Gridwall is often used to exhibit clothing as well as tools, shoes or other large items. Smaller hooks can be used to show smaller items, such as jewellery, caps, belts, shades or purses.

When fixed to walls, Gridwall offers space-saving handiness. Retailers enjoy Gridwall panel displays because it helps to entice patrons to parts of the store that they may not have visited. Another benefit of gridwall displays is the fact they are transparent. Customers can see other exhibitions and choices in your store. Furthermore, store owners and workers can better observe store commotion.

Gridwall and accessories for it, are popular store fixtures for Clothing Shops, Pet Shops, Halloween Shops, Shoe Shops, Sporting Goods Shops, Toy Shops, Drugstores, Computer and Electronic Shops etc. Also, Gridwall are perfect for fair displays, and for showing off other creative works.

Finally, proving how versatile this stuff really is, you can add legs and bases to grid panels as well as clips to secure two or more grid panels to generate free standing floor exhibits. As grid panels are light-weight they can be repositioned and sited anywhere you need them with ease. You can attach the grid panels around columns in your store, into corners or other awkward shaped areas. You can also place grid panels below other shelving.

Retailers often use grid displays for popup shops you often see in London and other busy cities with many passers-by. It mostly takes mere minutes to assemble and disassemble standing grid displays. Similarly, because they are thin and transportable, they don’t take up much space making it easy to stow away the gridwall panels until you need them again.