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Zac Latham

About Zac Latham

Zac Latham is co-owner of Xtreme Shopfitting and Joinery and has been a shopfitter for more than 30 years. He has a vast array of knowledge and experience in manufacturing fitouts that increase customers and revenue.

5 retail fit out benefits of working with professionals

5 retail fit out benefits of working with professionals

If you own or manage a retail shop, no doubt you’ve considered taking the DIY approach to your retail fit out. Or maybe you’re considering hiring a builder to undertake the project. While both approaches will get you a fit out, it will come at an expense. To avoid a sub-par finish or lengthy del...
5 things all successful retail clothing shop fitouts have

5 things all successful retail clothing shop fitouts have

If you’re looking for a get rich quick scheme then I’d advise you against opening a retail clothing shop. The retail industry is highly competitive and requires a lot of hard work and long hours – and that’s to just break even. In fact, according to IBISWorld, womenswear stores i...
6 things you can advertise with shop signage

6 things you can advertise with shop signage

Retail is certainly one of the toughest businesses to be in. While here are many aspects that retailers like yourself need to pay attention to, the most important by far is marketing. Proper marketing is the ultimate factor which leads to arousing optimal customer interest. When it comes to your ret...
Aussies set to spend big this Christmas

Aussies set to spend big this Christmas

As retail shopfitters, Christmas is a busy, but very exciting time for us. Not only does it bring us joy to create Christmas themed shop fronts and get new stores complete for the Christmas season, but it also fills me with great happiness to see our clients busy and having a profitable season, and ...
Are Your Shop Fittings Up to Scratch for the 2015 Retail Boom?

Are Your Shop Fittings Up to Scratch for the 2015 Retail Boom?

Today I am going to share some good and bad news about retail: the good news is that experts believe it’s going to be the year of retail! If you’re in it, then it means opportunities are not only varied but also plenty. If you haven’t taken off yet, well, this may be the best time to do so. Bu...

Retail Trends to Follow for 2015

The retail industry is at a cross-roads. On one path are the traditional retail shops with bricks and mortar stores. On the other are ecommerce retail shops who believe that online shopping is the wave of the future. With both forms of retailing having strong advantages, it can be difficult to tell ...

How to Turn your Shop Display into a Sales Magnet

There are many ways for you to use your shop display as a sales magnet (See Shop Fitting Ideas to Increase Sales). In my years of experience as a shop fitter, I’ve found that these techniques always work. Try to incorporate them in your ads and shop displays whenever possible. Relevance: It’s gr...

How to improve your shop front in 5 easy steps

When customers are deciding whether or not to buy from a specific store, there is one thing that they seriously consider – the appearance of the shop front. Basically, it’s the first thing that the customer will see and from here, they will form their first impression. If they find your shop fro...

Does your shop have the right shop fittings?

Whenever I meet up with a prospective client, I always give them set of questions to determine whether their current shop fittings are right for their needs. There are actually a lot of things to consider before shopping for shop fittings. It’s not just about utility or style. It’s about finding...