shop front

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 shop fronts to draw inspiration from

5 retail shop fronts to draw inspiration from

Being a professional shopfitter, I like to stay up-to-date with the latest shop front design trends from across the globe. For this, I often turn to Pinterest, and I thought I’d share a few of my favourite shop fronts with you today. Whether you own or manage a retail shop, consider drawing inspir...
Tips for choosing the BEST location for your shop front

Tips for choosing the BEST location for your shop front

As shopfitters, it isn’t only shop fronts and fitouts that we know a thing or two about. With the hundreds of clients that I’ve worked with over the last 30 years, you could say I’ve developed a knack for locating ripe locations for retail businesses. Today I’ll share some of...
3 reasons why you need a good shop front

3 reasons why you need a good shop front

As a retailer, you need to do everything you can to remain competitive. While there are many ways to approach this, one thing is for sure – you need to invest in a good shop front. A shop front can make-or-break a business and it is an investment you must definitely consider. If you’re in the pr...
How to design a good shop front

How to design a good shop front

While it’s very exciting to be opening up a new business, one of the most important elements is often overlooked and not given the proper time and dedication it deserves in the planning process. I am, of course, talking about the shop front. As a professional shopfitter, time and time again, I hav...
Things to consider when designing a shop front

Things to consider when designing a shop front

If you’ve decided now is the time to get a new shop front design, there are a couple of things you will have to take into consideration before you proceed. One question that I seem to get asked more often than not is “What is the best way to promote my store?” My answer is always the same – ...
Assist Retail Growth with a New Shop Front

Assist Retail Growth with a New Shop Front

I have had a hand in building hundreds of shop fronts around Australia and there’s one thing I know for sure, a new shop front brings new visitors. With an improved shop front, your retail store will surely look more appealing, it will attract new customers, and trade will be increased as well...

Marketing Trends to Keep Your Shop Front Open

If you’re one of the many smart business owners, by now you’re already planning business strategies to keep your shop front open in 2015. One of those strategies will be how to better market your products. There are countless marketing strategies and deciding which ones will work for your busine...

Importance of a Good Shop Front

When it comes to starting a customer based business, one needs to consider more than just the shop front alone. Although it’s important to have a great shop front (and I’ll explain why later on in this article); location is everything. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling clothes or you’re ...

Things to consider when planning your shop front

As a shop owner, you need to understand that the overall appearance of your shop front is the most important element to having a successful business. It is crucial to ensure that your shop front is attractive and incredibly inviting as this may be the only tool you have to entice potential customers...

What Makes a Shop Front Successful?

A big shop front with a lot of space to create endless themes featuring your merchandise is always a bonus for any retail store. However, it’s also one of the store owner’s biggest challenges. While it is true that the trend these days is to put more focus on the entirety of your shop’s enviro...

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...