Topps Tiles' Shop Channel the Feel of a Boutique and Function of a Warehouse

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 11, 2015
References: toppstiles & retail-week
The county of Cheshire in North West England will soon be home to a new Topps Tiles shop with a unique hybrid format.

Part of the challenge of finding the perfect retail space is achieving the perfect balance between space for storage and presentation, especially when it comes to raw materials for home renovation like tiles. Rather than settling for just a showroom, or commit to a full warehouse style, Topps Tiles is introducing a new format that has the feel of a boutique, with ample back-of-house storage space.

The store will have two entrances, so that customers can load their vehicles with the tiles purchased from the warehouse. Although staff can will only be able to access the Topps Tiles store website through the on-site Wi-Fi, the shop is also considering making Pinterest available to help staff and shoppers with the buying process.