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Buying Guide

Your Guide to Buying Display Cabinets from Displaysense

As the leading supplier of Display Cabinets in the UK, Displaysense can offer choice, value and advice to ensure your choose the right Cabinet for your needs. With over 100 Cabinet options in stock this guide is designed to help filter down to find exactly what you need.

Floor Standings Cabinets

One of the most popular ways to display high value and prized possessions, our Floor Standing Display Cases are often used by clubs, schools and retail stores. Most Floor Standing Glass Display Cabinets are of a similar height and depth, with the main decision being how wide you need. Often these type of Showcase Cabinets can be placed alongside each other to create a modular system.

Depending on what is to be displayed inside you may also want to consider a glass display cabinet with adjustable shelving. Fixed shelves will obviously limit what can be placed inside and even if not a requirement now, adjustable shelving cabinets give you the flexibility to change further down the line.

Wall Mounted Display Cabinets

Looking to free up some of your shop floor or office space? Wall Mounted Display Cases are the perfect way to display items without taking up vital space. Similar to their floor standing counterparts, wall mounted cabinets typically do not vary a huge amount in height or depth, it is again the width that varies the most.

Fixed or adjustable shelving is also again another consideration that needs to be looked at when choosing the right display unit.

Counter Top Display Cases

From the clearest acrylic to the most durable of glass, wood and aluminium, counter top display cases are ideal for displaying a variety of high ticket items to your customers. Similar to wall mounted cases, they are ideal if space is limited.

Lockable Display Cabinets

Locking Glass Display Cabinets are essential where high value or sentimental goods are being displayed and passers-by are in close contact. Display cabinets in their nature make products appear high value as they create a barrier between the customer/visitor and the product on display, whereas low value items tend to be displayed openly.

Display cabinets with a locking option tend to only be a marginally more expensive, however the value they add is huge as they will provide a big deterrent to any potential thieves.

Illuminated Glass Display Cabinets

The difference between a unit that is lit up and one that is not is massive. If making a product on display look its best is needed, then a display cabinet with lighting is essential.

Similar to Lockable Glass Display Cabinets, lights do tend to add a small cost to the initial purchase, however the value they add is tremendous.

If lighting is an option you are looking at then you need to consider what type of lighting to choose.

Halogen Lights: Older display cases tend to use halogen lights which whilst effective at lighting up the display unit, they do have a few downsides. Firstly they get very hot which can be an issue if the product on display can be damaged by heat. Secondly they are not the most efficient lighting method so can be costly to keep on all day long and thirdly halogen lights have a shorter lifespan compared to other lighting methods so there will be additional costs with replacing the bulbs.

LED Lights: LED'€™s have been around for a while, but only now are they becoming a popular lighting system across a wide range of products. For display cabinets, LED panels offer a solution to all the problems that halogen lights face. LED'€™s give off next to no heat, are very cost efficient so can be left on day and night, plus are very long lasting, so it is unlikely they will need replacing.

Other Types of Display Units Available

Display Counters

Typically used in retail, office and reception environments, Display Counters offer protective casing to show off goods, whilst doubling up as a counter surface where you might place other products, payment tills or literature.

Medical & First Aid Cabinets

Ideal for taking care of your bumps and scrapes, a Displaysense medicine cabinet has a large storage area for all your supplies. Colourful finishes make these display cabinets easy to spot during emergency situations.

School Display Cabinets

As well as being ideal for retail environments, many of these units are perfect for use in schools and colleges. Full height, lockable cases are ideal for holding silverware, medals and any other similar item. We're proud to be able to provide incredibly high quality products at surprisingly low prices.

Glass Display Cabinets

Glass Display Cases are a popular display due to their clear nature. Offering 360 degree visibility customers can view items on display from any angle which is perfect when the display looks good all the way round. While all Glass Display Cabinets may look similar you may want to check if the glass is tempered. Tempered glass prevents the glass from breaking into dangerous shards should it break. Instead of dangerous pieces of sharp glass being left on the floor, tempered glass breaks into tiny pieces making it ideal when the display cabinet is position where people will pass-by.