Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL)


Electronic Shelf Labels Explained

Electronic shelf label displays are electronic signs specifically designed to fit onto the edges of product racks in retail stores, playing a pivotal role in marketing strategies.

Retail shelves are critical components of any store environment. They not only hold and display products as customers browse but also serve as platforms for product description and advertising, facilitated by shelf edge displays. These digital displays offer more impact than traditional labels. But what exactly are digital shelf edge displays and how do they benefit retailers?

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Understanding Digital Shelf Edges

A digital shelf edge refers to the part of a retail shelf where digital displays or screens are integrated to showcase information or advertisements about the products. These displays replace traditional paper labels with dynamic electronic screens.
Digital shelf edge technology is versatile and efficient, allowing retailers to update product information, pricing, promotions, and content in real-time and remotely. This enhances the overall shopping experience, improves inventory management, and engages customers with interactive content and personalised offers.

Why Shelf Edge Labels Matter

Shelf edge labels are vital in retail environments, particularly as retailers adopt digital labels. They assist in:

  • Product Identification and Organisation: Helping customers easily locate products by displaying essential information like product name, brand, and price.
  • Price Transparency: Building trust with customers by providing clear and accurate pricing.
  • Promotions: Highlighting offers, discounts, and special deals.
  • Compliance and Regulations: Ensuring compliance with labelling regulations, including allergen and nutritional information.
  • Customer Experience: Contributing to a positive shopping experience by assisting customers in making informed decisions.

Uses of Digital Shelf Edge Displays

Digital shelf edge displays offer diverse benefits, enhancing the experience for both staff and customers compared to traditional paper labels. They find application in various retail settings, including grocery stores, department stores, convenience stores, and specialty stores.
Key uses include:

  • Dynamic and accurate pricing
  • Promotions and advertising
  • Product information
  • Inventory management
  • Cross-selling and upselling
  • Localisation and personalisation
  • Interactive experiences
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Compliance with rules and regulations
  • Brand enhancement and awareness

Digital shelf displays allow retailers to implement dynamic pricing strategies, showcase advertising, provide detailed product information, manage inventory, and engage customers interactively. They contribute to energy efficiency and help retailers comply with regulations while enhancing brand image and awareness.

Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) offer advanced technology that automates workflows and enhances customer experiences. With features like rapid updates, detailed product descriptions, LED indicators, and NFC capabilities, ESLs empower retailers to optimise operations and drive sales in the increasingly competitive digital retail environment.

Why Choose Keenwood?

Your satisfaction is our priority. Keenwood strives to deliver exceptional customer service and exceed your expectations at every step.

We prioritise risk assessments, method statements, and industry regulations to ensure that your projects are carried out safely and per best UK practices.

With a focus on quality, functionality, and aesthetics, we ensure your store’s interiors are optimised to enhance the shopping experience for your customers.

Our shop fitting team is highly skilled, motivated, and committed to delivering exceptional results. We go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Our experienced team of professionals can handle any internal element, from shelving to signage and everything in between.

Take Your Store’s Electronic Shelf Labels to the Next Level

Whether it is a stand alone shop or a whole estate, contact us today to discuss your labelling requirements and collaborate with a team that delivers excellence in each installation.

Talk to a member of the team today