How to Install Wire Rack Shelving

Woman installing wire rack shelving

There’s no shortage of display options when it comes to showcasing your store’s merchandise. One of the most versatile is the wire rack shelf. Not only is it durable, but it also comes in a variety of styles to fit your location’s aesthetic. Even better: You can place it on the floor, on countertops, or hang it on the walls to save space.

Wondering how to install wire rack shelving? Here are some tips to get you started.

Tools Needed for Wire Rack Shelving

The first step in figuring out how to install wire rack shelving is making sure you have the right tools. These should include:

  • Drill
  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Stud Finder
  • Pencil
  • Screws

How to Install Wire Rack Shelving

Choose Installment Location. 

Before buying a wire shelving system, it’s important to know exactly where you want to place it. This will ensure that you have the right size and that no issues might arise in terms of space or—if you’re hanging the shelving system—when you drill into the wall. 

Assemble the Pieces. 

Organization is key when it comes to assembly. Before you start, lay out all the pieces of your wired shelving system. This should make the project easier to complete. Follow any given installation instructions to ensure the pieces are properly installed where they should go. 

Check Weight Limits. 

What are you hoping to put on your wire shelving system? Do you have heavy products you want to show in retail displays, or are you installing wire rack shelving for at-home usage? You’ll need to know before figuring out what to buy and where to hang it—after all, you want to make sure it can handle the weight!

Adjust for Optimal Product Visibility. 

Be sure to adjust the shelves (if possible) so that your merchandise is on full display and employees or customers will easily be able to get to what they want. Similarly, if you are using wire rack shelving at home, IE for your collectible displays, you want to make sure all of the items fit in a clean and aesthetic way for organization purposes and to make it easier to see them.

Attach to Wall for Added Security. 

Using the proper screws, attach the wire rack shelving securely to the wall so that it cannot fall or topple over. Check to see if there are studs in the wall where you are hanging the shelf, and if not, use any anchors as needed, especially if you are planning to display heavier objects.

Wire Rack Shelves from ShopPOPdisplays

ShopPOPdisplays has a selection of wire racks to fit all your needs, including:

The Round Shelf Wire Rack boasts three round shelves that can hold an array of items and sign holders so you can share information and pricing about the products.

The Portable Decorative Display Rack in Black adds some flair to your wire rack shelving.  Four shelves are accompanied by an area for marketing materials on the side.

The Five Shelf Rolling Wire Display makes it easy to showcase merchandise in different store areas. 

Easy to put together and take apart, the Silver Wire Display Rack features five adjustable shelves and a sign holder top. 

If you’re looking to save floor space, take a look at the Three Tier Counter Top Wire Rack, which can be placed right near the checkout counter to encourage impulse buys.

Lastly, our Wire Grid Panels can be hung from the walls to display marketing materials as well as items.

Now that you know how to install wire rack shelving—and have seen ShopPOPdisplays different wire rack products, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team with any questions.