Make your space customer-friendly
While abundance is important you want to avoid creating a space that is cluttered and over-crowded. Consider protection from the weather--imagine your space on a hot sunny day, a cold, rainy day and a windy day--and plan for protection from the elements. Arrange your display so that customers will have room to move around. Place the cash register strategically so that customers lining up to pay will not block new customers entering. Leave room for you and your employees to restock, freshen up displays and talk with customers without blocking others from getting to the displays. Make your displays easy to reach so customers won’t have to rely on you to help them.
If you have a narrow display space usually the best option is to create a linear set-up. Although this keeps the display between you and the customer it does maximize the display space while keeping the back side of the display clear for you to restock and move about.
If you have a larger space consider a U-shaped display. This draws the customer into your display and allows more display frontage for you. It also allows you to be out on 'the floor' of the display to help customers and answer questions.
Tip: Avoid putting too many items down on the ground. Research indicates that shoppers (women especially) don't like having to bend over to reach an item.
Tip: With a U-shaped display, many vendors find it easier to take money and make change from a cash-apron rather than having a register. This works especially well if you don't have enough staff to have someone dedicated to ringing up sales and if you are good at making change without using a calculater or register.