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Outdoor POS display buying guide

A customer's first impression of your business will be made upon the appearance of your exterior, so it is vital that you are making the most of your outdoor point of sale display using outdoor signage.

Maximising your outdoor space is something you should be doing all year round, not just coming into the warmer months.

Pavement signs, flags and cafe barrier systems are all suitable for harsher weather conditions, so should be a part of your business throughout the seasons.

How to optimise your outdoor retail displays using outdoor signage
Make sure your outdoor retail displays are up to date.

Pavement signs and A boards

  • Black Pavement Swinger

    Black Pavement Swinger

    SWG2 In stock
    From: £64.10
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  • Heavy Duty Pavement Sign

    Heavy Duty Pavement Sign

    WPG6 In stock
    From: £199.00
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  • Forecourt sign with branding

    Sign Panel Pavement Sign

    SWG3 In stock
    From: £41.24
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  • The Water Base Pavement Sign is our best selling model

    Water Base Pavement Sign

    WPG7 In stock
    From: £68.50
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  • Silver A Board

    Silver A Board

    ABG1 In stock
    From: £34.85
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  • Chalkboard Sandwich Board

    A Board Chalkboard

    ABC4 In stock

    Was: £39.90

    Special Price £35.00

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  • Black A Board

    Black A Board Pavement Sign

    ABG9 In stock
    From: £42.00
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  • Reversible Chalkboard Sandwich Board

    Reversible Chalk A Board

    ABC3 In stock
    From: £61.00
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Snap frames and poster cases

  • Lockable Poster Case silver

    Lockable Poster Case

    SLF In stock
    From: £25.10
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  • Outdoor LED Illuminated Poster Frame - ideal for use in theatres

    Outdoor LED Illuminated Poster Frame

    SLF5 In stock
    From: £285.00
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  • Snap Frame Tamper Resistant 25mm Frame

    Snap Frame Tamper Resistant 25mm Frame

    PFGT4 In stock
    From: £5.20
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  • Silver Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    Silver Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG3 In stock
    From: £2.78
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Outdoor leaflet holders

  • Wall mounted outdoor leaflet holder and business card holder

    Outdoor Leaflet Holder Wall Mounted

    SD10 In stock
    From: £2.36
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  • Acrylic Outdoor Leaflet Holder in use

    Acrylic Outdoor Leaflet Holder

    SDD In stock
    From: £11.77
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  • Outdoor A Board Leaflet Holder with 1/3 A4 leaflets

    Outdoor A Board Leaflet Holder

    ABGDP In stock
    From: £17.72
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Event flags and banners

  • Custom Feather Flag

    Feather Flag with Custom Print

    FG2 Despatched in 7-10 days
    From: £76.80
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  • Custom Tear Drop Banner Flags with Print

    Teardrop Flag with Custom Print

    FG3 Despatched in 7-10 days
    From: £86.80
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  • Printed Teardrop Flag

    Printed Teardrop Flag

    FG33 In stock
    From: £99.00
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  • Outdoor A Banner with a horizontal banner design

    Outdoor A Banner

    OAB Despatched in 5-7 days
    From: £105.00
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Barrier systems

  • Standard Pole and Base, Cafe Barrier Stand

    Cafe Barrier Pole and Base

    PBB In stock


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  • Pole And Rope Barrier System for queue management

    Chrome Pole and Rope Barrier System

    PRB1 In stock


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  • Black cafe barrier system with printed cafe banners

    Black Cafe Barrier System

    PBBK-SET Despatched in 7-10 days
    From: £151.10
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  • Boxwood hedge panels used to form an entrance

    Artificial Boxwood Hedge

    BWH Delivery in 2-3 working days
    From: £192.00
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How to optimise your outdoor POS

What are event flags?

Event flags are a fantastic way to attract attention of passing trade from a distance in all kinds of environments from university open days to car showrooms.

The flags have a single sided print of your company name, logo or promotion onto semi-transparent material, allowing the print to visible on the other side of the flag. Designed to be hardwearing and weather resistant, these flags are the ideal addition to your outdoor area, whether it be on a pavement, in a car park or outside your entrance.

Introducing a flag is an affordable and easy way to get instant attention from those who otherwise might not have noticed your business and helps to get your logo or brand name on people's minds. As well as attracting paying customers, they work great as a directional tool for open days, as they can be used for setting people in the right direction.

Can I use snap frames and poster cases outdoors?

If you are in the food and drink industry or in retail, displaying your menu or opening hours outside your premises is crucial. To create a professional display that can be seen all the time, a snap frame with a PVC UV anti-glare cover or an outdoor LED light box is a great way to do this.

If you are creating an outdoor area for your visitors or customers, a snap frame can be used for sharing information, such as whether this is a smoke free area. Outdoor snap frames are also ideal for venues such as comedy clubs and theatres as they can display upcoming event information.

Whilst snap frames and outdoor poster cases can display any information you want, they are ideal outside businesses to instruct visitors on where to go or how to enter the building. For example if you are a business with multiple entrances, make this clear to your visitors with professionally mounted outdoor poster frames.

Snap frames can all be optionally used outdoors, however unless they specify 'outdoor' in the product title, we cannot guarantee your poster will be waterproof. For a more durable poster, we recommend purchasing our Printed Semi-Rigid Waterproof Posters.

How can I separate an outdoor area?

When trying to create an exclusive outdoor seating area, we would always recommend investing in a café barrier system. This creates an area designated for just your paying customers, something that is vital if you are based on a street or close to other eating and drink establishments.

The café barrier system doubles up as both a practical solution and as a way to further promote your brand. The banner can be personalised with your company name, logo or message, so that passing trade can see at a glance who this exclusive area belongs to. Another option to designate an outdoor area is to use artificial boxwood hedges as your barrier system, which are great across many venues including cafes, bars and restaurants.

Outside of the food and drink industry, pole and rope barrier systems are a great tool for queue management – think nightclub queues or hotel entrances. Again these can be personalised to suit your brand with a range of colours and materials available.

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pub menu pavement sign

Do I need a pavement sign?

Adding a pavement sign outside of your business is a simple yet cost effective way of increasing your footfall.

Pavement signs and A boards are double sided allowing you to advertise or promote two different messages at once to passing pedestrians and motorists. They are designed to either fold away or be pulled on wheels so are easy to put away and store at the end of a long day.

An A Board can work well for a variety of businesses, from a new company that wants to let people know who they are and what they offer, to a pub broadcasting a big sporting event wanting to let people know they will be showing it and when.

If you are looking to really stand out from your competitors, an LED Pavement Sign is a great investment and will keep your sign visible through the night with backlit crystal clear graphics. If the LED design is a little modern for your brand, why not try a more rustic chalkboard A board? These allow you to wipe clean and replace your message at a moments notice.

A fail-safe option is the more traditional water filled pavement signs which are weighted to resist tipping and available in a weatherproof variety.

Like many outdoor POS displays, most pavement signs are designed to withstand a certain amount of harsh weather, and we recommend using them with a waterproof printed poster and a protective cover.

Can I use leaflet holders outside my business?

Leaflets are traditionally found scattered across tables or reception desks, but sometimes it is handy to have them readily available outdoors. Having your literature displayed neatly and professionally both inside or outside of your business will encourage people to pick up a leaflet and take it home with them, hopefully creating a return customer.

Outdoor leaflet holders are designed with auto shut lids so that your literature will be protected come rain or shine.

If you have an A board pavement sign, you can maximise this advertising space by investing in an outdoor A board leaflet holder which attaches directly onto your pavement sign and dispenses your leaflets to interested customers.

Perhaps your business doesn't really need or have leaflets, but you still want something customers can take away with them. For this, there are exterior business card holders. This is a fantastic way to allow the customer to take part of your company with them, which also includes all of the necessary contact details for future visits or purchases.

For maximum impact, display your outdoor leaflet dispensers near doors and exits for people to collect on their way in or out and in seating areas where people are likely to want something to browse.

I own a restaurant. How can we display the menu outside?

While snap frames and poster cases may be used for this job, we supply some fantastic purpose-made outdoor menu display stands. We stock these in various sizes including some LED illuminated versions which are heavy duty and ideal for making your menu stand out, even in the dark.