Shelf Talkers

Shelf Talkers

What are shelf talkers?

Shelf talkers (also known as shelf barkers) are extremely popular among retailers for adding extra information to shelf edges. This can include special offers and prices, which help to attract and inform customers. They're also used in libraries, galleries and bookshops to provide supporting details.

What types of shelf talker are there?

Our shelf talkers are designed to fit onto retail shelf edges in various ways, giving you more options over what or how you display to customers.

Some shelf talkers and data strips are designed to sit flat against the shelf edge, whereas others are designed to sit at an angle, making them easier to read from above.

Some are supplied with adhesive to stick onto shelf edges, but others are designed to hook into your data strip. First, identify what kind of shelf you have. You'll then be able to figure out which shelf talker you need.

What are hinged shelf talkers for?

Hinged shelf talkers allow you to display your shelf signage without obstructing the products below. As they're hinged, they easily move out of the way when lifting products, without risking the shelf barkers falling off, breaking or damaging your products.

Shelf talkers and shelf barkers in a retail setting
We supply shelf talkers in a range of styles to suit you.

Are your shelf talkers supplied with signage?

Most of our shelf talkers are supplied blank for you to add any signs you want. If you want yours with a printed, eye-catching red and white sign, we also supply these with a choice of different messages. Our printed shelf talkers which have messages including ‘Sale’, ‘NEW’ and ‘Reduced To Clear’.

I'm still not sure which shelf barker I need, can you help?

You can take a look at our the table below, which outlines the differences between our various shelf talkers. Alternatively, simply contact a member of our sales team who will be happy to advise you.

How do I attach shelf talkers to my shelves?

Some shelf talkers slot into or clip onto the shelf edge data strip, found on many retail shelves (also called a scanning rail or ticket rail). Others hook on a lip on the front of the shelves or can be stuck in place using adhesive tape. Whatever your shelving type, we're sure to stock a shelf talker to fit it!

Although they tend to be sold in two standard sizes (6” x 3” and 8” x 3”), there are many different styles of shelf barker which have been designed to be compatible with virtually all retail shelving units.

Shelf Talkers Buying Guide

Product code Fitting Size Alignment Material Front
PB563 Datastrip 6" x 3" Central PVC Flat
PB583 Datastrip 8" x 3" Central PVC Flat
PB1A63 Datastrip 6" x 3" Central PVC Flat
PB1A83 Datastrip 8" x 3" Central PVC Flat
PB463 Datastrip 6" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
PB483 Datastrip 8" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
PB843 Datastrip 4" x 3" Flush top edge Extruded plastic Hinged
PB863 Datastrip 6" x 3" Flush top edge Extruded plastic Hinged
PB883 Datastrip 8" x 3" Flush top edge Extruded plastic Hinged
PB1463 Datastrip / Clip-on 6" x 3" Central Extruded plastic Flat
PB1483 Datastrip / Clip-on 8" x 3" Central Extruded plastic Flat
PB663 Adhesive 6" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
PB683 Adhesive 8" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
PB763 Adhesive 6" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Angled
PB783 Adhesive 8" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Angled
PB1263 Hang on glass/wire edge 6" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
PB1283 Hang on glass/wire edge 8" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
TH1 Datastrip / Clip-on 4" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
TH2 Datastrip / Clip-on 4" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
TH3 Datastrip / Clip-on 4" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat
TH4 Datastrip / Clip-on 4" x 3" Flush top edge PVC Flat