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Checklist for First-time Mall Kiosk Buyers

Make a list of everything your mall kiosk will need, and the amount or quantity. This may involve special arrangements or additional costs. Be sure to include the following:

  • Electrical hookups (and the required wattage)
  • Gas
  • Water systems and drainage
  • Garbage/waste disposal
  • On-site storage space (including refrigeration for perishable items, secure storage for inventory and equipment, etc.)
  • Insurance

# Contact the local municipal and county governments to learn which laws and regulations apply to you.

# Contact the local fire department to learn which regulations apply to you.

# Contact the local health department to learn which regulations apply to you.

# Read the mall requirements carefully. Find the answers to anything you don’t understand. We strongly recommend you consult a lawyer.

# Make sure the design, dimensions, and appearance of your kiosk will fit the mall’s criteria.

# Find out what the mall’s rules are for moving your mall kiosk to a different location.

# Find out if you must follow special procedures for hiring employees.

# Don’t panic. All this red tape is normal. If it was easy to find personal freedom in your own business, everyone would be doing it.

We can help you. Nakamura-Beeman has been dealing with malls for 25 years. We contact the malls directly with your proposed mall kiosk design, and work with them to ensure all criteria are met.

Contact Us and we’ll put our experience to work for you.

The Production Cycle

Designing Your Retail Merchandising Unit

All kiosks are designed to maximize your sales potential and follow mall criteria.

The first step is a consultation. You’ll tell us what you need and how you would like your customized fixtures to look.

Much of the design of a mall kiosk is specified by the mall; we’ll determine the best solution that meets your requirements and the mall criteria. We’ll work directly with the mall, and advise you on different options involving dimensions, materials used, and color and appearance.

In the end we’ll come up with a written blueprint, and quote you a price. If you’re satisfied with the offering, you’ll make an initial deposit and we’ll produce line drawings with color rendering for your approval.

At this point, we’ll also submit the design to the mall for approval. Our experience with many particular malls enables us to gain quick approval in most cases. Once the mall approves the design, we’ll submit it to the city.

Building Your Mall Kiosk

Once we’ve matched the legal requirements with your needs and ideas, we turn to state of the art equipment to manufacture your customized commercial fixtures.

We employ Computer Assisted Design (CAD) to ensure multiple copies of your mall kiosk or other commercial furniture are alike. CAD also makes it easy to implement any changes made from the original design.

All our materials are precision-cut using Computer Numerical Control - the technique where a cutting head such as a router is controlled by a computer through a program that defines the cutting path to be followed.

We’ll build your store fixtures, mall kiosks, or other customized commercial furniture using plastic laminate, glass, metal, solid surface materials, marble, and granite. We perform every aspect of production in-house, including the installation of electrical wiring and graphic design. We’re skilled at hardwood, wood veneers, and painted finishes.

Delivery and Installation of Your POP Display

All mall kiosks, store fixtures, and POP displays are fully assembled, cleaned, and tested at our facility. You’re welcome to inspect it yourself at this point. We plug it in and test the lights, audio/visual equipment, electrical outlets and other components. Then we assign a crew to disassemble the units and pack all the parts for shipping. To ensure accountability, this same crew will unpack and install the units.

We always deliver on time, and install in one night.

The entire production cycle, from your acceptance of the preliminary design to the installation of your mall kiosk, takes four to six weeks. Under special circumstances, we may be able to expedite the process for a faster completion.

Be sure and contact us well in advance of your lease date, so we can find the solution that will minimize your costs, maximize your sales, and enable you to open your business on time.