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Used Backroom Shelving

Backroom shelving is a popular choice for all kinds of storage applications and often consists of steel components and particle board shelves. We carry a wide selection of high-quality and affordable used backroom shelving options. Browse our inventory below.


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About Backroom Shelving

Backroom shelving, as the name implies, is intended to be used in the back room of retail stores, warehouses or other businesses. Unlike front-of-store shelving, this type of storage equipment's primary function is practical rather than aesthetic. It’s designed to hold inventory in an organized and easy-to-access manner for workers.

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Backroom shelving is usually clipless. This means the shelving system is designed for easy assembly and disassembly without the need for clips, nuts or bolts. Components snap or slide together to provide a secure fit and sturdy construction.

You’ll often see steel making up the shelving frame when it comes to shelving materials. While most backroom shelving units have open backs, you’ll sometimes see some closed-back units in our inventory. Regarding shelves, there are a few common materials. This includes steel, wire shelving and even reinforced wood/particle board shelves — each with its own advantages.

Benefits of Backroom Shelving

Being such a versatile style, backroom shelving comes with some
excellent benefits.

Easy Assembly

With most systems offering clipless installation, assembly is simple and utilizes virtually no tools.

Cost Effective

Backroom shelving is a relatively affordable type of industrial shelving. Buying used is a great way to save even more on this type of equipment.


Many backroom shelving systems can be easily expanded, making them a great candidate for facilities with expansion in mind.


Like other shelving systems, backroom shelving allows for easy access to stored items and can be used in various settings, from backroom storage to customer-facing retail spaces.


Because they are easy to assemble and disassemble, clipless shelving systems can be quickly reconfigured to accommodate changing storage needs.

Backroom Shelving Applications

Being highly adaptable, you’ll find backroom shelving in many different storage environments:

  • Retail stores
  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centers
  • Automotive shops
  • Manufacturing facilities
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Get the Used Backroom Shelving You Need From the Storage Experts

If you have questions or concerns regarding your backroom shelving needs, please don't hesitate to contact us. If you need an odd size or customized shelving solution, East Coast Storage Equipment can help. Call us at 888.294.5022 or contact us online.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing

Investing in backroom shelving is a significant decision for any warehouse, workshop or storage facility. Before purchasing, it's crucial to consider various factors to ensure you opt for the most suitable shelving system for your needs. Here are some essential things to keep in mind before investing in backroom shelving:

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What Do You Need?

Before making a purchase, you should consider the following:

  • Space Utilization: Assess the available space in your facility. Measure the dimensions, including wall height, floor space and any obstructions that may affect shelf placement. This will help determine the right size, depth and number of shelves that can fit comfortably in your designated area.
  • Inventory Characteristics: Analyze the items you plan to store on the shelving. Consider their size, weight and dimensions. Determine if you need shelving with adjustable heights, open back/closed back or specific weight-bearing capacities.
  • Throughput and Accessibility: Evaluate how frequently you'll need to access the items stored on the shelves. For high-turnover items or those that need to be accessed quickly, opt for shelving that offers easy, direct access without obstructions.

Your Existing Budget

No matter what you're purchasing, budget is always on the mind. Here is what you need to know:

  • Quality and Durability: Investing in high-quality, durable backroom shelving is crucial for long-term value. High-grade steel or reinforced materials ensure the longevity of the shelving, reducing the potential need for repairs or replacements.
  • Installation and Maintenance Costs: Account for expenses associated with the installation, including labor and any equipment that might be needed. Additionally, contemplate any future maintenance or safety checks to maintain the condition of the shelving.
  • Scalability and Future Expansion: Determine if the backroom shelving system allows for future modifications. Choosing a modular design that can be easily expanded or adjusted as your storage requirements change over time might be advantageous.

Backroom Shelving to Meet Any Need

Backroom, stockroom or retail shelving is commonly used in retail “back rooms” hence the name. Many manufacturers make this type of boltless shelving — the most popular being Lozier, with their S-Series line. Versatile, strong and easy to install, backroom shelving is great for a whole range of applications.

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Used Backroom Shelving Sections and Components

A section is normally composed of 16-gauge galvanized steel uprights and steel-reinforced particleboard or plywood shelves. Backroom shelving can be reinforced with cross bracing and comes in both closed and open (sides and backs) configurations. Backroom shelving is generally quite easy to assemble because it uses no hardware. The shelves are fully adjustable (usually every 2″), so they can be configured for your specific needs and easily repositioned if necessary.

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Installation Services Available

You don’t have to manage installation all on your own. East Coast Storage Equipment offers professional installation services so you can rest easy knowing your shelving system is set up according to industry and local, state and federal standards. Get in touch today to learn more.

FAQs About Backroom Shelving

Is Backroom Shelving Sturdy?

Don’t let the simple and easily adjustable design fool you — backroom shelving is surprisingly sturdy. You can find used boltless and rivet backroom shelving systems with load capacities that top 2,000 pounds. You can also reinforce your rivet shelving with cross-bracing to make it even sturdier.

The other consideration for shelving sturdiness, of course, is the brand. Many brands are available, but Lozier is considered the gold standard. These tried-and-true shelving systems are built to last even under heavy loads.

Why Choose Backroom Shelving Over Other Types of Industrial Shelving?

Backroom shelving isn’t the only kind of shelving used in industrial and retail settings, but it does tend to rise to the top among those who prioritize convenience, durability and customization. To start, if you go with a boltless shelving system, you don’t have to worry about bolts, nuts, clips or any tools other than a rubber mallet to assemble it. This uniquely designed product allows you to tap the rivets on the horizontal beams into keyhole slots on the vertical uprights.

The convenience of this design extends beyond the assembly phase. Without any tools or even that much labor, you can easily adjust your boltless backroom shelving to accommodate loads of almost any size or shape. Rivet shelving and similar designs also offer relatively simple adjustment methods in most cases.

Can Backroom Shelving Be Used Outside of Industrial Settings?

Absolutely. In fact, many industries and even homeowners have caught on to the usefulness and versatility of backroom shelving systems. You can use backroom shelving systems in a variety of non-warehouse settings, including retail stockrooms, liquor stores and similar businesses that need to display a large quantity of heavy products and even garages and living homes.

Is Backroom Shelving Easy to Install?

One of the big benefits of backroom shelving is how easily you can install these storage systems. In most cases, you’ll need to deal with minimal tooling and three components:

  • Uprights
  • Braces
  • Shelves

Some systems come with pre-assembled uprights—making installation that much easier.

Can You Access Both Sides of a Backroom Shelving Unit?

This will depend on the specific piece of equipment. In most cases, a brace will be in the way on the backside, although this won’t completely prohibit use from that side. Other units may lack a brace completely, offering complete access to both sides. Lastly, manufacturers design some units to fit back-to-back, mitigating access lost from brace placement.

Does East Coast Storage Equipment Offer Options for Custom Backroom Shelving?

Yes. If you can’t find the exact dimension you need for your specific application, be sure to reach out to our team to learn more about custom backroom shelving options. We can custom cut uprights and shelves to meet your exact specifications.

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