When buying a flag or set of flags for a shop, it is worth considering:
– How much space do you have?
If you would like to use a freestanding portable flag that moves in a breeze or wind, for example, you will need a minimum of 1 metre space.
This will allow the flag to move and rotate safely (avoiding health and safety issues with pedestrians)
The distance between your shop and main road may have an impact on the effectiveness of any flag/s displayed.
Commonly, high street retailers will have little space to display flags, but they will be very close to busy pavements and walkways.
Small flags will add more impact if properly located, for example.
Shops located a little off the beaten track or set back from the road, as another example, will generally have more space to display larger flags.
In conclusion, every shopkeeper will have a different area of space to work with, so it’s worth measuring against flag dimensions.
Shop Flags generally need to be brought in each day (except for flags displayed on traditional flagpoles including Trapezoid Flags)
It is therefore important to have staff properly trained to bring them down and store them safely.
Is the shop premises subject to excessive weather conditions?
If YES, please mention this to us or the flag maker you choose. This will result in the flags being reinforced to cope with excessive wind and rain, for example.
Please note, portable flags will generally withstand winds up to 35mph.
Message and Colour Scheme
What message and colour scheme will result in the best impact?
Shop Flags are designed to create attention and increase footfall into your shop, for example.
Getting the message and colour scheme just right, is key to your success.
Sailflags have a massive range of shop flags in every size you can imagine.
Please drop us a line today by filling out our flag enquiry form or call us on 01736 719111.
Fillable Base | Our most popular choice | FREE option with complete systems
Wall Brackets | Ideal for limited space | FREE option with complete systems
Concrete Bases | When you need more weight (additional costs apply)
Shop Flags | About our shop flag printing service
Our friendly and helpful staff are on hand to help you choose the right shape and size.
It’s our attention to detail and free design service that set’s us apart from other flag makers in the UK.
Order with complete peace of mind. All artwork is approved by you prior to completing order and payment.
Our quotes include your flags, any parts needed, plus delivery options. If you need flags on a next day service, please let us know.
FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions
Portable flags can be placed outside a premises and brought in each day without planning permission.
You will however need to abide by health and safety guidelines regarding pedestrians etc.
Permanent flags may be subject to planning permission, especially if the property is a listed building, for example.
Our standard sized portable flagpole systems are the most popular by far.
If you have limited space however, we would recommend you consider using smaller models, like the super saver or value range.
These flags can be placed on a small base or wall bracket, saving space, for example.
The Sailflags team are always on hand to guide you on the best solution if you are unsure.
We offer a free design and proofing service to ensure the flags will look just right.
Your order is only completed once artwork is approved by you, for example.
In conclusion, you do not need to pay upfront for your flags until you are happy with design proofs.
We will always provide prices including a free fillable base or soft ground spike.
Sailflags also offer a range of non-plastic options, including cross base and metal or concrete bases, for example. Additional costs may apply to some of these products.
If you are looking for something different to secure flagpole into, please let us know at time of enquiry, for example.
This will help us quote accurately before you proceed.
Sailflags make all flags in-house and our costs are carefully managed to ensure our customers receive quality products with an eye on value for money.
By working with a flag maker direct, you reduce the cost paid per flag, even on individual and low print runs.
It is always worthwhile asking what quality (in gsm) material flags will be made from when you are shopping around. This single question will often guide you on any significant difference between flag prices.
On the other hand, if you are using a design agency or signage company to source your flags, the price has to be increased to reflect both their design time and time spent organising booking and delivery.
Single sided print using 1 piece of flag material with a show through of design on the back. Words and graphics read / display correctly on front and reverse reading or mirrored on the back.
Double sided print
2 flags sewn back to back (with an inner liner to reduce show through) All writing and graphics read or display correctly both sides.
Our portable flag systems can be used indoors or outdoors and are designed to withstand winds up to 35mph.
We do not recommend however, displaying portable flagpole systems in excessive wind and rain.
We use a very effective dye sublimation process using environmentally conscious inks. This provides vibrant digital colour reproduction and we would normally expect flags to last between 1-2 years on medium usage (daily use outside)
There are however, several factors that will either prolong the life of the flag or reduce it.
Here is a common list of factors:
• Portable Flag systems are designed to be brought in each day and doing this will help extend the life of the whole system, including the flag
• If your part of the world is subject to excessive weather conditions (wind, rain, sunlight) these factors can all add extra stress to flags and the portable systems.
Please let us know when making an enquiry and we can discuss ways to work around this for you.
• Leaving flags out at night can be detrimental to the fabric
• Using flags as permanent signage is not a sound solution. If you need permanent signage, we can discuss alternatives with you.
• Looking for signs of wear and tear early, will ensure your flags can be repaired, rather than replaced
• Keeping portable flags away from walls and obstructions will ensure they keep from harms way
We use good quality flag knit polyester, but other materials are available according to how flags will be used.
Shop Flags FAQ
What is a shop flag?
Shop Flags advertise or promote the shop premises, including products sold or brands offered. The desired result is to attract attention and increase footfall.
What is a shop flag made of?
Most are made using Flag knit polyester.
Are shop flags double sided?
They can be single or double sided. Always ask for a quote for both options and take advice on what suits you best.
How sturdy are shop flags?
These type of flags tend to use a lightweight flag material. This will result in the flag being able to withstand wind and rain up to 35mph. If your area of the world is exposed to extreme weather conditions, request reinforcements to flags and poles systems.
How much do shop flags cost?
Expect to pay anything from £30 for small and £119 for extra large systems.