Each shop in a shopping arcade shall be treated as an independent unit as far as vastu principles are concerned.
In the east facing shop the cashier should sit in the South-East or South-West corner facing either North or East and the cash box should be more towards South or West.
In the south facing shop the cashier should sit in the South West corner facing North or East with the cash box more towards the south or west.
In west facing shops the cashier should sit in the South-West corner facing North or East with the cash box more towards South or West.
In the North facing shops the cashier should sit in the North-West or South-West corner either facing North or East with cash box more towards the South or West.
When the shop has only one full opening, only positive half of it should be used for the movement of people and goods i.e East North East in east facing shop, South east in south facing shops, West North West in west facing shops and North-North East in north facing shops.
In case of shops having two big opening then too the same principle should be followed, that is, the positive or favourable opening should used for the movement of people and goods.
The entire shopping arcade or commercial complex should have its main gate and main door or entry to the complex in the favourable directions i.e North-North East, East-North East, South-South East and West-North west.
The counters should be designed as to have the salesmen or sales girls facing either north or east and the customers facing south or east.
Toilet should never be in North-East corner of the individuals shop or office.
When the shop is not rectangle or square in shape, extension of the corner to North-East only is good. Extension to other corners is bad and has to be rectified.
All the lofts, mezzanine floors of the individual shops and offices should be in the western, southern and south-western sides and similarly the loading pattern.
n a commercial complex or office building, the office executive or proprietor should have his office in the South-West corner and should sit facing north.
Others should face either north or east and no one should face south. Facing west in unavoidable circumstances is allowed.
No staff members should sit in such a way that their back is towards the proprietor or chief executive.
When the building is huge, like those of schools, colleges and hospitals etc., and when L, U, C, shaped buildings are designed, care should be taken to see that the northern and eastern sides and more particularly North-Eastern corner is not blocked.