The pop-up industry has grown to more than $10 billion in sales in the United States. If you are a retail store thinking about growing your brand visibility and sales, pop-up stores should be on the top of your list.
What kind of pop-up store ideas should you consider though? Let’s look below at six viable pop-up store ideas to kickstart your imagination…
1. Pancakes and More
A pop-up store made of shipping containers usually has access to utility sources. So there’s no need to worry about setting up a mobile food stall in the form of a pop-up retail store. It’s like setting up a food truck, but without the wheels.
Any kind of food retailer can consider setting up a pop-up store using shipping containers. It’s easy, affordable, and trendy.
2. Art Shows
Do you have artists who need to get their art and name out there? A pop-up store attracts a lot of attention, which means that you can use that curiosity to sell your art, crafts, and handmade goods.
3. Any Kind of Clothing
Most clothing owners are aware of the effectiveness of pop-up events in getting their brand and clothing in the hands of people who had never heard of them before. For example, a well-known Japanese brand, Superdry, uses pop-up shops to build their brand visibility regularly. Emulate their success by building your own shipping container retail store.
4. DJs and Dancing
You can’t necessarily have the entire dance floor in a small pop-up shipping container, but you can take advantage of the space in front of the pop-up store to act as a temporary dance floor. The DJ gets a nice, dry, and shaded place to pump their music from and the crowd gets to feel the sunshine on their happy faces. Sounds like a powerful combination!
5. Cosmetics Galore
The beauty industry is always innovating and popping out new product lines. Using a pop-up container store would be a great way to boost brand awareness for new cosmetic roll outs. Besides, cosmetics of all kinds and shapes are easy to display in a shipping container retail store. You can even have spots for make-up artists to give free makeovers to interested clients.
6. Nonprofits Welcome
A pop-up container store isn’t just for commercial retail businesses. Even nonprofits can get in on the action. You can set up a pop-up store where people can explore your ideals and mission, and perhaps even donate a to your cause. Including selling retail merchandise for your cause out of the store. The possibilities are endless.
Pop-up Store Ideas Galore
The sky is the limit when it comes to pop-up store ideas. If you can imagine it, we at EMS can build it.
As pop-up stores become more of a mainstay of the retail industry, you will become a pioneer in the industry. So, don’t delay. Start now.
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