Awesome tips: merchandising your pop-up shop for best results


A Pop-Up Shop is a temporary retail event, in place for a short time, often for just one day. The concept has become ever more popular in UK retail, following successes in brand development for many online-only businesses, creating a Pop-Up-Shop event is a great way to get the word out about your company, cause a stir, and increase your customer base.

There’s a multitude of objectives that a Pop-Up-Shop can help you reach, including testing out a new revenue stream, engaging new customers, or creating the urgency that comes with “here today, gone tomorrow”. Whatever your objective, merchandising your Pop-Up-Shop needs a lot of thought, to ensure you make the most of your limited time we’ve come up with some top tips to help you out.

Create an eye-catching window display

Your Pop-Up-Shop is only going to be available for a short time and your customers must know that. Use your window display to shout about the exclusivity of your event, ensuring customers can’t miss the fact that if they don’t buy now, they’ll certainly miss out. Window poster holders are the perfect way to get your message out there, remember to make it clear that the amazing deals in your Pop-Up-Shop won’t be available when the shop is gone.

Make the most of the opportunity to generate brand awareness

This is your time to shine, so grab every opportunity you can to get your company’s name out there. Make sure your retail staff are trained on all your products and your brand values to ensure your customers get the right impression of your brand. Have staff outside the shop making some noise, handing out leaflets, balloons, and other branded merchandise.

Don’t forget your carrier bags and ensure they communicate the urgency of your event to passers-by.

Top Tips for Merchandising a Pop-up Shop


Ensure your shop floor display does your products justice

You may not want to spend the earth on shop fittings for a temporary shop, but it’s important to have quality fittings that will do your stock and brand image justice.

Make use of portable displays that will be easy to store and re-use for future events.  There are plenty of cheap shop display systems that also offer the quality you need.

Get the local press involved

Get the press involved in the run-up to your event to ensure potential customers know you’ll be there. It’s also a good idea to invite them to the event with special press offers and gifts. You’ve got your shop floor display and window display looking perfect and photos in the press will expand the reach beyond your event.

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We’ve got everything you need to create a stir with your Pop-Up-Shop, visit the website for a low-cost clothes rail, shop shelving, and more.

Have you created or visited a Pop-Up-Shop event? We’d love to hear about it, let us know how you got on in the comments below.

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