Whether you operate solely online or are considering a permanent store, your business can benefit from this face-to-face, Instagram-friendly trend. Plus, flash retail meshes seamlessly with Clover’s flexible payment processing solutions.
To help you get started, here are the basics of how to do a pop-up shop.
Flash retail requires far less commitment than launching a brick-and-mortar location. Your initial costs are smaller because you’re not locked into a long-term commercial lease. For payment processing, all you need is Wi-Fi or a cellular connection and a mobile POS device, like a Clover Go or a Flex that can accept all types of payments including digital wallets, debit or credit cards, gift cards, and more.
Think of the pop-up shop as a self-contained “test kitchen” where you can:
And, yes, pop-ups are also a convenient way to gather critical data and check out potential locations for a permanent store.
Since they aren’t intended to be permanent, pop-ups can fit virtually anywhere. Take advantage of outdoor market stalls or unused storefronts inside an existing space. Position your shop to maximize visual interest and encourage casual visitors.
Some key considerations are:
In today’s market, many commercial real estate providers are willing to offer flexible short-term leases to small business owners.
Once you’ve found the location for your shop, decide which theme or approach works best. You might select products to offer based on holidays and activities or geared to a specific audience. When stocking your pop-up shop, remember that
Like any retail store, your pop-up will only flourish if you’ve planned well. Before launch, these areas need close attention:
Clover offers all the POS power and flexibility you need to get your pop-up shop accepting payments fast. Reach out to a Clover Business Consultant today to learn more.