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How to Make a Container into a Pop-Up Shop?

April 21, 2021
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How to Turn a Container into a Pop-Up Shop?

Using a shipping container for pop up store has become popular around the world. A pop-up shop is a temporary retail space, that can be set up in a variety of locations and transported to different places. Creating a shipping container pop up allows for retailers to have their own brand vision and customize the container to increase brand visibility and popularity. Pop-up shops were originally used by small businesses that couldn’t afford standard retail space but with its increase in trendiness bigger brands such as Adidas and Tesla have joined the shipping container pop up store trend. So who converts shipping containers into pop up shops? A few ways that we have seen business owners use container pop up shops are:

  • Sales offices
  • Ticket sales stalls
  • Beauty salons
  • Art galleries
  • Food stalls
  • Bars
  • Coffee shop

 

What is a Pop-Up Shop?

A pop up shop is a temporary shop or store that can be taken down and moved to different locations. Container pop up shops have become very trendy in recent years and are a great alternative to brick-and-motor retail spaces that often come with long leases and confined to one location.

 

Benefits of Using a Shipping Container for Pop-Up Store

Easily Modified

Having a retail pop up shop shipping container makes it easy to modify a basic container into whatever you envision. Customize your container with desks, coffee machines, fridges, or salon chairs to meet your needs. You can also have windows and extra doors, insulation, or temperature controls. Companies can make modifications to a container pop up shop with their own branding to increase brand awareness. 

Portable

Shipping container pop up shops are very convenient because you can move them to different locations. This gives companies the opportunity to go to different events, markets, or malls for a period of time and then move on to another location. 

Secure

Another good reason to use a shipping container for pop up shop is that shipping containers are built to be secure while on ships transporting cargo. This means that you can be sure that all of your merchandise or valuables will be safe inside your container pop up shop when you pack up for the night. Shipping container pop up shops aren’t just secure from robbers but also from weather, rodents, and bugs.

Unique 

Use a shipping container for pop up shop to create a unique experience for your customers. There is a reason that pop-up shops are so trendy and all over social media. Bring your own visions and designs when creating a shipping container pop up to create a social media following that will benefit you offline and online. 

Inexpensive

Using a shipping container for pop up store can be an inexpensive alternative in comparison to the cost of renting a retail store. Purchasing a container pop up shop is a great solution to keeping costs low while making income at the same time.

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How to Turn a Container into a Pop-Up Shop?

Now that you know what a container pop up shop can be used for and some of the benefits of choosing a container pop up shop for traditional retail space the next question is, how to turn a container into a pop up shop?

1. Shop Plans

The first step in turning a shipping container into a pop-up shop is a business plan. What are you going to sell, and where are you going to sell? 

2. What is your budget

Coming up with a reasonable budget to start your business is very important. How much money is it going to cost you to turn a container into a pop-up shop from start to finish. 

3. Architecture/Design

This is the fun part, designing your shipping container into a pop-up shop. You will likely want help from a professional with this part. Bring your creativity and vision!

4. Purchase a Shipping Container

Coast Containers will help you with this step. When purchasing a container you are going to want to know the size, type, and if you need a used or new shipping container.

5. Modify the Shipping Container

The last step is modifying your shipping container. Do you need to add windows, doors, insulation? The layouts and design will have been done in step 3 but now is time to make it all come to life. 

 

Conclusion

Now that you have a good idea of what a shipping container pop up shop is, what the benefits are of using a shipping container pop up shop and the basics of how to turn a container into a pop up shop, it’s time to decide what shipping container is right for you.

For more information on the different types and sizes of shipping containers and the difference between new or used containers, you can visit our website or reach out to one of our team members at Coast Containers for help with purchasing the container that is perfect for you.

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