Retail Category Archive

How to Plan a Shipping Container Pop-Up

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Let’s start with the basics: What is a pop-up?   Pop-ups may be the most versatile and approachable means for retail businesses to test their ideas and grow their following. To the world, pop-ups mean one thing: temporary. How that limited-time opportunity takes shape is a little more flexible. Some pop-up shops happen in vacant […]

What Should Developers Know About Vitality in Urban Design?

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When we think about the precipice of community gathering, we conjure up images of ancient agoras and mid-century bazaars. These iconic city-centers are where people gathered before chatrooms, where they shopped before e-commerce, and where they told stories before social media. These were the center of life. And ever since these community cornerstones crumbled away […]

Food Brands Need Experiential Sampling. Here’s Why:

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This post was originally published on 12/13/2016. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 6/20/2018. Food brands all face the same challenge. Without sampling, it’s nearly impossible to convince someone to become a reoccurring customer. When asked by Sampling Advisors, “What would induce you to try a new product or brand?”, […]

Can High School Psychology Teach You About Experiential Retail?

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What is Experiential Retail? Experiential Retail is a strategy used in the retail landscape to increase engagement, interest, and traffic in physical retail locations. It provides an opportunity for brands to connect in one-on-one interactions with their customers. Theoretically, these interactions happen in an environment where happy and powerful memories are being made. While the […]

4 Benefits Of Shipping Container Pop Up Shop

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This post was originally published on 7/8/2013. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 4/3/2018. Pops up shops are temporary retail stores.  They have the unique ability to invigorate the energy around a brand, a product, a retail destination, or a special date. When they’re managed well, and designed for the experience, they […]

How are Modified Shipping Containers Priced?

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This post was originally published on 8/24/2014. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 3/14/2018. If you’ve found this blog, chances are you’re researching the process for buying a modified shipping container. This isn’t the first article you’ve read about shipping container architecture (or maybe it is), so you probably already […]

The Surprising Way Shipping Containers Could Improve Your Amazon Experience

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There’s something big happening in the trucking and logistics industry. Drivers, the group of people responsible for nearly all of on-ground shipping and delivery are about to become much less productive. Today, our Logistics Director spoke to the whole team about the legal changes made by the DMV and how they will affect the shipping […]

5 Charlotte Businesses Creating A Remarkable Experience  

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It’s corny, but we get really excited about space.   There’s something so compelling about walking into a quaint little store and being immersed in the emotional and artistic value of the company right as you enter.   We want to know what about these businesses makes them thrive the way they do, so we came up with a list of Charlotte businesses who excel […]

Top 7 Shipping Container Business Ideas for 2018

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Coffee Shop: With business opportunities from roasting all the way through serving drinks, the coffee and tea industry is an ideal environment for entrepreneurs to get their start. Containers are particularly useful to house coffee shops for their easy-customization and speed to market. However, we find that our clients are most enamored by their easy mobility. With […]

The Business Case for Containers in Temporary Retail

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Retail is undergoing a transformation. Containers offer unprecedented value in the industry! Speed to Market Fast is our comfort zone. Permanent, stick-built construction can’t even touch our times. Their pace is no surprise when you consider the time wasted for change orders, weather, theft, and sluggish workplace. But even in the event world, where quick […]