Retail Category Archive

How are Modified Shipping Containers Priced?

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“How much?” As the concept of using shipping containers for events, brand environments, and architectural spaces continues to catch on, this is almost always the first question we get asked when the phone rings. If you think that a used shipping container costs somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000 – you’d be half right. The problem is […]

How Can Your Business Use a Pop-Up Location to Get Ahead?

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Boxman Studios’ customers have come to rely on our ingenuity and innovation to make their events and experiences come alive. We continually push ourselves, and each other, to think creatively – to go outside the box even as we’re working within it. Part of this involves considering new, interesting, and effective ways that our containers […]

How Are Shipping Container Projects Priced?

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At Boxman Studios, we know that you invest your marketing and events dollars carefully and expect to see a solid return. And the first question for most people who contact us is ‘How much will this cost me?’ But before we can answer that, we need to ask a few questions first. The cost of […]

Have a Brew with Boxman Studios

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Introducing the East Coast’s first-ever retail and dining venue built from modified shipping containers. Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, SOMBLOX is anchoring Assembly Row, the area’s newest shopping, dining, live/work and entertainment destination developed, owned and operated by, Federal Realty Investment Trust. The shipping container architecture pays homage to Somerville’s industrial past, once home to a Ford Motor […]

How We Transformed a Shipping Container into a Mobile Kitchen Showroom

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Boxman Studios recently transformed a forty foot shipping container into a mobile kitchen for Electrolux, one of the world’s top appliance brands. Electrolux is well known for its vacuums, but they also create a wide range of high-end kitchen appliances – and a live demonstration is the ideal setting for an audience to see the […]

From Outside to Inside: Designing the Whole Event Experience

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What’s the one detail that will turn a mildly interested event-goer into a wildly enthusiastic brand ambassador? When is the tipping point between like and love? Where do they find the motivation to follow your brand, check it out online, or visit a physical location? It could be the excitement they get from interacting with […]

3 Ways Shipping Container Architecture Can Be Used In Retail

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Shipping container architecture provides endless, cutting-edge possibilities for retail design, ranging from pop up jewelry shops, to fixed structures such as block-long shopping malls. Here are three ways shipping containers can be used in retail: 1. Pop-up Store Pop up retail provides organizations with flexibility and versatility. Small, well-designed units are the ideal place to […]

4 Benefits Of Shipping Container Pop Up Retail Space

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Retailers aren’t waiting for customers to find them anymore; they’re bringing products right to customers. Building a pop up retail space from a modified shipping container is an ideal way to be a part of this movement. Pop up retail has become trendy, from boutique clothing stores to taco stands. But retailers can really stand […]

Pop-Up Retail – Boxman Style

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Pop-up retail may not be a new idea but it does seem to be a trend that is gaining momentum. In the past, major retailers and other B-to-C companies have traditionally spent significant resources on in-depth research and economic forecasting to determine where they should consider opening new brick-and-mortar store locations. Lately, however, more and […]