Pop-up stores are a powerful customer acquisition and retention tool for online retailers

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March 26, 2019, 3:56 PM UTC

Temporary retail space can drive overall brand strategy not just help sales.

Pop-up shops can not only create engaging physical shopping experiences but are also used by online stores to explore the possibility of a physical store without long term fiscal commitments. But the author explains that these are not the only benefits of a pop-up store.

A physical store allows a direct connection with customers on a human level, something online doesn’t do. They also help complement online experience with offline ones, helping build a network of loyal, engaged consumers.

Pop-up stores also help create brand buzz by generating a sense of urgency and exclusivity that encourages shoppers to visit before missing out, besides also helping clear out the inventory. The author also details the logistics involved in opening a pop-up shop, as well as how to evaluate its success.

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