Tips for setting up a pop-up shop in Toronto

When you are not in a position to set up a proper bricks-and-mortar retail store, setting up a temporary location like a pop-up store is a good start. Whether you are planning to start a business or are looking to have a seasonal income model, pop-up stores are an amazing way to ensure that you have a place of business organized. It is imperative to have a clear goal in mind about your business so that you can establish the other crucial parameters regarding your shop, like choosing the right location and establishing a set process.

Setting up a temporary pop store

Location

One of the most important concerns of any business is location. Pop-up stores can be seen in many places like shopping malls, galleries, streets, craft fairs, weekend markets, etc. You can look online for business owners who may be interested in renting their space. In many cases, such business owners also provide insurance, financial support and promotional help for your business.

Additional costs

Setting a pop-up store comes with many accessory expenditures that you may not have thought about. These include spending on electricity, internet connection, phone, point-of-sale equipment, employee wages, furniture if needed, inventory, storage, supply, appliances like buying a fridge or toaster if you are serving food. These costs need to be taken into regards when you are thinking of additional costs.

Renting

If you are thinking about renting instead of buying a place, you need to consider the space you need, the costs involved and typically quite a few permissions that may be outlined by the owner. Commercial leases are quite different than a residential lease. In addition, many aspects of a property that may be included in the permanent location lease, may not be included in a pop-up store space lease.

Availability

Spaces for the pop-up store can be hard to find and weather can be an important factor in determining the availability of lease. With the spring season approaching, if you are eyeing a particular spot for your pop-up store, now is the perfect time to inquire about the availability of the spot and even book a pop-up store structure from Storstac so you can be ready for business right on time all through summers. Talk to vendors and do adequate research before you finalize a place and book a spot. There may be some laws and guidelines pertaining to what a pop-up store can or cannot sell in a particular area. Plus, you may have to obtain permits and licenses for your business on time. Consider the time, effort and money that needs to be spent on getting all the things right and start in advance to allow everything to run smoothly.

Once you are ready with all the basic considerations, use social media and the internet to drive foot traffic to your pop-up store. If you are thinking about setting up a pop-up store in Toronto, Storstac has one of the largest choices of modified kiosks. They are secure, durable, flexible and customizable for almost all kinds of business. Talk to a Storstac associate today to get a suitable pop-up store for your business.