News English — Pop-Up Shops

The next big thing? Pop-up warehouses!

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Unless you have been hidden in a non-wifi enabled bunker over the last five years you will know about the proliferation of pop-up stores during peak business or for marketing purposes. However, you may not have heard of the pop-up warehouse. Turns out 3PL providers such as PFSWeb provide this opportunity for merchants to keep up and in som cases even improve delivery times to key areas during peak trading. Super exciting development in the crowded 3PL space. Check out PFSWeb website for more informaiton

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China Watch: Self-Serve Convenience Stores

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Self-service stores is a big thing in China. At what point will Chinese companies lead and businesses like Amazon follow?

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A walk in Seven Dials in London Dec 7th, 2016 - 360 Video

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Will December trade save retailers? Not on this evidence... We took a stroll in Covent Garden (or Seven Dials as the main retail estate owner prefers to call it - Shaftesbury plc) to check out the Christmas mood. See for yourself, its not Neal Street Neal Street, 7 Dec 2016 @ approx 16:00. Stores are not very busy. Quite a few empty stores and pop-ups. #Pylones #Offspring #HappySocks #Speedo #Superga #Havaianas #Tabio #Office #NaturalShoeCompany #Sole  Monmouth Street   Earlham Street  

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Online going offline?

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Made.com opened its first public showroom in 2015 and in the last few days NotOnTheHighstreet.com announced its intention to do more offline work, primarily in temporary pop-ups. In the US the concept of pop-ups or guide-shops is well known through fashion ecommerce retailers such as TrunkClub.com and Bonobos.com. Thus far no fashion-led ecommerce retailer in the UK has made any intention to open an offline shop public. We believe that with the increasing availability of suitable retail property on the market it is highly likely that at least one of Asos.com or Boohoo.com will trial the concept. If not as...

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