Pop-Up Shop, RMU & Kiosk Space

Pop-up Retail and Kiosk Space for (RM)U!

Retail Concessions, pop-up retail space, pop-up shop space, or kiosk space for retail merchandising units (RMU) are locations ideal for customer engagement. They tend to be at specific sites in indoor shopping centres. retail merchandising units can be as easy as a simple stall, or a table and banner stand. Alternatively, they can be complex in the form of a pod, hand-cart, marquee or semi-permanent secured structure.

Retail merchandising units, a pop-up shop, or a kiosk space are perfect for start-up businesses or online retailers looking to take their first steps into the physical world. Retail Concessions provide a cost-effective way to trial the marketplace without the drawbacks of long-term leases. Their style, purpose and location will be dependent both on your business goals and objectives when branching into offline retail.

RMU and kiosk space, the new trend.

It’s not new news that the high street is changing. Retailers are gradually realising that brick-and-mortar stores, once the bastion of the industry, are increasingly cumbersome barriers to profitability. Large rental and maintenance costs, staff wages and the need to constantly ‘refresh the look’ lead to high overheads on the ground. Online is seemingly the way forward although that is not necessarily our view.

The world of Retail Merchandising Units (RMU) and Kiosk Space, including pop-up shops and modular installations, is bucking the trend. These innovative ways of promoting and selling your product or service are becoming increasingly popular. Whether you’re a start-up business, expanding franchise, seasonal operator, online-only provider or well-known brand; mall and particularly RMU and Kiosk retailing can prove a worthwhile investment.

Access Point has 20 years of experience in managing Retail Concessions, Retail Merchandising Units, Pop-up Shop Space, Kiosk Space and similar services in locations across the UK. Our extensive knowledge enables us to select the right place for your business, maximising awareness, engagement and sales.

Pop-up shop space

Pop-up shops are a great way to top-up your brand awareness, customer base and ultimately, your bottom line.

The need for Pop-up shop space has exploded in the retail sector and is only increasing in popularity. They reflect the purpose of retail merchandising units; to increase brand awareness, generate positive PR, educate customers and provide a short-term retail opportunity to test new markets and drive sales. They differ from RMUs in that they are typically more easily identifiable with an established brand.

Pop-up shop space often takes one of two forms. ‘In-line location’ shops are existing vacant units in a retail space that can be leased on a short-term basis. Alternatively, a pop-up shop space can be a short-term structure in a pedestrian area, car park, mall walkway or public space. Similar to retail merchandising units, pop-up shop spaces are designed to intercept consumers’ normal or pre-planned shopping trips and offer them something unique or new.

Speedy reactions are key . . .

Modular units are a great way for businesses undergoing rapid expansion to test new locations and new markets. The e-cigarette industry is an example of how businesses use such RMUs to react to changing market demands.

Modular units are a type of Retail Merchandising Unit that provides security and, where needed, privacy. They are popular among barbers, nail and eyebrow bars and piercing stalls, all of which require exposure yet seclusion for the comfort of their customers. They serve as scaled-down but complete business premises, giving companies the option to launch, on a smaller scale with fewer overheads.

View our media sheets to see what venues we have available for RMU, kiosk and pop-up shop opportunities.

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