Online pop-up stores are part of your client offerings. Great!
Whether online pop-up stores have been part of your client offering for years, or you are just catching up, it’s normal to find yourself looking around, unsure of where to even begin. Figuring out how to implement pop-up stores effectively with clients and customers can require a little out-of-the-box, creative thinking to look at things just a little differently.
In Step 1 of Online Pop-Up Stores 101, you learned the benefits of pop-up stores and why they should be incorporated into your marketing strategy. Next, you’ll learn actionable steps that will support your efforts, empower your innovative thinking, and help you build online stores that produce results.
If spending over 12 years in the business has shown us anything, it’s that online pop-up stores may be more of a fit than it might appear at first glance. Don’t count yourself out too early, or you might be missing out on money-making opportunities.
For example, one OMG client pitched an online pop-up store as a way for their corporate account to run an efficient, inventory-free branding sweep with their employees. They were surprised to discover that the two-week store yielded 150% higher sales than the account’s always-open employee site. Because of the store’s success, the OMG client incorporated quarterly online pop-up stores into the account’s strategy moving forward.
Another OMG client offered an online pop-up store to a local hospital account, as opposed to bulk ordering. Because the eCommerce solution allowed for greater reach, orders at this hospital location were placed, as usual. What she didn’t expect was for the pop-up store to be shared with the hospital’s three other locations, resulting in over 700 employees serviced, and orders coming in daily. Pop-up stores quickly became her go-to solution for servicing this account, expanding her reach to claim additional sales volume.
Lesson learned? Speak early and often about your online store capabilities, and don’t be afraid to test it out with clients – you may be surprised at what you find!
As we learned in Step 1 of this series, online pop-up stores are flexible, quick-to-build, deadline-driven, and best for offering personalized or branded apparel to a single group at a time.
Still feels a little ambiguous? Let’s bring things into a clearer perspective. Here are a few specific examples of profitable online pop-up store scenarios our clients have implemented:
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|Tip : Speak early and often about online pop-up stores – own your expertise! Clients may not realize pop-up stores are the perfect resource for their business. Focus on differentiating yourself as a creative expert by introducing this as a technology solution.|
We’ve got your back! Check out these helpful resources to get your brain juices flowing and learn more about ways online pop-up stores have been impactful for other businesses like yours:
Check out the other Online Pop-Up Stores 101 series posts!
Step 1: Understanding the benefits of online pop-up stores
Step 3: Effectively pitching your online pop-up store to clients and accounts
Step 4: Creating an online pop-up store designed for success
Step 5: Working with your client to market the online pop-up store
OrderMyGear is an industry-leading sales tool, empowering dealers, distributors, decorators, and brands to create custom online pop-up stores to sell branded products and apparel. Since 2008, OMG has been on a mission to simplify the process of selling customized merchandise to groups and improve the ordering experience. With easy-to-use tools, comprehensive reporting, and unmatched support, the OMG platform powers online stores for over 3,000 clients generating more than $1 billion in online sales. Learn more at www.ordermygear.com.
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