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WeArePopUp - Startacus interviews the pop up shop platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2013
Startacus has a keen interest in the Pop-up shop phenomenon. From Mary Portas’ high street review to Startup Britain’s Pop-up shop push, the Pop-up shop trader, symbolises many of the characteristics of us ‘self starters’. With Pop-Up shops being symbolic of many young artists, designers and projects using disused retail space to sell their wares, there is also a certain co...
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A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th January 2013
A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...Offering Startacus a bit of self starter inspiration Anyone who watched George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, must have been impressed by Max McMurdo’s eco-office space built from a shipping container. However taking this innovative approach and design onto an altogether new level is the pop up shopping centre in New Zealand, made out of, yes...
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Startup of the Week - Run Native

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2012
If there’s one thing that most of us have in common particularly at this time of year, it’s shopping. Whether we have to buy only to our nearest and dearest or a seemingly never ending list of people, it has to be done. For many of us, internet shopping is the only way - offering convenience and choice like never before whilst for others nothing beats the high street. Whilst here at St...
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More tips from the pop up shop trade...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th September 2012
In week one, we considered the ‘philosophy of the pop up shop’. In week two, we asked some pop up shop traders that had been based at the Popup Britain shop to give us their view point and a flavour of their thoughts of the pop up shop experience. But like any good bunch of ‘sellers’ they were quite happy to chat! Krisi Smith from Bluebird Tea Co replied with a full bl...
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The Deal with Pop up shops - the traders speak!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th September 2012
Last week we explored the philosophy of the pop up shop. The mindset, the reasoning, the political clambering for involvement, and the success of pop up shops themselves.We highlighted the Pop up Britain shop in Richmond, Surrey, and to get a flavour of their thoughts, we contacted a few of the residents, to get their views on the experience itself. And boy can some of these startups talk - so muc...
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Saving the high street? Startacus explores the Pop-up Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2012
Part 1 - The philosophy of the pop-up shop... Its like the chicken and the egg, the pop-up shop and the recession. Which came first? Well in the case of the pop-up shop, they can be traced back to the late 1990’s, and both offered a short term sale opportunity to both the in-vogue brands of the moment and the cheap, thrown in the back of a lorry with a suitcase companies, to sell their stuf...
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The Shopify Build-A-Business Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2012
If you’ve got an idea for an online retail business that you’ve been thinking about setting up, then a recently launched competition by the eCommerce platform Shopify should be right up your street. The Build-A-Business initiative is quite simply not to be missed.... What do you have to do? Basically you come up with a product to sell, open your online store through Shopify and then ...
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