A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR RETAIL START-UPS AT LIVERPOOL ONE
If you have ever thought of running your own retail business there’s a great opportunity to get started with minimal risk. We take a look at pop-up space in Liverpool ONE and why it makes business sense for new businesses in retail.
Running you own business is a challenge.
It requires you to be resourceful, passionate, organised and have a vision. It also requires you to have an entrepreneurial outlook, keep a great eye on the bottom line and limit the risk. This last quality is important and will help you build a successful business. Every business needs to understand its market place, what sells and why. Often they market test products and services. If you are planning to start a business in retail, here is a great opportunity to test your business proposition at relatively low risk.
Thanks to a company called Sook, you could have a popup retail space in Liverpool ONE.
They are taking over a unit in Liverpool ONE for three months offering opportunities to local small businesses. Businesses will be able to rent a pop-up shop at Liverpool ONE for as little three days and up to a month. Sook will take over a 1,250 sq ft unit in Upper South John Street at the start of November. This comes following its third partnership with Liverpool ONE owner Grosvenor after two successful projects at sites in London.
This innovative opportunity will give you a great start in the world of retail as Christmas approaches. If you have products that people might want to see in the flesh to see the quality or make sure a fit is right then this is ideal for reaching shoppers across the Liverpool City Region. Also it’s approaching Christmas, so footfall in Liverpool ONE is likely to be high. While your retail business model may include a digital presence, there is nothing like a bricks and mortar presence to encourage sales and demonstrate first class product knowledge and customer service. Sook’s innovative concept brings you that opportunity. It also allows you to gather important first hand customer feedback that can help shape the future of your business.
Hire a pop-up space at Liverpool ONE and it’ll come with digital display boards, screens and fixtures.
It will be fully customisable to suit your requirements. Sook will also supply you with a range of data analytics and digital planning tools that will show you how to use the space to attract the most customers and operate efficiently.
John Hoyle, Chief Executive and founder of Sook, recognises the importance of having a bricks and mortar element to a retail business.
“The shift to the digital world has given life to so many online brands that now want to interact with their customers in a physical space. Whether a brand is dipping its toe in physical retail, or trialling a new concept, at Sook we offer a great degree of flexibility and freedom in terms of leasing, giving businesses of any size the chance to expand and develop,” he explains.
Rob Deacon, Senior Asset Manager at Grosvenor, is keen to support retail businesses including those looking to test the market and grow.
“Supporting all brands from independents and local businesses to established names in retail has always been a huge part of our strategy. Sook’s unique model allows local brands the opportunity to have a physical presence where they may not have been able to otherwise,” he said.
If you are thinking of trying to create a retail business, take a closer look at this unique opportunity.