On this page, you'll find helpful files and links that can help save you time and make starting a pop-up easier.
Download the original Pop-up Shop Toolkit (PDF) here created by Woodgreen / Danforth East Community Association with sections on Recruiting Tenants & Landlords, Legal Issues, Marketing and Promotion, and more when starting your own pop-up program
The Business Plans
- Business Model Canvas - Helps you get a rough idea of whether your pop-up can be successful.
- Simple Business Plan - Need to borrow money to start your pop-up shop? Then this is a great starting point.
- Full Business Plan - Want to be the expert in your industry? Want to borrow money? Want to grow? Then a Full Business Plan is your ideal starting point.
Pop-Up Budget Spreadsheet
- Pop-Up Budget as a guide for budgeting your pop-up!
The Pop-Up Checklist
- Pop-Up Checklist that you can use as is, or modify to ensure you are ready to start your pop-up.
Sales Tracking Excel Spreadsheets
- Inventory Management has several sheets working in unison to help you control inventory. You can set up your vendors, products, orders, etc.!
Here we highlight some online resources that can help you in various stages of your pop-up:
- WeArePopUp.com is an online resource with a network of retailers, landlords, and brands. Check here to help you find a space for your pop-up shop.
- GoPopUp.com this resource for finding a space also helps you get insurance. Check them out after you’ve completed your Business Model Canvas or a Simple Business Plan.
- TheStoreFront.com is another resource for retailers to find a suitable location for their pop-up shop.
- PopUpGo.com is similar to the above sites in that it helps connect retailers and landlords.
- CartWheelsInternational.com looking for a kiosk format for your pop-up in the Greater Toronto Area (in Ontario Canada)? Then this site is a great source of opportunities to make it happen!
- GoSpaceBook.com is another site to help connect you with a landlord and the ideal space.
- Kijiji.ca is a classified ads site in Canada where many landlords and retailers can connect.
- Craigslist.com is similar to Kijiji but also applies to other countries including the United States.
- Storstac.com looking to use a storage container as your pop-up shop? This is a great resource if you are in Canada!
- Poppir.com want to open a pop-up shop in New York or Washington, DC? This site will help you find a location.
- PeerSpace.com if you are looking for a location in the Los Angeles Metro Area, check this site as well!
- PopUpShops.com pop-up shops aren’t booming in North America only. This site will help you if you are in Switzerland!
- AppearHere.co.uk another site that will help you find a location in Europe.
- PopThisPlace.com this site seems to be dedicated to Belgium, but is built to expand into the rest of Europe.
- PopUpShopUp.com.au this site is dedicated to finding you a location in Australia.
- RetailFirst.com.au specialized retail / commercial property services company that includes temporary retail (aka pop-ups!).
- OxfordProperties.com Oxford Properties Group has a great record of helping pop-up shops by temporarily renting space in various locations.
- Amazon.jobs want some experience working in a pop-up shop before starting your own? How about working for Amazon’s many pop-up shops?
- DMSretail.com helps you find the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code for your pop-up shop. Note that you may have more than one code depending on what you are selling. This is a great starting point if you want to get a better idea of your competition, industry trends, the direction of your industry, and other pertinent information that goes into your Simple or Full Business Plan.
- AzureMagazine.com Are you looking for creative examples of successful pop-up shops? Here there are eight highly-creative pop-up shops that can give you great ideas!
- BusinessInsider.com is another page that identifies amazing pop-up shops. There are 18 shops highlighted on this page!