The demand for Direct to customer (DTC) brands has seen exponential growth over the past decade due to the ease & convenience of online shopping, in result there has been a rapid decline in the state of the UK highstreets. However, Rapid Retail offer a novel solution…

Expert predictions for 2019:

“We are expecting about 10,000 UK shops to close in 2019. The greatest sufferers will be the smaller, independent retailers who have to pay higher rates and wages while not getting as much business”- Professor Joshua Bamfield (Centre for Retail Research).

The outlook for UK stores is seemingly bleak, numerous sources suggest that the UK’s high streets will continually diminish giving way to large online corporates such as Amazon. However, there may just be a light out at the end of the tunnel…

One thing E-commerce stores cannot and will not ever be able to provide is the physicality of a product, customers want to touch and feel something before they buy. “Whether it’s running your fingers over fabrics or weighing a coffee mug in your hand, touching a product ensures the future recognition of it”- According to a 2015 study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

In a dramatic U-turn, DTC brands are now seeking multiple platforms to sell their products i.e: online and physical stores. Former digital brand’s: Glossier & Warby Parker have recently set up a pop-up shops within New York’s Soho neighbourhood. These former digital brands have realised the value of a physical product presented in an own brand popup shop. The fact is, touching and feeling a physical product makes all the difference.

This is where Rapid Retail comes in…

As a leading modular unit retail provider, Rapid Retail offer the solution to the UK’s diminishing high street. With smaller shops bearing the brunt of online shopping, this is our solution to you…

Our Pop-up shops offer a cost-effective alternative to reach a selected target audience, our units are available to buy or rent and can be fully customised. Compared to bricks and mortar outlets our Pop-up shops present an innovative, personalised, effective way of selling your products. If you are in business and you are finding it hard to compete on the high streets, our units could provide you with a cost-effective alternative.

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