thisopenspace, North America’s leading marketplace for short-term retail space announced a new way to make pop-up shops more accessible to brands and entrepreneurs.
thisopenspace will combine its inventory of short-term retail spaces with Shopify’s leading point of sale technology, to deliver turnkey access for the commerce platform’s hundreds of thousands of merchants while enabling thisopenspace’s community of 20,000+ brands to power their next pop-up using Shopify.
thisopenspace aims to provide brands with the resources they need to accelerate their business dreams through brick and mortar retail. thisopenspace users and Shopify merchants will have access to a network of retail locations equipped with Shopify’s new Chip & Swipe Reader in the United States, and Shopify’s Swipe Card Reader in Canada, as well as up to 20 high-traffic retail spaces that will be outfitted with a robust retail package including receipt printers, cash drawer, iPad, iPad stand and a barcode scanner.
“As the lines between online and traditional retail begin to blur, companies must find new ways to reach their customers,” says CEO of thisopenspace Yashar Nejati. “By working with Shopify, we are able to offer a simple, seamless experience for entrepreneurs to easily move from online, to brick and mortar.”
With Shopify’s Point of Sale solution, business owners can have the full power of Shopify behind them when selling in-person. The company’s readers seamlessly connect with a seller’s Shopify store, eliminating the need for multiple systems to run a single business. Merchants benefit from the ability to manage their entire business from just one place and do not need to spend hours updating in-person sales with those made on their online store.
“Shopify’s point of sale system lets entrepreneurs extend their online brands offline so they can sell in-person anywhere and everywhere. Working with thisopenspace to provide easy-to-access retail spaces powered by Shopify’s retail hardware supports Shopify’s mission of making commerce better for everyone, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this process,” said IBK Ajila, Director of Retail Engineering at Shopify.