Shopping Kiosk

July 7, 2011

A Shopping Kiosk Can Lend Impetus To Your Market Penetration

In tune with modern society compartmentalising life into modular sections, the shopping kiosk has been indicative of the trend in the retail domain.  It has blurred the lines between the typical retail shop on the street or in a shopping centre and the informal pavement stall or flea market stand.  These shopping kiosks straddle the middle ground and affords the entrepreneur on the way up a foothold in retail that would otherwise have required a far larger and more risky leap.

Modularising the Shopfront

To this end, the shopping kiosk has become the shopping mall flea market stand and has given small businesses the opportunity to be represented in large retail environments without the need for an investment in a shopfront and with far lower associated risks and costs.  The small retail business pays the shopping centre a fee and rents a spot in a busy thoroughfare, bringing a little of the flea market flavour and curio fascination to a formal retail structure.

Shopping Kiosk Benefits

This benefits both parties, as the retail environment gains more variety to attract shoppers and the kiosk owner gets an opportunity to display their wares where feet are all but guaranteed.  There are other advantages for the kiosk owner too:

  • Many kiosk designs are offered for the display of nearly every type of product
  • The unit is mobile and can be moved to other venues, as well as shows, fairs, fêtes and bazaars
  • A single person can mind the kiosk
  • The unit offers security features: it can be anchored to the floor, closed up and locked

Accessories and Props

When a shopping kiosk is set up in conjunction with other marketing devices like roll-up banners, flags and distinctive branding, shoppers can spot if from afar.  Just keep in mind that shopping centres may have regulations as to the style of the kiosk and marketing materials that are permitted.

For more information on how a shopping kiosk can further your retail opportunities, contact the exhibition stand and merchandising unit experts today.