WHAT POP IS ...
POP! Is a unique pop up opportunity unit that’s open to a wide range of uses. It’s available to new businesses to have a taste of the retail experience, to existing businesses to promote their services or signpost to their existing bricks and mortar or online stores, to artists and makers to showcase and sell their work, and to local organisations to host information points and put on exhibitions raising awareness of what they do.
The unit at 10 the Arcade has been transformed into a flexible open-plan space, with discrete areas that can be booked to showcase your great ideas! The open plan space is marked out into four clear areas (called “pods”), which are available to rent individually or (subject to availability) to take on the whole space. There’s also a decorative “market barrow” available as a low-cost display and promotion point for existing businesses that can’t be there to retail or make in person.
People that book a POP! pod commit to the space for a minimum of one week, and a maximum of three months. They set up their display area and staff their pod(s) for the duration of their booking – showcasing their products, demonstrating their skills, making sales, sharing information and bringing who they are and what they do to a wider audience.
To make sure the opportunity is available to as many businesses and organisations as possible, the market barrow can be booked for a maximum one week period, and then you can book it again after three months has passed. People booking the market barrow commit to providing information about their business, setting up and taking down their display at the beginning and end of the booking and making sure it’s looking good throughout.
... AND WHAT POP! ISN’T!
POP! isn’t an indoor market with set pitches – you’re going to see lots of different ideas showcased over the course of the year. It’s also not an “Emporium” where people rent out spaces, display their goods and someone else manages the sales on their behalf. But - if that’s what you’re looking for, we’d be thrilled to connect you with people that are already delivering this type of service in Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas.