Wondering something? Here are some questions that our customers have asked:
1. What is a Pop up?
A pop up is an establishment that is opened for a given period of time, then disappears after that time elapses. It can include any sort of business—a restaurant, store, service provider, entertainment—designed to promote a specific product or service to a group of people during a certain amount of time. Some pop ups can last for just one day, while others can last a few months. While there is no set time constraint dedicated to pop ups, the allure of them is their true concept—they appear, then disappear.
2. Why did we start a listing directory & online Marketing service just for pop ups?
If anything needs help in being found, it's a pop up. It’s not like a regular store or restaurant or on-going event, where you can visit it anytime. With a pop up, if you miss it, you may have missed it forever. And it is one thing to open up a really cool, buzz-worthy pop up event or restaurant. But how do you get the word out, especially to those who are “now” oriented and are specifically looking for exclusive and exciting events?
3. What makes popup republic special?
Ours is not just a listing service. We try to give you every tool possible to make your pop up a great success. We start by promoting our own site so that the world-at-large will know to visit often to learn about new pop ups in their area. Then we go to work for you. As part of your listing, you describe what you are offering and when.
But that is just a start. We use the most popular social media networks to promote your pop ups, creating a social buzz that is so instrumental to today’s business ventures, especially pop ups. Our service is smartphone-friendly in many ways. We also send out monthly newsletters and e-mail alerts to a universe of pop up devotees. And, we are the hub of a community of pop up fans around the world.
4. What types of establishments can be pop ups?
Virtually anything. Restaurants, at-home supper clubs, art exhibits, barber shops, handmade jewelry – we ALL have talents, hobbies, services, collections and expertise that can be converted into pop up events.
5. How do I start a pop up?
It’s easy. Our website, popuprepublic.com
, provides budding “pop uppers” with all the tools they need to open a successful pop up. On our site, you will find listings for vacant real estate locations for you to hold your pop up. Or, you can take a look at some example listings to get an idea of what other ventures are “popping up” in your neighborhood.
6. What happens if I have a great idea, but have no place to open my pop up?
Take a look at the "Pop Up Spaces" section of our web site. They include vacant storefronts, restaurants and kiosks, of course, but are not necessarily limited by convention. Pop up restaurants have appeared on subway trains and at the base of ferris wheels. They have popped up in parking lots, parks, on rooftops and in basements. In fact, the more untraditional, the more attention you are likely to receive.
If you’re starting a pop up, but don’t necessarily need a designated retail space, there are also a number of options you can take as well. Do you make a killer omelet? Go to your local pizza place and ask them whether you can use their restaurant for morning breakfasts. They have stoves, ovens, and all the other equipment you need.
7. Where can I find pop ups in my neighborhood?
One of the best features of popuprepublic.com
is how easy it is to find a pop up near you. We list pop ups by both category and state. We display pop up events on our color-coded interactive pinpoint map. You can even find the same information on your smartphone. And if that isn’t enough, you can sign up for our e-mail alerts, advising you of upcoming pop ups in your area.
Questions about PopUp Republic Listings & Accounts:
8. How do I create an account?
Registering for an account only takes seconds (seriously, we've timed it!). All you have to do is select the white 'register' button at the top of each page.
9. How do I change my password?
Once you are logged into your account, select "Edit Profile" from your user menu bar.
10. How long does it take for PopUp Republic to verify my listing after I submit it?
Upon completing all of the necessary steps to post your listing, it may take up to 12 hours for us to approve it. In most cases, listings are approved within minutes. We have this process in order to ensure all listings are “in good faith" and appropriate.
11. Who can post a listing on PopUp Republic?
Virtually anyone! As long as you’re involved in the pop up or vacant retail space in some capacity, and are a registered user on popuprepublic.com, our web site is your pop up playground!
12. Can I list recurring pop ups?
Yes, you can list recurring pop ups, but we do not support recurring payments. So, you could offer two, two-week pop ups, but each listing would have to be paid for separately.
13. Does my listing need to include photos and/or videos?
No, but if you have photos or videos available, you should include them. You want your pop up listing to be as enticing and interesting as possible.
14. How long does my listing last on your web site?
Your listing will be on our site for the duration of your event. So, if your pop up lasts a month, your listing will be available on our site from the time you post it until the day your pop up ends, unless you specify otherwise.
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