A Loose Leaf popup shop is a great way to earn extra income selling the teas that you love, while meeting new people, and connecting with your local community. You can start your shop with a small investment, and you can do it on your own schedule.
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Tea is trending. More and more people are getting into tea, and are looking for healthier alternatives to coffee, soda, and energy drinks. Loose Leaf Tea Market teas have many healing benefits, and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Your side hustle selling Loose Leaf teas does more than help you earn extra money; your popup shop is part of a movement and mission to improve the lives and health of people through the healing power of handcrafted organic tea.
Your Loose Leaf Popup Shop can generate recurring sales and create customer loyalty while building strong community ties. Once your customers start drinking the teas that are helping them feel healthier, they will come back repeatedly to purchase more of their favorite blend(s) from you.
Not only will you make money selling your favorite Loose Leaf teas, you can also use your popup shop to sell other complementary products, such as tea accessories, aromatherapy, bath and body products, or other items that you love and want to bring to your community.
Some Loose Leaf Popup Shop owners find their best success by setting up shop at huge events with thousands of attendees. Others prefer to place their popup at smaller events, or at local farmer’s markets or shops.
How Much Does It Cost To Open A Popup Shop?
It is very affordable to open your Loose Leaf Popup Shop. Most of our popup shop owners got started with under $1000, which includes their inventory, license fees, signage and banners, display furniture, and basic merchandising items such as tablecloths, wooden crates, and shelves to display the products.
How Much Inventory Is Needed For A Popup Shop?
The amount of inventory needed for a Loose Leaf Popup Shop will depend on the type of shop you open. Small local markets require less inventory than setting up at large events with thousands of potential shoppers. Do a little research about where you intend to open your shop, and talk to other shop owners to find out what type of foot traffic you can expect on an average sales day.
Is A Loose Leaf Popup Shop Profitable?
Yes! Popup shop owners can count on doubling their investment by using the Keystone method of setting your prices. For example: if you purchase an item for $10, you would set your selling price to $20. This gives you a 50% profit margin, which is very healthy, especially for a new business.
What Are The Benefits Of Having A Loose Leaf Popup Shop?
Having your own popup shop is fun and profitable!
- You are not alone. You don't have to figure everything out for yourself. We provide ongoing training and support for our Loose Leaf Popup owners, so that your popup shop is successful and fun.
- You get to spend time introducing your customers to the incredible healing powers of Loose Leaf Tea!
- You get to sell products that you have confidence in, and can believe in.
- You get to be part of a larger mission to help people stop craving sugar, get better sleep, reduce their inflammation, and relieve chronic stress.
- You get to help your customers feel healthier and happier, so that they can enjoy life on their own terms.
- You get to grow your business at a rate that works for you.
Popup shops are a lean and agile way to create, operate, and grow a small business. You can experiment at different locations with short-term leases, or be a vendor at local markets, shows, and events. You set your own schedule to make it work for your life, rather than arranging your life to accommodate your work schedule. The commitment is short-term, so if you decide that it’s not for you, you’re not locked into a five-year lease like a traditional retail arrangement. And if you like it, you can consider having a permanent location.
A Loose Leaf Popup Shop is a smart choice for women who are looking for a profitable side hustle, but who don’t feel comfortable driving for a rideshare company, or working for a meal delivery service.
How Do You Make Your Loose Leaf Popup Shop A Success?
Cultivate a positive mindset. The best way to be successful in your popup journey (and in life) is to cultivate a positive growth mindset. As with any new venture, you can expect to feel uncertain when you’re first starting out. You don’t know how things are going to go until you have some experience under your belt. Maintaining a positive frame of mind will help you be flexible while you learn what works and doesn’t work for your customers and location.
Get To Know The Products. We offer plenty of product training for all of our Loose Leaf Popup Shop owners, so make sure that you’re spending some time going over your training notes and are comfortable with the information that your customers need to know. Even more importantly, drink the teas yourself, so that you can talk from experience on how they taste, best brewing tips, and how they make you feel.
When you communicate confidently from experience, you will sell more.
Plan And Prepare. Get your business licenses from your state and city. Research the popup opportunities in your area, and talk to other shop owners and vendors to find out about their experiences. Decide if you want to have an indoor or outdoor shop. Plan out how you want your customers to experience your shop. Order your signage and banners. Set up an account with a payment processor such as Square, Stripe, or Shopify.
Spread The Word. To ensure that you get maximum participation from your popup store, it's important to promote it in any channels you have access to. Social media is a powerful tool for spreading the word about your popup store, especially if you're targeting a local audience. However, there are ways of promoting your popup store beyond social media too.
If there are any local groups or events that cater to your target audience, don't be afraid to ask if they'll help promote your popup shop, or if they have promotional space you could use. If they're willing to work with you, consider sponsoring their event (such as by giving them some of your products) in return for the promotion.
Most local communities also have newspapers or community newsletters, which typically feature announcements from residents and organizations around town. Consider submitting an announcement about your popup shop so that it appears just before the date of your shop launch.
Let your current and future customers know where to find you and what you offer by posting videos, photos, and lives on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you’re new to social media, now is the time to learn. If you’re stuck in the mindset that you don’t like to post on social media, build a bridge and get over that attitude, because social media is where your customers are. If it feels overwhelming, here is a fun and extremely affordable Instagram training membership called InstaClubHub that has hundreds of quick tutorials on everything you need to know to crush it on Instagram; they also host two live trainings every month, with the latest tips, techniques, and strategies on how to use Instagram to grow your business.
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