Shipping containers are used for much more than transporting cargo. In recent years, we have seen our containers transform into a number of different things, from bars to garden rooms to fast food establishments. The containers themselves are exceptionally versatile, with creative minds viewing them as a blank canvas for whatever business model they have in mind.
Today, we’re exploring how you can turn a shipping container from Flintham Cabins into a charity pop-up shop and why these steel containers are the perfect vessel for such endeavours. Let’s look at their benefits and how you can convert your container into a pop-up shop guaranteed to bring in customers.
Why Choose a Shipping Container for Your Charity Pop-up Shop?
If you run a charity, you will be all too familiar with being cost-effective. Often, when getting set up, money must come out of the organisers’ pocket before they can build up a business account and use this income to pay for the set-up of events and fundraisers. Because of this, choosing second hand shipping containers to house your charity events and store items is a fantastic cost-effective option. But apart from their low price compared to renting out a business unit, why else are shipping containers a great choice for charities?
Shipping Containers are Portable
As a charity organiser, it’s unlikely that you will be situated in one location all the time. Charity work is often about getting out into the communities and travelling around to make yourself and your cause known. This is why pop-up shops are a fantastic idea, as they provide you with the opportunity to, quite literally, pop-up wherever you’re needed and sell goods or promote your cause.
Steel containers provide the perfect vessel for your pop-up shop as they are portable, allowing you to move your charity from location to location. So whether you’re visiting a local fair, a school, or a car boot sale, transporting your shipping container from A to B is simple and offers freedom.
You Can Easily Switch Up the Design of a Shipping Container
Our second hand shipping containers for sale are ideal for charities, as their designs are easily changeable. So whether you want to paint the exterior due to a new season or a re-brand or have different stickers to use for different fundraising types, you can switch up your design quickly. Make sure to use protective paint and prep with the correct primer, and you’re good to go!
When painting shipping containers, stick with your charity’s colours and branding. This will make your pop-up shop stand out from other charities and businesses in the crowd, especially if you’re at a busy event such as a festival.
The Interiors of Shipping Containers Are Easily Changed
As mentioned, a shipping container is a blank canvas, which allows you to switch up the interior, as well as the exterior, with ease. Not only this, but unlike a brick and mortar commercial unit, they are cheap to refurbish on the inside, meaning you can sell clothes and bric-a-brac one week and swap out the rails and shelves for tables and use it as a café for a bake sale the following week.
Shipping Containers Can Be Made Food Safe
This leads to discussing making your shipping container food safe. A steel container is made from highly corrosion-resistant materials, making them exceptionally durable and ideal for food preparation and storage. Not only this, but you can wire electrics and heating so your food can be kept refrigerated and your guests can be kept warm.
Our steel containers from Flintham Cabins have been transformed into a number of things, including bars, cafés, and street food venues, as they are easily made food safe. This is perfect for charity organisers as it provides the perfect unit for pop-up food banks, bake sale venues and other food events.
Use Your Shipping Container for Storage When It’s Not in Use
One of the best things about using shipping containers for your charity events is that when you’re not hosting a fundraiser, you can store your items inside, ready for the next. Shipping containers are one of the best storage units as they are durable, easily maintained, and easily securable, so you can rest assured that your items will be safe.
Flintham Cabins offers many pop up containers for sale, perfect for your charity fundraisers. So whether you’re looking for used steel containers or would prefer a new unit, we have what you’re looking for to help you raise money and create awareness for your cause.
Get in touch today to speak to our shipping container experts, or head to our blog to find out more about the versatility of steel storage containers and what they can bring to your business.