Thisopenspace, a marketplace for short-term retail space, has partnered with Shopify to deliver the commerce platform’s POS technology to 20,000+ brands.
With the partnership, thisopenspace users and Shopify merchants will have access to a network of retail locations equipped with Shopify’s Chip & Swipe Reader in the U.S., and Shopify’s Swipe Card Reader in Canada. As many as 20 of the high-traffic retail spaces will be outfitted with a retail package including receipt printers, a cash drawer, an iPad, an iPad stand and a barcode scanner.
Notable thisopenspace pop-up store activations include:
Ikea Play Café;
Casper Snooze Rooms;
Everlane Day Market Heel Pop-Up;
Kanye West's Saint Pablo tour retail pop-up; and
The Weeknd's Starboy retail pop-up.
With Shopify’s POS solution, the seller can link its barcode readers with its online Shopify store, eliminating the need for multiple systems to run a single business. Merchants can save time by not having to spend hours updating in-person sales with those made on their online store.