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Shipping container retail shop

We have recently received several enquiries to convert shipping containers into retail stores.  People are looking to use either new and used containers as pop up container shops for the consumer market.  As we say, “from shipping to shopping”!


shipping container shops

20ft shipping container shops

20ft shipping container shop (London) with original doors retro-fitted along 1 x 20′ side wall

shipping container shop on-site London

shipping container shop on-site London



container shop


For a traditional layout, we have devised a standard specification for our 20ft (open plan) retail unit containers as follows:


– double-opening glass pedestrian doors (fitted behind the original container doors)
– laminate flooring
– spot-lighting (10 ceiling lights)
– electrics (including 8 double-gang wall sockets)
– full insulation and panelling (walls and ceiling)
– 2 x heaters
– exterior painted in colour of choice


The layout below shows a (basic) sketch of what an open plan container will look like:


retail shipping containerShould you require we can, of course, design a bespoke shipping container including for example, special windows (e.g. porthole types), air conditioning, fitting rooms (partitioned) – the choice is endless.  With standard ‘bricks and mortar’ retail space having become more and more expensive, many companies and businesses are looking to shipping containers for their retail uses.  We, at Pop-Up Containers (a division of Bell Container Trading) are able to customise shipping containers for you.  Please get in touch on 01707 648 400 or locally on 01707 648 400 and we would be more than happy to provide you with a quotation.