Bonobos, everyone’s favorite online clothing provider named after amorous monkeys, has announced a Cyber Pop-up Store featuring a number of special items curated by Nets basketball player Deron Williams with proceeds going to his charity.
If that sounds like a lot of fluffy marketing, it is. However, the sale is one of the first self-described online pop-up stores and is designed to run from March 21 to April 21.
Unlike traditional sales, the “pop-up shop” is based around Williams’ charity and style. More important, it drives folks to Bonobos who wouldn’t traditionally be interested in buying slacks online. Win-win, as they say.
With more eCommerce companies trying new and interesting methods to grab traffic – see Indochino’s real world pop-up shops for another example – it’s clear much of the build-it-and-they-will-come attitude of the olden days is now falling away and more lifestyle companies are looking toward unorthodox methods to get folks clicking again.
Bonobos (www.bonobos.com) is an e-commerce brand focused on delivering great fit, a fun approach to style, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that delivers personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with...