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This article was published on December 14, 2011

Behind the scenes at eBay UK’s first pop-up shop

Behind the scenes at eBay UK’s first pop-up shop
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

We first reported that eBay was to launch a temporary bricks-and-mortar store in London a month ago.

Timed to coincide with the early Christmas rush, the main caveat with the store was there would be no tills, a very limited selection of products and shoppers weren’t allowed to take any of the items away with them. Not your typical shop, we’re sure you’ll agree.

The eBay boutique opened from 1-5 December, and saw 2,500 customers arrive through its doors. In a blog post today, Richard Brewer-Hay, a Senior Manager at eBay, calls the store “the UK’s first-ever QR code shopping emporium”, with shoppers able to browse over 350 items provided by a selection of the top-rated eBay sellers, with purchases made using mobile devices.

You can check out eBay’s behind-the-scenes video here , which shows you how the store took shape in the build-up to launch..