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The World's Best Shops

How they started, the people behind them, and how you can open one too.

A guide to the next generation of retail businesses. Meet the innovators and entrepreneurs who run shops, and learn how you can do the same.

A new generation of founders and entrepreneurs are revolutionizing brick and mortar retail with innovative sales strategies and hybrid shop designs that leave nothing to chance.

Curated by Courier magazine, The World’s Best Shops is a guide to the best of modern shops, featuring profiles of some of the world’s most diverse and inspiring retail spaces, briefings on big retail trends and opportunities, and more than 70 pages of practical advice and tips for anyone who’s ever dreamed of setting up their own shop.

It is a refreshing view on thriving businesses that makes one thing clear: retail is alive and kicking, and reinventing itself in wonderful ways. Let’s get selling!



Editors: Courier & gestalten
Authors: Courier
Release date: November 2022
Format: 9× 11½ inches
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-063-0

Courier Magazine is the defining media brand for a new generation who want to live and work on their own terms. Based in London, Courier has been telling insightful and inspiring stories of modern business through print, podcasts, events and more since launching in 2013. This is their second book with gestalten, following up to Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier., published in 2021.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

SHIPPING COSTS

    SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:

    SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK:

    SHIPPING WITHIN GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

    SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:

    • €0.00 for orders above €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop
    • €40.00 for orders below €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop

    Additional customs charges, taxes, and fees may be charged for shipments to countries outside the EU and the US.

     

    SHIPMENT TRACKING

    Once your order is ready to be shipped, you receive a confirmation email with the delivery details and a tracking link. Please note, that it can take some days before the tracking information is uploaded. You will also be able to track your order when you log into your account.

     

    DELIVERY TIMES

    Unless otherwise specified, 

    • deliveries within the US usually take 5–10 working days,
    • deliveries within Germany usually take 2–5 working days, 
    • deliveries within the European Union, to Switzerland and Norway usually take 3–7 working days, 
    • deliveries within the UK, usually take 3–7 working days,
    • deliveries to all other countries may take 3–8 weeks

    from the date you receive your order confirmation (or, if advance payment  is agreed, from the date payment is instructed).

    Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays and that there will be no deliveries on Sundays and public holidays.

    If you have ordered items with different delivery times, we will send the goods in one shipment, unless we have made a different agreement with you. In this case, the delivery time is determined by the item with the longest delivery time that you have ordered.

     

    PAYMENT OPTIONS

    We accept the following payment methods:

    • Credit card: MasterCard, VISA
    • Paypal
    • Google Pay
    • Apple Pay
    • Shopify Payments
    • SEPA direct debit
    • Sofortüberweisung
    • ideal
    • eps-Überweisung
    • Bancontact

    FURTHER DETAILS ON PAYMENT:

    The currency used in our EU online shop is Euro (€) and VAT is included in all our prices. The currency used in our UK online shop it is GBP (£) and in our US online shop it is USD ($) and all prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

    All prices and product information on the gestalten online shop are subject to change.

    If you have any questions, please contact us.

    We will only take payment from your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account once your order has been dispatched.

    For card purchases we work with an authorized payment agent that helps us to check directly with your bank that the card is valid for purchases. Our payment agent processes your card details in the correct way according to the international security standard PCI DSS, which was developed by the card companies VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB. This means that your card details are processed with a very high level of security. To make card purchases with us as secure as possible all information is sent in encrypted form using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This means that the information is passed through a secure connection and that your card details cannot be read by external parties.

    For further information about Paypal or to create a Paypal account please visit paypal.com.

    When paying by SEPA direct debit, you authorize us to collect the invoice amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of direct debit collection. Please note that you are required to ensure sufficient funds are in the account on the announced date. 

     

    RETURNS

    You have a 14-day window to revoke your contract without specifying any reasons. To exercise your right of revocation, please notify us accordingly.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

    Please note, that gift cards and downloadable software products are non-returnable. 

    Upon revocation, we will provide a full refund using the same payment method you utilized. You are responsible for covering the direct costs associated with returning the products, especially any shipping charges incurred. Repayment may be withheld until the products are returned to us. For further details, please refer to the section on Revocation Right.

    A new generation of founders and entrepreneurs are revolutionizing brick and mortar retail with innovative sales strategies and hybrid shop designs that leave nothing to chance.

    Curated by Courier magazine, The World’s Best Shops is a guide to the best of modern shops, featuring profiles of some of the world’s most diverse and inspiring retail spaces, briefings on big retail trends and opportunities, and more than 70 pages of practical advice and tips for anyone who’s ever dreamed of setting up their own shop.

    It is a refreshing view on thriving businesses that makes one thing clear: retail is alive and kicking, and reinventing itself in wonderful ways. Let’s get selling!



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    Editors Courier & gestalten
    Authors: Courier
    Release date: November 2022
    Format: 9× 11½ inches
    Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
    ISBN: 978-3-96704-063-0

    Courier Magazine is the defining media brand for a new generation who want to live and work on their own terms. Based in London, Courier has been telling insightful and inspiring stories of modern business through print, podcasts, events and more since launching in 2013. This is their second book with gestalten, following up to Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier., published in 2021.

    This book has been printed in Germany.
    FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

    SHIPPING COSTS

      SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:

      SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK:

      SHIPPING WITHIN GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

      SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:

      • €0.00 for orders above €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop
      • €40.00 for orders below €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop

      Additional customs charges, taxes, and fees may be charged for shipments to countries outside the EU and the US.

       

      SHIPMENT TRACKING

      Once your order is ready to be shipped, you receive a confirmation email with the delivery details and a tracking link. Please note, that it can take some days before the tracking information is uploaded. You will also be able to track your order when you log into your account.

       

      DELIVERY TIMES

      Unless otherwise specified, 

      • deliveries within the US usually take 5–10 working days,
      • deliveries within Germany usually take 2–5 working days, 
      • deliveries within the European Union, to Switzerland and Norway usually take 3–7 working days, 
      • deliveries within the UK, usually take 3–7 working days,
      • deliveries to all other countries may take 3–8 weeks

      from the date you receive your order confirmation (or, if advance payment  is agreed, from the date payment is instructed).

      Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays and that there will be no deliveries on Sundays and public holidays.

      If you have ordered items with different delivery times, we will send the goods in one shipment, unless we have made a different agreement with you. In this case, the delivery time is determined by the item with the longest delivery time that you have ordered.

       

      PAYMENT OPTIONS

      We accept the following payment methods:

      • Credit card: MasterCard, VISA
      • Paypal
      • Google Pay
      • Apple Pay
      • Shopify Payments
      • SEPA direct debit
      • Sofortüberweisung
      • ideal
      • eps-Überweisung
      • Bancontact

      FURTHER DETAILS ON PAYMENT:

      The currency used in our EU online shop is Euro (€) and VAT is included in all our prices. The currency used in our UK online shop it is GBP (£) and in our US online shop it is USD ($) and all prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

      All prices and product information on the gestalten online shop are subject to change.

      If you have any questions, please contact us.

      We will only take payment from your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account once your order has been dispatched.

      For card purchases we work with an authorized payment agent that helps us to check directly with your bank that the card is valid for purchases. Our payment agent processes your card details in the correct way according to the international security standard PCI DSS, which was developed by the card companies VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB. This means that your card details are processed with a very high level of security. To make card purchases with us as secure as possible all information is sent in encrypted form using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This means that the information is passed through a secure connection and that your card details cannot be read by external parties.

      For further information about Paypal or to create a Paypal account please visit paypal.com.

      When paying by SEPA direct debit, you authorize us to collect the invoice amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of direct debit collection. Please note that you are required to ensure sufficient funds are in the account on the announced date. 

       

      RETURNS

      You have a 14-day window to revoke your contract without specifying any reasons. To exercise your right of revocation, please notify us accordingly.

      To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

      Please note, that gift cards and downloadable software products are non-returnable. 

      Upon revocation, we will provide a full refund using the same payment method you utilized. You are responsible for covering the direct costs associated with returning the products, especially any shipping charges incurred. Repayment may be withheld until the products are returned to us. For further details, please refer to the section on Revocation Right.

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