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Kid to Kid Franchise Ownership: Common Questions

How much does it cost to purchase a Kid to Kid franchise?

As stated in our 2016 franchise disclosure document (FDD), the investment range for a Kid to Kid franchise is between $248,980 and $373,480. This includes all costs associated with startup, and numbers will vary based on a variety of factors including the location, costs of building out the store, amount of working capital budget, store size, and so on.

What are the ongoing fees associated with Kid to Kid franchise ownership?

For a first store, we charge a royalty fee of 5% of your store’s gross sales, sales tax not included. You’ll also pay .5% of your store’s gross sales to the Marketing Fund. This money is not used to promote all stores within the Kid to Kid system, it is used for creating and administering the marketing materials. Additionally, we will charge $250 for unlimited tech support and software upgrades related to IMAP, Q, and Baseline software.

What can I expect to make?

Many of our storeowners have achieved impressive success. Exact numbers vary and depend on a variety of factors including location, effort, costs, and adherence to our business model. According to our 2016 FDD item 19, our top quartile owners had average sales of $884,136 and a net income of $144,580-this includes 25% of stores (not including the top store, which posted $1,980,501 in sales and $211,832 in profits). We are excited to offer such great opportunities to potential franchisees looking to develop a successful resale clothing store.

*There is no guarantee that you will make as much.

Does Kid to Kid offer financing?

We do not provide direct financing, but we can help you arrange a business plan for SBA guaranteed financing or other options. SBA financing is available for qualified applicants for as much as 70% of your first initial investment.

Am I a good candidate for franchise ownership?

We are looking for people who share our passion and our values. Our goal is to identify franchise candidates who possess leadership qualities, self-motivation, and a willingness to work hard and succeed. We want people who care about their community and their shoppers. Candidates need to be in a good financial position, with a strong work ethic. Experience in the children’s retail space is not required, but is helpful.

Which territories are currently available?

At this time, we have territories available in all 50 states. This includes many prime locations. Many franchise competitors only have less desirable areas to choose from-at Kid to Kid, we’re excited to be able to offer new franchisees incredible opportunities in major areas of interest. We urge you to call us to discuss available territories.

What are the rights I receive when I purchase a Kid to Kid franchise?

When you purchase a Kid to Kid franchise, you purchase the right to operate your store in your designated territory for ten years-during which time, no individuals will be allowed to open a Kid to Kid store within your territory.

How do I obtain my starting inventory?

One of the advanced tools we provide to our franchise owners is the Inventory Management & Appraisal (IMAP) computer program. This program allows you to purchase the right inventory and price it accurately. During your initial training, you’ll receive instruction in this program. 8-12 weeks before your grand opening day, you’ll use the IMAP program to begin purchasing gently used or like-new locthing and preparing your initial inventory.

Can franchise owners operate Kid to Kid part time?

The first year of running your Kid to Kid franchise will be a full time job. After this period-while we encourage you to stay an active participant in the operations of your store-you may hire a manager to handle the daily workload.

What training and support will I receive as a franchise owner?

We believe wholeheartedly in the importance of supporting our franchise owners and providing them with access to the tools and resources they need to operate their businesses successfully. We have the highest franchise owner to support staff ratio in the resale space. Our training system begins with 11 days of training at our headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah; followed by a thorough pre-training program and internship. We’ll help you develop a business plan and assist you with all start-up questions and planning.

In the beginning of your franchise ownership process, you will receive training in:

  • Planning in business and marketing
  • Establishing and managing inventory
  • Running daily operations
  • Hiring and personnel training
  • Merchandising
  • Customer service
  • Relationships with vendors
  • Finances and bookkeeping

After your initial training, we’ll continue to provide you with support and training, including:

  • Our Monthly Priorities publication
  • Access to our business consultants’ call line on an unlimited basis
  • Regional meetings / performance groups / conferences
  • Technical support services
  • Location visits

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