Our Concept: Upscale ResaleSM
Our franchise concept is elegantly simple. We buy and sell quality used and new children’s brand-name clothing, toys, and accessories. With 27+ years of experience in the children’s Upscale Resale franchise market, Children’s Orchard® is the leader in kid’s resale franchising in every way that’s important: site selection and leasing assistance, store design and décor, inventory management, marketing, merchandising, training, on-going support….you name it.
A Children’s Orchard® franchise (http://www.childrensorchard.com/) offers you an opportunity that exceeds expectations.
- Huge and growing market.
- Great operating margins.
- Terrific customers.
- Family friendly.
- We Recycle.
Our Franchise Opportunity: Huge
Our market is even bigger than Fast Food!
The children’s market is huge and growing: Already at $200B, it’s bigger than fast food. Each year there are about 200,000 MORE children to clothe than the year before! And the resale sector, with annual growth rates between 5% and 10%, is growing faster than any other retail segment.
Great margins = great opportunity.
If you’re like most, you want to cut to the chase. So we will. Children’s Orchard® fanchise businesses sport terrific operating margins: the kind of operating margins most retailers would love to have, and a big reason to own your own Children’s Orchard® franchise.
A wonderful customer that just happens to be our primary supplier.
Moms looking for quality clothing at a great price: that’s our customer. Moms are not only our customers; they’re also our primary suppliers. They sell us the items their kids have outgrown at a fraction of their original price. In short, we create a tidy circle that helps us to attract and keep more moms…
An experienced franchisor committed to helping you develop your own Children’s Orchard® business.
Our energies and capital are devoted to helping you achieve your business goals in the most effective way possible. We’ve taken a great and growing market and a proven franchise business system and combined it with a skilled and experienced support team. Next, we added terrific marketing and public relations programs. The result: a first in class franchise business opportunity that operates in a family and community friendly environment.
Our Story: 30 Years of Experience
The first Children’s Orchard® store opened in 1980. We’re proud to have been the first to recognize the enormous opportunity in the Upscale Resale™ of children’s clothing, furniture, and toys and, in 1985, we started franchising others to own and operate their own Children’s Orchard® stores.
Children’s Orchard’s® 27+ years of experience translates into numerous and substantive benefits for Children’s Orchard® franchisees. We offer:
- Thorough assistance in choosing a store site and guidance throughout the leasing process;
- A comprehensive store design and build-out program;
- A superior two-week initial training program that includes both classroom and on-site experience;
- Strong resale purchasing assistance including a hands-on evaluation of items you’ve purchased for your opening inventory;
- Consistent and skilled guidance throughout the opening process;
- Exciting and effective Grand Opening marketing and on-going special promotions managed by a professional marketing firm with strong franchising experience;
- Dedicated public relations support managed by a professional public relations firm focused on serving the needs of Children’s Orchard® owners and the franchise system;
- Outstanding sources of supply for unique products that enhance your resale inventory;
- On-going support from a dedicated and experienced support team that assists you with every aspect of your business, from day-to-day operations to understanding your financial performance; and
- Twice annual conventions that feature on-going training, networking opportunities, and vendor exhibits.
And, this is just the beginning. We know how to get and keep customers and we know how to train and support Children’s Orchard® franchisees. From the day you join our family of franchisees, through site selection, leasing, training, store build-out, inventory selection and purchasing, merchandising, Grand Opening, and on-going training and support— well, is it enough to simply say that, as the owner of a Children’s Orchard business, we stick with you every step of the way.
Owning your own Children’s Orchard® franchise is probably more reasonable than you expected. You will need to have at least $50,000 available in liquid capital (cash, stocks, and/or bonds). Additionally, you will need to have a personal net worth of at least $250,000.
To help you to understand the total investment required to develop and open a new Children’s Orchard® franchise, we’ve listed the key budget line items below. Because of varying store sizes and regional factors that can impact certain expenses, we’ve provided you with a low and high range for each line item.
As you move forward and learn more about Children’s Orchard®, you’ll be able to more closely determine the investment level required in your community to open a Children’s Orchard® franchise in your neighborhood.
|Estimated Expenditures1||Estimated Low||Estimated High|
|Leasehold Improvements / Interior Build-Out||$5,000||$30,000|
|Equipment, Fixtures, Supplies||$16,400||$22,500|
|Three Months Working Capital2||$35,000||$45,000|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES||$130,600||$212,000|
1 Ranges in the initial investment can be attributed to numerous factors including the store size, level of debt, regional factors that can affect expenses such as occupancy, payroll, utilities, and media advertising.2 The amount of working capital you will need varies widely depending upon the gross sales levels the business achieves once open, the expenses it must cover to “break-even”, the amount of “off-season” inventory maintained, and other business decisions that vary from owner-to-owner. For more information about becoming a Children’s Orchard® Franchisee, click here.