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Uptown Cheapskate is making thrift shopping an upscale experience in franchise locations across the country. Check out the resale clothing store that Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and the BBC are talking about.
The Uptown Cheapskate franchise offers shoppers an upscale experience while shopping for new and gently used, name brand clothing and accessories. Unlike typical consignment, Uptown Cheapskate pays their customers cash or offer in-store credit for gently used items and resells them at up to 70 percent less than found in traditional retail. This is recycling at its best as tens of thousands of items find new homes while helping communities stretch their budgets on fashionable apparel and accessories.
In 2009, the first Uptown Cheapskate opened its doors for business and since then, the franchise has grown to over 40 stores nationwide. As a family-run, closely knit franchise, we believe giving each and every franchise owner personalized support.
As a trademark brand of BaseCamp Franchising, Uptown Cheapskate brings the latest technologies and tools to an industry that’s been experiencing major growth in the past decade. By providing a proprietary buying software and inventory management system, robust employee training, branded marketing and cloud-based reporting tools, we give our franchisees the tools they need to manage stores efficiently and effectively. With more than 20 years of industry experience, we stand behind the mantra that YOUR success is OUR success.
Join a franchise that is recognized as one of the best in the country. Uptown Cheapskate offers incredible growth opportunities and excellent returns in the growing fashion resale industry. Uptown Cheapskate is a recognized resale brand that offers franchisees a proven system for success.
1. Proven Systems
Our robust management tools and extensive training are effective, comprehensive, and streamlined. We’ve combined the best practices of our top stores into a complete store management package making for easier multi-store management, improved staff training and engagement, and dramatically improved operations.
2. Results-driven Marketing
From social media, web and email marketing to in-store graphics, public relations and car wraps, our upscale marketing materials are uniquely designed to speak to our shoppers. Our marketing stays current with today’s trends in design, social media and more.
3. Beautifully-designed Stores
Just because we sell second-hand merchandise doesn’t mean our stores look second-rate. Our stores are designed to promote a fun and friendly atmosphere. From our modern fixtures and lighting to our upscale signage and displays, we believe in creating an extraordinary brand experience.
4. Inventory Management and Appraisal Program (IMAP)
To take the guesswork out of brand valuation, Basecamp Franchising created a proprietary buying software dubbed IMAP (Inventory Management and Appraisal Program). IMAP suggests the price based upon inventory and condition so people from all walks of life and various fashion backgrounds can correctly price an item for sale in the store.
5. Real-time Reporting
With our cloud-based reports, franchise owners can efficiently manage inventory levels, product costs and pricing. These tools can also be accessed remotely, paving the way for store owners to manage multiple stores simultaneously.
6. Extensive Training
New Uptown Cheapskate owners complete a 12-day training program, followed by a 5 day internship. Ongoing training is also available for owners and staff through our online training portals, support calls, site visits, regional conferences, and our annual owner’s conference.
7. Territory Availability
The flexibility to put stores in the best locations in a market is a huge advantage as you consider joining a franchise. Because we are a growing franchise, there are several great locations available in most areas for an Uptown Cheapskate store. This is especially important if you are looking at owning multiple stores over time to increase your market share or simply make more money. You’ll receive demographic analysis, area mapping, and site selection assistance from our headquarters to help you choose the location that is right for you.
8. Continuous Support
From site selection and store set up to grand opening and growing profits, you’ll have continuous support every step of the way. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, our dedicated team offers computer, operational, marketing and financial support. Plus, our support representatives visit each store at least once a year to offer guidance and support where needed for success. Our owners also build and maintain strong friendships and mentorships with other store owners.
The total investment needed to open a Uptown Cheapskate store is $212,000 to $384,500 with liquid assets or cash in the amount of $75,000, net worth between $250,000 to $275,000.
Take the first step in becoming an Uptown Cheapskate owner today.
A Re-Invented, Fresh New Take on a Proven Business Model:
Resale Fashion Stores just for Teens & Young Adults
Consider a franchise with NTY Clothing Exchange and receive full training & support from the RESALE industry's most experienced team - we've been perfecting resale business models for over 25 years!
Young adults and teens like to dress to suit their personalities and current trends. Often times, they are not only changing sizes, but styles as well. As teens and young adults are often still finding their way in the world, they appreciate shopping at a place that is focused just on them. In most big stores, they have just a department - at NTY Clothing Exchange the whole store is designed just for them. And, it is for them in every way - from the music that's playing, to the great styles, to the smell of a new store for clothing that is "gently-used," - and, quite frankly, practically new.
Young adults and teens are usually still students or just getting their footing in new careers. Either way, they want to be able to change their style to fit their needs. Their demand for fashions & changing styles is huge, but it is done on their limited budgets. This combination of demand & budget creates the need for a great franchise concept, and a serious business opportunity for you. Clothing and accessories for teens and young adults is a huge business - and the opportunity for future growth is very promising as Millennials displace Boomers in the retail market place. We are extremely careful about what we buy then re-sell, so our customers get top-of-the-line merchandise, fun trends, and just plain great fashion at alluringly low prices. This all means that NTY Clothing Exchange is a popular and growing idea, and a solid choice for you - the business seeker.
Our stores provide the very best value on the hottest styles and most in-demand fashions for teens & young adults. These great-condition, in-style fashions are priced at about one-third of what they sold for at mall stores. That kind of value allows our customers to change their look often and really gets them to frequent our stores. At the same time, our franchisees enjoy Gross Profit Margins that are far superior to traditional retail.
For a business owner, you also get the unmatched support from NTY Franchise Company that you might not get in other systems. We have been perfecting resale business models for decades, and we provide extensive training and continuous support - with a clear focus on your store level profitability. That's one of the things that separates us from the pack. What this translates to you, as the franchisee, is a hot concept that is only going to get bigger & better in time. Our support team is very motivated to see you succeed... and with some of the lowest fees in the Franchise Apparel Category* - you can keep more of what you make!
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As a business owner you may be investing your life savings. Why not do it with the support and expertise behind you - that multiplies your chance of success? We help you on each step of the way to your Grand Opening and well beyond - from finding the right location, to securing good financing, to helping you with a proven store-in-a-box build out, to maximizing your business long after you're opened. Our support is unmatched in the resale franchise industry, and because your success is our success - there is nothing we want more than to see your business soar to new heights - in less time - with fewer mistakes - and greater results.
Keep in mind, the idea of franchising is not new to us here at NTY Franchise Company. Our team has over 25 years of experience in franchising and has put many franchise business brands on the map - making them really successful really quickly. Our enthusiasm, experience, and positive attitude only help you thrive in a competitive market. In that, NTY Franchise Company sticks out - along with unparalleled support, guidance, and our long-standing reputation.
Learn more in one phone call with one of our experienced, helpful staff members than spending hours surfing the Internet.
The market for refurbished, used furniture has become a big demand in the world today. What FTY Franchise Company has done with New Uses is a little different and even better: We only take in very high quality furniture, home décor, and household appliances that look like they are new. When we say New Uses, we mean it's new to you and very "gently-used" by someone else. We only sell things that work, that look new, that are free of any flaws, and allow people to decorate and refurnish their home at a fraction of the cost. This is above and beyond what any refurbished stores are offering because when you buy a couch from us, your couch is truly like new.
For the business owner, this concept is priceless. People began looking at redecorating their homes with items that were already used awhile back, and it is definitely a plus that it is a green idea that helps the environment. But, with New Uses, we only take in what is very high quality at a fraction of the price. This is an idea that is not out there - our stores look new, smell new, and offer fresh ideas for decorating at prices people love, but without sacrificing the quality they get in a furniture or department store.
New Uses has posed itself for great success. This means that for you, as the business owner, you're running a business that will take off in popularity and have inventory that is constantly changing. People will feel like they are getting a great deal, unique pieces, and everything at a fantastic price. In the right location - which is one of the things NTY Franchise Company helps you with - your business will be set to take off and take off fast - netting a great profit for you and your investment.
One of the best things about NTY Franchise Company is our decades of incredible experience helping businesses get started, keep going, and grow fast. We offer unmatched support and advocacy in the business world. We help our franchisees with great tech support and guidance throughout the process, and after you are up and running. We truly feel that your success translates to our success, so we are all in with you in the process. Your support from us doesn't stop at our fantastic training - it continues after you are opened and running. We want to turn your investment, which may just be your life savings, into a great profit that just keeps on growing.
New Uses may be a newer idea, but franchising is not new to the team at NTY Franchise Company. Our support team has many years of experience in franchising and has helped start hundreds of businesses and keep them growing strong. It is that experience, genuine caring, and support that have made us stand out in the franchising business. We want to help you take a great idea like New Uses and turn it into a profitable, popular business that brings people in from all around your area - to both buy and sell furniture, home décor, small appliances, and other items for your home. Why not invest in this great opportunity - and why not have a team behind you to make it successful and get a huge return on your investment?
Learn more in one phone call with one of our experienced, and helpful staff members than spending hours surfing the internet.
The franchising relationship could be described as a business marriage in which both companies work in close collaboration supporting each other but at the same time still legally and financially independent. If we decide to work together you will benefit from our:
We will assist you in very step in the process from location scouting to the store, showroom or kiosk opening event. Once your store, showroom or kiosk is up and running we will continue to offer support within these key areas:
We operate and sell out of 3 concepts. A retail store, an office showroom, and a kiosk in a mall.
Retail store - operating a retail store has proven to be very successful in the right location where foot traffic is heavy, especially in financial districts.
Office Showroom - the office showroom has a lower overhead and has proven to work with the effort of heavy marketing.
Kiosk model - the kiosk model is the most exciting model. BookATailor kiosk is the only custom clothing kiosk model in the world. If placed at the right mall it can draw a tremendous amount of attention. Allowing customers to order custom clothing by the click of their fingertips.
If you have business expertise, if you love to sell and if you believe in offering the best possible customer service; a BookATailor franchise could be for you.
We offer a nationally validated franchise formula, and as a franchisee you will receive a complete automated order entry solution plus training and visual merchandising support.
BookATailor is continuously recruiting new franchisees to expand our concept store, showroom and kiosk network around the nation. There are franchising opportunities in many markets and we welcome interest from those with and without experience in the custom clothing industry.
We will do our best to help you create a profitable business by focusing on bringing customers into your store, by ensuring that we defend our strong brand position and market leadership within the affordable luxury segment, by continuously developing our inspiring store, showroom and kiosk concepts.
We will assist you in every step of the way: First, we help you find the location for your new BookATailor store, showroom, or kiosk and then we prepare the site for retailing. Then we help you design and install the store with inspiring fittings, fixtures and mannequins. Finally, you open the doors and start operating the business and we provide the on-going support.
Attractive business model
It is our common goal to make your business a success. The sales performance of each store depends on market conditions, location, size and store management, which is why we cannot display any national applicable performance (Profit & Loss) figures.
Proven retail concept
As a franchisee you are an independent entrepreneur in charge of your own business. You are responsible for performance, assortment, store appearance and staff.
We will be your sparring partner, share our experience and offer support in day-to-day operations through in-store coaching, e-learning and guidelines. We will also assist you with marketing support, and business administration.
A profitable business is of course the proof of a successful concept but our research shows that the franchise relationship is the most critical determinant of success in franchising. We know how important it is for us to be a trustworthy partner with a reliable set-up and a bright future. If we decide to start working together, we will deliver a complete solution and assist you in every step of the process, from location scouting to the store opening event.
Garments with mass appeal
Put two BookATailor customers in the same room and they will immediately connect and have something to talk about; stories to share. We know that the loyalty of our consumers is second to none. And all men feel good by wearing affordable custom clothing.
Market leading position
we have established a well-defined position within the affordable custom clothing industry. What does this mean? Well, it means that the market for our kind of products is very large and getting even bigger as consumers increasingly prefers to buy custom clothing rather than off the rack clothing.
We are the market leaders within our segment, because no other company can offer our prices, our turnaround time, and have our state of the art technology to manage the entire operation. And yet at the same time be profitable!
Appealing store design
Being part of the BookATailor family also means presenting and selling BookATailor products in an appropriate and attractive environment. The store, showroom, and kiosk environment is an important part of the customer experience and determines whether the customer has a positive perception of BookATailor products. We are visually appealing and present our products in an attractive way. We use functional and eye-catching fixtures as well as many mannequins for a touch and feel environment. In addition we pride ourselves in having the most technologically advanced order entry system that is automated and connected directly to the production facility. We allow the customers to place their orders on touch screen displays.
BookATailor franchisee qualities: