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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.
There are a lot of franchises out there and a lot of good ideas, but Clothes Mentor is the best one to come along in a long time. There have been consignment shops and thrift stores, but there hasn't been anything to the level of Clothes Mentor. Clothes Mentor is a resale store – a whole new and different idea. It's a growing trend that is only going to get bigger, and a fantastic way for you to make money and grow your business – a great return on your investment.
Unlike consignment and thrift stores, Clothes Mentor pays customers cash on-the-spot right over the counter to buy their great condition apparel, shoes, and designer purses. Paying cash is always a great incentive. We also only take in high quality, designer and better brand clothing that we like to call & quot;gently-used." We're picky because, if your customer is looking at high quality designer clothing, they are looking at high quality resale designer clothing. You won't find tears, you won't find stains, and it will be organized, smell fresh and new, and be unlike anything else that is out there – because our apparel and accessories are not only like new, they are new to you and in new shape.
Why is this a great franchise concept? First of all, resale is hot. People like purchasing things that are almost new and they like being kind to the environment. But, mostly it's because women will always like clothing. They want to have a style of their own, follow trends if they want to, and have the opportunity to have high-end designs when they feel like it – and let's face it, the chance to change their minds – without breaking the bank to do it. Because we also sell accessories, including shoes and jewelry, it allows them to change up their whole outfit and look polished and chic without spending their mortgage payment on it.
What this translates to you, as the franchisee, is a hot concept that is only going to get bigger. What else makes us different? We offer tremendous support to our franchisees – from solid training to unmatched advocacy. Our training is intense and allows you to know your business really well, but you also have a support team behind you that helps you with your transactions (using innovative and current software), offers solid guidance, and has decades of experience behind them. Our directors and support staff have many years of doing this and we have it down to a science.
As a business owner you may be investing your life savings. Why not do it with the support and expertise behind you that ensures your success? We help you in each step of the way – from finding the right location to securing good financing to helping you with a proven store-in-a-box concept to the grand opening to following you after you're opened. Our support is unmatched in the industry, because your success is our success – and there is nothing we want more than to see your business soar to new heights in half the time it takes most franchises to make a profit.
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 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.