Once Upon A Child Franchise Opportunities

North America's #1 Children's Resale Franchise

Any parent knows that raising a child is expensive— especially when it comes to clothing their child as they continue to quickly outgrow their clothes, shoes, toys and equipment. Our Once Upon A Child brand is designed specifically to meet the needs of parents and families who are looking for gently used, high-quality infant and children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, equipment and accessories at a sensible price.

Using this approach, Once Upon A Child has become North America's top children's retail-resale franchise. Whether our customers are looking for safe, adorable children’s apparel, toys, shoes, equipment or accessories for infants through tweens, Once Upon A Child is ready to provide that value.

Once Upon A Child Franchise Background

Established: 1988
First Unit Franchised: 1993
Franchised Units: 348
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Once Upon A Child Franchise Training

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: NA
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: Winmark conducts its 2-part training program at Winmark’s training center in Minneapolis. The training program is typically offered 11 times per year. The first session of the training program, New Franchisee Orientation Training (NFOT), covers several aspects of management and operation of a franchised retail business, including real estate matters, business plan development, buying used and new products, Winmark’s service vendor program and other topics Winmark may select.

The first session will take place over a period of 5 days. At NFOT, you will be required to participate in an online financial management course conducted by Winmark’s third party vendor. This course will educate you on how to understand your financial statements and utilize the information to build your business.

The second session of the Once Upon A Child® training program, Concept Training, is attended when financing, lease and the online financial training program are complete. It is conducted over a period of at least 5 days and will include instruction on sales, customer service, marketing, advertising, computer operation and store inventory, staff and financial management, as well as topics Winmark may select.

Other Info: High profit, High Margin business.
Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,501,055
Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $948,454
An extensive training program to prepare you for the business ownership
Our willingness to work with first-time franchisees and family teams
Ongoing operations and marketing support from our dedicated franchise team
A critical and enticing niche inside the retail marketplace
A robust corporate infrastructure that is ready to support the needs of our franchisees

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