Children’s Orchard comes with a proven successful business model. NTY Franchise Company has developed a clear path that will help you to avoid years of trial and error, reduce costly mistakes, shorten your learning curve and, ultimately, reach your goals sooner. The following are key benefits that come along with a Children’s Orchard franchise:
We’ll work with you to develop a plan that can be used as the financial and operational guide for your store during the critical start-up phase of your business.
We conduct three separate, comprehensive training programs that provide our new owners with both pre-opening and post-opening classes and hands-on experience.
We have a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred status lender who can help you with prequalification before you commit to opening your store. This lender knows our brand, our business plan and how to process loans quickly and efficiently.
Store Location Assistance
NTY Franchise company has adopted a standardized real estate process that has a clearly defined all-in-one strategy for site selection, lease negotiation and legal review.
Store Opening Assistance
We have proven vendors already in place to get the best pricing and service on everything needed for store buildout: fixtures, equipment, interior/exterior signage, point-of-sale system and more.
Point-of-Sale (POS) System
The unique software that runs our proprietary POS system was specifically designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the resale business. With touch screen capabilities and a built-in buy matrix, the system assists in the buying and selling of gently used merchandise.
Regional Operations Manager (ROM)
Our ROMs serve as small business consultants for our franchisees. They are responsible for ensuring success in all areas of the resale operation, including financial performance, merchandising and customer service.
Before a store opens, we help to create excitement about it. Then we continue to provide marketing support to all stores at both local and national levels. Get more in-depth information about each of these topics within the following pages.
Also, part of digital marketing is the free Children’s Orchard app. It’s tied to Club CO Rewards program, our customer loyalty program, and allows your customers to track their reward points, receive and track promotions, refer friends, find locations & even store their receipts on their mobile device. This program is fully integrated with our Point of Sale allowing the system to be easy to use for both the customers and the stores. The best part is the ability to use the data from the point of sale for data driven marketing messages to make it as customized to customers as possible.
Watch this quick video to learn how franchising with Children’s Orchard can help shorten your learning curve:
In the following video, our VP of Franchising highlights a few of the benefits that we provide to franchisees:
Timeline to Store Opening
The typical length of time between signing your Franchise Agreement and the opening of your store varies from 6 to 12 months. This period may be longer or shorter, depending on the time of year, availability of financing, site selection, local construction delays, how soon you can attend training or other factors. Our goal is to get you to grand opening as quickly and smoothly as possible.