Investment Requirements

Steps to Ownership

As the largest quality consignment department store in the Midwest, Stuff Etc knows what it takes to build a successful franchise business. With over 38 years of evolution and business experience, we have developed a one-stop-shop business model.

We’ve learned that finding the right partners to represent our brand is essential to success. Our qualification process allows us to get to know you and for you to get to know us.

Qualifying Candidates

If you are interested in becoming a Stuff Etc franchise owner, the first step is submitting a franchise inquiry form. This covers basic information and whether you qualify under current ownership requirements. After your submission is reviewed, our team will discuss any questions you have and next steps in the process.

Current requirements for Stuff Etc franchisees include:

  • Investment of approximately $295,000 to $445,000
    • The total investment will be determined by the size of the location, leasehold improvements, terms of the lease and other factors not in our control.
  • Liquid capital requirement of $88,000 to $134,000
  • Assets that could be used as collateral $206,500 to $311,500

If you do not have these assets, it does not necessarily disqualify you. Franchisees may take out loans to provide the required capital for their store or partner with family or friends to qualify.

Solid Brand

The Stuff Etc brand signifies great value for customers on their favorite brands and a one-stop shopping experience. There are currently four corporate-owned stores and three franchise stores (with another in development). When you become a part of the Stuff Etc team, there are specific requirements and services provided to support a solid brand.

Brand Fees

  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Royalties: 4% of gross sales, paid weekly
  • Advertising fee: 0.25%

Brand Guidelines

  • Facility:
    • Average Store Size: 23,000 – 46,000 square feet
      • Departments: Home, Sport, Play, Antique & Vintage
    • Real Estate Location: Retail malls or strip mall centers
  • Demographics:
    • Primary Customer Group: Female, age 25-50
    • Key Demographics:
      • Middle to upper income households
      • Population base of 50,000 or greater
      • Progressive communities with transient career opportunities

Does adopting the Stuff Etc Brand sound like an opportunity tailor made for you? Let’s talk.

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