RadioShack Franchise

Electronics products and services retailer

RadioShack was opened in 1921 by the Deutchmann family, offering ham radio operators and electronics buffs a retail and mail order source for their electronics needs. By the 1960s, the company had nine stores and was shipping electronics to people all over the world, but was falling on hard times.

Charles Tandy purchased the company in 1963 and turned its $4 million debt into a $20 million profit. Today the company operates stores nationwide, selling everything from batteries to satellite dishes to electronics buffs and general consumers.

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How much does it cost to open a RadioShack Franchise?

The investment required to open a RadioShack Franchise is between $144,875-$643,851. There is an initial franchise fee of $39,900 which grants you the license to run a business under the RadioShack name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • Royalty Fee:
    5% of net sales
  • Advertising Fee:
    3% for the Ad Fund
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first RadioShack open? 1921
When did RadioShack start Franchising? 1968

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 1820 0 46 5089
2003 1898 0 55 5142
2002 2038 0 56 5145
2001 2039 0 231 5226
2000 2018 0 224 5061
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory Yes No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Local workshop, annual convention

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media

9% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

Significant business experience; we are particularly interested in individuals who have demonstrated successful ownership or management of multiple business units or have managed multiple departments Individuals who possess the capability to grow with RadioShack. The ability to develop and execute a business plan. An entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to work hard and be part of an established franchise system Ability to manage finances, including a thorough understanding of business financial statements The capability to effectively manage an organization that recruits, trains, and motivates employees who deliver an exceptional customer experience An acceptable credit history Sufficient liquid assets (i.e., cash) to invest into the business

Your income potential as a RadioShack Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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RadioShack Corporation
300 RadioShack Circle
Fort Worth, TX


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