Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise

Bird watching and feeding supplies


 
Jim Carpenter opened the first Wild Birds Unlimited store in Indianapolis in 1981. In 1983 he began franchising. The privately owned company is based in Carmel, Indiana. Each store sells bird-feeding and bird-watching supplies, including birdhouses, feeders, food and binoculars.
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How much does it cost to open a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise?

The investment required to open a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise is between $146,692-$228,406. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Wild Birds Unlimited name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $146,692-$228,406
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $30,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    4%
  • Advertising Fee:
    0.5%
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years


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Wild Birds Unlimited News & Press Releases

When did the first Wild Birds Unlimited open? 1981
When did Wild Birds Unlimited start Franchising? 1983

United States: Nationwide

International: Canada,

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Training

On-The-Job Training: 40 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: Ongoing

Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings/Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing

Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
SEO
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

25% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4

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

Business Experience:

  • Enthusiastic about nature and backyard bird feeding
  • Interested in owning your own business and working for yourself
  • Willing to work with others who share the same interests
  • Committed to building a Business Enterprise
  • Committed to delivering the ultimate WBU customer experience
  • Committed to following WBU 'Best Practices' to operate your own WBU store
  • Comfortable with the needs associated with running a business

  • Your income potential as a Wild Birds Unlimited 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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    birds, bird feeding, bird houses, naturescape, birdwatching, backyard habitat
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    Wild Birds Unlimited


    Wild Birds Unlimited
    11711 N. College Ave., #146
    Carmel, IN
    46032

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