Children's Orchard Franchise

Reseller of children's clothes, toys and furnishings


Former flight attendant Karen Lynch opened the first Children's Orchard store in 1980. Each store buys and sells used children's clothes, toys and other items, selling them for 50 to 80 percent less than retail. The first Children's Orchard franchise opened in 1985, and it now has locations across the United States.

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How much does it cost to open a Children's Orchard Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Children's Orchard Franchise is between $181,000-$292,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $22,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Children's Orchard name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $181,000-$292,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $22,500
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
    N/A
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $3K



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Children's Orchard News & Press Releases

When did the first Children's Orchard open? 1980
When did Children's Orchard start Franchising? 1985

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 91 0 0 1
2004 85 0 0 1
2003 85 0 0 1
2002 92 0 0 1
2001 95 0 0 2
Year U.S.A.
2005 91
2004 85
2003 85
2002 92
2001 95
Year Canada
2005 0
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
Year International
2005 0
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
Year Corporate
2005 1
2004 1
2003 1
2002 1
2001 2
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Marketing
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

15.6% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (98% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Customer service experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Children's Orchard Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Children's Orchard

    Children's Orchard

    Children's Orchard
    900 Victors Wy., #200
    Ann Arbor, MI
    48108

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