Wicks 'N' Sticks vs All That Glitz Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Wicks 'N' Sticks vs All That Glitz including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Wicks 'N' Sticks Franchise
All That Glitz Franchise
Investment $198,500 - $330,720$290,400 - $485,533
Franchise Fee $35,000$35,000
Royalty Fee 2.5%6%
Advertising Fee 05 years
Year Founded 19682007
Year Franchised 19682009
Term Of Agreement 5+ years-
Term Of Agreement 5+ years-
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

Wicks 'N' Sticks Franchise
All That Glitz Franchise
Experience -All That Glitz� is looking for high integrity, self-motivated, personable individuals with exceptional people skills and a desire to control their own destiny while operating a fun and rewarding business. What we look for in a franchisee: � Ability to meet initial investment requirements. Friendly, high-energy person with a sense of fashion. Well developed people skills. Absolutely must genuinely care about your staff and customers. Customer service abilities must be superior. High personal standards: excellence, honesty, integrity, etc. Able to enjoy for yourself and staff being the "Star of the Show."

Financing Options

Wicks 'N' Sticks Franchise
All That Glitz Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/--/-
Start-up Costs -/--/-
Equipment -/--/-
Inventory -/--/-
Receivables -/--/-
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Training & Support

Wicks 'N' Sticks Franchise
All That Glitz Franchise
Training Corporate Office, Houston, TX 8 Days The initial training covers all material aspects of the operation of an All That Glitz franchise and is comprised of on-the-job training.
Support Central Data Processing
  • Central Purchasing
  • Field Operation Evaluation
  • Field Training
  • Initial Store Opening
  • Inventory Control
  • Franchisee Newsletter
  • Regional or National Meetings
  • 800 Telephone Hotline
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    Marketing --
    Operations Average Number of Employees: 1 Full-time, 6 Part-time

    Passive Ownership: Not Allowed


    Expansion Plans

    Wicks 'N' Sticks Franchise
    All That Glitz Franchise
    US Expansion Yes-
    Canada Expansion --
    International Expansion --

    Company Overviews

    About Wicks 'N' Sticks

    Nation's largest and most respected franchised retailer of quality candles, fragrancing and related home decorative products. Franchisees are offered outstanding name recognition, comprehensive training and extensive start up and on-going support. Rated a top franchise by both Success Gold 200 and Income Opportunities Platinum 2000.

    About All That Glitz

     All That Glitz opened December 2006 on the Internet operating out of a guest bedroom above our garage.  Internet sales came in immediately from the US and Abroad.  At the same time we decided to open a brick and mortar store at a yet to be built Super Target Shopping Centre.


    October 2007 we opened our first retail store along with keeping the Internet.  Business took off as expected.  However, May 2008 all tenants in the Shopping Center received the unfortunate news of a State Bridge Construction Project to begin that month and would last three years.  The bridges were in front of the Shopping Center. All traffic was directed away from the Shopping Center.

    When construction began in May 2008, for the next three months our business dropped 80%, therefore, we closed on August 31, 2008. We chose a new location one mile away and opened December 2008 until present.  Year to date thru August 31, 2009 our business is up 45% in gross receipts.

    The decision to franchise came after only being open a few months at the first location.  This decision was prompted by the enormous number of part-time residents who live primarily in other states saying, "If we had a store like this back home, it would do fantastic."  Well, after hearing that a couple of thousand times and knowing the cities they were from were pretty diverse, it became apparent this would be one incredible franchise.  Also having sold this fashion jewelry on the internet in almost every state and several countries with email compliments saying the same thing it became a must to go forward.

    To our future franchisees, "Put your seat belts on, cause you're in for the ride of your life."