Once Upon A Child Franchise

Retailer selling new and used children's clothing, toys and furniture


Founded in 1984 in Columbus, Ohio, Once Upon A Child specializes in selling new and used children's clothes, toys, furniture and equipment. Franchises were first offered in 1992. The company is owned by Winmark (formerly Grow Biz), which also franchises Music Go Round, Plato's Closet, and Play It Again Sports.

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How much does it cost to open a Once Upon A Child Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Once Upon A Child Franchise is between $254,100-$390,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Once Upon A Child name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $254,100-$390,500
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $25,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
    N/A
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $5K



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Once Upon A Child News & Press Releases

When did the first Once Upon A Child open? 1984
When did Once Upon A Child start Franchising? 1992

United States: Nationwide

International: Canada,

Canada: Nationwide

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

Training
On-The-Job Training: 24 hours
Classroom Training: 55 hours

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

Marketing
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social media
SEO
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Number of Employees Required to Run: 3 - 5

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Once Upon A Child 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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    Once Upon A Child

    Once Upon A Child

    Once Upon A Child
    c/o Winmark Corporation
    605 Highway 169 N, Suite 400
    Minneapolis, MN
    55441

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