Just Between Friends Consignment Franchise in the News
The media has a love affair with the leading pop-up consignment franchise
From the very beginning Just Between Friends consignment franchise has had a compelling story to tell. In 1997, a young mother in Tulsa hosted a consignment sale in her living room hoping she’d make some extra income by selling her growing children’s gently used clothing and baby items. In 2017, that mother is the CEO of the leading pop-up consignment sale franchise in North America, and our brand has helped hundreds of thousands of families save millions of dollars on children’s clothes, maternity and baby gear, children’s toys and much, much more.
Our easy and beneficial concept has already been grabbing the national spotlight with appearances on Fox News, the Today show, Good Morning America, CNN, and Inside Edition and mentions in national and local publishing media across the country. No one can turn down a feel-good story on thousands of families making and saving money while clothing their children, or keeping them entertained with lightly used children’s games and toys that we sell at our events.
The media’s love for Just Between Friends helps us grow
We’ve been able to strike a chord with the media because we strike a chord with our core demographic.
Just Between Friends serves families with children from infancy to middle school. Considering how expensive it is to meet the clothing and entertainment needs of children, our customers need us for at least a decade. According to Babycenter, a publication that studies American parenting trends, there are 4 million babies born every year in the United States. Therefore, our target customer base is increasing every day!
With more than 150 franchisees in 30 states in the U.S., plus one in Canada, we host hundreds of pop-up consignment sales events every year. Our temporary presence in cities and towns nationwide tends to get us media coverage as an event—something short-term that is exciting because it only lasts a few days and happens just twice a year. As an example, in March and April of 2016, Just Between Friends was covered in the media more than 250 times across the nation, an astonishing level of press for any brand. The press, along with our demographic, helps keep Just Between Friends an evergreen brand.
There has never been a better time to join Just Between Friends
There’s no better way to make money than knowing you’re contributing to the betterment of those around you. Just Between Friends requires an affordable initial investment with an agreement to hold a minimum of two sales events per year. Overhead is also low because your events can be staffed by team members, some of whom are consignors who get paid more on the items they sell by working the event. Some of our franchise owners choose to use employees to staff their sales events, as well. Renting a venue that easily accommodates shoppers is another part of the investment, but we help you find the ideal location.
Because the Just Between Friends’ franchise model suits the lifestyles of parents, grandparents, or anyone with a passion for their communities by being flexible and scalable, it is no wonder that the brand continues to expand its reach around the country and has plans to grow internationally.
We grow our brand by saving families money. There’s never a wrong time to keep money in the bank.