Can I Scale a Just Between Friends Franchise?
How big your Just Between Friends franchise business becomes is up to you
With an affordable initial investment and a minimum of two sales events per year, a Just Between Friends franchise can either supplement a family’s income or become a full-time career.
For Shannon Carter, a multi-unit franchise owner in Northern California who helps our corporate staff with technology information project management, it didn’t take long to become profitable.
“My husband was initially cautious about investing the money into this business, but after the first event he was sold,” she says. “It’s so worth it, what we’re doing to help people.”
One of the reasons our brand has been able to grow like wildfire across the country is that our franchisees can shape their businesses to suit their needs. Some use their pop-up consignment events for supplemental income, while other franchisees run their businesses as a full-time career, playing host to multiple events per year.
“I used to work full-time outside the home, and this opportunity with JBF allows me to refocus,” says Shannon Carter.
Your community has been waiting for you to start a Just Between Friends franchise
We are living in the age of thrift, where discount and bargain shopping are no longer stigmatized, but embraced. As a result of the Great Recession and online shopping, consumers are savvier than ever before and expect their dollar to go further. Just Between Friends has mastered the ultimate treasure hunt—a pop up consignment sale that allows parents a chance to buy an entire wardrobe for their children at a fraction of the price they would pay for new items.
“The concept really resonates with people, it’s not a tough sell, people make money and save money by attending our sales events,” says Tracy Panase, who owns three Just Between Sales franchises in Pennsylvania. “When I started JBF, we were the first sale in the state which helped us get a jump on the competition. It was a no-brainer in partnering with JBF because in being a national organization they were more organized and had better technology, which helps us to remain competitive. I think that it’s fair to say that our customers don’t look at us a business – they see us helping charities and helping families. We really are able to build a community around our events.”
More are becoming Just Between Franchise franchise customers every day
Just Between Friends serves families with children from infancy to middle school — meaning our customers could stay with us for a decade or more! Due to the growing popularity of secondhand shopping and consumers’ desire to lead eco-friendly lifestyles, the Just Between Friends demographic is growing rapidly without any sign of slowing. According to an internal survey, our events serve nearly 800,000 customers nationwide, a number that is likely to grow as we add to our footprint in North America and the public becomes more aware of our consignment platform: JBF On Demand. Babycenter, a publication that studies American parenting trends, says 4 million babies are born every year in the United States—our target market is increasing every day.
Another reason for our phenomenal success is the attention we receive from national media: Just Between Friends has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, and Inside Edition, just to name a few, as well as in hundreds of local publications across the nation.