Just Between Friends is the dominant brand in the rapidly-growing consignment sale industry—and families across America need us NOW more than ever.
Just Between Friends is the leading pop-up consignment sale franchise in North America. Even before our world was affected by the Coronavirus, thrift, discount and bargain shopping have become preferred by many over retail. As a result of the Great Recession and online shopping, consumers are savvier than ever—expecting every dollar to go further. But now, as we begin to re-open America following COVID-19, families very much need a resource like Just Between Friends. We are excited to report that sales are being scheduled, as conditions allow, in accordance with local health and government guidelines. Safety has always been our top priority—and these times are no different. Franchisees are preparing to host sales that are safe, spacious and sanitized, following our new safety protocols. Sales are scheduled to begin happening across the country at the end of May.
Our franchise owners market to local families and hold at least two consignment sales a year. Consignors register to sell their new and gently-used items. Other families seeking bargains purchase those items, and the franchise owner makes a percentage of every item sold. It’s a great win for all parties. Consignors earn money back on everything for babies and kids—clothes, toys, shoes, games, gear, maternity items, and more. Parents, grandparents, and guardians can purchase amazing items at a fraction of the retail price, saving hundreds of dollars on entire wardrobes and equipment for newborn to teens. The franchisee earns a margin by providing a truly valuable service to the local community. And donated, unsold items go to local, family-serving charities that within the community.
Investment in a Just Between Friends franchise starts at around $38,000, making it very affordable. Franchisees can opt for a single territory and hold a minimum of two sales each year, which makes for an easy-to-manage, flexible business. Single-unit franchises are excellent for anyone looking for supplemental income, from the stay-at-home parent who wants to generate an income to the parent who wants to reenter the workforce—or even someone currently working who is looking for a way to own his/her own business. Want to run a full-time and higher-revenue business? You can purchase more than one territory to then host as many sales a year as you can handle, creating a full-time business with employees.