3 Reasons to Join the BaseCamp Franchise Family as a Kid to Kid Children’s Clothing Resale Owner
Family culture and world-class support extends beyond owners to the local community and environment
Opening a business is a big decision, especially during uncertain times. The decision to invest in a Kid to Kid children’s clothing resale store is made easier knowing you have the world-class support of BaseCamp Franchising. Most of our owners have no experience in the resale clothing industry, and many are first-time business owners. With Kid to Kid you’ll be confident and proud to join a brand that supports owners, helps families and encourages recycling.
“Now is a great time to be a Kid to Kid franchisee. We have a strong brand that has shown years of experience in the marketplace,” says Scott Sloan, CEO of Kid to Kid. “We have a great team here at BaseCamp to help our franchisees succeed as we continue to enter new markets across the country. This is a great business opportunity because it’s recession-resistant, helps families save money on clothes, and provides a positive service to the environment through sustainable shopping. It’s a win-win-win.”
Founded in 1992 and with close to 100 locations nationwide, Kid to Kid buys and sells the best clothing items that kids outgrow, attracting consumers from all economic levels. A Kid to Kid franchise also checks all boxes for parents who are eco-conscious would rather buy secondhand clothing than support “fast fashion.” These are just a few of the contributing factors driving the booming resale clothing industry, on track to reach $64 billion by 2026.
Joining a franchise is like joining a family of like-minded business owners. The family that founded Kid to Kid is still in charge today as part of BaseCamp— and franchisees of Kid to Kid share a common bond driving their business: a passion for helping families, supporting the community and promoting sustainable shopping.
Commitment to Supporting Franchisees
When you sign on to be a Kid to Kid franchisee, you receive a wide range of support to help you take advantage of the exploding clothing resale industry. We have designed an industry-leading training and ongoing Kid to Kid franchise support platform to help you thrive in business from your grand-opening day and beyond.
While Kid to Kid is known for aesthetically pleasing stores that look nothing like a dingy thrifty store, owners receive world-class support that covers those critical behind-the-scenes aspects– from operations and admin to tech support and marketing. On the technical side, BaseCamp offers tools such as a check-in app that helps owners manage the flow of buyers, digital signage packages and a team of developers that constantly work on our proprietary software suite and other technical updates to help the store operate smoothly and successfully.
“We’re going to do what we can here at BaseCamp to hold your hand through the process, give you the support and tools that you need to set you up for the best chance at success. We are passionate about what we do. We have a great group of people here at BaseCamp helping a great group of franchisees, and we’d love to talk to you about our franchise opportunity,” Scott says.
Commitment to Helping Families Live Their Best Lives
Owning a Kid to Kid store is a rewarding business for owners and their families as well as for families in their local community. Our stores are brightly lit, well-organized and feel more like an on-trend store at the mall than an unorganized thrift shop with drab lighting and a utilitarian aesthetic. There aren’t many families who will turn down a good deal and most people are thrilled to give back to their community and help the environment at the same time. Our stores help people buy, sell and trade gently used kids’ stuff and become a meaningful part of hundreds of thousands of people’s daily lives.
“A lot of people can’t afford to go to the mall and pay full price for clothes their kids will quickly grow out of. It’s a much-needed service to my community. It’s the circle of life — this business — and it’s really special to be a part of it,” says New York Kid to Kid franchisee Michelle Talley, a soon to be multi-unit owner.
Commitment to Sustainable Shopping and Charitable Ventures
The ability to own a business that’s good for the environment is important to our customers and franchise owners alike. Thanks to Kid to Kid franchisees, our stores helped keep 13.2 million items out of landfills in 2019.
In addition to recycling by donating thousands of items to local charities every year, Kid to Kid hosts two annual charity events on a national level, which goes to support buildON, an organization that builds schools in developing countries and is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. At these “Charity Fill-a-Bag Sales,” customers are able to stuff a bag with as many donated items into the bag as they can for just $15, and all the money raised goes directly to buildON. We also donate 5 cents per customer on an ongoing basis to buildON if they use their own shopping bag from home.
The partnership with buildON has been extraordinarily successful, with more than $500,000 raised to build more than 14 schools in developing countries like Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haiti, Nepal, Malawi, and Nicaragua.
Ready to start your new career as a Kid to Kid franchise owner?
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