Interactive Consignment Post Franchise

eBay Drop-Off Stores / Nationwide Consignment Stores

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How much money you could make as a Interactive Consignment Post Franchise owner depends on a wide variety of factors. For accurate up-to-date information, investors are strongly recommended to visit the official Interactive Consignment Post website: : www.interactiveconsignmentpost.com. As a business owner, your primary goals are to strive for high sales while keeping your operating costs as low as possible while still maintaining quality products and service. The monthly operating costs that you will incur as Interactive Consignment Post. Franchise owner may include royalty fees, rent or mortgage, staffing, products, supplies, utilities, administrative costs and other things. Although your monthly operating costs may vary from month to month, your start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover the majority of your initial operating equipment, signage, and renovations. Below is an overview of the typical start-up costs for Interactive Consignment Post Franchise.

Interactive Consignment Post is one of North America's largest developers and franchisors of marketing your unwanted valuables to eBays 192 million registered users or to Craigslist local classified adds. The combination of our expert listings, professional photographs, shipping know-how and our excellent reputation all benefit you when your unwanted valuables are sold. Interactive Consignment Post is here to help you get top dollar for your valuables.

Founded in 2009 in Lakewood, CA, Interactive Consignment Post is one of the fastest growing franchises in America and an industry leader in online/offline consignment sales. Today, our U.S. locations are primarily located in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho and Minnesota. We have plans to grow our franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. in the coming years.

Interactive Consignment Post have become a daily ritual in the busy lives of our customers through the quality and value of our services. This brand loyalty has been earned in partnership with franchisees, which we call our store owners, by delivering superior services to our sellers and buyers and communities through leadership, innovation and partnerships.

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How much does it cost to open a Interactive Consignment Post Franchise?

Interactive Consignment Post Start-up Costs & Franchises Fees
The estimated investment required to open a Interactive Consignment Post Franchise is between $48,450-$1,690,300. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Interactive Consignment Post name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $48,450-$1,690,300
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $35,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales
  • Advertising Fee:
    4% of Gross Sales
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

How to contact Interactive Consignment Post

Website

Interactive Consignment Post
5100 Lakewood Blvd,
Lakewood, CA 90712
customer-support@interactiveconsignmentpost.com

Phone#: +1 (888) 294-4734


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Interactive Consignment Post Announces Q1 Sales Of $9.1 Million
This sales growth was driven by national advertising, the resulting increase in same store sales and the addition of nearly 70 new Interactive Consignment Post franchise stores across the country. This tremendous first quarter growth accompanied a significant physical move for the company. This notable increase in sales and store figures is aligned with Interactive Consignment Post's accelerated growth strategy, which continues to build on Interactive Consignment Post's position as the number one seller on eBay and the leader in the emerging drop-off store category. Recent local and national advertising campaigns were influential in the company's dramatic growth, which has generated increased awareness of the ease of using Interactive Consignment Post drop-off locations. "Now more than ever, consumers and businesses are using drop-off stores such as Interactive Consignment Post and realizing how our service can benefit them financially," says Ryan Boleman, Interactive Consignment Post's president and CEO. "We're bridging the gap between brick-and-mortar retailing and internet retailing, then providing access for consumers to sell instead of buy. With our sales and physical growth, Interactive Consignment Post continues to lead the build-out of this new category." Since training "expert eBay sellers" is an important part of Interactive Consignment Post's continued success, the primary use for the new office space will be to expand the dedicated training facilities for Interactive Consignment Post franchisees. The new facilities will host a simulated store environment, photography and listing stations, and will be used in conjunction with the "Interactive Consignment Post" training program required for all franchisees. "This is an exciting time for our company," says Edwin. "By the end of the year, with merchandise sales topping $50 million. And, we don't expect that momentum to stop." About Interactive Consignment Post offers its franchisees a turn-key program that makes it easy to open an Interactive Consignment Post drop-off store in their local community. The company hosts a proprietary software system that allows independent stores to easily interface with e-commerce sites, manage their inventory, create management reports and efficiently pay customers through a bulk-rate check payment system. In addition, Interactive Consignment Post helps franchisees secure store locations, orders and installs their turn-key 'store-in-a-box' build-out, provides training and support, and leads overall national and local marketing efforts. Edwin recognized that auctioning donated items on eBay could be a powerful fundraising tool, especially if there were a service that helped make it easy. From this small idea for a school benefit came the foundation for Interactive Consignment Post -- providing an easy way for any person, business or organization to sell things online. Today, Interactive Consignment Post is the number one seller on eBay and is ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as the number one franchise in the emerging drop-off store category. Interactive Consignment Post currently has more franchise stores open nationwide. Interactive Consignment Post is registered to sell franchises in 50 states.

Turn Clutter Into Cash with Interactive Consignment Post
If you discover items of some value in your house that you no longer need, you're not alone. Millions of home-owners realize this either when they're getting ready to move or at the start of spring cleaning. In the past, clearing out homes only resulted in low-revenue garage sales or multiple trips to the thrift store. But today, the latest trend in home organization is to trade in and trade up by clearing out and cashing in unwanted items by dropping them off at Interactive Consignment Post It, the world's leading chain of eBay drop-off stores. Organizational expert Peter Walsh, from TLC's television show "Clean Sweep," confirms the trend. "eBay drop-off stores like Interactive Consignment Post are really the hot new trend in home organization," he notes. "For occasions such as that yearly cleaning, they provide an easy way for you to get that clutter out of your house and earn some extra cash." According to a recent PEW Internet and American Life Project survey, 83 percent of online American adults have never tried to sell items online. For those people, eBay drop-off stores like Interactive Consignment Post offer a fast and easy way to sell online. Interactive Consignment Post's eBay experts professionally photograph your item, write descriptive copy, list the item online, collect payment and then pack and ship the item. Once the transaction is complete, the seller receives a check in the mail. Reactions to the Interactive Consignment Post concept have consistently been positive -- even effusive: "I was determined to clean out my garage – I had old car parts, a vintage train set, you name it," said James Gentry, Tucson, AZ customer. "I took the whole lot to a drop-off store and made over $5,000. Now I can park my car in the garage again." Selling on eBay no longer needs to be a daunting and time consuming task. Interactive Consignment Post's eBay experts note that items that sell well on eBay can be found in all areas of the home, including garages (vehicle parts, sports equipment and power tools); living rooms (decorative collectibles, audio/visual equipment, cameras and video recorders, and musical instruments); bedrooms and closets (designer shoes, watches and jewelry); and kitchens (crystal, sterling silver, high-end cookware and appliances.) For more information on spring cleaning items that sell well on eBay, or to find a local Interactive Consignment Post store, visit : www.interactiveconsignmentpost.com.

Interactive Consignment Post At RMHC®
Announced its participation in the 2009 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) Sunday Coupon Promotion. By creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, RMHC is working to better the lives of children and their families around the world, and Interactive Consignment Post is proud to support these initiatives. "Given that the genesis for Interactive Consignment Post came from fundraising, we are particularly gratified by our association with the Ronald McDonald House Charities," said Ryan Boleman, CEO of Interactive Consignment Post. "Our common interests and concerns not only help provide support for the RMHC families, it also builds awareness of Interactive Consignment Post's eBay drop-off service." As part of the program, Interactive Consignment Post will be featured in upcoming national marketing and advertising efforts for Ronald McDonald House Charities. For example, customers can find coupons for Interactive Consignment Post in a RMHC insert running in major national newspapers on Sunday, April 12, and the company logo will also be displayed on posters and tray liners at 12,000 McDonald's stores across the country. In addition, Interactive Consignment Post will be featured in national television spots starting on March 29. Interactive Consignment Post offers its franchisees a turn-key program that makes it easy to open an Interactive Consignment Post drop-off store in their local community. The company hosts a proprietary software system that allows independent stores to easily interface with e-commerce sites, manage their inventory, create management reports and efficiently pay customers through a bulk-rate check payment system. In addition, Interactive Consignment Post helps franchisees secure store locations, orders and installs their turn-key 'store-in-a-box' build-out, provides training and support, and leads overall national and local marketing efforts.

Interactive Consignment Post News & Press Releases

When did the first Interactive Consignment Post open? 2008
When did Interactive Consignment Post start Franchising? 2009

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2011 50 12 9 1
2010 20 7 2 1
2009 12 1 1 1
2008 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Year U.S.A.
2011 50
2010 20
2009 12
2008 N/A
Year Canada
2011 12
2010 7
2009 1
2008 N/A
Year International
2011 9
2010 2
2009 1
2008 N/A
Year Corporate
2011 1
2010 1
2009 1
2008 N/A

United States: Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wisconsin,

International: Canada, Europe: 10 / Year

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

Training
New franchisees undergo an intensive seven week training program at the Interactive Consignment Post University, located next to the Lakewood, CA, head office. The facility includes classrooms and a fully operational store, providing trainees with intensive experience in the consignment & auction services.

* Seven (7) week training program in the Lakewood, CA, at Interactive Consignment Post University
* A store opening crew/Manager of Operations Standards (MOS) to assist the opening of the Interactive Consignment Post store (for a maximum period of two weeks)

Support
* The use of all Interactive Consignment Post Manuals
* Support from head office personnel who have vast knowledge in the consignment service business

Marketing
Ad slicks, Regional advertising, Co-op advertising,

58% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25 - 30

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • An entrepreneurial drive and ability to build a high performing team.
  • Prior management experience. Experience in consignment & online/offline auction service and/or operations is a plus.
  • A lifestyle that allows for the time commitment required to launch and build a franchise store.
  • Net worth of $500,000 and liquidity in the amount of $300,000 (The full investment from a Interactive Consignment Post could be over $1,600,000)
  • A personal passion and commitment to the development of the Interactive Consignment Post brand.
  • Ability to exemplify and execute the Interactive Consignment Post principles and standards of operation on a daily basis.
  • Understand the importance of being a community partner that is proud to represent Interactive Consignment Post.

  • Your income potential as a Interactive Consignment Post Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

     
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    (888) 294-4734
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