Why Franchising?

Music Go Round® & the Winmark® Approach

Winmark Corporation began franchising its premier retail-resale brands nearly 30 years ago. Over that time, we've had enormous success with our expanding stable of franchises—including Music Go Round—and now have almost 1,200 locations throughout North America. We credit much of this success to our approach to retail-resale franchising and our unflagging commitment to our valued franchisees and the efficient and profitable manner in which they run their businesses.

Ready to take the first step toward owning your own Music Go Round location? Submit our qualification form today!

Our Commitment to Our Franchisees

At Winmark, we believe in a 100% franchised system—which means that we put 100% of our money, time, effort and resources into our franchisees' stores. This a welcome change of pace for both new and experienced franchisees who have just exited a white collar environment are looking for the opportunity to build something of their own with support from a partner who is not divided between corporate and franchised locations.

Why do franchisees continue to choose Winmark?

  • Our extensive training to get them ready to navigate the industry
  • Our ongoing operations and marketing support from our team of experienced professionals
  • Our dynamic proprietary point of sale system that helps with buying and pricing our merchandise
  • Cloud-based reporting solution that helps owners manage their business even when they are not in the store
  • Our commitment to franchisees who are engaged with their local community
  • Our willingness to work with family teams and first-time franchisees
  • Our powerful franchise infrastructure aimed at growing our businesses
  • Our prominence as a the largest resale franchisor in the marketplace

How successful has our partnership with our franchisees been? We're proud to say that in the last 10 years, between 95% and 100% of our franchisees have renewed their franchise agreements with us—that's how dedicated we are to the success of their businesses and the continued growth of our brands.

Interesting in learning more about the Winmark approach to franchising? Call our knowledgeable team at (866) 595-0053 today.

Why Franchising?
People Love Buying and Reselling Used Items...Everyday!
  • 1 Sales & Gross Margin

    Average Store Gross Sales: $944,094*

    Average Gross Profit: $458,213*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,567,730*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $743,823*

  • 2 Core Customers

    Males age 18-44

    Beginner musicians, hobbyists and professionals

    Middle to upper income households, Active Music Scene

  • 3 Product Mix

    78% Used

    19% New

    3% Other

    Product Selection: Guitars, Percussion, Band Instruments, Keyboards/MIDI, Pro Sound, Accessories

  • 4 Real Estate

    Suburban or Urban “uptown” areas, Power strip or regional mall centers

    2,800 – 3,200 square feet

*The Average Store numbers are the 2016 Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit amounts stated in Item 19 of the 2017 Music Go Round® Franchise Disclosure Document (as reported by the 32 stores that had been in operation at least one year as of December 31, 2016). Of the 32 reporting stores, 13 or 41% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales and 15 or 47% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Profit. The Top Quartile Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit only relates to 8 of the reporting Music Go Round® Stores who ranked in the top 25% of the gross sales range. Of the 8 reporting stores in the top quartile, 3 or 38% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Sales and 5 or 63% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Profit. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.

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When you have proven success, such as Winmark Corporation, people start to take notice.

Meet Our Team
  • Forbes Best Small Companies
  • Franchise 500
  • Franchise Times Top 200
  • IFA Franchising Member
  • NAMM
  • CFA Member

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