Testimonials from Plato's Closet® Franchisees

Real Owners, Real Stories of Success

Making the choice to become a Plato's Closet store owner can be all the more easier when you know people just like you have experienced their own versions of success. Due to our proven methods, training and support, and steadfast commitment to our franchisees, Winmark® has helped hundreds of Plato's Closet owners experience continuous growth and success, year after year.

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Owner Testimonials
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  • 1 Sales & Gross Margin

    Average Store Gross Sales: $963,880*

    Average Gross Profit: $591,781*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,432,323*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $883,162*

  • 2 Core Customers

    Females age 12 to 24

    Middle to upper middle income households

    Junior/senior high school and college students

  • 3 Product Mix

    98% gently used

    2% new

  • 4 Real Estate

    Power strip centers or suburban centers around regional shopping malls with a solid teen draw

    3,500 – 4,000 square feet

*The Average Store numbers are the 2016 Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit amounts stated in Item 19 of the 2017 Plato’s Closet® Franchise Disclosure Document (as reported by 434 of the 435 stores that had been in operation at least one year as of December 31, 2016). Of the 434 reporting stores, 186 or 43% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales and 187 or 43% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Profit. The Top Quartile Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit only relates to 108 of the reporting Plato’s Closet® Stores who ranked in the top 25% of the gross sales range. Of the 108 stores in the top quartile, 42 or 39% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.

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