Investment Information

Seizing a Remarkable Play It Again Sports® Franchising Opportunity

U.S. Investment Requirements

Appropriate capitalization is a critical factor in the success of any business. We qualify Play It Again Sports candidates on an approximate investment of $350,000 to open a store. However, this investment will vary depending on the market and other factors.

Either individually or with a financial partner, our minimum net worth and liquid asset requirements are as follows:

  • $105,000 – Cash or liquid assets.*
  • $245,000 – Equity or other assets to be used as collateral to obtain sufficient bank financing.

*Liquid asset examples include: cash, non-retirement stocks and bonds, etc.

Verification of financial data such as cash available will be required as you move forward in our franchise process. Funds quoted above are in U.S. dollars.

Interested in more detailed franchise costs and investment information? Call our team at (866) 595-0053 today to learn more.

Canada Investment Requirements

Appropriate capitalization is a critical factor in the success of any business. Therefore, minimum requirements for net worth and liquid assets have been established for those wishing to become a Play It Again Sports franchise owner. These figures are representative for each individual location.

Either individually, or with the assistance of a financial partner, applicants will have access to $105,000 USD in cash or liquid assets* that can be turned into cash. Additionally, the applicant should have assets of $245,000 USD to be used as collateral to obtain appropriate financing. These financial requirements are based around the total investment costs of the business.

*Liquid asset examples include: cash, non-retirement stocks and bonds, etc.

Please note: Written financial documentation will be required as you move forward in our franchise process.

Play It Again Sports Fast Facts

Need a bird's-eye view of what our Play It Again Sports franchise stores look like? Below, see some quick facts about our customers, our retail spaces, our inventory, and more.

Sales and gross margin:

  • Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,406,122 (2016)*
  • Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $711,659 (2016)*

*As stated in Item 19 of the 2017 Play It Again Sports Franchise Disclosure Document (as reported by 270 of the 272 Play It Again Sports stores that had been in operation at least one year as of December 31, 2016). The Top Quartile Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit only relates to 67 of the reporting Play It Again Sports stores who ranked in the top 25% of the gross sales range. Of the 67 reporting stores in the top quartile, 25 or 37% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Sales and 28 or 42% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Profit. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.

Real estate:

  • Visibility to high traffic roads
  • Retail centers with popular anchors
  • Suburban strip centers near regional malls
  • 3,500 – 4,000 square feet

Core customers:

  • Adults age 25 – 49
  • Parents of kids ages 4-16
  • Middle to upper income households
  • Presence of youth sports programs

Interested in more detailed franchise costs and investment information? Our team is ready to hear from you. Call (866) 595-0053 today to speak with us.

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  • 1 Sales & Gross Margin

    Average Store Gross Sales: $814,253*

    Average Gross Profit: $419,073*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,406,122*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $711,659*

  • 2 Core Customers

    Adults age 25-49

    Parent of kids ages 4-16

    Middle to upper income households, presence of youth sports programs.

  • 3 Product Mix

    60% New

    40% Quality Used

  • 4 Real Estate

    Power centers with big box anchors, suburban strip centers near regional malls

    3,500 – 4,000 square feet

*Amounts stated are as reported in Item 19 of the 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 Play It Again Sports® Franchise Disclosure Documents, respectively (based on the previous year’s Gross Sales). In 2001, of the 413 stores that reported, 189 or 46% of the reporting stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales. In 2006, of the 350 stores that reported, 154 or 44% of the reporting stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales. In 2011, of the 309 stores that reported, 117 stores or 38% of the reporting stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales. In 2016, of the 270 stores that reported, 104 stores or 39% of the reporting stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.

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