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About Winmark Corporation Franchising

Our Mission to Support & Celebrate Business Owners

Our Approach

Winmark® has perfected the "ultra-high-value" retailing niche, which combines selling high-quality secondhand goods alongside brand new merchandise in a traditional retail format. We've extended that approach to each of our five brands: Play It Again Sports®, Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Music Go Round®, and Style Encore® and currently have over 1,250 locations all over the continent. We far exceed our competitors by number of stores and outperform them on average sales volume with a superior business model, stronger brand name, and superior support. We have developed fruitful, long-term relationships with third party vendors that provide everything from business insurance to fixtures, supplies, and credit card processing to help our franchisees maximize their bottom line as well as their top line.

When it comes to creating partnerships with our franchisees, we believe in a 100% franchised system. That means that there are no corporate stores, so all of our time, effort, and resources are focused on providing our franchisees with what they need to ensure they are in the best position to succeed. To learn more about our approach to franchise partnerships, visit our Why Franchise? page.

Want to learn more about our Winmark resale retail brands?
Call our friendly, knowledgeable team at (866) 595-0053 today or fill out our contact form.

Our Accolades

Our growing number of franchise locations and long history of success speaks to our unparalleled approach to franchising, but we've also been recognized by the industry as well. Over the years, we've accumulated some of the highest honors from both prestigious organizations and trusted industry publications.

We have been recognized for/in:

  • Forbes Magazine Best Small Companies
  • Forbes Magazine Top Investment Opportunity
  • Entrepreneur Magazine – Franchise 500 #1 Ranking
  • Named Top 200+ Franchise Systems in Franchise Times
  • International Franchise Association Member
  • Canadian Franchise Association Member
  • NAMM Top Retailer in the music industry

Want to learn more about Winmark Corporation and what we can offer you as a franchise partner?
Contact us today!

  • Store Owners Love to
    Franchise With Winmark

    "We have had a wonderful experience from top to bottom and we just loved the freedom and independence we have experienced." - Kristi Paul, Plato’s Closet & Style Encore
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