Cost of Opening Your Own Once Upon A Child® Franchise Business
We qualify our US franchise candidates on an approximate investment range between $278,000 and $418,000. This investment, however, 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:
- $75,000 to $105,000 – Cash or liquid assets*
- $400,000 – Net Worth
*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.
Once Upon A Child Fast Facts
Even if you haven't yet been to one of our Once Upon A Child locations, it's important that you have a general sense as to how they work and who they serve. See a general overview of our retail-resale locations below.
Sales and gross margins:
- Average Gross Sales: $1,172,636 (2022)*
- Average Gross Profit: $781,863 (2022)*
*The average Store numbers are the 2022 Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit amounts stated in Schedule “I” of the 2023 Once Upon A Child® Franchise Disclosure Document (as reported by the 378 stores in the U.S. and Canada that had been in operation at least one year as of December 31, 2022). Of the 378 stores, 160 or 42% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales and 158 or 42% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Profit. The top quartile Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit only relates to the 94 Once Upon A Child® Stores that ranked in the top 25% of the gross sales range. Of the 94 stores in the top quartile, 33 or 35% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Sales and 35 or 37% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Profit. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.
- Power strip centers or suburban centers around regional shopping malls
- 3,500 – 4,500 square feet
- 95% Gently Used
- 5% New
- Moms age 25 – 44
- Females age 45-65 (aunts, grandmothers)
- Household with presence of kids under age 14
- Presence of kids under age 14
- Lower middle to upper-middle income households
Ready to move forward with your application to own and operate your own Once Upon A Child? Submit your qualification form today!