Teen Discount Zone is the most economical developer of trendy high
image variety retail discount stores geared towards the teen/tween market.
TDZ is a trendy variety discount destination retail store targeting this market.
We offer two high-energy presentations available in basic and expandable
versions. Located in power centers, malls and strip centers near busy anchors,
these concepts are “must” stops for young people and those who shop for them. We
offer a comprehensive turnkey package covering every aspect of opening and
running a successful retail business long term.
An upbeat vibrant atmosphere in the stores is a result of white fixturing, walls
painted bright colors, stereo receiver/DVD playing music videos and recent hits
on mounted hanging monitors and a 4 speaker stereo system. Striking fixtures and
supplier designed specialty merchandising racks enhance the shopping experience,
displaying items such as; sunglasses, key chains and magnets. Attractive
in-store signage creates a shopper-friendly feeling for the customer.
We offer a total comprehensive package, which covers every pertinent aspect of
opening and successfully running a retail business long term. We assist in
finding your new TDZ store location, help negotiate the lease,
perform the store design and layout, do the physical build out,
help you to secure financing as well as provide ongoing support.
We supply all TDZ store merchandise, fixtures, equipment
along with the work crew to open the store, and we do it quickly and
Merchandise From Our Quality Suppliers Network: The long term success of
any store revolves around merchandise. In our business, the value, variety and
amount of new merchandise you provide customers are three critical variables
that will determine how successful you are, and this is where we excel!
Our merchandise is provided through a vast network of suppliers, both importers
and domestic closeout companies. We travel to personally see each of our
suppliers on a regular basis where we inspect new Teen Discount Zone store
merchandise to assure high value and quality, and to review hot, new
merchandise. Then, we negotiate rock-bottom prices on behalf of our network.
Training and Support: Training is designed to ensure that each new owner
is familiar with the many aspects of managing their store. This experience
begins before and continues well after the store’s opening. Your trainer will be
in contact with you both before and after the store has opened. This training
will include a full review of a comprehensive operations manual and related
materials designed to aid you in operating your store on a day-to-day basis.
Both classroom and onsite training are available, and encouraged, prior to the
opening of the store.
Top Quality Fixtures: We create an upscale look designed to appeal to the
Teen shopper. The store fixtures have been specifically designed to present a
higher perceived value for the merchandise. We supply upscale gondola style
units, beautiful cash counters, lighted showcases and glass display units. We
use slat board with melamine finish on all interior walls. We do not supply
carpeting but when it is needed the landlord will generally provide it at no
Our fixtures for your TDZ store are designed to be used for many, many years. We
also give you an allowance for the outdoor sign and provide interior store
signs. We send a professional installer to the store location to install the
slat board and all fixtures. Then, the work crew will stock merchandise
and ready the store for the grand opening.
This is NOT a franchise: You are the owner of the store and have 100%
control over all aspects of your business. Since we are NOT a franchise,
there are no ongoing royalties or fees, but you DO receive permanent long-term
support and access to the purchasing network. From the beginning you have total
control over all decisions regarding YOUR store, including site location, store
layout, timing of opening and merchandise.
We Are Experienced Retailers:The owner of Teen Discount Zone also owned
and operated retail stores, so we fully understand what is necessary for store
owners to be most successful. We know the best merchandise to provide to stores,
when to begin stocking for each season and how to recruit and retain key
employees among a countless array of topics. We understand the daily demands of
the business and have incorporated our vast knowledge and experience into our
program. When you deal with us you deal with a company who has first hand retail
experience and will work with you to maximize your store's profits.
Company History: James Wichert, owner and president of Teen Discount Zone
started in the industry in 1992 when he opened the first dollar store in Las
Vegas. Shortly thereafter, he began to receive inquiries from customers and
tourists about assisting them in opening stores throughout the United States.
This became the beginning of the store development operations. The store
development business has steadily grown and Dollar Store Services was
incorporated in 1995. Since he started in the dollar store business, Mr. Wichert
has assisted over 1,500 individuals open stores throughout the United States and
worldwide. Recently, Dollar Store Services Inc. has opened Canadian and Latin
American based operations.
Today, the company continues to grow at a fast pace. Current plans are to open
over 200 Discount Stores annually throughout North America and this feat
requires dedication and knowledge by all involved. Wichert is very pleased that
the storeowners are able to rely on his staff of experienced professionals. "The
staff's superior dedication is at the heart of the Company's success," states
Wichert. Wichert also owns a large wholesale company, which supplies over 18,000
products to its customers. The key feature of the wholesale company is that
every product made available to our network of stores has been hand selected.
According to Wichert "Buying product through the Internet or from catalogs is
the same as buying sight unseen. How can anyone possibly negotiate the correct
price of a product without seeing and touching it to determine both quality and