iSold It is proud to be the #1 sales volume leader on eBay. By tapping
into the tremendous pipeline of unwanted items that virtually every household or
business has stored away, we have built a nationwide network of convenient
neighborhood drop-off stores that make it easy for anyone to sell their items
online. Our customers provide the merchandise, and our stores provide the
photography, listing, packing & shipping. We do the work and they get a check.
Of course, our customers think this is a great service. We see it as a huge
Today, with hundreds of franchise stores open or in development, iSold It is
the #1 drop-off store chain and one of the fastest growing franchises in the
country. And we've really just begun. We're planning to grow to 1,000 stores
in all 50 states, with additional services like corporate account programs and
new e-commerce programs planned for the future. When you are awarded an iSold It
franchise, you join an exciting, fast growing company that has led the explosive
drop-off category growth from the beginning.
When we opened our first iSold It store in Pasadena, we knew that we had created
something special. But what followed was truly amazing. CNN started with a news
feature on iSold It. Then USA Today followed with a cover story in their Money
section. And, in short order, hundreds of articles and news stories featured
iSold It as the new ‘darling' of the eBay world. Clearly, we had created
something beyond special -- we had created a whole new industry. Today, with
hundreds of franchise stores open or in development, iSold It has quickly become
America 's Favorite Drop-off Store.
How iSold It Works
We're an original franchise concept that offers customers an easy and
effortless way to sell their items online. This unique approach to online
retailing gives customers a “clicks & mortar” store where they can drop off
merchandise that they would like to liquidate online. Customers simply stop by a
store to drop off items they want to sell, and iSold It takes care of the rest.
Each full-service iSold It store provides the following services:
- Professionally photographs each item
- Posts the item for sale online
- Holds the item in inventory
- Answers buyer questions
- Packs and ships the item
Advantages of Joining the iSold It Franchise Network
Buying Power - The buying strength of the entire chain gets you
negotiated rates with suppliers and access to products and services that are
only available to large operators.
Technology - iSold It's SAM software coordinates overall store
operations, including inventory tracking, customer database management, money
collection and coordinating check processing.
Store Construction - Our first class store design is modular. Your entire
"store-in-a-box" arrives in one truck and our professional installers get you up
and running in as little as two days.
Advertising - In addition to our in-house marketing team, we use the
services of outside advertising and public relations agencies to assist us in
developing programs to build the iSold It brand.
Seller Check Processing - Checks are centrally processed & mailed, giving
you more time to focus on running your business.
Franchise Store Support - The largest team of drop-off store experts
under one roof. Offering site selection, training and on-going support to every
Low Cost Operation - As little as $85,500 for a fully operational store,
plus working capital. And since your inventory is provided by your customers,
your biggest day-to-day expenses are predominately store rent, labor &
Financing Assistance - iSold It has been approved by the Franchise
Registry program, which enables SBA loan applications to be rapidly processed.
Revenue and Profit Streams
iSold It drop-off stores have four primary sources to collect items for sale
- Neighborhood households & drop-ins
- Overstock, returns & end-of-season inventory from business
- Charity and fundraiser drives
- Soure your own used & new items
And iSold It drop-off stores have four primary profit centers:
- Sales commissions on items you sell
- Materials & packing fees on items you ship
- Discounts off 'rack rates' for shipping and credit card processing
- Profit on your own items you sell through the store
Store Size & Location Attributes
We're looking for very typical locations right in your neighborhood. Ideally,
your iSold It store will be located in a strip center adjacent to The UPS Store,
Starbucks, Kinkos and a grocery store. Minimum requirements include:
- Minimum 1,200 to 1,500 square feet
- Minimum 15 feet of frontage
- Located in a highly visible strip center
- Co-tenants include grocery and national chains
- Easily accessible with parking at the storefront