Retail Franchises

Browse retail franchises, including storefront retail, cafes, fashion and other trending retail franchise opportunities

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The Urban Chocolatier Franchise


The Urban Chocolatier is well known for its exceptional quality desserts an...

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VPZ Franchise


Join the UK's Largest Vaping and E-Cigarette Retailer, With Over 170 Stores...

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CUPP Bubble Tea Franchise


Run your own bubble tea shop or kiosk with a CUPP franchise. Opportunities ...

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Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchise logo

Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchise


Life is too short not to have the best. Join the multi-award winning chocol...

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Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise


A franchise with Ripples means much more than just having your own business...

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Cello Franchise


Cello is a leading gift and home accessories retail shop. You can make home...

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AllStarz Desserts Franchise logo

AllStarz Desserts Franchise


Deliciously exceptional desserts with an amazing blend of flavours, AllStar...

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Envie Roses Franchise


A home-based franchise providing gifts and memories that speak straight to ...

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The Knot Churros Franchise


Run your own delectable dessert bar with The Knot Churros. A viral Instagra...

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What are Retail Franchises?

Retail franchises are any type of franchised business in which goods are sold to a consumer. Franchises are businesses which have been set up successfully and replicated in various franchise territories by franchisees. The goods sold by retail businesses could include anything from food to clothing, petrol and commercial stationary.

Retail franchises will typically require a bricks and mortar setup, a physical premises. This isn't always the case though, because there are broadly some eCommerce and drop shipping retail franchises out there.

If you don't already own a premises, franchisors will usually be able to lend assistance when it comes to site selection. Choosing the right place to set up your retail franchise is in your interests and the franchisors as well.

Retail Franchise and Retail Business Statistics

  • According to RetailEconomics, the total value of the retail sector in 2021 was estimated at £421bn
  • Also according to RetailEconomics, over 3 million people were employed in the retail sector in 2021

Be a part of this booming marketplace, and be your own boss with a retail franchise.

How Much do Retail Franchises Cost?

The cost of a retail franchise will depend greatly on whether you own a premises or not. Assuming that you do own a premises, you can expect to pay:

  • An initial fee, which could be anywhere in the region of £20,000 - £50,000. This would usually include initial training, equipment, marketing costs, staff recruitment, legal and the like.
  • Store Fit Out, this may or may not be part of the initial fee but shelves, counters, ePOS systems will all add to the cost. Software may even be charged on a recurring monthly or yearly basis.
  • Management Service Fee, this will usually be a fixed percentage of your turnover to cover ongoing support and marketing.
  • Ongoing, you will likely also be paying for stock, products and ingredients (if you're interested in food retail franchises).

You should attend franchise discovery days or schedule a meeting with the franchisor to learn more about the costs associated with each retail franchise business. Retail is a very diverse sector as I mentioned, and it covers businesses like food, restaurants and shops so expect a diverse price range as well for the investment.

Top Merchandising Franchises For Sale

Merchandising franchises are a sub industry of retail where franchisees purchase and resell goods. This could be in similarity to dropshipping retail franchises where franchisees act as a middle party, or it could be a corporate branding franchise. In the instance of corporate branding, franchisees will purchase unbranded goods from the franchisor's partners, and then sell the goods onto the franchisee's clients in a branded state. Branded goods are often a marketing tactic to help build brand recognition and merchandising franchises are key players in the corporate branding solutions market.

Aside from dropshipping retail and corporate branding, a good example of a merchandising franchise would be a vending tower business. Typically vending franchises will purchase product to sell via the machines, often for a higher price.

Merchandising is a consumer driven sector heavily dependent on supply and demand. Therefore choosing an established and well recognised brand is important for success.

Discover The Best Retail Franchises at Franchise Planet

VPZ Franchise

With a fantastic earning potential and comprehensive franchise package, it's no wonder more and more people are choosing this.

VPZ Franchiseis a popular franchise which, although cannot be run from home, offers the potential for fantastic returns. If you're looking for a great business model with low overheads, look no further. Conveniently for many, the VPZ Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The VPZ Franchise business has been established since 2012 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

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The Knot Churros Franchise

This is a fantastic business model more and more people are choosing.

The Knot Churros Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, The Knot Churros Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. Conveniently for many, the The Knot Churros Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The The Knot Churros Franchise business has been established since 2019 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees. The Knot Churros Franchise already has 3 franchisees, so opportunities are selling very quickly. You should get in touch with the franchisor to check whether your territory is still available to trade in. Territories are usually broken down by postcodes.

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Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise

Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise enables entrepreneurs to get into business for themeself but not by themself. Fully backed and supported by the franchisor, with comprehensive training and support, investing in a franchise enables you to regain control of your career. Get into business for yourself but not by yourself with one of the best Retail Franchises

Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. Conveniently for many, the Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The Ripples Bespoke Bathrooms Franchise business has been established since 1988 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

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Cello Franchise

With a fantastic earning potential and comprehensive franchise package, it's no wonder more and more people are choosing this.

Cello Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, Cello Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. Although the franchise requires full-time commitment (which may later lead to part-time opportunities), more commitment and effort means more potential earnings. The Cello Franchise business has been established since 2015 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees. Cello Franchise already has 2 franchisees, so opportunities are selling very quickly. You should get in touch with the franchisor to check whether your territory is still available to trade in. Territories are usually broken down by postcodes.

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Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchise

Get into business for yourself but not by yourself. With unlimited earning potential, Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchise enables entrepreneurs to achieve in line with their ambitions. The sky's the limit, and a businesss is what you make of it.

Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The Cocoba Chocolate Café Franchise business has been established since 2014 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

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