Q:What are some advantages of owning a franchise?
A: “Owning a franchise allows you to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.” –
A franchise provides franchisees with a certain level of independence where they can operate their business.
A franchise provides an established product or service which may already enjoy widespread brand-name recognition. This gives the franchisee the benefits of a pre-sold customer base which would ordinarily takes years to establish.
A franchise increases your chances of business success because you are associating with proven products and methods.
Franchises may offer consumers the attraction of a certain level of quality and consistency because it is mandated by the franchise agreement.
Q: What does 3D Games Franchise provide?
A: We provide:
-State of the art point of sale (POS) system
-26,000+ item used games, consoles and accessories database
-Ordering assistance to fill your inventory needs
-Display units, posters, demonstration materials
-Gift cards, loyalty card programs
-Discounts on new merchandise through our distributors
-Access to import merchandise that is not available in many stores
-Used game distributor
-Trade-in price database
Q: How do you know how much to pay for trade-ins?
A: By simply scanning the upc code of a game on your POS, our software will tell you the store credit value and cash value of the product
Q: What does the franchise system include?
A: Owning and operating an assigned 3D Games franchise, use of brand name, trademarks, operational systems, as well as marketing assistance. Additionally, you will receive support in these specific areas:
-Prototypical plans and assistance in the development or your specific 3D Games store
-Assistance in site selection
-Corporate training, for up to two trainees
-Ongoing support from the 3D Games operations team
-3D Games proprietary computer software
Q: How much is the franchise buy-in fee for a 3D Games franchise?
A: $12,500 for each location. Additional fees will include the store build-out, initial inventory and shipping costs.
Q: Does 3D Games offer multi-unit development opportunities?
A: Yes. 3D Games is actively seeking franchisees who will build multiple locations over time. To secure the rights to open multiple units in a specific trade area, you must pay an area development fee equal to $6,250 multiplied by the number of stores to be developed. For example, if you purchased the right to develop three units in a specific trade area, you would be required to pay $18,750 ($6,250 x 3) as the deposit on three stores, plus $6,250 as the balance of the franchise fee for the first unit, for a total of $25,000. You would be obligated to pay the balance on each franchise fee, or $6,250 for the second store and $6,250 for the third store, when leases for these locations are executed.
Q: How much is the on-going royalty fee?
A: $400.00 per month
Q: How much is the advertising and promotional obligation?
A: $2,000.00 per year must be paid into the 3D Games system advertising fund. In addition, you must purchase in-store advertising collateral every other month in an amount not to exceed $400.00.
Q: How is the site selected for my store?
A: 3D Games will provide Real Estate assistance and must approve all 3D Games store locations. It is the franchisees responsibility to present potential sites for approval to 3D Games.
Q: Is there any experience necessary to own a 3D Games franchise?
A: Yes, but not necessarily in the video game industry. 3D Games actively searches for candidates with strong business and leadership skills.
Q: Do I need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of my franchise?
A: At least one owner or a designated general manager must be involved on a full-time basis and must be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management. At least one owner must assume responsibility for general oversight and management of each store.
Q: How long is the term of a 3D Games franchise agreement?
A: The franchise agreement term is ten (10) years, renewable for another ten (10) years.
Q: What is the estimate of my initial investment to open a 3D Games store?
A: The initial investment will vary according to the size of your store, but would typically range from $50,000 to $120,000.
Q: I am interested in a 3D Games franchise, what do I do next?
A: For more information, and to help us serve you efficiently, please complete our online application and you will be contacted by a 3D Games franchise representative.