NPM Franchising offers two brands depending on
geographic location, EarthWise Pet Supply and
Nature's Pet Market. We pride ourselves on being
one of the most innovative pet supply retail chains in America.
This allows our franchisees to have comfort in knowing that their
franchise company is constantly working on developing creative new
ways to keep them profitable and growing each and every year.
Our guiding principles:
Key EarthWise Pet Supply and Nature's Pet Market advantages:
We pride ourselves on offering the most hands-on support in the industry:
Frequently asked questions
Q: How much money will I make?
There are a number of variables involved in determining the amount of money you will make. At this time, we cannot disclose franchise revenues or profits. The actual profit and cash flow each franchise store generates is a function of its location, size and how successfully it is operated and managed. The NPM Franchising brands are based on affiliate store models that have withstood the test of time for over 30 years.
Q: How much will an EarthWise Pet Supply or Nature's Pet Market franchise cost?
The total investment (franchise fees, build-out, working capital, inventory, etc.) varies depending primarily on the size of the store and your initial marketing budget. Total investment ranges from $104,000 to $318,500. Opening a franchise generally requires at least $50,000 in liquid capital.
Q: Is financing available?
Although having enough liquid capital to fully fund an EarthWise Pet Supply or Nature's Pet Market may improve cash flow and reduce the debt service your store experiences, 3rd party financing may be available to well-qualified individuals. NPM Franchising is registered with the SBA Expedited Franchise Registry for those seeking SBA financing. In order to reduce debt service, retirement funds, friends, family and private investors may be viable options. In short, there are many ways to fund your dream franchise with a well formulated business plan and a strong desire to succeed.
Q: What are EarthWise Pet Supply and Nature's Pet Market royalties?
Q: Do I need to have previous knowledge of the products offered?
Not at all! A passion for pets is the only requirement. We provide both initial and ongoing nutritional training and education for both you and your employees. NPM Franchising will be there for you every step of the way as you become a pet nutrition expert.
Q: How long does it take to open a store once a franchise agreement is signed?
In general, 3-6 months is typical, but it will vary depending on several factors such as lease negotiation, funding (if necessary) and site preparation. Franchisees have opened stores in as little as 3 months and as long as 12 months.
Q: Do I have to work my store?
No. Our flexible business model allows you to tailor your involvement based on your individual circumstances and business objectives. Our management and software systems facilitate remote oversight. If desired, you can effectively monitor store activity real-time from afar. We have franchisees who manage their stores with more of an investment perspective and others who take an active role onsite. Minimum staffing levels generally include a store manager (that could be you) and two part-time assistants.
Q: Why should I open an EarthWise Pet Supply or Nature’s Pet Market store and not my own independent pet supply store?
Many of our franchisees considered opening their own independent pet stores. However, they eventually realized that franchise systems succeed because they have a proven track record of growth and sustainability. NPM Franchising provides a distinct brand and significant buying power.
Franchise store owners also have comfort knowing that if they have a question about a product, service or our systems, their franchise support team is only a phone call away. Let us pass on the knowledge we have gained from 30+ years in the industry!
Unlike some franchise systems, we believe in maintaining flexibility in our business practices and product offerings. We allow you to tailor your product offerings to your local market. Franchisees embrace locally made products and are encouraged to get involved in their communities. Our franchisees frequently comment that they feel like they have opened their own independent store while having the benefits of a franchise system and getting the support they desperately needed.
If you'd like to know more about franchise partnership with NPM Franchising, please contact us today.
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