ORCHARD PROUDLY BOASTS THAT "OUR
BUSINESS SECRET IS KIDS GROW!"
, as they grow, they OUTgrow a lot of
things including clothing, furniture,
playthings, school items and the like!
Wise parents, however, already have the
answer to this dilemma. They know outgrown
items can be brought to a Children's
Orchard location, sold, and the proceeds
applied to gently-used replacements purchased
at well below original prices.
Orchard are the leaders in the booming
children's resale business. Their retail
operations, from boutiques to large stores,
offer a full line of gently -used and
new merchandise at over 90 locations across
the United States where the emphasis is
on quality and customer service.
Orchard originated in 1980 when
Karen Lynch launched a business
which would pioneer the idea of
selling gently-used, quality, often
outgrown children's goods such as
clothing, furniture, toys and the
like. When her idea proved successful,
and after many requests from customers
and friends, she decided to offer
franchises for stores of this type
starting in 1985. Today Children's
Orchard is a leader in this
booming multi-billion dollar field
of business with stores being opened
regularly and a multitude of satisfied
and appreciative customers!
the first Children's Orchard store
opened, the idea of reselling still-useful
merchandise was left to thrift shops run
by charitable groups, pawnshops, private
sellers or through yard and garage sales.
A few dealers specialized in high-end
gear (such as cameras and electronics)
and offered used equipment (usually taken
as trade-ins) at their stores. In fact,
probably the only merchants who offered
specialized resale merchandise were used
car lots! Children, however, outgrow items
well before they wear them out. When families
were larger this was taken care of by
"hand-me-downs". As smaller
families became the norm, parents found
themselves with many things which were
still in good condition but no longer
fit their children. These needed to be
replaced. The field of children's resale
was created once it became apparent that
there was both a consistent supply of
goods to be resold and an ongoing demand
for replacements. Today it is estimated
that this market niche does almost $200
billion in sales per year and is an ideal
Orchard cannot provide specific figures
due to the laws in various jurisdictions
covering the offering of franchises for
sale. Once you have met with Children's
Orchard's executive staff and been
given an approval code necessary to reach
the due diligence stage, you will have
an opportunity to speak with a number
of knowledgeable and highly satisfied
Children's Orchard franchisees.
Keep in mind that the resale market, and
particularly the children's resale market,
has proven to be one of the most consistently
successful areas of business in past years.
Children's Orchard is one of North
America's fastest-growing and most profitable
fields of business. This is an opportunity
whereby one can provide a service for
customers whether buying or selling merchandise.
It'a all wrapped up in the Children's
BUSINESS SECRET IS KIDS GROW!