Our core product categories include RC airplanes, boats, cars and trucks, drones, FPV racing, helicopters, rock crawlers, building supplies, and accessories. Our Franchise Owners are afforded significant latitude to explore and stock new or diverse products that suit their personal interests and are appropriate for our family-friendly audience.
The overall cost to open an AMain Hobbies store ranges from $150,000-$335,000. The variables of inventory, fixtures, POS computer systems, and build-out requirements will affect the initial opening investment. The appropriate size of store to open will be dependent upon income objectives and market characteristics.
Franchise InvestmentDepending on the size of your store, your investment costs can vary.
|RANGE||1,200 SQ. FT. – 1,999 SQ. FT.||2,000 SQ. FT. – 4,000 SQ. FT.|
|TRAVELING AND LIVING EXPENSES WHILE TRAINING||Variable||Variable|
|INVENTORY||$70,000 – $80,000||$100,000 – $150,000|
|FIXTURES||$12,000 – $16,000||$15,000 – $30,000|
|FLOORING AND IMPROVEMENTS||$9,000 – $12,000||$12,000 – $30,000|
|SHIPPING||$1,000 – $3,000||$1,000 – $4,500|
|POS HARDWARE||$8,000 – $9,000||$9,000 – $12,000|
|SIGNAGE||$3,000 – $5,000||$4,000 – $8,000|
|OTHER EQUIPMENT||$5,000 – $7,000||$5,000 – $8,000|
|DEPOSITS||$4,500 – $6,000||$7,500 – $15,000|
|INITIAL ADVERTISING||$4,500 – $5,500||$5,000 – $10,000|
|INITIAL CONSULTING||$0 – $500||$0 - $500|
|SUPPLIES||$3,000 – $3,500||$4,000 – $6,000|
|STORE SET-UP LABOR||$2,000 – $3,000||$2,000 – $5,000|
|LOAN FEES/INTEREST||$0 – $1,500||$0 – $5,000|
|ADDITIONAL FUNDS||$11,400 – $11,900||$10,900 – $20,000|
|ESTIMATED TOTAL||$153,500 – $184,000||$195,500 – $324,100|
|POS HARDWARE||2 systems||2 – 4 systems|
The one time franchise fee is $20,000. We are pleased to honor our active and honorably discharged military veterans and recognize their service to our country by offering a $10,000 reduction to the franchise fee on a new store. The initial term of the franchise agreement is 10 years. However, if you purchase an existing store, the franchise fee is only $10,000.
The store opening process is approximately eight weeks after financing is in place and a lease has been executed. Condition of the site will be a factor in the timeline as build-out to our specifications is a variable in the process.
Finding the right location is critical to your success. That’s why we offer guidance based on our experience, along with 3rd party site selection and lease negotiation services.
Yes, we will grant additional franchise territories to qualified franchisees at a discounted franchise fee.
Our royalty fee rate is 3% of gross sales.
While it is possible for a qualified manager to run your hobby store, there is no substitute for an onsite Franchise Owner participating in the daily operations of the store to maximize sales and profitability. We encourage your full participation during the initial development process of the store (2-3 years). Management candidates can be trained during the initial development process to enable the Franchise Owner to consider strategic expansion or meet personal time in the business objectives.
We can accommodate any opening timeline that suits your preference or meets the financing and site readiness variables in the store opening process. We prefer to avoid opening after Thanksgiving in a calendar year due to the convergence of the store operations learning curve for you and your staff, along with the high-volume Christmas selling season.
The advantage of our scale and diversity is the business intelligence we collect. We collect and analyze real-time product sales data to maintain fresh inventory files that are used to select the opening inventory and provide an ongoing resource to maintain your inventory with the best-selling and most profitable product based on our national sales data.