What product lines does AMain Hobbies carry?

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.

What is the cost to open an AMain Hobbies franchise?

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 Investment

Depending on the size of your store, your investment costs can vary.
RANGE1,200 SQ. FT. – 1,999 SQ. FT.2,000 SQ. FT. – 4,000 SQ. FT.
FRANCHISE FEE$20,000$20,000
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 HARDWARE2 systems2 – 4 systems

How much is the franchise fee?

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.

How long will it take to open my AMain Hobbies franchise?

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.

Does AMain Hobbies offer location assistance?

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.

Can I own multiple units?

Yes, we will grant additional franchise territories to qualified franchisees at a discounted franchise fee.

Is it possible to have my manager run my AMain Hobbies franchise?

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.

What is the best time to open an AMain Hobbies?

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.

How do I know what inventory to carry in my store?

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.