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BRAND NEW KID TO KID STORE ANNOUNCING THEIR GRAND OPENING

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SHORT PUMP, VA—NOVEMBER 30, 2017 — Andrew and Amada Foster are excited to open the doors of their Kid to Kid store in Short Pump, a suburb of Richmond, Virginia.  Their Grand Opening will begin November 30th at 4:00 p.m. and go through December 2nd. Bring your family and friends and join the celebration.

Andrew and Amanda were customers at Kid to Kid, and loved the concept of “combining quality, thriftiness, and sustainability in one lovely little package.” Amanda says, “When the opportunity arose to open a Kid to Kid in Short Pump, we jumped on it, and are so excited for this new chapter in our family’s life!” With a growing family of their own, Andrew and Amanda can relate to their customers. You will often find pictures and references to their little ones, Evie, Lilly and Jack on their Facebook Page. This has become their family business in many ways.

With the help of those in the Short Pump community, Andrew and Amanda have filled their store with great products and are excited to have people come and shop their store located at 11740 W Broad St. #105, Richmond, Virginia. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 75 percent off the price of original retail price.

After the grand opening, Kid to Kid Short Pump will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Short Pump store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Short Pump on Facebook. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in North Salt Lake, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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FATHER/DAUGHTER DUO OPENS KID TO KID

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Female entrepreneur, Natalie Safi, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of her first Kid to Kid store on Thursday, November 16th. The Grand Opening celebration will feature drawings, giveaways, and the opportunity for the public to have first access to thousands of hand-selected children’s items at huge discounts.  Located at 575 FM 150 East, Suite D in Kyle, the Kid to Kid franchise buys and sells new and gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear and maternity clothing.

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to sell their gently used items and receive cash on the spot. During the Grand Opening, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s items for up to 70 percent less than retail prices. The Kid to Kid store will continue to pay for second hand items by offering customers cash or up to 20 percent more in store credit.

As a previous employee of another store, Natalie gained experience, knowledge and understanding of the Kid to Kid business model, and processes. She is excited to open her own store, and looks forward to the positive contribution it will bring to the community.

The Kid to Kid franchise is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. 25 years of helping families in over 100 locations across the world. Join Natalie and her team November 16th through November 19th as they celebrate during their Grand Opening! You don’t want to miss this!

For more information, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid Kyle on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in North Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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STILL GROWING AFTER 25 YEARS

25 Anniversary_Facebook Profile_Generic Kid to Kid is a children’s resale franchise founded on the principle that “kids grow faster than paychecks.”  Like a growing child, this franchise has grown steadily for 25 years – even as other brick and mortar retailers struggle for survival.

When the first store opened in November 1992, second hand was considered second rate.  Today, thanks to resale stores like Kid to Kid and its sister concept Uptown Cheapskate (for teens and young adults), second hand is considered chic, smart, and eco-friendly. It’s been embraced by middle-America as an acceptable and even superior shopping option.  “That’s because of the way resale stores are run today” explains Kid to Kid founder Shauna Sloan.

Today’s resale stores are designed to help sellers and shoppers save money, feel good, and have fun shopping.  “We work to be different, better, and special” comments Sloan.  This starts with design elements like Kid to Kid’s signature kid-sized “little pink door” and play area that make it fun for little shoppers too.

For Kid to Kid franchisees, being different includes both product selection and how they get products.  Unlike traditional thrift stores, Kid to Kid racks are stocked with hundreds of quality items in every size. “By paying cash instead of relying on donations, we’re able to offer better products” explains Sloan.  Unlike consignment shops, Kid to Kid pays cash up front, so parents know how much they’ve earned and don’t have to come back to get paid.

“It’s a better way for busy parents to sell their things than trying to do it themselves,” comments Sloan. There’s no picture taking, ad posting, or bargaining with strangers from online sites, so it’s safe and quick and convenient.  Instead of spending days pricing and organizing a yard sale, and spending the weekend manning the sale, parents can clean up their things, bring them into the store and be out within an hour.  It’s better for shoppers too.  Kid to Kid is open every day so they can shop organized racks in air conditioned comfort, while still getting incredible deals.

What makes Kid to Kid special?  According to Sloan, “each item is a one-of-a-kind, with about 50 different brands and several hundred items in each size” – which makes shopping fun.  Items are priced at a fraction of original resale, so everything’s very affordable – which is also fun. “It’s like hunting for treasure when the treasure is easy to find!” adds Sloan.

25 years of success comes with constant changes to adapt and adjust to a changing market place.  “Kids keeps growing and we do too,” explains Sloan.  Kid to Kid stores today are bigger and stocked with or four times more product than 25 years ago.  Select new products supplement the used items.  And the intake and business systems have improved significantly.  But the real focus of helping local families stretch their budget and outfit their kids in style hasn’t changed and will continue for years to come.

About Kid to Kid:  Kid to Kid is a children’s resale clothing store franchise founded in 1992. Kid to Kid has bought and sold hundreds of millions of quality children’s items at their brick and mortar locations throughout the country.  On November 15th, 2017, all Kid to Kid stores nationwide will hold a special event and offer 25% off their entire inventories to celebrate the Anniversary.  For more information, visit kidtokid.com.

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HAND-ME-DOWNS ON STEROIDS

25 Anniversary_Facebook Profile_Generic As hundreds of retail outlets across the country are shuttering their doors, it’s refreshing to find a franchise concept that’s as sustainable as solar power celebrating 25 years of helping families stretch their budgets.  All day every day, Kid to Kid pays out cash to parents for the things their kids are no longer using. That money goes right back into the local community – not to foreign manufacturers.  Other parents and kids are shopping for toys, clothes, and baby gear at bargain prices.  This creates a community of sharing, where families can conveniently recoup part of the investment they made in outfitting their child and help other neighborhood families outfit their own kids.

“It’s hand-me-downs on steroids” according to franchise founder Shauna Sloan.  “When you sell to Kid to Kid, you not only get paid, but you know that the things your kids loved will go to someone who needs and wants them.”  The child getting the “hand-me-downs” gets to select just the right style and fit, and shop just like they would at the mall.  There’s no second-hand stigma – just affordable clothes and toys for growing kids.

Kid to Kid opened its first store on Black Friday in 1992.  Since then it’s grown into an international franchise with over 100 stores in 4 countries.  But even though it’s an international franchise, the impact of each store is very local.  “We buy and sell millions of items each year – pumping the money for the things we buy right back into the pockets of the families in each community” explains franchise founder Shauna Sloan. What that means is families with a little more disposable income for things like vacations and enriching activities.

Each store is locally owned and operated.  “Our store owners really care about the communities where they live, and know the issues fellow parents are facing,” comments Sloan.  A “Go Bagless” program supports local charities, as does the hundreds of pounds of clothing donated each week to needy families.  They support local sports teams and area schools.  Twice a year, the franchise joins together for charity Fill-a-Bag fundraisers to help build schools in the neediest communities around the world.  Kid to Kid has built 8 schools so far, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief.

In the recent years of economic flux and dwindling family resources, the resale shopping option has become more attractive to mainstream shoppers.  “The typical Kid to Kid customer is a college educated Mom, who is savvy enough to stretch her family budget by embracing resale,” explains Sloan.  According to NARTS (National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores), the number of resale shops is growing at the rate of 7% per year.

Brick and mortar resale shops are thriving because shoppers love the convenience of being able touch and feel products and try them on, and bring them home to use immediately. Convenience is also a huge factor.  It’s much faster to look through 300+ items in a size at Kid to Kid than look through online resale sources one page at a time, or to meet someone in a parking lot to exchange goods.

About Kid to Kid:  Kid to Kid is a children’s resale clothing store franchise founded in 1992. Kid to Kid has bought and sold hundreds of millions of quality children’s items at their brick and mortar locations throughout the country.  On November 15th, 2017, all Kid to Kid stores nationwide will hold a special event and offer 25% off their entire inventories to celebrate the Anniversary.  For more information, visit kidtokid.com.

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RECYCLING THAT PAYS

25 Anniversary_Facebook Profile_Generic Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  These were common buzz words in the early 90’s – even before curbside recycling became the norm, and people learned about their ecological footprint.  Recycling was difficult.  Newspapers had to be taken to remote recycle bins.  Recycling rarely paid – and in fact some communities charged to dump household recycling bins.  When Kid to Kid started paying cash to parents to recycle their gently used kid’s clothing toys and baby gear, it was a truly unique concept.

Fast forward 25 years. Second-hand shopping has become accepted by mainstream America, and embraced as a budget and ecologically friendly way to meet the needs of the entire family.  According to NARTS (National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores), the resale industry is growing by 7% per year, reflecting the estimated number of new stores opening each year.  Kid to Kid has grown into an international children’s resale franchise that recycles millions of items each year in over 100 stores.

The growth of resale is fueled in large part by the public’s increased awareness of recycling.  Eco-aware consumers prefer to purchased recycled goods in order to minimize their impact on the environment.  They also prefer to sell or donate their unwanted things rather than add to the waste stream. With the advent of internet trading on eBay, Craig’s List, and more recently Facebook Marketplace, selling has become easier.  But some find that form of recycling to be too time consuming.

At Kid to Kid, parents receive cash on the spot for the things their kids have outgrown.  They can also shop in air-conditioned comfort from a huge selection of high quality, slightly used replacement items at bargain prices.  “It’s a win-win-win for families” explains franchise founder Shauna Sloan.  They earn money for things their kids aren’t using that we can resell.  They can donate the items that don’t quite meet our standards to local charities and earn a tax deduction.  And they save a huge amount shopping in our stores.”  It’s also a win for the community, as millions of dollars are pumped back into the wallets of the local families who buy, sell, and save.

Today’s consumer is economical and has many shopping choices.  There’s a growing awareness that resale shopping means higher quality for less money – whether that’s on Facebook Marketplace, in a thrift store, or at a resale shop like Kid to Kid.  “Our core customer base is educated, middle income families who recognize quality but love to get a deal” comments Sloan.  “Kid to Kid shoppers are choosing to save on purchases of clothing, toys, and nursery gear so they’ll have money for vacations and enriching activities for their kids.”  Those same customers are fueling the growth of specialty resale shops like Uptown Cheapskate (Kid to Kid’s teen/young adult fashion exchange), consignment furniture shops, and even thrift stores like Goodwill.  And like the growing kids that have enabled 25 years of growth at Kid to Kid, resale has a promising future.

About Kid to Kid:  Kid to Kid is a children’s resale clothing store franchise founded in 1992. Kid to Kid has bought and sold hundreds of millions of quality children’s items at their brick and mortar locations throughout the country.  On November 15th, 2017, all Kid to Kid stores nationwide will hold a special event and offer 25% off their entire inventories to celebrate the Anniversary.  For more information, visit kidtokid.com.

 

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25 YEARS OF SUCCESS: Amid retail closures, resale franchise Kid to Kid experiences surprising success

 

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Salt Lake City, UT: 2017 has been an apocalyptic year for retail with more than 5,000 stores slated to close. Children’s specialty retail has been among the hardest hit sectors of the retail business.  Gymboree closed 350 stores on its way to bankruptcy. Children’s Place plans to close down 300 stores by 2020 as it transitions to online sales. Toys “R” Us abruptly filed for bankruptcy in September.  Amid those failures, success stories are harder to come by.

That makes the Kid to Kid experience atypical, as this children’s resale franchise celebrates its 25th year in business with more than 100 U.S. stores in operation with plenty of future growth. Eight new stores opened in 2017 in Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, and Virginia. Six stores opening in first quarter of 2018 include locations in Pasadena, Texarkana, Grand Rapids, Charleston, Kyle, and Richmond.

Kid to Kid creates a unique shopping experience in boutique-like stores filled with quality merchandise.  Kid to Kid President Shauna Sloan explains that “Kid to Kid provides an in-store experience that can’t be found online. Parents can touch and feel thousands of toys, hundreds of unique items in every size, and test drive a like-new Ergo carrier that’s listed on Amazon for over $100, but priced around $55 at her local Kid to Kid.  A new Mom shopping online can’t try on Gap 1969 Maternity jeans and make sure they fit before she pulls the trigger – let alone buy them for about $12.”

Parents with growing children face substantial and growing expenses.  According to a recent report from the Department of Agriculture, the cost of rearing a child born in 2015 has reached $233,610. To combat those rising expenses, millennial parents are more likely than their parents to cut costs through savvy shopping choices. This trend has led to a surge in resale shopping, through outlets like Facebook Marketplace, online retailers like Thredup, and in-person boutiques like Kid to Kid.  The National Association of Resale and Thrift stores estimates the resale market growth at 7% annually for the next five years.  Now in their 25th year of business, Kid to Kid looks to capitalize on this trend by continuing to offer cash for outgrown children’s clothing, toys, and baby gear. Local stores then resell these pre-screened items at attractive prices.  More than 90% of the product in a Kid to Kid is locally sourced.  This business model is sustainable, green friendly, and best experienced in person.

“We focus on the treasure hunt at Kid to Kid,” says store manager Amy Deal.  “Our shoppers want to get out of the house. They want to hunt for bargains, and they want to experience the local community vibe our store gives to them. That’s something they can’t find online.”

About Kid to Kid:  Kid to Kid is a children’s resale clothing store franchise founded in 1992. Kid to Kid has bought and sold hundreds of millions of quality children’s items at their brick and mortar locations throughout the country.  On November 15th, 2017, all Kid to Kid stores nationwide will hold a special event and offer 25% off their entire inventories to celebrate the Anniversary.  For more information, visit kidtokid.com.

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GRAND OPENING OF NEW CHILDREN’S RESALE STORE IN FT. WAYNE

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GRAND OPENING OF NEW CHILDREN’S RESALE STORE IN FT. WAYNE

FORT WAYNE, IN— September 14, 2017 — Amy Gustin is excited to open the doors of her Kid to Kid store in the community of Fort Wayne on September 14th at 4:00 p.m. All are invited to join the celebration. Stop by and check out the store, and enjoy activities for young and old.

As a Finance/Business-MBA graduate of Indiana-Purdue University (IPFW), Amy has had great success and recognition in her career as a program controller and a financial analyst. She is a hardworking forward thinker, and sees her success as stepping stones for future opportunities. “I always dreamed of putting together business plans.” said Amy Gustin. “Since I was young, I thought it would be neat to start up a business.” Now as a wife and mother of two small children, she is excited to make her dream a reality.

Amy loves the thrill of bargain shopping and is passionate about the resale industry, which makes opening her store even more exciting and rewarding. Located at 4122 Lima Rd, Ste A-1, in Fort Wayne, the store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing from the local community in preparation for the Grand Opening.

At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 75 percent off the price of original retail price.

After grand opening day, Kid to Kid Fort Wayne will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Fort Wayne store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Ft. Wayne on Facebook. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

 

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in North Salt Lake, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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KID TO KID STORE GRAND OPENING PARTY IN LITTLETON, COLORADO

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NEW CHILDRENS’ SPECIALTY STORE TO OPEN IN LITTLETON.

LITTLETON, CO— (April 14, 2017) — Colorado residents Serena and Joe Wailes are excited to open the doors of their Kid to Kid store to the community of Littleton on Thursday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun by stopping by to check out the store, get good deals, freebies, and prizes.

“I love the uniqueness of stores like Kid to Kid. You never know what you are going to find on any given day” said Serena Wailes, ten year Littleton resident and store owner. “We’re also excited to become further involved in our community. We want to work to build partnerships with schools, sports teams, local causes, and organizations through sponsorships and fundraising.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Littleton will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting April 15th. On April 20th, Kid to Kid, located at 8601 W. Cross Drive in Littleton will be having a Grand Opening Party that will last all weekend long featuring, the Batman Batmobile, face painting, VIP swag bags daily to first 30 customers with purchase, and hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and gently used name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 90 percent off the price of original retail price. After the grand opening weekend, Kid to Kid Littleton will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Littleton store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Littleton on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

 

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About Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

 

 

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KID TO KID AND UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE STORE GRAND OPENING IN ELKO, NEVADA

KID TO KID AND UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE STORE GRAND OPENING IN ELKO, NEVADA

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ELKO RECEIVES TWO NEW FASHION EXCHANGE SPECIALTY STORES.

ELKO, NV — (March 30, 2017) — Elko residents Stacy and Chris Fuchs are eager to provide their new Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate store with the community of Elko on Thursday, April 6th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come check out the new stores, get great deals on fashion apparel, and enter to win prizes.

“We’re excited to offer this store to a community we’re highly involved in,” said Stacy Fuchs, Elko resident and store owner. “My parents raised us here in Elko and love that we’re now raising our own families here. Both our stores, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate provide a service to families and individuals who might not be able to afford full retail price for quality items.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate Elko will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook pages: Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid starting April 1st. On April 6th, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, located 2072 Idaho St. in Elko will have their grand opening celebration starting at 4pm.

The celebration will feature face painting, live music with DJ chip stone and delicious treats. Come early, the first 30 customers to each store will receive a VIP Swag Bag full of goodies and freebies from local businesses. The grand opening party will have free tacos and fiiz drinks all weekend long Thursday through Saturday. Customers who RSVP on their Facebook event page for either: Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate are entered to win $50 for them and a friend.

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate has been stocking up, buying the best gently used fashion apparel from local residents. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop new and like-new apparel for up to 70 percent off retail prices. After the grand opening, the store will continue to pay cash for gently used fashion brands or offer 20 percent or even more in store credit.

 

For more information about the new Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate store’s upcoming grand opening event, visit their Facebook event pages: Uptown Cheapskate or Kid to Kid or visit the store websites: Uptowncheapskate.com/Elko and Kidtokid.com/Elko. For Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate 

Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid are national franchises that buy and sell gently used children’s goods and adult clothing in an upscale environment. With over 160 locations throughout the U.S., each Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid are registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com

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FRANCHISEE AWARDED FOR INNOVATIVE RESALE APPROACH

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With today’s economy challenging the profits of many small business owners and retail shops, BaseCamp Franchising rewards its franchisees for innovative ideas.  At the BaseCamp Annual Meeting held recently in Salt Lake City, Andy and Margie Gelernter were presented with the Innovation Award.  This achievement celebrates the contribution that franchisees make to bettering the system.

“With the rising costs of labor and rent, small business owners need to constantly look for ways to improve processes and decrease costs,” explains BaseCamp founder Shauna Sloan.  “That’s one reason why innovation from the folks who are in their stores every day is such an important benefit of being in a franchise company.”

The Gelernters are multi-unit and multi-concept franchisees with BaseCamp, and are constantly looking for ways to improve their Georgia-based stores.

Margie Gelernter observes, “I’m always thinking of different ways to make people’s jobs a little easier and to reach the masses. Overwhelmingly, communication is key. When we opened our second store, we realized we weren’t going to be able to be in both locations all the time, so we knew we needed to have strong communication with our team and with our customers.”

BaseCamp Franchising is the parent company of Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, sister companies focused on recycling gently used kids’ items and young adult fashions.

“Our company values state that we are better together, we are innovative, and we are fair,” explains Sloan.  “When Andy and Margie Gelernter came to me with an idea to automate the physical inventory process and save money, it was carefully considered.”

After discussing it with the technical team, BaseCamp made the decision to incorporate the idea and reprogram its inventory management system, allowing each franchisee to save thousands of dollars annually.  This represents significant benefit to the franchise because those savings can benefit all 150+ stores at both Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate.

“Though I’m always thinking ahead, I don’t consider myself entrepreneurial at all,” notes Gelernter. “I thought about opening a resale store on my own before finding Kid to Kid, but choosing a franchise was the best decision we ever made. I have found that the structure and the system enable us and I feel that my voice is heard. We’ve made sure our own store is an environment where people feel like they can contribute.”

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