SALT LAKE CITY, UT—December 22, 2014—Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, resale stores and trademark brands of BaseCamp Franchising, have both been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchises for 2015. This marks the fourteenth year for Kid to Kid and third year for Uptown Cheapskate to be listed in Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of America’s top franchise opportunities.
The Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise announcement caps a year growth for both Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid, which now has 106 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal. Kid to Kid has been a top child related franchise for over 20 years, and has thrived even in recessionary periods. Uptown Cheapskate hasn’t been around as long, but has demonstrated terrific potential for the teen and young adult resale market with 43 stores in 18 states. BaseCamp plans to add an additional 30 to 40 stores in 2015.
“We are proud of our ranking in the list of top franchises for 2015,” said Scott Sloan, co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate. “This award is given to franchise companies who have the ability to guide franchisees from many different backgrounds to success using a proven system. That’s always been our focus, and the reason our franchisees are seeing tremendous growth.”
Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate both offer an upscale shopping experience in stores that buy and sell current, stylish, gently used items. Kid to Kid carries children’s and maternity clothes, toys, books, and baby gear. Uptown Cheapskate picks up where Kid to Kid leaves off, buying and selling new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags for the teen and young adult market.
“We are so excited to see both our resale brands grow and expand into new markets,” said Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid. “From Kid to Kid’s humble beginnings in 1992, we now have over 100 stores throughout the U.S. and Portugal. We recently signed a master license agreement for Kid to Kid in Canada, and plan to expand into Spain in 2015. In November, we celebrated the grand opening of Uptown Cheapskate’s 43rd location and have 8 more scheduled to open soon. This is phenomenal growth from when the first Uptown Cheapskate store opened only five years ago – both in number of stores, and sales within the stores.”
For franchise information about Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate, contact BaseCamp Franchising by calling 801-359-0071 ext. 101 or visit basecampfranchising.com.
About BaseCamp Franchising
For over 20 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 43 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 106 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S. and in Portugal, Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.