Winner of Store of the Year: Kid to Kid Arvada
ARVADA, CO—June 3, 2016—Todd and Miriam Frick (Colorado) are the typical ‘atypical’ entrepreneurial couple with four kids, a couple of pets, one Uptown Cheapskate resale store location, and two Kid to Kid stores in Arvada and Aurora. This year, they’ll also be known as the winners of the Kid to Kid Store of the Year Award for 2015.
“Kid to Kid’s Store of the Year is the most prestigious award in our company,” said Kid to Kid franchise founder Shauna Sloan. “Each year, more than 100 stores compete for this title, which encompasses not just strong financial performance, but commitment to the Kid to Kid mission of being the best of kid’s resale. The Arvada location is our best example of what a Kid to Kid store should be – an amazing experience for customers, for employees, and for our owners.”
The Fricks have excelled at building an amazing store experience from the time they purchased their first Kid to Kid store location in Aurora in 2008. Together, the duo built the Aurora Kid to Kid to recycle more than 140,000 gently used kid’s items annually – paying families cash for quality clothing, toys, and equipment, and offering those items to families at a discount. Todd attributes much of their success to his and Miriam’s work ethic. “Sticking to the franchise model and working hard is what got us here. The franchise has a great model and once we learned what to do we adapted it to fit our store, systems and customers. We focused on the big picture; keeping the store full of great product, back stocking inventory for when we needed it and providing a great customer experience all year long. “
After succeeding in Aurora, the Fricks extended their reach to open their second Kid to Kid in Arvada in August 2012. This time, they built a bigger store to better serve the Arvada community. According to Yelp, customers love the play area, the great exchange values, and the availability of baby equipment at a discount. Miriam Frick attributes the great reviews to her manager and store team. She said, “I think the atmosphere in our store is full of happiness and positive energy. Our staff love their jobs and pass that excitement on to customers whether intentional or not. I also think we have an exceptional variety in our selection. People find what they are looking for and what they didn’t know they were looking for.”
As they look forward to what’s next, the couple isn’t ready to stop anytime soon. Todd and Miriam are now working with their store managers to help them become owners of their own Kid to Kid stores. “No, it doesn’t threaten me,” said Todd. “Store ownership has been a wonderful thing for us, and I’m excited at the prospect of growing Kid to Kid in Colorado and for the opportunity it gives my managers to live their dreams.”
Miriam agrees. “We don’t know how we’ll grow next,” said Miriam. “But we do know that we’ll continue providing the same level of service to our customers as we expand. We couldn’t have done this without all the people who buy from us and sell to us. They’re amazing.”
“I just love what Kid to Kid allows us to do each day,” said Todd Frick. “We provide a refreshing difference from the usual thrift/consign or resale experience. I’m able to help parents equip their kids for less money, and pay money directly to parents for their outgrown items. Kid to Kid makes a meaningful difference to our customers as they participate in helping us give back on a daily basis. Every parent, whether they’re rich or struggling, can be a part of Kid to Kid.”
About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate
For over 23 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 50 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 110 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S., Portugal, and Canada, 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, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.