Are you interested in opening a parent-teacher store? You have come to the right place - The School Place®! We offer all the services that you expect from a franchise - but without all the costs! Because we are a marketing alliance rather than a franchise, you pay no franchise fee and no royalties. And you control your business the way you want to!
What is a School Place store?
If you have ever been involved with early childhood and/or elementary education, you know that teachers require a vast array of products to be successful in the classroom. The School Place carries a complete offering of teacher resource books, teaching aids, classroom decorations, language arts products, science products, math manipulatives, arts & crafts, and supplies. Many of our products are appropriate for the home as well. In fact, The School Place also carries thousands of educational toys, games, and puzzles!
Why join The School Place?
If you are looking to start a new business with all the benefits and support you would expect from a franchise then The School Place is the right place for you. And it is free to join! How can this be? The School Place is owned and operated by the largest wholesale distributor in the school supply industry. Our motivation is to proactively help the independent retailers in our industry to grow and to prosper. We believe that as our retail customers grow and thrive, we also grow and thrive as a distributor and as an industry. So The School Place has invested in a turn-key program and offers it for free to new and existing businesses.*
How does The School Place improve your chances of success?
For each of the last 10 years or more, dozens of new parent-teacher retail businesses have started up across the country. Due to the lack of a proven business template, many of these businesses have “re-invented the wheel” and repeated many of the same mistakes as their respective predecessors. Finally, The School Place brings to the industry a proven model for success. Click on the link to the left labeled “Investment/Training/Support” to see a complete listing of benefits of owning a School Place store.
At the School Place, we believe in…”Strength in NumbersSM!”
*Membership in The School Place requires a commitment to purchase the majority of your product from parent company Educators Resource (www.ERdealer.com). Certain optional fee-based benefits are available as well.