At any given time, there are over 6.3 million pregnant women in the U.S. who are outgrowing their current wardrobe and in most cases are looking for an affordable and friendly place to buy maternity clothing. That's where we come in. At Bellies to Babies, our franchise stores buy and sell thousands of previously loved maternity items every month, creating a positive impact on the community and a successful business model for our store owners.
Founded in 2008, Bellies to Babies has grown each year and has taken the local community by storm. Today, we are looking for owners who want to grow with our brand, where we supply the know how, technology, and operational expertise to run a successful franchise.
The BIG QUESTION – Why Bellies to Babies?
(1) What product or service does this franchise or business opportunity offer?
Bellies to Babies buys and sells previously loved (second hand) maternity clothing through a brick and mortar retail location. Expectant women enjoy savings up to 80% off retail on all clothing and can get cash on the spot for selling their clothing after pregnancy.
(2) What makes this franchise unique? Why should a prospect buy your franchise or business opportunity?
The second hand market is rapidly expanding in the U.S. but the maternity resale niche has very few competitors with a strong and growing demand. When specifically looking at the maternity clothing industry, Bellies to Babies is the perfect business model for the second hand market and has the margins and success to show for it. Owners have the option to be an operator or manage outside the business, as the model is flexible.
(3) Are there any special requirements or background that is required?
Nope! Our training covers everything from A to Z when it comes to training. An owner does not have to have any previous retail experience to come on board.
(4) How long has this franchise or business opportunity been around? Short bit about history/background .
Bellies to Babies has been around for 8 years and the franchising model is new within the last year. The company was bought and has been under new management for the last 2 years and has gone through 300% growth in that short period of time and now is looking for the right owners to bring on board to grow with the company.
(5) Do you offer training and support? Other services you provide to franchisees to help them?
Yes! We provide training throughout ownership, everything from acquiring inventory, to finding real estate, to planning marketing campaigns.
We are looking to open franchises with owners who want to run a business that they can call their own and enjoy making guests happy day in and day out. We are very much a WOW kind of business where you get to see first hand how overjoyed guests are when they walk in our doors and out with a shopping bag full of clothing for a price they couldn't believe.