Before you take the big plunge and sign on to become a franchisee, we want to make sure you have all the information you need. That means clueing you in on some facts you might have missed. When you choose a franchisor, you’re attaching yourself to a company in a very significant (hopefully permanent) way, and you need to be sure that it’s a good fit. Conversely, we want our prospective franchisees to be thoroughly informed before coming to us, with a solid understanding of what we offer, and exactly what makes us unique from other franchise opportunities. Here’s what you should know about us before becoming an Apricot Lane apparel franchisee.
A Great Option for Families
Having the freedom to determine your own business style is one of the key benefits of franchising. A franchisor will set up guardrails to keep you on the right path, and a business model to work within, but ultimately the character of your business is up to you. When you run an Apricot Lane apparel franchise, you also become part of our boutique philosophy, which encourages you to inject your own personality in style into your store. This helps customers feel a personal connection to each location.
This philosophy fits particularly well with prospective franchisees looking to start a business with their family. Since our model allows for your input regarding display appearance, store layout, and prioritization of styles, there’s a ton of room for fun family collaboration. This freedom is also beneficial for franchisee couples with hectic schedules, or anyone who craves flexibility in their career.
Our Limited Stock
Fast fashion has revolutionized the industry by doing away with the traditional four season model. What makes Apricot Lane unique is our 52 “micro-season” model. Since people want the hottest runway trends right away, within two weeks of their release by the designer, we make sure to always carry an ever-rotating and changing selection of new apparel. When you own an Apricot Lane apparel franchise, you will be giving shoppers a way to stay constantly connected to the latest trends — and with limited stock available, customers understand the urgency of purchasing before their favorite piece is gone.
Extensive Training for Our Apparel Franchise Opportunity
Before embarking on a new career in franchising, you might be wondering: if I’ve never done this before, how will I know if I’m ready when my doors open? Well, we don’t expect you to know everything. Apricot Lane has an extensive training program dedicated to ensuring that our franchisees are confident from day one. We offer 40 hours of virtual home training, classroom training at our headquarters in the Sacramento Valley, which covers store management, and a field trip to the LA fashion district. After you’ve selected your location, we offer on-location training where our team will assist you with displays, sales systems, and staff training on-site.
But the support doesn’t end there! Even after you’ve opened your doors, we will track your operations for the first 120 days, make check-ins, and provide ongoing assistance. Opening a brand-new apparel franchise can be daunting, but through our education materials and our comprehensive training programs, we make sure our franchisees are both prepared and excited.
If an Apricot Lane apparel franchise sounds like the perfect career move for you, reach out to us today to learn how to get started.