RadioShack has been a leading technology retailer for over 90 years. Founded by entrepreneurs, RadioShack offers a wide range of products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major mobile phone carriers—all in a convenient and newly redesigned shopping environment.
With low start-up costs and hundreds of potential markets to develop, a RadioShack franchise
represents an exciting opportunity for you to associate with one of the most powerful brands in retail.
As part of the American retail landscape for more than 90 years, the iconic RadioShack brand is widely recognized by consumers around the globe. We credit our staying power to RadioShack’s customer-oriented approach, which combines a carefully selected product assortment with a convenient, small-store format and highly personalized service.
Over the years, this approach has enabled RadioShack to stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving consumer electronics market and to remain relevant to consumers in every era. What’s more, it has fueled RadioShack’s evolution from a humble startup company into a multifaceted, multibillion-dollar electronics retailer with more than 27,000 associates, and a vast retail network that includes more than 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, over 270 company-operated stores in Mexico, and approximately 950 dealer and other outlets worldwide.
The RadioShack Franchise Program is one of the best values in the entrepreneurial franchise market as it is an extension of the thousands of company-operated RadioShack stores. You will benefit from the incredible buying power of a major retail network in the purchase of fixtures, in-store signs and other necessities for starting a new retail business.
By bringing RadioShack to your neighborhood, you and your community will benefit from instant brand recognition and a reputation for quality. You’ll have access to electronics from some of the world’s most powerful brands plus our private-label assortment. These exclusive products provide a higher profit margin and include everything from high-quality audio and maker materials to batteries, cables and accessories.
RadioShack is a global brand. By thinking globally and acting locally, we get stronger and stay more connected. Our intranet will keep you connected to suppliers, vendors and owners anywhere in the world.
RadioShack’s specialized support staff gives you everything you need to succeed, including training resources, bookkeepers, advertising, merchandising support—even real estate expertise so you can confidently put your franchise on the map.
With a RadioShack franchise, you can operate your store in complete confidence, knowing we’re with you from the start and we’ll stay with you to help you succeed.
Prior to your grand opening, you’ll have access to a support team who will assist you not only as you build your store, but also with training so you know how to run it before the doors open for business. From opening day onward, we’ll provide all the tools necessary to build awareness and traffic.
You’ll benefit from the incredible buying power of a major retail network in the purchase of fixtures, signage and other necessities for starting up your business. We’ve even developed a select lineup of our best-selling products to get you started on the right foot.
And once your store is stocked, you’ll receive ongoing updates about new products, services and offerings to keep you on top of your customers’ needs. Plus, you’ll have access to a dedicated home office team to assist you with ordering and inventory.
As a RadioShack franchisee, you can leverage the strength of our national media campaigns, including world-class advertising that extends beyond television to digital, print, PR, as well as search engine optimization and social networking.
Choose a traditional standalone RadioShack, or expand your existing business to include a RadioShack Express or RadioShack U store-within-a-store.
Our traditional in-line or standalone stores range from 1,200 to 2,000 square feet. With a refined product mix and enhanced in-store experience, the new RadioShack is the neighborhood technology resource, equipping your customers with the products and know-how they need.
Our shop-in-shop concept serves customers in existing retail stores or college bookstores. It consists of a wall assortment or gondola ranging in size from 12–50 linear feet. Product categories include power, batteries, headphones, cables and accessories for phones, tablets and computers.
RadioShack has partnered with NACSCORP to provide college bookstores the opportunity to enhance sales. Benefit from brand-driven store traffic, national advertising and a wide range of consumer electronics—from high-quality audio to batteries, cables and accessories.
Interested in joining the RadioShack family? Hopefully you’ve reviewed the FAQ section to answer your basic questions and confirm the financial requirements to qualify. If you’re ready to learn more, check out the nine steps to RadioShack franchise ownership, from initial inquiry to grand opening.
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Work with your local bank to determine if you have the appropriate credit and capital to qualify for a RadioShack franchise, then fill out our Franchise Inquiry Form to learn more and get an application.
When you receive the initial email, fill out the RadioShack Application with as much detailed information as you are comfortable sharing with us at the time. Once we’ve reviewed and determined your request is a match for our franchise, we will send you the RadioShack Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
The RadioShack Franchise Disclosure Document gives you detailed information about our franchise program. Please review it with your lawyer.
We invite you to visit our headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, at this time. During your visit, you’ll meet the key people you will work with on a regular basis to make your store a success.
After your visit to headquarters, your formal application documents will be reviewed by a franchisee review committee to make sure you have all the right qualifications to be a RadioShack franchisee.
Upon completion of our approval process, the next step is signing the Franchise Agreement, which seals our legal commitment to each other for the next ten years.
If you don’t already have a location, the RadioShack team will work with you to determine the best location for your new store. The franchisee is very involved in this process, and we will work toward successful selection, lease negotiation and signing to secure a targeted space.
The RadioShack Store Opening Process is an online tool that guides you through the sequence of activities necessary to arrive at the grand opening. Such activities include, but are not limited to, marketing, equipment, store design, build out and staffing. In addition, you will also attend our week long training program, RadioShack University, at our home office in Fort Worth, Texas.
The RadioShack team will provide support to the franchisee during the “soft opening,” the initial opening intended to smooth out operations. RadioShack will continue to provide support through the grand opening, providing template designs for promotional signage, as well as consultation on public relations, local advertising and in-store promotions.
To get the conversation started, please complete the short form below.
We’ll review and respond within two business days. We look forward to hearing from you.
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