The Original Basket Boutique

At a Glance

Products & Services: Gifts, gift baskets, corporate gifts

Number of Locations: 38

Total Investment: $47.5K - $59K

Founded: 1989

Began Franchising: 1989

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 7 28 3 0
2013 7 30 2 0
2012 12 26 2 0
2011 14 26 2 0
2010 16 30 2 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South America.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $47,500 - $59,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $300/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $40,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (99% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3-4 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Sales leads

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #321 (2011), #369 (2010),
Low-Cost: #70 (2011), #93 (2010),

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