- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$115K - $141K
- Units as of 2020
1 0.0% over 3 years
BedCo was founded by David San Martin in Florida in 2011. What started at Mattress Direct USA soon became BedCo, short for The Bed Company. BedCo’s primary goal is to improve its customer’s quality of life through sleeping products.
BedCo has been franchising since 2020 and is currently looking for new franchisees both in the United States and internationally to expand its brand.
Why You May Want To Start a BedCo Franchise
With the slogan, "Sleep. Dream. Go." BedCo only wants the best for its franchisees and customers. To own a BedCo franchise, a potential franchisee doesn’t need experience in any particular field. However, it would be beneficial for a potential franchisee to have some knowledge in sales and general business practices. Franchisees may also need good communication skills to interact with customers and team members daily.
Helping customers choose a mattress may be like choosing a car. It can take time; you may need to try each mattress until you find the perfect fit. BedCo allows customers to find their best fit, striving to truly deliver on their slogan of "Sleep. Dream. Do."
What Might Make a BedCo Franchise a Good Choice?
Opening a BedCo franchise could offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.
If awarded a franchise, franchisees may receive support from the BedCo brand throughout the franchising process. BedCo offers several dozen hours of on-the-job training and a couple hours of classroom training. BedCo may also offer site selection help and grand opening support. Additionally, BedCo could offer support with marketing, especially your social media presence.
How To Open a BedCo Franchise
To be part of the BedCo team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
BedCo has partnered with third-party financial lenders that may help cover the costs of the franchise fee, startup, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll if you meet their qualifications.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement with BedCo, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the BedCo franchising team questions.
As you decide if opening a BedCo franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a BedCo franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
It may be a good idea to speak with an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate a BedCo franchise.
- Related Categories
- Miscellaneous Retail Businesses
- David San Martin, CEO
- Corporate Address
102 S.E. Park St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
- Franchising Since
- 2020 (2023-2020 years)
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states:
This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions:
- # of Units
- 1 (as of 2020)
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Bedco franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $115,100 - $141,150
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
- to 1%
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Bedco has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 30 hours
- Classroom Training
- 2 hours
- Ongoing Support
Grand OpeningSite Selection
- Marketing Support
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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Franchise 500 Ranking History
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