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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$40K - $566K
Units as of 2020
61 35.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

Nature's Pet Market stores sell pet food and supplies, with a focus on natural foods and green, recyclable products. Based in Portland, Oregon, the first store opened in 2005, and franchising began in 2008.

About EarthWise Pet

Industry
Pets
Related Categories
Pet Stores, Pet Care
Founded
2005
Parent Company
NPM Franchising LLC
Leadership
Michael Seitz, CEO & Chairman

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2008 (13 years)
# of employees at HQ
21
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
61 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
200 Palouse St., #103
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a EarthWise Pet 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
$25,000 - $39,500
Initial Investment
$40,400 - $565,500
Net Worth Requirement
$50,000 - $250,000
Cash Requirement
$35,000 - $100,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 rebate on franchise fee; first-year marketing fee reduced to 0.5%
Royalty Fee
4-12%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
EarthWise Pet offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
EarthWise Pet 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
16-32 hours
Classroom Training
34-116 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #86

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Updated: February 8th, 2021