Wild Birds Unlimited
#137 Franchise 500| Bird-feeding supplies and nature gift items

About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1983 (37 Years)

Corporate Address

11711 N. College Ave., #146
Carmel, IN 46032

Leadership

Jim Carpenter, CEO

Parent Company

Wild Birds Unlimited Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$150,837 - $260,991

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$40,000 - $50,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Wild Birds Unlimited has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

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

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

58 hours

Additional Training:

Ongoing

Number of Employees Required to Run:

2 - 4

Wild Birds Unlimited is ranked #137 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Jim Carpenter opened the first Wild Birds Unlimited store in Indianapolis in 1981. In 1983 he began franchising, and the company is now based in Carmel, Indiana. Each store sells bird-feeding and bird-watching supplies, including birdhouses, feeders, food and binoculars.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $150,837 High - $260,991
Units
+2.7%+9 UNITS (1 Year) +11.4%+35 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada

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Updated: September 6th, 2019