RadioShack Corp.

RadioShack Corp.

Electronics store
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$145K - $644K
Units as of 2014
5,531 -6.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

Note: RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015.

RadioShack was opened in 1921, offering ham radio operators and electronics buffs a retail and mail order source for their electronics needs. By the 1960s, the company had nine stores and was shipping electronics to people all over the world. Today the company operates stores nationwide, selling everything from batteries to satellite dishes to electronics buffs and general consumers.

About RadioShack Corp.

Industry
Retail
Founded
1921
Leadership
Joe Magnacca, CEO
Ticker Symbol
RSH

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1968 (53 years)
# of employees at HQ
2,000
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, South America

# of Units
5,531 (as of 2014)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
300 RadioShack Cir.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a RadioShack Corp. 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
$39,900
Initial Investment
$144,875 - $643,851
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
1 week
Additional Training
Local workshops, annual convention
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Marketing Planning & Support

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021