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Resale, Reuse, Recover: Why This Year’s Budding Franchisees Should Consider Waste Minimization

The premise behind a resale retail business is essentially an appreciation for recycling or upcycling products—a concept that’s not only better for the environment but also the wallets of millions of shoppers across the country—because we all know that buying brand-new can come at a premium whereas used goods put to use more than once drop in price considerably for the consumer.


Resale retail is a segment that encompasses different types of businesses, from those offering clothing at discounted rates in like-new or used condition, to sporting goods shops that sell gently used sports gear. Play It Again Sports is one of the leading brands on the sports end with a track record dating back to the late 80s and clothing retailer Style Encore has been in the industry for over 30 years allowing for deep discounts of 50%-70% on reused clothing. One of the key benefits of operating such a franchise business is the low overhead cost of acquiring new products. Additionally, due to smaller numbers of businesses focused on resale products, many resale retail operators enjoy less competition.


Clothing retail shops that embrace the resale approach in the children’s clothing sector can experience an even greater relevance in their respective markets due to their creating access to affordable clothing for growing kids. Children often outgrow clothing much faster than their parents’ wallets can keep up with and few other resale retail businesses feature the same kind of demand as that of parents seeking quality affordable clothing without paying the price of a first time purchase.


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For this reason, resale retail businesses focused on helping to create a bridge between clothing demand and supply in an affordable way stand to grow and attract much local attention, particularly in select markets that feature a greater need for deeply discounted clothing options for families. Whether resale or not, clothing franchise businesses hold relevance to the extent that they provide what locals are seeking at prices locals deem reasonable because everyone shops for clothing. It is a recession resistant industry that doesn’t go out of style. Things may slow at times, yet we all require adequate clothing and not many out there today are designing and producing their own wardrobe. 


The same driver that motivates resale focused businesses selling products can also influence the operation methods of businesses that sell services involving the use of certain products, such as home service businesses that select recycled materials to provide home improvement assistance, for example.


Granite Transformations is one such franchise business offering repairs with recycled materials to the 80+ million U.S. homes in need of renovation improvements. Reusing materials and recovering pollutants for safe management or disposal are also at the core of businesses that help satisfy the demand for waste minimization in B2B sectors. Without competition across the U.S., Rapid Recovery serves businesses nationwide with the recollection of CO2 equivalents derived from the use of coolants that many businesses use for refrigeration purposes.   

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