Ace Hardware provides numerous tools for business success such as a world-class brand, training & support, and attractive ownership incentives.
With any franchise opportunity comes risk, especially in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Start your own business with the support from a nationally recognized and locally embraced brand that leads its industry in customer satisfaction (J.D. Power Associates 2007-2012).
Ace Hardware, America’s neighborhood hardware retailer for more than 85 years, is a leader in the convenience hardware industry and offers a tremendous opportunity for those looking to build a profitable and lasting business.
The home improvement market continues to grow by 3.14% according to Hardware Retailing (December 2010) and Ace retailers have built their annual retail sales to more than $10 billion collectively, demonstrating that Ace Hardware provides the right tools for a rock-solid foundation and a fad-proof future.
The Ace Difference
The Ace ownership opportunity is unlike any other franchise opportunity. Ace Hardware is a retailer-owned cooperative, meaning Ace retailers are the owners of the corporation. In addition to being part owner of a world-class corporation, you pay no royalty fees and a portion of the profits get distributed back to the retail owners each year. By joining the #1 distributor in the convenience hardware (Home Channel News, August 2010) you reap the benefits of collective buying power and having a global brand along with independent ownership. You will also have the flexibility to customize your offerings based on your customers’ needs.
When you partner with Ace, you’ll benefit from:
A Premier Brand – Nationally recognized and locally embraced, Ace is one of the oldest and most recognized brands in the world. Known as the “Helpful Place”, Ace Hardware was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Improvement Stores Six Years in a Row” by J.D. Power and Associates 2007-2012 Home Improvement Retail Store Studies.*
Training & Support
As an Ace Hardware owner, you gain the support and knowledge of a dedicated and experienced team of experts who provide extensive training to help you make an effective entry into the “do-it-yourself” consumer market. Ace owners have several training programs available to help them with opening and managing an Ace Hardware store.
Attractive Ownership Incentives – Ace is unlike any other business or franchise opportunity in the world. There are no royalty fees. Even more, all eligible candidates will receive an incentive* package of up to $330,000 to help assist in opening your store.
*Incentives vary by store format/size and are based on Discovery recommended products and quantities. Incentive given as a credit, not as cash or a loan. $330,000 is based on a recommended order for a 10,000 sq. ft. store.
*Ace Hardware received the highest numerical score among retail stores in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2007-2012 Home Improvement Retail Store Studies℠. 2012 study based on responses from 6,115 consumers measuring six stores and opinions of consumers who purchased a home improvement product or service within the previous 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-February, 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com