This place is very unorganized. How can anybody shop here.<br />Thrift stores are flooded with messy unorganized stores.<br />These stores offer a poor experience and quality<br />Hard to tell the good from the from the bad<br />
We Keep It Clean and Simple<br />Our Solution: Excellent service and superior organization<br />Our Mission: understand what our customers' needs and hopes are after buying from the Hero's Thrift Store.<br />Vision: Organization to thrift stores<br />Values: Big harts, superior service<br />Strategy: Organize one item at a time<br />
The Industry<br />A shop that sells used articles, especially clothing, as to benefit a charitable organization.<br />The number of private sector thrifts supervised by OTS stood at 765 with assets of $941.7 billion at the end of 2009.<br />Thrift earnings showed signs of stabilizing in 2009 as the<br />industry posted a profit of $505 million in the fourth quarter and essentially broke even for the year.<br />Office of Thrift Supervision / 2009 Fact Book<br />
The Market<br />Today’s economy is helping the resale industry continue to grow at record rates. In fact, there are more than 25,000 consignment, resale and thrift stores in the United States.<br />Society’s increasing awareness of the importance of reducing waste and recycling will influence the entire resale industry in a positive way.<br />According to America’s Research Group, approximately 16 - 18% of Americans will shop at a thrift store during a given year.<br />
The Competition<br />The Goodwill- Strong customer base with strong reputable name.<br />The Salvation Army- recognizable name with a great cause.<br />Thrift Mart- Huge store with a verity of products.<br />
Business Model<br />Provide an organized alternative to other thrift store shoppers.<br />Hero's Thrift Store will maintain our service and balance while delivering a quality product to our customers.<br />We encourage our customers to help our cause and support injured firefighters and police officers.<br />Provide a fun and rewarding atmosphere for both workers and shoppers.<br />
Start Up Cost<br />All cost will vary with sponsorships and donations, but a rough estimate:<br />Startup Expenses: $10,000<br />Startup Assets: $5,500 with many donations<br />Cash for Recurring Costs:$3,600<br />Total Startup Costs:$19,100<br />
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