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Play N Trade Franchise
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Total Franchise Costs: $216,600 - $329,000

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Play N Trade Retail Video Game Franchise:

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Play N Trade Retail Video Game Franchise –
"The only game in town!"


Be part of what some experts call a 'recession-proof industry'
If you have been looking for an opportunity in a fast-growing industry that is one of the most exciting, unique and profitable in the world, you have found it! We are talking about the video game industry and the best opportunity is - Play N Trade.

Play N Trade had 240 stores opened at the end of 2008 and currently has plans to open another 100 additional stores this year. Our growing footprint has earned us the recognition as the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise in the country.



Mission Statement
To establish Play N Trade as a unique, interactive and social environment that creates an opportunity for success with each and every franchise partner.

We strive to develop strong industry alliances, build enduring community relationships and spawn raving fans. What products and services does Play N Trade Offer?

  • New and used video games
  • Try before you buy concept
  • Trade In used games for credit towards purchases
  • Video game tournaments on a local and national platform
  • Retro as well as the latest consoles by leading manufacturers
  • Diagnostic and repair for consoles and discs
  • Loyalty program to establish new and repeat customers

U.S. retail sales of video games, consoles and accessories in 2008 grew 19% to $21.33 billion from $17.98 in 2007, researcher NPD Group reported.

You'd never know that the U.S. economy was under distress by looking at the video games industry sales figures," said NPD analyst, Anita Frazier.

How Do We Differentiate Ourselves from the Competition?
First and foremost, our customer service focus is what differentiates us from the other guys. Ron, our founder, envisioned a retail environment where it was possible to know his customers on a first name basis and to sell to them based upon their buying habits. With a personalized consultative selling process, in-store tournaments, fair pricing for used games and exceptional customer service, Ron's vision has become a reality.

What Does Play N Trade Offer?
  • Established, successful brand
  • High-growth market
  • Flexibility of schedule
  • Community business
  • Family business
  • Cutting-edge software & operations systems
  • Impressive business model
  • Great multi-unit/area developer business model
  • Fun, enjoyable business
  • Personal fulfillment, satisfaction
  • Social environment
  • Expansion opportunities

What Tools Does Play N Trade Provide to Franchisees?

  • Long-distance web training
  • 2-week corporate training prior to store opening
  • Franchisee portal with always update resource tools
  • In-house marketing department to help with your store promotions
  • Out-of-this-world store design and POS system
  • Leverage with company wide distribution and price protection with inventory management tools
  • Dedicated support representative at Corporate
    And much more…

Like What You Hear... Want To Find Out More?
Play N Trade is committed to assisting all of our franchisees in building their own thriving business. Please submit your request for information and a Franchise Director will reach out to you within the next business day. If you are looking for an incredible business opportunity with high growth potential, Play N Trade will exceed your expectations.

Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the
"Fastest Growing Franchises" and "Top 500 Franchises" for 2009

U.S. retail sales of video games jumped 57 percent to $1.7 billion in March, market researcher NPD Group reported Thursday.

"You'd never know that the U.S. economy was under distress by looking at the video games industry sales figures," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

Play N Trade Retail Video Game Franchise - "The only game in town!"
Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the "Top 10 new franchises of 2008"

If you have been looking for an opportunity in a fast-growing industry that is one of the most exciting, unique and profitable in the world, you have come to the right place! We are talking about the video game industry and the best opportunity within that industry - Play N Trade.

With over 500 Play N Trade Video Game stores sold our growing global footprint has earned us the recognition as the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise in the country.


What products and services does Play N Trade Sell?

Our diverse product lineup includes new and used video games, accessories and consoles from leading manufacturers. We are known for carrying everything from cool retro gaming products, such as the original Nintendo, to the latest state-of-the-art systems such as the Wii and PS3. Additionally, our stores offer repair services and diagnostics. Our goal is to be the gamers' ultimate destination.

How Do We Differentiate Ourselves from the Competition?

Our stores don't only look different, they are different! We pride ourselves on being experts in the gaming industry. After all, the Play N Trade concept was conceived by gamers for gamers. Our stores define "the ultimate gaming experience" and capture the excitement of this growing industry by combining interactivity and fun into the foundation of the brand.

Our Try Before You Buy policy creates an lively atmosphere in our stores, and we expand on that fun – making loyal customers in the process – during the game tournaments we host nearly every month. We do this while delivering uncommon customer service.

Distinct competitive advantages are achieved by giving you access to expert guidance, world-class training, national brand recognition, operational support, and cutting-edge technology.

What Does Play N Trade Offer?

  • Established, successful brand
  • High-growth market
  • Huge consumer product or service
  • Strong corporate culture
  • Easy to operate
  • Daytime business hours
  • Flexibility of schedule
  • Community business
  • Family business
  • Cutting-edge software & operations systems
  • Impressive business model & ROI
  • Great multi-unit/area developer business model
  • Large repeat customers
  • Attractive product margins
  • Not tied to an office
  • Fun, enjoyable business
  • Personal fulfillment, satisfaction
  • Semi-absentee ownership
  • Community stature
  • Social environment
  • Expansion opportunities
  • And more!
What Tools Do You Provide to Franchisees?

Our stores come to life by realizing an innovative retailing vision with broad appeal. We cultivate your success as a Play N Trade franchisee by providing you access to a wealth of resources. Our only mission is to help make your store be profitable from the moment you open your doors.

The Opportunity...

Industry analysts agree, this is only the beginning for the video gaming industry. Play N Trade is a market leading video game retailer offering consumers the latest in new video games, gaming consoles, trading previously owned games/consoles, and on-site repair. Play N Trade's customer-centric approach has built incredible customer loyalty. This philosophy, combined with in-store tournaments, a no pressure "try before you buy" policy, and knowledgeable staff give our stores credibility within their community.

I Like What I Hear... Where Do I Find Out More?

Play N Trade is committed to assisting all of our franchisees in building their own thriving businesses. If you are looking for an incredible business opportunity with high profit potential, Play N Trade will exceed your expectations.

Secondly, our stores don't only look different, they are different! Our stores define "the ultimate gaming experience" and capture the excitement of this growing industry by attracting the avid gamer, casual gamer and the new gamer.

Next, our Try-Before-You-Buy policy creates a lively atmosphere in our stores, and we expand on that fun with private parties in the store, league play and in-store tournaments.


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