Using 21 years of retail and wholesale experience, we have created a business model that works. The Jupiter Management Team is here to support you with established methods, advice and feedback on your path to running your own successful store. And with that comes the independence of being your own boss and operating your own business.
Franchising is the chosen growth model to build the Jupiter brand. The franchise system allows you to operate a booming, unique business in your community while having the support of a head office. You'll have access to new product development, best practices and research on changing business trends. For independent operators, tracking these changes and staying ahead of the market can require a major time investment. As a Jupiter franchise, it is all done for you!
When you factor in the reasonable start-up costs of a turn-key business coupled with a unique and varied product line, the benefits become clear. You are left with the necessary time to focus on your most important asset: your customer!
One of the valuable benefits of becoming a Jupiter franchisee is the fact that you will benefit from the knowledge, experience and expertise gained as Jupiter grew their business from the ground up. Jupiter has forged a winning formula that has worked for their corporate store and their franchisees; it will also work for you.
Jupiter has been in business since 2004 and has been franchising since 2008. Jupiter is owned and operated by the Doran family with one corporate unit and five franchises. The Dorans were involved in the retail and wholesale glass business for 21 years. At its peak their wholesale business had over 800 accounts and their decorative art-glass products were featured on the Canadian and American home shopping networks. Consumers across Canada and the United States are familiar with the Jupiter brand. The goodwill all of our stores established through product selection, customer service and competitive pricing, produces repeat customers both onsite and online. What sets us apart? Jupiter is establishing a brand in a retail category that has been historically fragmented by small independents. We differentiate ourselves from the competition by:
Our #1 goal as a franchisor is to help you build a successful Jupiter retail outlet. In order to fulfill this goal we will provide you with opening and ongoing support. The Jupiter Management Team will arrive onsite before the store opens to ensure you have the correct inventory and it is merchandised properly. We will assist in training your staff on sales techniques, merchandising and the use of the point-of-sale system. After your grand opening, one Jupiter team member will remain to assist you with store-related issues.
Retail site selection:
Use of the Jupiter trademarks and logo:
Marketing and product knowledge support:
Point-of-sale system setup and training Staff training:
As a franchisor, the Jupiter Management Team is committed to supporting each Jupiter franchisee. Our on-going support includes:
Yes. The Doran family has been operating Whyte Avenue location since 2003. Previous to that, they ran their own glass blowing company for 20 years (retail and wholesale with 800 accounts). The first Jupiter franchise was awarded in May 2008 in Saskatoon.
The Fifth Planet is the parent company franchising Jupiter. The success of our two corporate locations has adequately funded the company to generate the necessary revenue.
The initial total investment ranges from $60,000 - $100,000 which is not prohibitive when compared to other retail franchises available in Canada. These costs will vary depending upon where your store is located and the associated costs of doing business there. This total investment includes equipment, leasehold improvements, initial inventory, supplies, advertising and estimated working capital during the start-up phase of the business. Jupiter will help you arrange financing for typically up to 50% of the total investment. Financing availability will be dependent upon your personal net worth and credit rating.
The initial franchise fee will vary depending upon the population of your market and what part of the city your store is located. The initial licensing fee is to acquire a license to operate the Jupiter brand and is intended to cover initial training, support, site selection, development and legal costs associated with the start-up of the store. We are willing to significantly lower our initial franchise fee in certain Canadian markets; please contact us for more details. The ongoing royalty is a percentage of gross sales. This is our share of the revenues for the on-going use of the Jupiter brand and operating system.
Jupiter will provide you with two weeks training on site and lend you our extensive Operations Manual for future reference. We offer ongoing support to you and assist you in growing your business. For a detailed look at our training and support, visit the support page.
Jupiter locations usually thrive in neighbourhoods that have a funky vibe and a youthful clientele. There is specific site criteria that needs to be met and the Jupiter Management Team will work with local commercial realtors to assist the franchisee in finding the right location. The location must meet with our final approval.
The perfect Jupiter franchisee is someone who:
If you feel that the Jupiter opportunity is a potential fit for you, download our Request for Consideration form.
Favourable candidates will be contacted for a telephone interview. During the call we will each have an opportunity to get more information in order that we can determine if there is a potential fit as a Jupiter franchisee.
Fill out the Confidential Qualification form. This will provide us with further details about you. We will schedule a call to review the form together.
Speak with existing franchisees and do a competitive study of competitors in our marketplace. We want you to make an informed decision and fully understand the opportunity.
Qualified candidates will be invited to a face-to-face meeting where you will be provided with a detailed overview of the Jupiter concept. You will learn what it takes to succeed in this business and the tools and support provided to assist you. Together we will determine if you fit with our core values and embrace our vision.
Qualified candidates are invited to become a Jupiter franchisee. You will retain a lawyer to review the disclosure and franchising documents before we all sign them. Franchising legislation differs province to province. Jupiter has been a member of the Canadian Franchise Association since 2010.
Find a location and begin training. We will work with you to find a location and negotiate the lease. Once a location is secure we will work with you in coordinating the store build-out while we train and orient you to the Jupiter business system.
If you are interested in learning more about the Jupiter opportunity please start by completing our Request for Consideration form.
For more information about the Fifth Planet and our Jupiter franchising opportunities, please contact us at your convenience.
10408 Whyte Avenue