Great Canadian Dollar Stores sell a variety of products at really (really) good prices. We've carved out a market niche pricing most products between $1.00 and $3.00 and providing customers with Extreme Value®. Great Canadian Dollar Stores offer these great prices in bright, clean, tidy stores with a focus on customer service.
With stores across Canada from Victoria BC to St. John's NL to Whitehorse YK, our new Franchise Members receive: site selection assistance; our specialized 3P's® training; store format and initial inventory consultations; access to our negotiated supplier discounts; access to opportunity and group buys; and ongoing regional and home office support.
We have provided support and purchasing power without diminishing the initiative and entrepreneurial spirit of our franchise members since 1993. We have a strong network to help you succeed: our home office team in Victoria BC and regional representatives in Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
Product & Services
Be our next success story by joining a growing network of franchise members across Canada… you, as an individual, can develop your entrepreneurial skills within our proven franchise system. Let’s talk!
Extreme Value Dollar Store is the fastest growing retail segment in North America. Great Canadian Dollar Stores’ multiple price points allows us to capture the greatest customer base in the EV value segment… and we are poised for growth!
Based upon previous experience, it is estimated that the required investment is likely to range from approximately $194,000 to $350,000 depending on the size of store and your location in Canada. This is only a guideline and should not be relied upon to determine the investment required in specific cases. The breakdown of estimated costs can be found on page two of our "Become a Franchise Member" section.
The continuing royalty is currently four (4) percent of gross sales excluding GST/HST and PST collected.
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Training & Support
We support our new franchise members with:
- Site selection and leasing assistance
- Financing and business plan assistance
- Store layout and design specifications
- Construction consultation
- Specialized 3Ps® training
- Store format and initial inventory consultation
- Opening assistance
Great Canadian Dollar Store will advise on location, lease negotiation, and store layout. Many franchises offer sites that the franchise company has selected. In most cases they will also insist on controlling the main lease and you effectively become a sub-lessee to your franchisor. The merits of this can be debated in business and ethical terms but fundamentally it reduces the control that a franchisee has over his or her business.
In addition, the franchise fees associated with these "turn-key" franchises are significantly higher than ours are. We will sign the lease only when other means of securing a prime location are unavailable to us. We do not derive any revenues from the leases of our franchise members - we are not a leasing company. Our aim is to support Great Canadian Dollar Store franchise members by maintaining reasonable royalty and franchisee fees that allow us to provide services that our franchise members need. We provide support without infringing on functions that a business owner needs to have responsibility for.
Great Canadian Dollar Store is proud to support the CH.I.L.D. Foundation (Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders) which raises money to fund pediatric care and research to find a cure for Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver disorders. Franchise members, customers, suppliers and the home office have worked together to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the CH.I.L.D. Foundation of Canada.