A unique boutique for t'weens, teens, and those that shop for them. Your Teen Discount Zone store will present a wide array of merchandise categories geared towards your clientele and limited only by your own imagination. Core product groups include custume and novelty jewelry, body jewelry, rings, hair accessories, cosmetics, incense oils, sunglasses and fashion eyewear, candles, and more - with retail prices starting at just $1.99! Fashion categories include ponchos, shawls, T's, scarves, headwear, belts and buckles, and the latest in year round fashion footwear, flip flops with the hottest new looks! "Fun" groups include temporary tattoos, ail accessories, boas, little miss "dress up," and much, much more.
Imagine all this and more, presented in a "high energy," upbeat environment including "top of the line" fixtures, exciting interior signage, with the hottest "tunes" pumping out of your sound system.
Teen Discount Zone - a store for all seasons, markets, and owners. We provide the know-how, experience, long-term support and confidence that building over 1,700 discount retail stores can deliver. You provide the energy, imagination and resourcefulness in making this unique store your own!
This is NOT a franchise: You are the owner of the store and have 100% control over all aspects of your business. Since we are NOT a franchise, there are no ongoing royalties or fees, but you DO receive permanent long-term support and access to the purchasing network. From the beginning you have total control over all decisions regarding YOUR store, including site location, store layout, timing of opening and merchandise.
We are experienced retailers: The owner of Teen Discount Zone also owned and operated retail stores, so we fully understand what is necessary for store owners to be most successful. We know the best merchandise to provide to stores, when to begin stocking for each season and how to recruit and retain key employees among a countless array of topics. We understand the daily demands of the business and have incorporated our vast knowledge and experience into our program. When you deal with us you deal with a company who has first hand retail experience and will work with you to maximize your store's profits.
Complete turnkey packages available from only $59,900
We offer a total comprehensive package, which covers every pertinent aspect of opening and successfully running a retail business long term. We assist in finding your new TDZ store location, help negotiate the lease, perform the store design and layout, do the physical build out, help you to secure financing as well as provide ongoing support. We supply all TDZ store merchandise, fixtures and equipment, along with the work crew to open the store, and we do it quickly and professionally.
Merchandise from our quality suppliers network: The long term success of any store revolves around merchandise. In our business, the value, variety and amount of new merchandise you provide customers are three critical variables that will determine how successful you are, and this is where we excel!
Our merchandise is provided through a vast network of suppliers, both importers and domestic closeout companies. We travel to personally see each of our suppliers on a regular basis where we inspect new Teen Discount Zone store merchandise to assure high value and quality, and to review hot, new merchandise. Then, we negotiate rock-bottom prices on behalf of our network.
Training and support: Training is designed to ensure that each new owner is familiar with the many aspects of managing their store. This experience begins before and continues well after the store’s opening. Your trainer will be in contact with you both before and after the store has opened. This training will include a full review of a comprehensive operations manual and related materials designed to aid you in operating your store on a day-to-day basis. Both classroom and onsite training are available, and encouraged, prior to the opening of the store.
Top quality fixtures: We create an upscale look designed to appeal to the Teen shopper. The store fixtures have been specifically designed to present a higher perceived value for the merchandise. We supply upscale gondola style units, beautiful cash counters, lighted showcases and glass display units. We use slat board with melamine finish on all interior walls. We do not supply carpeting but when it is needed the landlord will generally provide it at no cost.
James Wichert, owner and president of Teen Discount Zone started in the industry in 1992 when he opened the first dollar store in Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter, he began to receive inquiries from customers and tourists about assisting them in opening stores throughout the United States. This became the beginning of the store development operations. The store development business has steadily grown and Dollar Store Services was incorporated in 1995. Since he started in the dollar store business, Mr. Wichert has assisted over 1,700 individuals open stores throughout the United States and worldwide. Recently, Dollar Store Services Inc. has opened Canadian and Latin American based operations.