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Design Your Future With The Leader In Consignment Furniture Galleries

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Your Own Upscale Home Furnishings Consignment Gallery

Imagine a dynamic showroom where fashionable shoppers return time after time to browse through everchanging displays of gently used furniture and accessories. This is The Missing Piece 速, a business opportunity where the process of accepting and selling high quality furnishings on consignment has been strategically developed into a unique formula for success. Across our country, there is the demand, the desire and the acceptance for a most unique business model like ours. We would like to share our exciting future with you.

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This Nationwide Trend Means Opportunity For You

A swelling nationwide trend towards costconscious decorating is being constantly fueled by the enormous influence of popular home decorating magazines and home makeover television programs. Entire networks dedicated to decorating and improving the home constantly point out ways for today’s astute homeowner to save decorating dollars. The upscale furniture consignment business continues to grow rapidly, yet is a virtually untapped segment of the furniture industry that allows consumers to express their creativity and spend wisely at the same time. The Missing Piece takes full advantage of this nationwide obsession by elevating the furniture consignment shopping experience to a unchartered level of sophistication and style.

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Consignment Shopping is a Huge $200 Billion Business... And Growing

America’s Research Group, which tracks consumer behavior, reports that 12 to 15% of Americans will shop at a consignment or resale shop during a given year. To keep these figures in perspective, consider that during the same time frame, 11.4% of Americans shop in factory outlet malls In addition, the National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops reports that consignment and thrift shops generate $200 billion a year and the furniture segment is one of the most rapidly growing parts of the industry. The time is right, the demand is overwhelming, and the competition, if any, is woefully behind. The Missing Piece opens the door to serve both buyers and sellers in this very lucrative and rapidly growing marketplace.

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Consignment Shopping Is The Ultimate Recyling

Consignment shopping attracts consumers from all economic levels no one is immune to the excitement of finding a treasure and saving money. And it is a business niche that thrives regardless of the economy... the ultimate in recycling. When times are prosperous, people love to get rid of their furniture and invest in new decor. When times are trying, other furniture stores and developers with model homes want to generate income and seek out specialty consignment stores like The Missing Piece to consign their furnishings. Markets up or markets down, upscale furniture consignment flourishes.

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Join An Industry Leader

The Missing Piece is proud of its pristine reputation as a leader in the furniture consignment industry, winning top choice awards from consumer media including the prestigious DuPont Registry. Being a performance leader means we achieve operational excellence, industry-leading customer satisfaction, a dynamic and challenging environment for our employees and superior financial performance. As a franchisee, you will find the business structure, comprehensive training, advanced sales tools and leading edge technology to establish a successful, highly respected business in your own community.

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We Provide All The Tools You Need To Succeed

If you want to get out of the gate running, we provide all the training and tools necessary to do so. Exceptional Training We conduct ourselves as professionals and place great value on the consulting role we offer both buyers and sellers Because your employees will work as a team, not on an individual commission basis, training is based on how to provide a “wow” experience to the customer. Each component of the furniture sales process is broken down into procedures that are easy to replicate and easy to teach. Employees are crossed trained on how to do the majority of the tasks involved in the selling process.

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Advanced Technology for Streamlined Operations

Advanced Technology The entire process of accepting, cataloging, pricing, marketing and selling furniture and accessories is fully automated utilizing our proven, easyto-use software. Reports of accepted items, as well as monies and reports for all items sold, are also fully automated for accurate record keeping and simplified check disbursement. Other components of the sales cycle, including the scheduling of pickups and delivery of consigned pieces have also been computerized to ensure that critical day-to-day administration is easy to manage.

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Marketing The Key to Customer Communication

Marketing Expertise One of the key elements in The Missing Piece arsenal of marketing vehicles is our distinctive website. Each franchisee is provided the domain name and complete site template, along with the comprehensive training that gives you the knowledge to update your site with new arrivals each day. In addition to a full spectrum of proprietary forms that cover all areas of operation, marketing brochures, flyers and signs are supplied in camera ready format for your customization and printing. Visit us at www.themissingpiecetampa.com

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Benefit From Timely Return On Investment

Less than 20% of today’s franchisors will provide financial information relating to their franchisee’s gross sales, key expenses or profit related issues prior to joining their franchise system. The Missing Piece feels that it is important for you to have this information to assist in your evaluation of our business model from a financial perspective. On balance, our start up costs are comparatively small in the franchise arena, and payback is relatively quick. Because there are no requirements to purchase large quantities of equipment or inventory, your initial investment is minimum when positioned against other franchise opportunities.

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Raising The Bar in The Consignment Furniture Industry

The Missing Piece is passionate about positioning our brand as a viable and sophisticated alternative to new furniture showrooms. Our goal is to create an irresistible customer experience in both refined presentation and competitive pricing. To that end, everything in our store and in our store operations is aimed at providing the customer the highest quality encounter each and every time. If you want a business in a rapidly growing market segment where demand continually exceeds supply, The Missing Piece franchise could be the right opportunity for you. For more information, please contact: Rick Dixon, Director of Franchise Development 813.960.1999 rick@themissingpiecetampa.com

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