Franchise Name: Ace Hardware Corporation
Website: View Company Brochure
Franchise Location: 401-408-3746
Investement Level: $250,000 – $500,000
Years in Business: 44
Available in: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
About Ace Hardware Corporation Franchise:
No Weekly Franchise FeesNo Initial Franchise FeeFree Opening Stock OrderAs an Ace Retailer, you OWN the Ace Hardware BrandClick here to view our prerecorded webinar (skip forward to the 4:00 minute mark) https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8063145783611176204 Why Ace Hardware?Ace Hardware, America’s neighborhood hardware retailer for over 95 years, is the leader in the convenience hardware industry and offers a tremendous opportunity for those looking to build an essential, profitable and lasting business. Ace Hardware’s history began in 1924, when a small group of hardware stores owners joined together to buy merchandise in bulk in order to maximize their profits and compete effectively with larger stores. Today, Ace is globally know and locally embraced in over 60 countries.Is Ace Your Place?Ace Hardware’s vision is to be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. Ace retailers deliver on being helpful and strive to amaze every customer, every time. In turn, retailers drive sales by creating an amazing customer experience.As a cooperative, Ace Hardware stores are primarily individually owned and operated. Being locally owned means their customers are their friends, their neighbors and their fellow citizens. It is this type of involvement that would make your store a fabric of the community.The Ace model also provides flexibility in the product offerings one Ace owner may have versus another. At Ace, we know you cannot do it alone. Ace has a recommended product mix with the flexibility to customize based on your market. This could be as simple as expanding an existing department to adding sporting goods or household appliances to your store. The Ace team is here to help you become Globally Known and Locally Embraced.Our vision at Ace Hardware is to be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. We don’t just stop at being a world-class wholesaler; we strive to build the Ace brand by offering superior products and retail programs to drive store profits. This is accomplished through decisive leadership.Ace Hardware has a field staff that will assist in helping you continually improve your business. Our field support team helps you execute your growth plan and consults with you on any area of opportunity in your business. We will also help you implement your plan and sustain your momentum to achieve your goals.Just like the Ace brand, we expect all new retailers to be neighborly, experienced, straight-forward, good-humored, and community-centric. After all, we are the Helpful Place.How Do We Compete?ConvenienceAce Hardware stores are primarily individually owned and operated. Being locally owned means their customers are their friends, their neighbors and their fellow citizens. It is this type of involvement that would make your store a fabric of the community. The Ace team is here to help you become Globally Known and Locally Embraced. Some initiatives Ace has implemented to increase our convenient capabilities are our industry leading Ace Rewards program, Free Store Pickup, and our national advertising plan.The Ace Rewards program has over 48 million members and growing! Several benefits to stores are Instant Savings, SMS messaging, national phone lookup at POS, and local and national emails. Over half of all transactions in over 5,300 stores are with an Ace Rewards card. Overall, the program offers a broad range of strategic marketing capabilities that help drive customer sales and transactions.Free Store Pickup allows our customers to buy online and pickup at their store of choice. Over 90% of acehardware.com orders are picked up in-store which drives incremental footsteps into our stores. An additional 30% of consumers state they bought more items while at the store picking up their online order proving our convenience in the marketplace.The Ace brand is recognized by over 92% of all consumers. We’re readily identified as “Helpful” with the personal touch of a neighborhood hardware store. By offering a more personal kind of helpful, we ensure our customers feel like their buying from their friends within a 5 to 10-minute drive from their homes. ServiceOur vision at Ace Hardware is to be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. After all, Ace is the place with the Helpful Hardware Folks! We fulfill our brand promise by delivering on “Helpful” and amazing every customer, every time.Ace has a role-based training curriculum designed in-store and in a multi-level approach that is delivered through various channels, such as E-Learning, In-Store and Workshops. Ace Hardware embeds training in everything we do!QualityOur mission at Ace Hardware is to be the best provider of products, services and operating methods for convenience hardware retailers. We strive to build the Ace brand by offering superior products and retail programs to drive store profits. One way in which this is done is by enriching the assortment. We supply a relevant, differentiated and localized product mix, including our Best Brands.Ace is the place with all the Best Brands. No other retailer has all of these brands under one roof. Ace retailers who have harnessed the power of some (or all) of the Best Brands have seen larger overall sales growth.With as little as 1,200 square feet of floor space, you can battle the seasonality of your business by offering high-demand products – names our customers know and trust all year ’round! This also comes with having the lowest cost of goods due to better buying power and best in class distribution efficiency. The Ace team is here to help you create a store with the highest quality products for any new customer.