CeX Franchise

Franchise History

It is a company that is responsible for selling, buying, and exchanging technology and entertainment items. It was created in 1992 by Robert Dudani, Paul Farrington, Hugh Man, Charlie Brooker, Oli Smith, and Oliver Ball in England. At that time, they only had 3,000 dollars and wanted to establish a retail store with items of their liking where they could buy and sell them.

During the following years, they began to open stores in different places such as Tottenham Court Road (1995), Birmingham (1997), and in 1998, in Watford, Hounslow, Kingston, etc. CeX began to franchise in 2004. Today, it has more than 610 stores spread across the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Spain, Portugal, Australia, the Netherlands, Poland, the Canary Islands, and Mexico.

  • Year Business Began: 1992.
  • Franchising Since: 2004.
  • Headquarters: Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
  • Estimated Number of Units: More than 610.
  • Number of Employees: Not provided
  • Industry: Technology


Every company in charge of marketing technological products has great future potential. CeX is among the 100 best franchises in the United Kingdom. It has established more than 610 stores worldwide and 268 franchises in the United Kingdom. It is a brand that has very little competition for which it can set its own prices and have a wide range of growth.

Cost Information 

The total investment varies from £ 150,000 to £ 250,000, depending on the stock and shop fitting. Also, each franchisee must have a capital of £ 40,000.

Can I open a CeX Franchise?

Yes. Any passionate person who has the will to start a business and likes technology can open a CeX franchise. You do not need to have franchise experience because the company provides the appropriate training.

Training & Support

CeX offers a 12-week intensive training program to work in the franchise. You will learn to manage the business, sales, staff, and customers. It will provide you with the resources and stock necessary to carry out your business and ongoing support that includes intranet and business services. Also, it will advise you on the choice and design of the store.

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