|Financing:||Via 3rd party|
|Incorporated Name:||Creative PlayThings 1-3|
|Home Office:||Scarsdale, NY|
About Creative Playthings
We have been the leaders in creating backyard and community park play areas for children for decades. A well-known and respected name, we have hundreds of workers in our manufacturing, marketing, administrative, and research and development teams. We have a huge variety of products for your new customers to choose from, and we direct them to your location if they investigate on the website but are in your region.
With both wood and metal playsets to choose from, our offerings are versatile for the needs of any family or commercial client.
Values & History
We make both ourselves and our customers happy by viewing our store as an important member of the community that we're in. Parents want their children to be occupied, and having a good time, but they also always want them to be safe. We make sure those objectives come true by creating swings, obstacles, exercises, and other aspects of playsets that children adore and want to use regularly.
We also have positioned ourselves so that companies and neighborhood associations will utilize our wares to beautify and enhance areas that were formerly deserted, or which have obsolete and perhaps even dangerously old playsets. By updating and upgrading to one or several of our options, we help townships and cities create areas where parents and guardians can bring their children to play with others and feel confident that everyone is going to have a peaceful and enjoyable time.
We started making high-grade swing-sets and activity areas for children in 1951. That is 69 years of being the industry leaders, setting the standard for how safe and amazing playset areas should be made. From our beautiful wooden sets to our modern steel, our sets see as much wear-and-tear as you would imagine anything could when constantly played on by children. Yet, our sets last for years. They are well-made with the best materials, intelligently designed by brilliant engineers.
That is why the brand name stands for excellence and why our franchisees have achieved great things under the banner of our great name and internal operating systems geared for business success.
We have expanded across the United States. From New York to New Mexico, you can find Creative Playthings outlets.
Purchasing a Creative Playthings Franchise
What differentiates us from the rest is how we go about treating each customer. We aren't a toy store offering cheap swing sets that will last a year or two and then break to people looking for a cheap fix.
We have showrooms for our large and impressive array of high-level activity options. We send experts out to a potential client's home to measure their backyard and go over all the options in person. We treat our customers like they are making an investment, both financially, and in the investment of their children's level of happiness. Both of those things are important to families. That is our competitive advantage.
Franchise owners will be expected to live up to these high standards, but we make it easy to do that. You will not have to fill storerooms with massive quantities of inventory. Instead, customers will come see you and you and your staff will help them make buying decisions. Then we delivery the set of their choosing to their house and assemble it for them. We also do this for business and community partners who want to upgrade a park, lawn, or anyplace that is appropriate.
This system has kept overhead low for our franchisees as compared to toy stores or other venues that offer cheap alternatives to our well-made playsets.
We also provide exclusive territory to our franchisees. You will not be battling another Creative Playthings in your area. We are a cooperative team working for the success of every franchise operation.
Ideal Candidate & Qualifications
If you are someone who likes working with families and community leaders, and you feel good about helping others then you would make a quality candidate for Creative Playthings. We enjoy the process of working with experienced retailers and franchise owners, but we have taken in many first-time entrepreneurs who have seen massive success with their operation.
This is because we don't require high pressure salespeople to make massive quotas. Instead, we employ people who genuinely like children. Pitching backyard fun is easy because parents and kids alike that enter the store are already sold on the idea of upgrading their level of home entertainment. It will be up to you to make sure they find the right solution before they leave the store.
We've been around for such a long time because the products mostly sell themselves. So, what we look for in ideal candidates are those willing to devote the time and hours to making a clean, slick presentation and using the best practices from our long-standing systems to operate at a high level.
Training & Support
We'll start you with our in-house training program which also includes site location, building and interior design, and setting up the showroom aspect of the store to ensure maximum visibility of our most beloved product lineups. You'll have everything you need by the time the grand opening happens.
We also support your store for the first 12 months with a dedicated marketing agenda, and we have a national campaign in magazines and internet sites that reach our demographic consistently.
We have a unique system of having a toll-free number that is re-routed to your store if the call originates within your region — part of ensuring your territory remains exclusively yours. We also have consultants at the corporate office that will take your calls and answer questions about any aspect of the business.
You get all of the advantages of buying into a well-established franchise with experts who have been running stores under our umbrella for decades, and you will very much feel like part of the team.