Paper Warehouse/Party Universe

Franchise Costs

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Party Universe
Franchising Since: 1987

About Paper Warehouse/Party Universe

Whether you are interested in one of our franchise stores or a multi-combination, Paper Warehouse and Party Universe are going strong, operating across the United States and Canada but shipping worldwide, we have bridged the gap between just being a brick-and-mortar store in an online shopping global landscape.

As a result, we are stronger than ever, with opportunities for willing entrepreneurs to continue to build new franchise locations. We cater to every holiday and festival, helping customers celebrate every major holiday, birthday party, and lots of other events with a careful selection of everything they'll need to make each occasion fun. As a result, we have a great time too!

Values & History

We have been franchising since 1987. When a business lasts for thirty years, that is a sure sign that management is capable and that we have a great system in place to ensure that new business partners that open franchise locations have everything they need.

Our core value is to be the one-stop shopping location for customers who are looking to plan a great event. When they come to our store, they should leave with their entire checklist crossed off. We have an extensive and impressive lineup of goods that our franchise owners can choose from.

Another value of ours is to stay relevant. We do this by expanding into new inventory territories, so we don't feel old to our clientele. For instance, we have started bringing in specialized merchandise from major NCAA sports programs so that college kids and alumni can happily create tailgate parties or enjoy the game from their homes with their friends and family.

Industry Performance

Thirty years, 150 stores, and growing. That's the strength of a quality concept, backed by intelligent and careful management. We have seen many of our competitors first shrink their store count and then go out of business altogether. Not us. We have stayed not just on the curve, but ahead of it.

People like to celebrate for lots of different reasons. We provide it all, from gift and greeting cards, to wrapping paper, to everything you could possibly want to throw the best party in town.

That's why Entrepreneur Magazine ranked us at the top - #1 in our industry category in their 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Annual Franchise 500 magazine.

Our performance rate is through the roof. And as a potential franchise business partner, we will provide all the support you need before you open, at the time you open, and long afterwards.

Purchasing a Paper Warehouse/Party Universe Franchise

We have a lot of options available for the discerning entrepreneur. It is this versatility that has drawn in a lot of business owners over our three decades of success since we started opening the business up for franchising opportunities.

  • Single Store/Single Motif opportunities — You can choose between Paper Warehouse and Party Universe and open a single store location that only focuses on one of our winning brands, to specialize and focus your interests. These locations are naturally smaller in terms of floor spacing and inventory management demands.
  • Single Store/Dual Motif opportunities — You can open a store that features both Paper Warehouse and Party Universe simultaneously. This will enable you to have everything that we have currently available for general needs and each holiday that is part of our featured line-up on the calendar. It will require a larger space both in the store itself, and the backroom for inventory management.
  • Multi-Location opportunities — If you would like to discuss carving out a territory for yourself, in which you will have exclusive rights to open both Paper Warehouse and Party Universe single motif and/or dual motif stores, we will be pleased to discuss it with you. We have several largescale operators among our franchisees.
Our franchisees get major benefits such as bulk purchasing discounts from our suppliers, targeted merchandise programs every month. Seasonal calendars and management meetings to share information and strategy planning. Physical and online marketing presence. Signage and posters.

We also assist with location scouting, lease signing, interior and exterior decorating, and everything else you would expect a winning and experienced team to do with and for our new business partners.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We are looking for positive thinkers with business acumen, who can make our customers feel at home and soft sell them into filling their carts with merchandise. If you have retail management experience, marketing and advertising knowledge, the ability to be a great communicator with your staff and customers, and other relevant skills, we'd really love to discuss a business partnership with you.

If you are new to the idea of running a party retailer, we will not disqualify you from consideration if you are enthusiastic, trustworthy, intelligent, and capable then we can train you to learn the rest.

Training & Support

Before opening we have a one-week training course that is designed to help you understand the most important aspects of our system and how to run one of our single or dual brand stores properly. After that we can and will assist you with every aspect of the business. We can help you plan your financial strategy and use your budget wisely. We will help with location planning from picking the right spot to inventory selection and placement, and every aspect that deals with cultivating a victorious strategy in every business and customer growth category.

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Paper Warehouse/Party Universe is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, 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, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming