Collins Booksellers Armidale NSW

11 days ago

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This business is a fantastic opportunity to own your own business. Due to retirement plans of current non-operating owners this well-established store showing excellent returns is on the market.


5% of gross

Marketing Fees

$0 pw

Location Details

Shop 15 Armidale Central Shopping Centre
Armidale Central Shopping Centre

Marketing support

We provide marketing support via national seasonal catalogues, e-commerce marketing, monthly in-store reading guides and a host of other marketing promotions and advertising initiatives. Our franchisees receive additional marketing support via 100% subsidies on catalogue inserts in local newspapers or letterbox drops. We also provide assistance to franchisees with devising local area marketing plans and producing advertising content, as well as securing marketing opportunities via publishers and authors.

Training provided

Collins Booksellers offers extensive initial onsite training for new franchisees which will cover all aspects of running a successful franchise bookshop. Also, as part of the Collins Booksellers group, you will be provided with ongoing support and advice in the management and marketing of your business. This support will include regular visits from the highly experienced management team as well as constant contact from head office. Whenever you require assistance in any area of your business the management team will be there for you.


Must be passionate about books and have the desire to share this passion with your community, be involved in community events and local school promotions as well as a positive outlook and outgoing personality.

Length of Agreement

5 Years

About the Opportunity

This business is a fantastic opportunity to own and operate your own business with possible wage savings of in excess of $100,000. The current owners operate it as an investment and therefore it has been manned fulltime by the employees of the owners. The owners own and operate another Collins Franchise which they wish to keep, but due to winding down and reaching retirement ages want to divest themselves of their investment non hands on businesses. It is an easy to operate or manage store with extensive training and support provided by the franchisor.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to operate your own successful business.

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Collins Booksellers commenced operations in 1922 as a newsagency at 622 Collins Street Melbourne. In 1929, Frederick Henry (Harry) Slamen registered the name of Collins Book Depot when he opened two new branches at 95 Elizabeth Street and 361 Swanston Street in Melbourne. Collins Booksellers embarked an expansion program in Victoria in the 60’s and nationally in the 70’s during which time the franchising model was embraced.Other stores and outlets were progressively added to the network increasing its size and coverage across five states.

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