Our Franchise Family
Sharon and Chris Smitka are Kid's Closet Connection’s dynamic duo.
What the couple started with one small, independent children’s consignment sale held in a Kansas City suburb in 2004, has grown into a nationally-franchised business with sales from coast-to-coast. (The Smitka's still own and operate the bi-annual sale in the Overland Park, Kan., Convention Center.)
Chris and Sharon’s top priority is family, and that is the cornerstone of Kid’s Closet Connection. While the Smitka's each use skills they developed in their successful engineering and business careers to nurture and grow Kid’s Closet Connection, Sharon and Chris create community and camaraderie around their sales.
Kid’s Closet Connection brings local communities together. These sales are a simple way of connecting people who want to SELL their outgrown gently-used children’s items – clothing, toys, strollers, furniture – to those who SHOP and buy those items at huge savings. People SHARE their time and talents by volunteering at sales events, and also by giving unsold items to local charities.
Owners of Kid’s Closet Connection sales are responsible for securing a space, advertising and promoting the sale. This is an exciting business opportunity for individuals who are self-starters, community-oriented and entrepreneurial in spirit.
Our franchise fee of $8,000 is the lowest in the industry and as a respected Kid’s Closet Connection franchise, you will receive support, training and instant friendships with other franchisees. And, as a business owner, the self-directed work you put into cultivating your Kid’s Closet Connection sales affects your earning potential.
Our franchise fee of $8,000 includes:
- Your personal website and Contact Management System
- Proprietary Tagging and Inventory Management System
- State-of-the Art Point-of-Sale System
- Easy to Use Resource and Graphics Portal
- 150 KCC Green Shopping Bags
- A set of Indoor Signs to merchandise your event as a KCC Sale
- 10 Aprons
- 50 KCC Gift Cards
At KCC, we want to keep as much money in the hands of our owners so they can continue to invest in their business. So, we do not charge any additional website fees, updates to our POS system, and we have no upcharges on any promotional products including printing, etc.
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