Costs of Buying a 7-Eleven Franchise

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Investors are always seeking options to invest their money. Did you know that purchasing a franchise of a convenience store is a viable option? This is because they have stable revenue streams due to the nature of their business. People stop by convenience stores because they are literally convenient, and have what consumers need to get throughout their day.

The cost of purchasing a franchise is similar to the cost of purchasing an established store. However, most franchise owners become profitable faster than independent owners. Similar to how a Macdonald’s franchise works, there are internal training and support systems offered in place by the franchising company.

For people who have decided to invest in a convenience store, a 7-Eleven store might just be the best option. It is a known international chain of over 58,000 stores operating in 17 countries worldwide. It was the first 24/7 convenience store ever. It has been a convenience retailer for over 8 decades and has also been a leader in the franchise industry for more than 40 years.

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The 7-Eleven Franchise System

7-Eleven, Inc started its business as Southland Ice Company in 1927. At that time it was known as Tote’m. When the store expanded its hours to open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m, it was renamed 7-Eleven. It started franchising in 1964. The 7-Eleven headquarters are in Irving, Texas. The franchisor’s direct parent company is SEJ Asset Management & Investment Company, which is wholly controlled by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.

7-Eleven offers investors either to buy a new 7-Eleven franchise or an existing 7-Eleven franchise. It also gives the option to decide how many stores they want to open as 7-Eleven has a flexible Franchise System. One has to select between these options:

1. One (Single Store)

This is ideal for the candidates who have experience with retail or food service management, or are interested in owning and operating a sole store.

2. Two or More (Multi-Unit)

This is ideal for candidates with successful ownership or management experience with a multi-unit franchisee in either retail or food service industries. It is also suitable for those who are already successful in owning and operating a single 7-Eleven store.

3. Ten or more (Portfolio)

This is ideal for the experienced multi-unit candidates who are seeking large-scale store growth opportunities through converting their existing locations, development, or franchising 7-Eleven existing stores.

Types of Franchises

There are three types of franchises that are offered by 7-Eleven. It depends on the investor and which type he or she invests in.

1. Traditional Individual 7-Eleven Store

The traditional individual store works on a traditional franchising model in which 7-Eleven leases the store, land, and equipment to the franchisee. They also provide training and support.

2. Business Conversion Program (BCP) Franchise

The BCP franchise is ideal for those who are looking for the opportunity to convert their existing commercial properties into a new 7-Eleven store. In this model, the franchisee is the one that is responsible for acquiring the land and building for a store site, and he has to pay a different royalty compared to traditional franchises. 

3. Micro Market Franchise

This option is available to those who want to build stores within captive audience venues such as airport terminals and train stations, other transportation hubs, malls, hotels, hospitals, universities, stadiums, and so on. In this case, it is the responsibility of the franchisee to own or lease the site and most equipment.

Now that we know all about the franchising system of 7-11, here are the costs of purchasing a 7-Eleven Franchise.

Financial Requirements and the Start-Up Costs to Open a 7-Eleven Franchise

As a franchisee, your initial investment can range from $37,550 to $1,635,200. The net worth requirement is between $100,000 and $250,000, and you need to have cash between $50,000 and $150,000 for you to enter into any franchising agreement.

Initial Investment

Name of Fee Price range
Initial Franchise Fee $1,000,000
Training Expenses $9,000
Down Payment for Opening Inventory $20,000
Additional Opening Inventory $15,100 – $44,500
Cash Register Fund $500 – $1,500
Store Supplies $250 – $2,500
Licenses and Permits $8,000 – $10,000
Insurance $1,500 – $7,500
Grand Opening Fee $8,000
Additional Funds During First 3 Months   $60,000
Goodwill   Only applicable to incoming franchisees buying a current franchisee’s interest in a franchise.
Real Estate and Equipment A variable percentage of Gross Profit.
ESTIMATED TOTAL   $53,600 – $1,163,000

Other Fees

The other fees that you have to pay in order to buy a 7-11 franchise in Singapore are:

-The advertising fee, which is 1% of the Gross Profit of the store for the current month.

-A renewal fee of $50,000.

-Early Termination Fee is $5,000.

-Mystery Shop Fees are $6.50-$13 per shop.

-Close Out Fee is $200.

-Payroll Processing $133 per month, plus fees for any additional services the franchisee requests. 

-Management Fee does not exceed 5% of Gross Profit, plus out-of-pocket expenses. 

-If applicable, the Cost of inspection.

The other fees that vary are:

Type of Fee Amount
7-Eleven Charge Variable percentage of Gross Profit.
Audits Varies.
Initial Training Varies.
Interest Expense Varies depending on the amount financed by the franchisor. The annual percentage rate is currently at 7.5%
Indemnification Varies, depending on loss.
Foodservice Operations Varies, depending on cure costs.
Maintenance Varies, according to particular store and equipment.
Premiums Varies, depending on premium received.
Outgoing Training Varies, depending on the type of training offered and location.
Service Fees Varies, depending on service provided.

Careful investment can result in a successful financial future, and it is only possible when investors put their money in the right place. 7-11 has been a leader in the retail industry, allowing people to open franchises and run a successful business.

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