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Franchise Information for Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

Sears Hometown is now seeking experienced business professionals to open new or purchase existing Sears Hometown Stores throughout North America with no minimum inventory expense.

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

Sears Hometown is now seeking experienced business professionals to open new or purchase existing Sears Hometown Stores throughout North America with no minimum inventory expense.

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Franchise Costs

  • Cash Investment: $20,000
  • Investment Range: $51,000 - $125,000
  • Franchise Fees: n/a

Franchise Benefits

  • Training & Support: Yes
  • Financing Available: Yes

Industry Information

  • Industry: Retail Franchises
  • Franchise Units: 920

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Sears is one of the most trusted and preferred brands in retail and has served generations for more than 125 years. Today Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores has several retail store concepts expanding in a market near you. We are looking for owners/entrepreneurs to set up a Sears Hometown store that will serve their local community by offering customers the largest selection of:

  • Home appliances
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Tools
  • Top 10 appliance brands including Kenmore®, plus some of the top selling hardware brands including Craftsman®, and Diehard®.

Sears Hometown Stores also provide exceptional customer service, price match guarantee, credit and protection agreements, as well as delivery and installation services.


Starting your own business can be both a rewarding and complex process. As one of America's premier retailers, Sears Hometown makes it easy for you. Unlike many other dealer and retail franchise concepts, Sears Hometown offers smart business models that allow you to do what you do best – develop and maintain relationships with both customers and the community. There is a low cost of entry with no inventory investment, license fees, or transportation expense.


Our various store formats set the standard of excellence for quality and dependability for millions of households across the United States. 
We are America's brand!


In this model, we own inventory in the store, which averages $200,000-$300,000 per store. The store owner is responsible for operating costs, including rent and payroll, and is paid a commission on sales. In addition to selling merchandise, store owners also sell and earn revenue on Protection Agreements, Credit Offerings, and Delivery and Installation services. Other notable details about Sears Hometown Stores include:

  • 98% owner operated with a national footprint of over 800 stores
  • Average 6,000 selling square feet
  • 60% of sales are home appliances, 23% of sales are lawn and garden
  • An average of 27 new stores opened in each of the past five years


Sears Hometown is looking to partner with suburban/rural businesses that have home goods products aligned with the HTS brand and at least 1,800 square feet of selling area. Merchandise options include an Appliance Only, or Appliance/Lawn & Garden department. Now you can also add a Kitchen Tune-Up franchise to gain access to new revenue opportunities. 


Sears Hometown & Outlet provides continuous marketing support throughout the life of your retail business. Through weekly circulars, weekly updates of digital and social media platforms, seasonal programs, rebranding opportunities and ongoing cause-related local and national marketing partnerships, Sears Hometown & Outlet invests over $40 million annually across all the Hometown format stores.

Sears Hometown & Outlet ensures you will have access to an experienced retail franchise development team who will guide you through market analysis, site location, lease negotiations and construction/retrofit. Additionally, we will provide assistance with fixture set up and merchandising the store, as well as preparing for your opening.


Sears Hometown invests considerable time and resources to help our owners be successful. New Owners receive extensive training and support which continues throughout the ownership of your store. This continuous support of our owners is a priority, because we are successful only when you are successful!

For New Owner Training we provide:

  • Initial training in one of our Certified Field Training Stores
  • An in-depth week of training at our Training Store in Dekalb, IL and our Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Field Trainer visits to your store prior to and during your Soft Opening


  • Continuing support through an online curriculum
  • Intermediate owner training at our Headquarters 6-12 months after you open the store
  • In store training opportunities throughout the year with our Field Trainers and Vendor Partners
  • An annual National Hometown Celebration providing training on new products, the sharing of best practices, motivational speaker presentations, Q & A sessions with the Sears Hometown Staff as well as an opportunity to meet and connect with other owners and enjoy world class entertainment.
  • Sears Hometown also provides a Hometown Solutions Team to support your day to day needs and is available to assist you 7 days a week on issues such as systems, products and procedures.

Most importantly your store will be assigned to a District Sales Manager who will partner with you to coach you and your associates on skills needed to drive sales and profits for your business.

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