Franchise Opportunity

revolution records

Franchise Fee: £10,000

About Revolution Records

It's official - Vinyl is back and it's here to stay

Fuelled by a younger audience discovering vinyl for the first time, plus an ever-growing collectors market, both have contributed to records sales being at the same levels as there were in the late 80s early 90s!

We are Revolution Records, and have been buying and selling new and used records, CDs / Music Blu-Rays & DVDs for many years. Launched by musicians Brian & Luke in 2016, we buy collections on a daily basis across a wide range of styles and genres including Rock, Pop, Indie, Metal, Reggae, Jazz, Electronic, Funk / Soul & many more and then sell in our independently owned, friendly and unique stores across the UK. All of our stock is thoroughly checked, professionally cleaned and graded conservatively enabling us to build a growing reputation for competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Who are we looking for?

You are not just a franchisee when you join Revolution Records. Our business owners are a community who share a passion for music and vinyl and leverage each other's knowledge to become the best record shop in their community. We are looking for franchisees to create their own independent store, a friendly environment where people can hang out and talk about all things music, so great people skills is a must!

This is a great, profitable lifestyle business for those who are looking to exit the usual 9 to 5. We encourage and give our franchisees flexibility to hold different events in their store. We've hosted everything from live music to book signings  - think outside the box!

The franchise model

Our franchise model has been developed by industry-leading franchise experts and has been designed as a turn-key support package to launch and run a successful record shop. As a Revolution Records Franchisee, you can expect:

  • Site Selection
  • Assistance and advice with lease negotiation
  • Fit-out support
  • Launch Marketing campaigns
  • Online store set up support
  • Initial stock purchasing and advice
  • Product organisation/display support
  • Ongoing purchasing and pricing support.
  • Ongoing initial marketing support to attract both sellers and purchasers

Before launch, all franchisees attend initial training, a combination of both theory and practical, covering the day to day operations of running both an online and retail outlet. You will get the chance to work in our store yourself and gain an in depth understanding of how we make our stores profitable.

We would expect the minimum investment required to open a Revolution Records Franchise to be Circa £35,000. Funding can be obtained from a third party

Why is a Revolution Records Franchise a good investment?

Vinyl sales is showing no sign of stopping - up 23% in 2021 compared to previous year!

Not only is this a great lifestyle business, but can also very profitable. Used vinyl, when sold in a retail environment typically achieves 4x it’s purchase price with new still achieving 2x it’s purchase price, meaning very high margins. Stores operate with simple staffing structure and low operating costs.

Our stores see sellers almost on a daily basis with large collections – there’s a lot of records out there!  Despite the current economic downturn, we have never been busier as music lovers look to ‘hold’ a physical copy of music in today’s world of streaming, even the latest artist are releasing on vinyl!

What are the next steps?

If you are interested in finding out further information, fill out the form and we will send you a copy of our brochure and pre-recorded webinar. We can then arrange an initial call to answer any questions you have and arrange a visit to our flagship store in Stevenage.