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Spring 2008 Specialty Retail Report’s 12th Annual Guide to Top Cart & Kiosk Start-up Packages

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Whether you’re new to the specialty leasing market or you’re a seasoned retailer, buying into a start-up package can be a great way to launch a new cart or kiosk. This year’s Guide includes dozens of start-ups specifically designed to fit the needs of specialty retail entrepreneurs.

Of course, no matter how spectacular the start-up package is, the success of any start-up is up you, the retailer. Although start-up packages can give you a faster start-up, a preset inventory selection designed to sell and attention-getting graphics that draw customers closer, only you and your sales staff can close the sales day after day. Only you can run a cost-conscious business. Only you can motivate your staff to set that new sales record.

Obviously, before you buy any start-up package, you need to evaluate it thoroughly. For a few tips, see “Get the Facts Before You Sign,” part of our larger feature, “Start-up Made Simple,” which takes a closer look at three unique startups new to this year’s Guide.


Top Cart and Kiosk Start-ups: A-D

3D Games (23 locations)
Video games, systems (Start up costs: $25,000-$40,000)
, 888.4.3DGAMES

Accessories 2000 (3 locations)
iPod and MP3/4 accessories (Start up costs: $1,500-$3,000)
, 404.567.4045

Aqua Massage International (160 locations)
Dry water massage (Start up costs: $19,900)
, 800.248.4031

Art and More (4 locations)
Sports art and memorabilia (Start up costs: $20,000)
, 563.445.0531

Awesome Specialties Int’l (82 locations)
Personalized music & story book CD’s (Start up costs: $485)
, 949.460.9192

Awesome Specialties Int’l (52 locations)
Topless sandals (Start up costs: $119)
, 949.460.9192

Awesome Specialties Int’l (37 locations)
Sal del Mar skin oils/scrubs (Start up costs: $99)
, 949.460.9192

Awesome Specialties Int’l (97 locations)
Puzzle-track vehicles (Start up costs: $100)
, 949.460.9192

Awesome Specialties Int’l (24 locations)
Skype Internet phones (Start up costs: $190)
, 949.460.9192

Beach Essentials (12 locations)
The Saress (beach and poolside dress) (Start up costs: $3,360)
, 403.398.3703

Bear Hands + Buddies (10 locations)
Unique mittens, scarves, hats, recycled denim (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 877.805.9898

Bear Sentiments (100 locations)
Plush bears with sentimental expressions (Start up costs: $4,200)
, 941.755.0180

Behind The Frame (6 locations)
Personalized photo mats and frames (Start up costs: $6,000-$10,000)
, 888.949.4443

Bella Pierre Cosmetics (200 locations)
Mineral make-up (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 213.480.5860

Better Buzz Coffee Co. (5 locations)
Gourmet expresso, blendeds, pastries, teas (Start up costs: $30,000-$300,000)
, 866.512.6911

Bico Pacific/Bico Australia (50 locations)
Fashionably unique tribal inspired jewelry (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 818.781.9988

Booster Juice (190 locations)
Fresh squeezed juice and smoothie bar (Start up costs: $175,000)
, 503.675.7511

Buckletown.com (100 locations)
Hip-hop jewelry (Start up costs: $5,000)
, 213.626.1572

CA Giant (100 locations)
$10 watch concept (Start up costs: $350-$1750)
, 626.307.8927

CA Giant (60 locations)
Fortunes, horoscopes, love pearls (Start up costs: $500)
, 626.307.8927

CA Giant (250 locations)
Remote control toy helicopter, UFO, cars (Start up costs: $1,000)
, 626.307.8927

Calendar Club (700 locations)
Calendars and gift items (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 888.422.5637

Calliope Designs (25 locations)
Christmas ornaments to be personalized (Start up costs: $4,000)
, 707.527.7178

CASI/QLT (100 locations)
Color images on crystal in minutes (Start up costs: $1,295)
, 800.457.2274

CD3 (30 locations)
Perfect Petzzz and disc gear (Start up costs: $1,000)
, 800.388.7597

Cellularum (25 locations)
iPod accessories (Start up costs: $4,000)
, 800.578.8662

Celluphone (30 locations)
Helio wireless phones and service (Start up costs: $50,000)
, 206.941.2843

CJ Products (50 locations)
My pillow pets (Start up costs: $2,200)
, 760.757.5347

Clear Protector (25 locations)
Undetectable protection for electronic devices (Start up costs: $10,000)
, 801.649.3035

Cobra Toys (100 locations)
Premium quality RC toys (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 888.668.5444

Color Me Beautiful (52 locations)
Nationally known cosmetics and skincare (Start up costs: $8,000)
, 800.606.3435

Concessions Manufacturing Co. (200 locations)
Kettle popcorn cookers, concession trailers (Start up costs: $25,000-$37,500)
, 918.786.5100

Corda-Roy’s Originals (5 locations)
Patented bean bag beds (Start up costs: $20,000)
, 352.332.1837

Crystal Fresh (907 locations)
Sno Biz Frozen Desserts (Start up costs: $4,995)
, 800.742.8342

Dead Sea America
Superlative Dead Sea Cosmetic Line – AVANI (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 818.703.7949

Dead Sea Spa Care (100 locations)
Nail care and skin care products (Start up costs: no minimum)
, 800.553.5403

Deb & Co. (200 locations)
Christmas ornaments (Start up costs: $2,000-$5,000)
, 540.261.1723

Deep Sea Cosmetics (500 locations)
Dead Sea cosmetics products (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 305.627.9370

Designer Mens Fashions (2 locations)
Ties, hankies, tie clips, cuff links, colognes (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 530.723.3932

Designing Diva (2 locations)
Fashion design & runway shows for girls (Start up costs: $17,000-$22,000)
, 606.923.3371

Dippin Dots Franchising (445 locations)
Unique beads of ice cream yogurt (Start up costs: $80,428-$235,250)
, 270.575.6990

Dynasty Designs (0 locations)
Bingham handbags (Start up costs: $250)
, 314.429.2220

Top Cart and Kiosk Start-ups: E-N

Embroid Now (1 locations)
Hats, shirts, towels, bags, etc. (Start up costs: $68,550)
, 513.300.4114

Embroidery Station (4 locations)
Turnkey embroidery franchise (Start up costs: $35,000)
, 866.394.4417

Emirimage Corporation (42 locations)
RC Cars, helicopters, boats, motorcycles, novelties (Start up costs: $2,000-$3,000)
, 305.500.9860

Enchanted World of Boxes (3 locations)
Secret boxes, books, cats and fairies (Start up costs: $3,000-$5,000)
, 617.492.6941

Eny Dolls (4 locations)
Handmade collector dolls (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 011.52.552.614.0424

European Body Art (200 locations)
Airbrush temporary tattoos (Start up costs: $2,500-$6,500)
, 800.991.4322

EZ Body Slimmer (10 locations)
One of a kind weight loss and health product (Start up costs: $2,000)
, 909.510.0216

EZ Refillable Candles (100 locations)
Personalized & easy-to-refill candles (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 888.634.1441

Filthy Rich Celebrity Jewelry (63 locations)
World famous historic jewelry replicas (Start up costs: $2,000-$7,000)
, 407.256.2565

FlagClothes.com
Vintage Pacific Clothing & Gift Line
, 800.955.2456

Fotoquick (8 locations)
Black and white instant phtography kiosks (Start up costs: $50,000-$100,000)
, 305.629.9499

Friendly Folks (47 locations)
Personalized cartoon products (Start up costs: $495)
, 800.963.6557

Friendly Songs (21 locations)
Personalized children’s music CDs (Start up costs: $495)
, 800.963.6557

Fun Feet Slippers (75 locations)
Animal and sport sneaker plush slippers (Start up costs: $5,000)
, 888.668.5444

Fun Friends (300 locations)
Plush cellphone, iPod, computer mice, access. (Start up costs: $400)
, 941.343.9444

Gekkos Shoes (80 locations)
Quality EVA clogs and flip flops< (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 888.668.5444

GiggleMedia (250 locations)
Personalized children’s music CDs; top brands (Start up costs: $899)
, 800.423.9855

Go! Games, Go! Toys (400 locations)
Board games, puzzles, toys (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 888.422.5637

Grandma Pants (8 locations)
Fleece and terrycloth clothing (Start up costs: $1,000-$10,000)
, 866.644.4973

Green Cart (0 locations)
Cool ‘N’ Save A/C pre-coolers (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 888.80.GCART

Guard-A-Kid (100 locations)
Child I.D. and safety products (Start up costs: $19,900)
, 800.679.4256

Hermit Crab Vendor (1 locations)
Turtles, iguanas, bettas, hamsters, hermit crabs (Start up costs: $2,000)
, 800.554.4466

Hirsch International (300 locations)
Tajima commercial embroidery machines (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 800.394.4426

His Witness Enterprises (1 locations)
Faith based fragrance, bath & body, gifts (Start up costs: $5,000)
, 866.820.6868

Historical Research Center (100 locations)
Coats of arms/family name history (Start up costs: $999)
, 800.985.9956

Image Sunwear (300 locations)
Sunglasses and accessories (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 603.625.8901

Indo Imports (6 locations)
Beach lifestyle accessories (Start up costs: $10,000)
, 866.706.0597

Initials by Joseph K. (20 locations)
Personalizable sound banks, home accessories (Start up costs: $3,000-$5,000)
, 800.459.9627

International Style
Flip flops, sheepskin, roller and sandal footwear (Start up costs: $1,000-$7,000)
, 847.458.4753

Iron Stop (200 locations)
The Original Wind Spinner (Start up costs: $1,500-$2,000)
, 866.476.6363

ISO Beauty (300 locations)
Hair art (Start up costs: $1,600)
, 818.277.4706

Itti Bitz (20 locations)
Cryogenic ice cream (Start up costs: $8,000)
, 352.572.5120

Just Me Music (300 locations)
Personalized CD’s, Disney, Elmo, Wiggles, etc. (Start up costs: $599)
, 615.309.5606

Kachina (200 locations)
Euro-eyewear collection fashion sunglasses (Start up costs: $300)
, 714.550.0209

Kariza Designs/In Gear (5 locations)
Multi-wear apparel and accessories (Start up costs: $3,000-$10,000)
, 305.830.2900

Kerusso (37 locations)
Christian T-shirts, hats, apparel, gifts, access. (Start up costs: $10,000)
, 800.424.0943

Konad USA Distribution (50 locations)
Konad stamping nail art (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 310.635.8200

L & V Creations (1200 locations)
Fragrances, aroma lamps, incense, plug-ins, etc. (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 305.430.9700

Laughing Out Loud T-shirts (300 locations)
Novelty T-shirts (Start up costs: $4,500)
, 877.437.0038

Magic Hut (8 locations)
Magic trucks, pranks and novelties (Start up costs: $7,000)
, 888.42MAGIC

Magic Rice (300 locations)
Personalized rice jewelry (Start up costs: $200-$2,000)
, 800.376.8791

Mass Vision (40 locations)
High fashion sunglasses (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 877.609.9968

Mediak (455 locations)
Personalized music and stories for kids (Start up costs: $6,000)
, 812.981.2750

Melco
Embroidery and print solutions (Start up costs: $9,995)
, 800.799.8313

Micabella Cosmetics (150 locations)
Mineral make-up (Start up costs: $3,500)
, 818.709.6900

Miche Bag (12 locations)
A handbag with interchangeable covers (Start up costs: $12,000)
, 801.897.5431

Mini Masseuse (200 locations)
Portable professional hands-free massage unit (Start up costs: $3,500)
, 888.840.5295

Mini Melts (1000 locations)
Cryogenically frozen ice cream (Start up costs: $10,000-$15,000)
, 860.514.1689

Miracle Incense Company (1 locations)
Premium incense, oils and accessories (Start up costs: $200)
, 916.371.8424

Newave (150 locations)
Home and garden ornaments, windspinners (Start up costs: $5,000)
, 214.725.6633

NYS Collection (1200 locations)
Sunglasses (Start up costs: $6,000)
, 718.436.1077

Top Cart and Kiosk Start-ups: O-Z

OccasionOgraphy (2,500 locations)
Personalized candy bars, mintbooks, water & more (Start up costs: $500)
, 800.306.3552

Ornament Central (50 locations)
Ornaments to personalize…or not (Start up costs: $4,500-$6,500)
, 978.433.1808

Outback Sheepskins (12 locations)
Sheepskin slippers, rugs, hats, toys (Start up costs: $2,000)
, 800.468.9665

Peace Frogs (21 locations)
Peace frogs in family oriented apparel (Start up costs: $25,000)
, 804.695.1314

Personal Touch Products (1,000 locations)
Personalized gift software and supplies (Start up costs: $260)
, 909.596.1166

Personalized by Santa (400 locations)
Personalized Christmas ornaments (Start up costs: $3,500)
, 888.GIFT.GIANT

Photo X Press (62 locations)
Black and white photos in mug, key chain (Start up costs: $9,900)
, 407.285.1135

Pizzas of Eight (625 locations)
Unique turnkey pizza program (Start up costs: $9,800)
, 800.422.2901

Premier USA (150 locations)
Dead Sea beauty products (Start up costs: $7,500)
, 678.397.1363

Pur Element Cosmetics (10 locations)
Mineral make up (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 213.353.4835

Pure Colors< (100 locations)
All-in-one 100% pure mineral cosmetics (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 303.688.8310

Rhinestone Ruby
Personalized flip-flops, accessories w/ rhinestones (Start up costs: $2,000)
, 212.290.7699

Rudolph and Me (300 locations)
Best selling resin personalized ornaments (Start up costs: $4,500)
, 866.827.1400

San Francisco Music Box (80 locations)
Music boxes, waterglobes, figurines, collectibles (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 888.422.5637

Santa’s Pen (175 locations)
Personalizable Christmas ornaments, holiday gifts (Start up costs: $5,000-$10,000)
, 800.459.9627

Sea Tone Dead Sea Cosmetics
Beauty from the Dead Sea (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 888.668.5444

Seacret Spa (200 locations)
Dead Sea minerals skin care line (Start up costs: $8,000)
, 602.453.6483

Shoe MGK (30 locations)
Shoe MGK shoe care products (Start up costs: $2,000-$5,000)
, 877.444.7463

Silver Box
Sterling silver fashion jewelry (Start up costs: $45,000)
, 467.381.1316

SolarX Eyewear (150 locations)
Sunglasses and eyewear accessories (Start up costs: $2,500)
, 866.298.0433

Special Occasions (2 locations)
Shoes, handbags, cologne, hosiery (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 530.723.3932

Specialty Retail Sales (3 locations)
Collector card sport frames (Start up costs: $6,000-$10,000)
, 888.949.4443

Sunfeather Natural Soap Co. (2 locations)
Natural and organic body care (Start up costs: $5,000)
, 315.265.3648

Sunshine Innovations (18 locations)
Wind spinners (Start up costs: $1,500)
, 561.451.4665

Swisa Beauty (800 locations)
Dead Sea skin care products (Start up costs: $4,000)
, 214.698.7456

Swyrich Corporation (300 locations)
Coats of Arms and name histories (Start up costs: $5,000)
, 800.265.7099

TAT International (3000 locations)
Temporary airbrush tattoos (Start up costs: $2,497)
, 800.280.8198

Temptu
Airbrush body art, stencil paints (Start up costs: $400)
, 212.675.4000

“The Back Rubber” (100s of locations)
Vending massage chairs (Start up costs: $1,800-$7,500)
, 866.919.8363

The Jewelry Factory of Tulsa
Spirit, teams and themes jewelry (Start up costs: $3,000-$5,000)
, 888.495.5070

The Old Orchard Potpourri Pie
Potpourri pie, real dough, Michigan made (Start up costs: $2,200)
, 269.646.9823

The Secret of the Himalayan (800 locations)
Himalayan skin care products (Start up costs: $4,000)
, 214.698.7456

The Sports Scene (10 locations)
Sports collectibles and memorabilia (Start up costs: $10,000)
, 570.881.4814

Tickers Watch and Clock Co.
Fashion watches, mini clocks, promotional watches (Start up costs: $8,000)
, 866.669.2604

Time & Vision Unlimited (2 locations)
Sunglasses, eyewear cases, watches, clocks, pens (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 530.723.3932

Tupperware (100 locations)
Tupperware plasticware
, 407.826.8425

Tuza and Associates
Rhino USA flashlight (Start up costs: $2,995)
, 941.918.4561

UJ Trading (63 locations)
Toys (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 713.777.1000

We’re Rolling Pretzel Factory (54 locations)
Hand-rolled soft pretzels (Start up costs: $100,000)
, 888.549/7655

White Science
Teeth whitening service and products (Start up costs: $25,000)
, 866.709.4483

Wood Roses USA (25 locations)
Wood roses and accessories (Start up costs: $200)
, 888.949.4443

World of Kitchen (2 locations)
Gourmet kitchen utensils, white porcelain dishwear (Start up costs: $15,000)
, 530.723.3932

World of Soccer (6 locations)
International Soccer T-shirt
, 954.274.0166

Wow Smile Express (25 locations)
Teeth whitening (Start up costs: $25,000)
, 973.703.7317

ZikZok USA (6 locations)
Collection of fashion jewelry (Start up costs: $7,000-$10,000)
, 305.652.3555

Zip It Handbags
Unique, high fashion and in demand (Start up costs: $3,000)
, 888.668.5444


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