DRSS: Helping Our Clients Achieve Their Dreams of Business Ownership - for Over Twenty Years

Turn-Key Businesses, Ready-to-Operate, No Franchise Fees

Discount Retail Store Services (DRSS) is North America’s Largest Independent Retail Store Developer. Since our founding in 1994, we’ve opened over 3,000 businesses for our clients. DRSS provides all of the essential services our clients need for success in a variety of retail business concepts. Our opportunities include business financing, site location, lease negotiation, wholesale merchandise, and on-going business training. A DRSS business is not a franchise - our clients retain full control, ownership and pay no on-going franchise fees. Our turn-key package prices include everything needed to open the doors of your own, independent business.

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DRSS provides special programs for veterans. Find out how you can open a store by taking advantage of our expertise. We also help navigate the many special business financing programs available to Veterans.


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Are you a landlord or Real Estate broker? If you have a commercial real estate space that you would like to fill, we may have a client in your area seeking a quality site. Learn More about our landlord program here.


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Our business concepts represent an excellent investment opportunity. Contact us to learn about offering Discount Retail Store Services business opportunities to your clients.


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Explore our Family of Retail Business Concepts

DRSS currently offers six different turn-key business concepts. Each represents a slightly different opportunity and profit potential. Not sure which business is right for you or your community? That's OK, We help research your community's demographics and local competition to assess and advise on the possibilities. Check the concepts below to find one that interests you. Then watch some of our store owner's testimonials and browse the photo galleries to get a feel for which retail business would be the best match for you.

Dollar Store Developers

Dollar Store Services

Will Dollar Stores Rule the Retail World? Time Magazine asked the question and we believe the answer is yes. That's because the secret is out: Dollar Store prices consistently beat the big box, so-called "discounters" and are now expanding into convenience store and grocery staples. The winning formula for all is Value, Variety and New Merchandise.

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Frozen Yogurt Store Developers

Frozen Yogurt Store Developers

Frozen Yogurt is our coolest retail concept yet – and a booming segment of the $28 Billion frozen treat business. Customers mix and match their own favorite combinations of lower-calorie goodness and add toppings to taste. Labor is limited to refilling the machines, weighing customer's creations – and taking payments. Frozen Yogurt Store Developers gets you into this delicious market.

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Clothing Store Developers

Clothing Store Developers

All styles and shapes of people need all kinds of clothes – and that probably won't change anytime soon. The massive - $250+ Billion - clothing industry offers a variety of possible concepts to choose from, including Accessories, Juniors, Tweens and Missy's. Put your interest and eye for fashion to work with a boutique of your own!.

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Teen Store Developers

Teen Store Developers

Teen Stores Rule! Much of teenagers' income is disposable - as most parents will attest. Combine that factor with their unique and ever-changing styles and you have a lucrative market that demands attention. Teens and Tweens spend over $200 Billion every year - and our wholesale merchandise buyers know what's hot.

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Party Store Developers

Party Store Developers

Calling all Party Animals: If you enjoy helping people have fun, the party store business could be a new career worth celebrating! And selling fun can be profitable - as our deeply discounted wholesale merchandise prices put you in line for a healthy share of this $10 Billion+ market. It's not just about birthdays and holidays anymore...

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Mailbox and Business Center

Mailbox and Business Center

Parcel Shipping? Check! Box Rentals and Stamps for Sale? Of Course! But today's Mailbox and Business Centers are all that and more - who needs the Shrinking Post Office? Think instead of on-demand digital services, printing and promotional banners, a full range of office supplies and anything else that the booming number of home and virtual offices badly needs.

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How do I open a business with the assistance of DRSS?

The first step.

To get started on the development of your new store, simply fill out an online application or contact one of our National Development Directors. Each one of our clients is assigned a Development Director who remains available to you throughout your retail store project. They are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have.


Securing Business Financing

After you have done the initial planning with your National Development Director, you will be assigned a Business Financing Advisor to help secure the necessary financing for your business. Because every client's financial situation is a little different, we offer a variety of different financing types. Not sure if you can qualify for business financing? We have helped many people qualify through our free credit repair services and special financing programs. There is no risk to find out if you qualify for financing.

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Finding A Suitable Retail Space

Finding the right business location is a critical factor in determining the success of a retail business. Our Real Estate site location team analyzes every potential space in your market area using industry-leading, commercial real estate tools. They provide a complete demographic study, comprehensive traffic count studies, analyze nearby retail competition, and ultimately identify the best available business spaces in your local area.

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Negotiating a Retail Lease

Our knowledge and experience in commercial lease negotiation protects you from the clauses that will cost you money. We negotiate from a checklist of 17 important provisions on every lease package, which can save tens of thousands of dollars via special terms and a lower rent than is obtainable by an inexperienced new business owner.

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Building Out Your Store

DRSS has built thousands of stores. When your site is ready to go, a Build-Out Supervisors travels to your location to personally manage the project and the labor team.We provide all the labor, fixtures, and services required to build your retail store - and then hand you the keys.

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Global Wholesale Merchandise Network

Discount Retail Store Services has a global network of wholesale merchandisers and we also maintain our own import warehouse. We have buying power based on volume - and negotiate the best possible prices for all of our retail stores and network members. Our buyers hand-select wholesale merchandise for quality and profitabilty - and recommend the highest-performing products for you to stock

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Training and On Going Support

Every aspect of successful retail store operation – from ordering and merchandising inventory to store promotion and personnel supervision is fully covered in the DRSS training. Training via phone and internet or in attendance at our Las Vegas corporate facility is tailored to fit each owner's schedule.

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Have Questions? Join our free teleseminar.

Business Teleseminar

We offer an ongoing series of telesminars geared to our various retail business concepts in a casual, no-pressure environment. Feel free to join us just to listen - or bring your questions. You need only sign up and call in to the teleconference line to connect with fellow investors and our business experts.

Upcoming Dates

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Party Teleseminar Oct. 2, 2014, 5 p.m.

We will email instructions to connect to the teleseminar and reminders about the event before it occurs.

Most Recent Stores

Store Name Store Concept
Dollar Connection Dollar Store Services
Postal King Mailbox and Business Centers
Essentara Boutique Clothing Store Developers
Dollar Depot Dollar Store Services
Memphis Postal Center Mailbox and Business Centers

The Advantages of Independent, Turn-Key Ownership over Franchise Opportunities

Potential entrepreneurs often regard a franchise as a comforting security blanket to have: a ready support network to answer questions, help them through issues, and supply them with goods and services. In reality, a franchise offers a higher store package price, regulations, fees, contractual obligations, extreme oversight, and loss of control – often completely overriding the entrepreneurial spirit that drove the franchiseee to want to open a store. Discount Retail Store Services offers everything to the store owner that a franchise does – and much more – without the extra obligations that eat into a retail store’s profits.Read More about Franchises

The Store Owner is the Boss

A Discount Retail Store Services Owner makes 100% of the final decisions for their own business and keeps 100% of the profit. They maintain full control throughout the entire process and in all decision-making. The role of DRSS is to provide all the counseling, service and support necessary - our owners need never feel alone.

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