DRSS: Helping Our Clients Achieve Their Dreams of Business Ownership - for Over Twenty Years
Turn-Key Businesses, Ready-to-Operate
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. 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 offers a special program and discount for Veterans. We also help navigate the many special financing programs available to Veterans.Veterans Program
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. Connect to our real estate department to learn more.Landlord Information
Our business concepts represent an excellent investment opportunity. Contact us to learn about offering Discount Retail Store Services business opportunities to your clients.Business Broker Information
Explore our Family of 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 comments browse the photo galleries to get a feel for which business would be the best match for you.
What is it like to 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 directly. Each one of our clients is assigned a Development Director who remains available to you throughout your 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 Funding 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 funding types. Not sure if you can qualify for funding? 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 funding.
Finding A Suitable Retail Space
Finding the right business location is a critical factor in determining the success of a 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 competition, and ultimately identify the best available spaces in your local area.
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 owner.
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 store - and then hand you the keys.
Global Merchandise Network
Discount Retail Store Services has a global network of merchandisers and also maintains our own import warehouse. We have buying power based on volume - and negotiate the best possible prices for all of our stores and network members. Our buyers hand-select merchandise for quality and profitabilty - and recommend the highest-performing products for you to stock
Training and On Going Support
Every aspect of successful 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.
Have Questions? Join our free teleseminar.
We offer an ongoing series of telesminars geared to our various retail 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 experts.
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 store’s profits.
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.