Freequently Asked Questions
Must I have prior experience in operating a retail business, before I can take up the Paris Gallery Area Franchise?
Retail business experience is not necessary but having it is an advantage, and more over we will provide you the full expertise and operational guidelines, but you should have ready access to good retail locations.
What rights will I be given under the Area Franchise?
You will be given the right to open and operate Paris Gallery stores in the territory given to you as per the Franchise agreement terms and framework.
How many Paris Gallery stores can I open?
We do not set a limit as different territories will support different number of stores. However, to ensure that the territory is adequately developed and there is no self-cannibalization, we will together draw up a Development Schedule plan. The Development Schedule will spell out the number of Paris Gallery stores you need to open and maintain each year.
What is the size of the territory given to me and is it exclusive?
For some countries, we will consider granting territorial rights to one party. For other countries, we may appoint a few Area Franchisees who are confined to operate in smaller territories such as provinces, states, cities, or even clusters of them, it will depend upon the market potential and size. We welcome you to propose us your preferred territory to operate the Franchise in, and you will hold the rights to operate exclusively within this territory.
Must I open and operate all the Paris Gallery stores by myself??
Yes. As an Area Developer, you will be required to open and operate the stores by yourself through the Area Franchisee legal entity that you own, with no sub-franchise rights. This is to secure your rights to lead the market, and enjoy attractive and sustainable product margins.
Can I order only certain stocks that I think are saleable, or suit the taste of the consumers in my proposed territory?
Yes, you may order stocks that you think are saleable in your territory, provided that you adhere to the specified product range within each brand or product category as approved by the Franchisor. This is so that every Paris Gallery store worldwide maintains consistency in the quality and standard of merchandise offered.
Can I carry other products in the Paris Gallery stores?
No. Only approved products are to be stocked, displayed and sold at the Paris Gallery stores. This is to ensure that the Paris Gallery concept is tight, effective and unique. However, on a case-by-case basis and dependent on the real needs of your territory, we may give approval for you to carry a small amount of local products, subject to certain terms and conditions.