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    Default Hire for Baby Franchise

    My local Hire for Baby franchise is for sale.

    Currently I’m a SAHM and am considering the potential here for me to earn some extra income whilst being available for my kids.

    Does anyone have experience of owning a Hire for Baby franchise who could provide me with some feedback/reviews?

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    I haven't any experience owning or running one, but I would be carefully looking over their numbers before considering running it yourself.
    I don't know how popular baby hire services are, when I investigated them with my first born I found the prices made the service undesirable compared to just purchasing second hand or new. I don't know any friends who have used a hire service either.
    So just make sure the market is there for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    I haven't any experience owning or running one, but I would be carefully looking over their numbers before considering running it yourself.
    I don't know how popular baby hire services are, when I investigated them with my first born I found the prices made the service undesirable compared to just purchasing second hand or new. I don't know any friends who have used a hire service either.
    So just make sure the market is there for you!
    This. Definitely make sure you thoroughly research if there is a demand for the service in your area.

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    I don’t think there is demand anymore. As even local fb groups have ppl ask to borrow a capsule / car seat / portacot / pram and someone will lend it to them for a week or two for free. Whereas 10 years ago this wasn’t possible so we had to use a hire service.

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    Agree with bluerhino. Technology has made it so easy to connect with others.

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    I’ve used hire for baby twice and it was a really useful service. I 100% trust them more than someone on a BSS site. Also I work for a corporate relocation company; our staff use them for car seats when they’re taking a client on a tour of their new location, to do a home search, etc.

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    I used it once when ds1 was born 11 years ago for a capsule for my folks car but never since. Tbh I don’t see the the practicality of them anymore as it is so so cheap now to buy products outright then resell them again

    I’d be looking at the books with a fine tooth climb. Going over how old the hire products already are as when they get to use by date legally you can’t resell or hire them out so that would be a massive expense to replace products again.

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    Thanks for all the input ladies. I agree with a lot of the sentiments on here so need to work out if it could be worth my while. From the information I’ve seen from them so far a large proportion of sales is generated from capsule hire and having seen the hire prices I’m not sure how profitable this would be unless I had a LOT of those.... another large portion seems to come from car seat installation which is something I’ve been interested in doing for a while.

    My DH has a strong commercial background so will be able to pull the figures apart to see if it will be a viable option for me.

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    If you do go ahead you should consider doing pram, capsule, carseat cleaning as well. That would increase income I'm sure! There are not enough reputable places around imo

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