WH Smith India - Franchise

WH Smith India - Franchise
Category : Retail Investment: Rs. 20 Lac - Rs. 30 Lac 500 Sq. Feet --

Wh Smith Franchise UK’s Legendry Convenience Store Chain Established in 1828, WHSmith is United Kingdom’s most popular chain of convenience stores spread across the world. Offering something for everyone, WHSmith retail stores focus on a one stop shop solution. A well-known Convenience Store operator, stationer, bookseller and newsagent with a rapidly expanding international estate, WHSmith has over 1300 convenience stores across the UK and abroad in two formats – Travel and High Street. Current Presence  70 plus retail stores- Airports-(Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin), Metro-(Delhi Metro, Mumbai Metro, Delhi Airport Express Metro), Hospitals-(Fortis Group of hospitals), Corporate Offices-(Samsung R&D Centre)

WHSmith Product Offerings

  • Food  (Fresh food, Ready to eat food)
  • Confectionery- Indian & Imported range of Chocolates, Snacks, Crisps, Mints & Gums)
  •  Beverages- Indian & Imported range of Water, Aerated beverages, Juices, Energy Drinks, Milk based drinks, Tea & Coffee
  • Everyday Essentials (Health & Beauty products, Personal Care products, OTC medicines, Travel accessories
  • Electronic Accessories and Gadgets
  • Indian & Imported Toys
  • Gifts & Stationary
  • Souvenirs & Handicrafts
  • Newspapers & Magazines (local and international titles)
  • Books (Indian & International fiction, non-function, children’s and travel)
  • Mobile Recharge/DTH/Utility Bill payments/Select Concierge Services

Great Reasons to Franchise with WHSmith

  • UK’s leading retail conglomerate with proven success in India market
  • Continuous revenue flow due to sales of every day commodities
  • Attractive margins offered on all products
  • Increased revenue due to value–added services
  • Comprehensive guidance & support provided

Comprehensive Franchisor Support

  • The franchisor will provide comprehensive guidance and support to its franchisees, right from day one to throughout their agreement, ensuring mutual growth and profitability.
  • Set Up:The franchisorwill assist in choosing the ideal location, layout plan, architectural design and complete set up of the store.
  • Training:In-depth training of staff, support and material covering quality checks, accounting, reporting, point of sales and customer service standards would be provided.
  • Inventory:The franchisor will play a major role in stock supply, control checks on goods delivery, replenishment ordering and product range maintenance.
  • Operations Guidelines:The franchisorwill provide Operations Guidelines to maintain uniformity and run the franchised set up as per company guidelines.
  • Advertising & Promotions: The franchisor will organize events specific to marketing/branding of WHSmith stores, including participation in expos, sponsoring events, tie ups with publications and much more.

WHSmith intends to expand its presence across India through Franchising. The company aims to open over 300 stores by the year 2022 in different formats at locations like Metros, High Street, Malls, Neighborhood locations, Hospitals, Corporate Parks to name a few.

WH Smith India - Franchise Investment Details

Commenced Dates

Date Commenced Operations 2010
Date Commenced Franchising / Distribution 2014

Franchise Details


Area Investment Franchise/Brand Fee Royalty/Commission
Store Wise Rs. 20lac - 30lac 3 lac-5 lac  

Expansion Locations

North New Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttaranchal
South Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
East Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, West Bengal, Sikkim, Orissa
West Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa
Center Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand
Union Territories Andaman and Nicobar, Pondicherry, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu

Franchise Details (Optional)

Want to expand Nationwide
Exclusive territorial rights to a unit No
Performance guarantee to unit franchisee No
Anticipated percentage return on investment 33 %
Likely pay back period of capital for a unit franchise 1 year
Other investment requirements No

WH Smith India - Franchise Training Details

Detailed operating manuals for franchisees Yes
Where is franchisee training provided? Franchisor
Is field assistance available for franchisee? Yes
Will someone from Head Office provides assistance to franchisee in opening the franchise? Yes
What IT systems do you presently have that will be included in the franchise? No

WH Smith India - Franchise Property Details

Type of property required for this franchise opportunity

Commercial and Highstreet areas

Floor area requirement 200- 500 sq ft . (1 Sq Meter = 10.76 Sq Ft.)
Preferred location of unit franchised outlet Pan India

WH Smith India - Franchise Other Details

Do you have a standard franchise agreement? Yes
How long is the franchise term for? 5 years
Is the term renewable? Yes
WH Smith India - Franchise

WH Smith India - Franchise

Category : Retail
Area Req : 500 Sq. Feet
Franchise Outlets : --
Investment: Rs. 20 Lac - Rs. 30 Lac

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