Welcome to Budget Blinds!
North America’s #1 Window Coverings Franchise!
We invite you to take a few minutes to review the Welcome section of our virtual brochure. In this section, we will provide you with key information on the Budget Blinds franchise opportunity.
Our vision is to increase our brand awareness and our global footprint so that anyone, anywhere, can be a Budget Blinds customer.
To achieve our vision, we look for only the best to help us achieve that goal.
Budget Blinds is the largest window coverings franchise with 1,100+ franchise consultants serving over 10,000 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Monterrey, Mexico.
Will you be the next Franchise Owner to join us?
Founded 25 Years Ago
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 with a family atmosphere – people who got behind the Budget Blinds opportunity and helped everyone’s business grow and prosper. Today, there are more than 1,150 Budget Blinds franchise territories across North America, installing 50,000 window treatments per week. When we say we have more knowledge, more resources, and more commitment, it’s not just a talking point. It’s a reality.
Strong Vendor Program
We’re the largest custom window covering company in North America, and that means more buying power, and more choices of blinds, shades, shutters and drapes. Our strong relationships with leading manufacturers give our franchisees a competitive edge over local businesses: a very exclusive combination of design-driven products, expert service, no-surprises pricing, and our no-questions-asked warranty – the best in the business.
Our vast product assortment not only includes a variety of custom blinds, shades, shutters and draperies in the latest styles, but we also offer bedding, pillows, rugs and accessories. Our exclusive, private label product lines make it easy for consumers to select the most beautiful, on-trend window treatments and décor they won’t find anywhere else. We believe everyone at every budget deserves style and service. And that’s a beautiful place to be.
Our commitment to providing customers with sophisticated, innovative products has lead us to our partnership with Lutron®, the most established name in smart home technology. Together, we are making smart home automation easy to use, and easy to afford. And our partnership with Lennar®, one of the nation’s largest home builders leading the way with the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ home designs featuring integrated home automation, further aligns Budget Blinds as the go-to brand for innovation.
Succeed In A Strong Industry
Analysts predict significant Retail Window industry growth again in 2018, with considerable increase
in the consumption of blinds and shades through 2022.
From 2017 to 2022, retail sales of hard window coverings in the U.S. are projected to grow by an average 4.0% per year, reaching $6.53 billion in 2022.
(Sundale Industry Research, 2018)
From 2017 to 2022, retail sales of soft window coverings (including hardware) in the U.S. will grow by an average 4.1% per year, reaching $5.77 billion in 2022.
(Sundale Industry Research, 2018)
OUT OF 7
6 out of 7 window coverings sold are in established homes.
In our experience, the average homeowner changes their window coverings every 3-5 years.
The market is highly fragmented with many key sectors attempting to replicate what we do.
Distribution of Hard Window Coverings Sales in the U.S.
We pioneered the shop-at-home business model for the window coverings industry. Since then, many others have copied our model, but no one has our customer reach, depth of product, or marketing power.
Our Difference vs.
• Extensive customer reach
• Depth and breadth of product assortment
• Unparalleled in-home customer experience
The Budget Blinds Customer
Learn more about our typical customer and what drives her purchasing habits.
- 35-64 years old
- 1-2 children, ages 4-17
- Single-family homeowner
- Cares about well-designed home interiors
- Looking for reliability and superior service
- Do-it-for-me (DIFM)
- Enjoys home improvement/décor
- Interests include food, sports, and gardening
- Enjoys travel
Why Customers Choose Budget Blinds
Professionalism of the person she spoke with when she first called Budget Blinds
How quickly an appointment was available for a Style Consultant to come to home
Extensive product knowledge of the style consultant
Solution oriented training to ensure customer needs are met to ensure high customer satisfaction
The quality of the window coverings
Budget Blinds’ selection of window coverings
Expertise of the Budget Blinds Installers
Did You Know?
Strong Repeat Business
75% of Budget Blinds’ customers purchase window coverings for more than one room, as compared with the industry average that 50% purchase for more than one room.
Strong Average Order
53% of Budget Blinds’ customers spent over $1,500, with 20% spending over $2,000.
High Customer Satisfaction
91% of our customers are satisfied with their Budget Blinds experience.
The Budget Blinds Difference
We’re proud of our business not only because we are the premier window coverings franchise, but also because we rank consistently in the top 75 of all franchise opportunities.
Our customers benefit from our volume buying power, and you benefit from our built-in brand equity. Here is how we compete in the window coverings and franchise space according to the Franchise Business Review Franchise 50:
- Passionate and dynamic company culture
- Exclusive territories
- Flat royalties rather than a percentage of sales,
so the more you sell, the more you make
- No inventory and low overhead
- Simplistic business model
- Flexible schedule
Our customers choose us because we offer:
- Exclusive products and private label brands sold only through us
- Shop-at-home convenience
- Professional measuring and installation services
- A “No-Questions-Asked Warranty”
- Competitive pricing
- A free swatch program that allows customers to compare and contrast colors and materials in their home before they buy
- Solutions-based products, including child-safe, energy-efficient, motorized, and eco-friendly window coverings
Flat Royalties. The More You Sell, The More You Make.
Our Ideal Candidate
Budget Blinds Franchise Owners come from all walks of life, most with NO experience in window coverings. If that describes you too, no worries! Our training and support will set you up for success.
We look for driven people who have:
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Self-Starting abilities
- A passion for customer service
- A collaborative work style
You'll be hearing from us!
There’s more information to come about your franchise opportunity. You’ll be receiving a call from our Franchise Department soon!