Indianapolis, IN. - School is back in session and fall is coming soon. Buying new clothes and supplies can be costly. Two local moms in Indianapolis are helping families’ gear up for the new school year and fall at a fraction of retail prices with two Just Between Friends Consignments events in South Indy and West Indy.
Back-to-School shopping is the nation’s second largest shopping event of the year, second only to Christmas. The National Retail Federation reports that the economy is still top of mind for families, especially when it comes to making sure their children have what they need for the school year. The federation says the average family will spend $630 per child for back-to-school. At JBF, families can find all they need at 50% – 90% off retail prices – while helping other families make extra money.
Families will find everything they need to raise a family, from maternity to teen. Bargains range from clothing and accessories, toys, baby gear, game systems and electronics, books and much more.
JBF Indy helps families “turn closet clutter into cash” as a consignor. Families price and tag their own items and JBF does the rest of the work handling the sales. Consignors earn 60% of the sales and up to 75% percent if they volunteer during the event. There are two JBF events in August and September. .
JBF of South Indy:
- · Saturday, Aug. 22nd - 9:00am-3:00pm
- · Saturday, Aug. 22 - 5:00pm-7:00pm – Prime Time 50% off presale ($5 Admission)
- · Sunday, Aug. 23rd - 9:00am-12:00pm – Half Price Day!
- · Place: Knights of Columbus (Thompson Road)
JBF of West Indy:
- · Thursday, Sept. 24th - 9:00am – 8:00pm
- · Friday, Sept. 25th – 9:00am – 6:00pm
- · Saturday, Sept. 26th - 9:00am-3:00pm
- · Place: Crosspointe Christian Academy
Local moms Gloria Gear and Laura Rhoade organize the JBF events twice a year and are available for interviews. They are thrilled to help their community save and earn money. The charity partners for the two events include Girls Nite In International and Jordan’s Place.
About Just Between Friends
In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and had gross sales of $2000. In 2013, that same sale hosted two events and grossed more than 1.2M. The sales caught on with families and grew, so in 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., which has 141 franchises in 28 states and one in Canada. Gross sales in 2013 topped 24 million dollars and they expect to top 29 million in 2014. Just Between Friends has been on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of fastest growing companies the past four years and was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, Just Between Friends was one of only 75 companies to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Award. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a “Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and was named in the Top 50 franchises by “Franchise Business Review” for the past 6 years. Wilburn was also named the Small Business Administration’s “Women in Business Champion” for Tulsa and was part of the Tulsa Business Journal’s 40 under 40. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including CBS Early Show, ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Fox News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in many top markets including Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia as well popular websites www.yahoo.com, www.sheknows.com and Disney websitewww.family.com.