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Cash Crusaders
Real deals every day

FASA Member
Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Cash Crusaders is a respected national franchised brand that fast became part of the South African mainstream retail landscape. The Cash Crusaders model aims to economically empower aspiring entrepreneurs by providing them with an opportunity to run their own business while benefitting from the support of an experienced operational team and their affiliation with a recognised brand name. Collectively, the Cash Crusaders network produces turnovers in excess of R1,8-billion per annum and as a founding member of the National Association of Franchised Second-Hand Dealers (NAFSHD), which regulates the conduct of outlets, Cash Crusaders also pride themselves on bringing respectability to the industry.

Founder Brent Topat and CEO Sean Stegmann are both actively involved in the running of the business, with Brent focusing primarily on importing and sourcing stock and negotiating best-price deals.
The concept under the spotlight
Franchisees have access to a proven business system that ensures the continued growth of the company and the profitability of their franchises. Cash Crusaders strives to be a first-choice retailer by empowering entrepreneurs to offer the best deals to their community.

In addition to second-hand items, Cash Crusaders retails a range of directly imported new goods, ranging from electronic goods and DJ equipment to musical instruments, DIY tools, and small and large household appliances that are branded under their own house brands. Cash Crusaders is also an authorised stockist and accredited service centre for Doogee smartphones. As a registered credit provider, Cash Crusaders offers customers access to secured loans and a 3-month lay-by option.
While their extensive range of products and services allows trade across a diverse customer base, customers typically fall in the LSM 6 to 10 category.

An ideal location requires a steady flow of foot traffic and the proximity of anchor tenants, such as national supermarket chains, is a significant consideration during site selection.

In a typical outlet a hands-on owner will require the assistance of seven staff.
Consider your support
In addition to their head office in Cape Town, the franchisor has also established regional offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Experienced personnel provide franchisees with operational support and direct them on how they may improve their store performance.

Initial franchisee training is conducted in-store over a six to 8-week period, affording franchisees the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with the business model and all aspects related to the day-to-day running of a store. Ongoing training ensures that superior service levels are maintained.

Do you fit the profile?
The ideal Cash Crusaders franchisee is an energetic, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with the desire to succeed in their own business. Due to the comprehensive training provided, prior retail experience is not a prerequisite for Cash Crusaders franchisees.
Contact Information
Contact: Danie Nel
Phone: +27 11 244 0600
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Founder Brent Topat
Date founded 1996
Area of origin Cape Town, Western Cape
CEO Sean Stegmann
1st Franchise opened 1996
Number of outlets 201
Average store turnover R745 000
Achievable gross margins 42%
Average setup cost R2,26 million (incl stock)
Initial franchise fee R60 000 (incl in set-up cost)
Management services fee 11.1% on gross profit
Marketing fee % 8.9% on gross profit
Initial agreement term 10 Years
Renewal term 10 Years

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive