Click here to fill out an application. A member of our Development Team will contact you within 24 hours.
Our team will review your application and upon qualifying you, an evaluation, personal interview, and overview of the program will be scheduled. We will discuss your background, business experience, and suitability for the unique challenges of owning and operating a Sears Hometown Store.
Once you have selected and have been awarded a market, our Development Team will guide you each step of the way. From site selection to lease negotiation (if applicable) and construction, our Team will support you.
After you are familiar with the investment required for business, you will prepare your business plan and organize your financing including the cost of required fixtures, improvements to the facility and fees for permits, legal and business advice. We want you to be successful and will ensure that you consider and understand all the aspects of owning a Sears Hometown Store.
Before your store opens, you will successfully complete a comprehensive training program that will familiarize you with our operational and managerial procedures. Our training program includes online, classroom, and in-store experiences. Our Field Project Managers will assist you in planning the construction, fixturing, and merchandising of your store.
Upon successful completion of your required training, your District Sales Manager and Field Trainers will assist you with the final operational
"Our customers tell us almost every day how happy they are that we brought Sears back to our community. When they find out that we are locally owned and operated they are even more excited to support and shop with us."
"The Sears Hometown team for store set up, training and District Manager were excellent. They really made the process very easy for me on my end. The new AAE signing and displays are great, the store looks bright and inviting, customers love it!"
"It is really nice to be a part of a brand that everyone knows and trust. Customers treat you as if you have been doing this a long time. You don't have to work as hard for customer trust. It's already there the moment they walk in the door."