Sears Hometown Stores were developed nearly 20 years ago to serve customers in locations outside of or on the furthest outskirts of major metropolitan areas. Currently, there are more than 900 Hometown Stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. These stores carry all of the top home appliance brands, as well as consumer electronics, tools, lawn and garden equipment and more.
Sears Hometown Stores are locally owned and operated by dedicated, hard working individuals who take great pride in serving their communities and representing Sears. As an Authorized Owner of a Sears Hometown Store, you have the opportunity to operate your own retail sales business without full responsibility for inventory – Sears provides the entire store inventory on consignment. While you focus on product sales and customer service, you're backed by a strong brand name that people have known and trusted for more than 125 years. Other ownership perks include:
Our successful Hometown Store owners possess backgrounds in sales and/or management, especially in a retail environment selling bigger ticket items. However, having a passion for serving customers is essential. The business model eliminates much of the mystery of owning a business and creates the opportunity to move up the ladder of business ownership and to concentrate on the aspects of business that are crucial to success.