Rank no.87 – Cellairis Franchise Inc.- US

Rank no.87 – Cellairis Franchise Inc.- US

Rank no.87 – Cellairis Franchise Inc.- US

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Products & Services: Cell-phone & wireless-device accessories

Number of Locations: 677

Total Investment: $33.4K – 439.01K

Founded: 2000

Began Franchising: 2006

About Cellairis Franchise Inc.

College friends Taki Skouras, Joseph Brown and Jaime Brown opened their first wireless-accessories mall kiosk in 2000 after graduating. They opened their second location just 30 days later and continued to expand with the help of family and friends before officially beginning to franchise in 2006. Cellairis kiosks sell cell phone covers, chargers and other accessories, many manufactured by the company. Now the company is expanding beyond kiosks to in-line stores that will also offer smartphone repairs.

Franchise Units

2013 634 9 6 28
2012 618 0 2 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $33,410 – $439,025
Franchise Fee: $7,500 – $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: Varies
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5-10 years, renewable

Net Worth: $150,000 – $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000


90% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (25% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee’s location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Celebrity partnerships

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #87 (2013),
Fastest-Growing: #11 (2013),
Low-Cost: #13 (2013),

Cellairis is America’s favorite cellular case and accessory specialty retail. It offers the latest products for global brands like Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Samsung, and Sony. Cellairis brings innovation and style to customers’ lives. It builds relationships with customers for life, not only until their phone dies.


The company was founded in 2000 when three graduates opened an accessory kiosk at a mall in Georgia. A month later, they opened a second one. By 2003, the concept had grown to 100 locations and in 2006 they started franchising. Today, there are more than 600 Cellairis units in the USA, the UK and Canada and they are all franchises.


Cellairis offers an opportunity to start a business with a simple and working operating plan, aggressive growth and low investment. The company provides the right tools to prosper and as a result 90% of all franchisees own more than one Cellairis unit.


Franchisees receive three-week training which includes experience at a training location. They get acquainted with everyday operations and receive additional informational materials for further reference. All staff members are trained when new merchandise arrives. A team of professionals assists franchisees with sales and operations, real estate selection and design, marketing and merchandising. Franchisees are assigned a Support Representative who answers all their questions and assists them with operations. Franchisees can schedule a meeting with a representative at any time.


By being part of Cellairis, franchisees benefit from a strong buying power of a major retailer. Cellairis is the number one brand in the cellular accessory industry. It is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to start a business of their own with law investment in staffing and inventory.


Cellairis provides cell phone and tablet cases and accessories for global brands like Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG and HP. The company introduces new products on a regular basis. Cellairis started as an accessory kiosk at a mall and has grown to 600 locations in the USA, the UK and Canada.