One of the biggest topics of discussion when institutions consider leasing their bookstore to contractors is the claim that outsourced stores financially outperform self-operated stores.
Citing economies of scale and group purchasing power, lease operators often attempt to convince institutions that their contribution to the bottom line will be greater than what’s experienced with the independent store.
This is an important calculation, and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Store directors facing lease discussions can use our contribution Comparison Calculator to get an estimate of how their store’s income, expenses, and margins would compare to the commissions offered in a typical lease contract.
Use this online calculator to get a ballpark figure of how the bottom line contribution would compare to in a lease environment. The results are typically favorable toward the independent store, so feel free to print the final document and share it with your administrator!
When an institution is considering the decision to outsource the campus bookstore, it’s important to consider all related costs, including transition and service costs that are often overlooked. Read this guide to get a better understanding of the real financial impacts of transition to lease.
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