Trading in Technology

Consumer Electronics is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the UK. Ten years ago, most households didn’t have a smartphone, tablet or flat screen TV. Now, most have at least one, if not more of each.

As the speed of technological change gets ever faster, so does the demand for high-quality used gadgets, games and accessories. Not everyone wants or needs the very latest release of smartphone, games console or tablet, but most of us like to keep up with current trends. And, with every upgrade comes an opportunity to reuse or recycle.

Buying and selling electronic goods is now big business. Gadcet launched in 2009 to tap into this growing market, trading in new and used phones, tablets, laptops, games consoles, TVs, sat nav and more. The business has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Now, to keep pace with demand and drive the business forward, the Gadcet team are looking for entrepreneurial people to launch new Gadcet stores on high streets right across the UK. If you like the idea of running your own retail business, are motivated by delivering top-notch customer service and love technology, then this could be just the opportunity for you.

Customer service with a smile


At Gadcet, we believe that great customer service really does make a difference.

Let's talk


To run a Gadcet franchise you need to be entrepreneurial and motivated by delivering excellent service.

Reap the rewards of recycling


Reap all the benefits of being your own boss with the added bonus of a tried and tested business model.

Fully charged and ready to go


The Gadcet franchise application process allows you the time and structure to plan properly.

Service with a smile

At Gadcet, we believe that great customer service really does make a difference. Traditionally, the pre-owned electronics trade has been the home of technical specialists who know a lot about microprocessors and system settings, but less about delivering top quality service.

In 2009, we took a fresh approach when we launched the first Gadcet store. We buy and sell gadgets, games and accessories, but we also put customer service at the heart of our business, by offering sound advice, on-site repairs and fast turnarounds. We guarantee competitive pricing and offer great value through our trade-in credit.

It is our mission to bring a top quality retail experience to the world of second-hand electronics. By doing so, we know that customers will want to use us time and time again.

If you are interested in technology, have retail or sales experience or just recognise a fantastic investment opportunity when you see it, then a Gadcet franchise could be right up your street.

System specification...

  1. Comprehensive franchise package
  2. Profitable business model
  3. Challenger brand, with service-led approach
  4. Ambitious and experienced management team
  5. Fast growing market
  6. Bespoke EPOS system
  7. Serious investment opportunity

Let's talk technology

To run a Gadcet franchise you need to be entrepreneurial and motivated by delivering excellent customer service. It would help if you had previous retail or sales experience, but this isn’t necessary provided you’re commercially minded and great with people.

If you love your gadgets. then that’s a bonus. If you can talk confidently about technology in a friendly and jargon-free way. then that’s even better!

Retailing is fast-paced and requires hard work and commitment. You‘ll receive all of the support and training you need to run a successful retail business as part of the franchise package, but it‘ll be down to you to drive it forward.

The second-hand electronics market is a lucrative one and set to continue growing. If you’re serious about reaping the rewards of retail and are committed to building a business for the future, then look no further.


Reap the rewards of recycling

By choosing to franchise, you can reap all the benefits of being your own boss, but with the added bonus of working with a tried and tested business model.

The team at Gadcet have already done the hard work to create a brand and build the bespoke systems you need to run a successful store. The comprehensive franchise package includes all of the training and support you need to hit the ground running.

Demand for pre-owned consumer electronics continues to increase. which makes
recycling big business. In fact, almost all of the stock that comes through a Gadcet store is refurbished for resale in the UK. Take advantage of this growing market by running your own profitable retail business with Gadcet. You‘ll be giving a helping hand to the environment too. Win-win!

Unlike some of the competition, Gadcet doesn’t yet have a store on every high street, but that’s our ambition. We welcome franchisees with this same level of determination. We‘re committed to helping you grow your business in line with your ambitions, so why stop at a single store? There is plenty of scope for our service-led approach to really stand out, so if you’re serious about investing in retail, then you really can think big with Gadcet.


Fully charged and ready to go...

Taking on a Gadcet franchise is a serious investment and so the franchising application process allows you the time and structure to plan properly. You’ll find out everything you need to know about running a successful store and the financial returns you could expect.

1) Make contact:

If you think this franchise opportunity might be the one for you, the first step is to register your interest by completing the contact form on this website.

2) Let's Talk:

After you have registered your interest, we’ll send you our Franchise Opportunity Information Pack giving more details. Then we’ll have an initial phone conversation to see if this sounds like the right concept for you.

3) Meeting One:

If it feels like there is a good fit between your aims and what our franchise opportunity has to offer, then we’ll arrange to meet. This will be a chance to see our operation in action, understand the business in more detail and meet our team.

4) Meeting Two:

Having had time to consider the opportunity further, we’ll arrange a second meeting to discuss the potential of your area and, if both parties agree, then secure the territory with a deposit. You will get guidance on creating a business plan and we’ll give you a Franchise Agreement to review.

5) Meeting Three:

This is an opportunity to take a final review of your business plan and go over any outstanding queries. If the business plan is approved, you have funding in place and want to go ahead with your franchise, then you will sign the Franchise Agreement and pay your initial franchise fees. Welcome to the Gadcet group!

6) Getting Started:

Once you have signed up, we’ll book you in for business training and you’ll be given all the necessary guidance to move on to shop fitting, stocking up and preparing for launch.