Tulsa-based company Just Between Friends Franchise System received national attention this week on Good Morning America. The ABC morning show produced a feature on the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sales event. The segment ran on Friday, March 25 on ABC.
GMA Correspondent Tory Johnson lead the crew to tape the segment at the franchise’s Dallas event on Wednesday, March 23rd. The segment highlighted the savings that families can find at Just Between Friends events. Good Morning America chose three moms to shop the event – each with different goals: one was buying baby gear for her newborn, another was a stay-at-home mom stocking up on spring and summer items for the kids and the other was a single working mom who is budget conscious. The mom who saved the most money will be the “GMA Winner”
“We are thrilled that Good Morning America is once again highlighting Just Between Friends. JBF is all about helping families make ends meet in this tough economy and this segment will really show people how shopping consignment can help families save big money. Families need this now more than ever and we are honored to help them. With 109 sales across the country, we are able to help hundreds of thousands of families. ” explained Shannon Wilburn, President of Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc.
Just Between Friends franchisees typically have two sales events a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Each franchise is locally owned. Families sign up as consignors and sell their new and gently used children’s items. Consignors sell clothing, toys, furniture, gear, car seats and other safety items, electronics, and much more and earn up to 70 percent. Families shop and save between 50 and 90 percent off of retail.
You can watch the segment on ABCnews!
About Just Between Friends
In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when President Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale, while inviting 17 friends to be consigners. Promoted only in their neighborhood, the gross sales reached approximately $2,000. That’s when the idea caught on. Each season, a new, larger event was held. In 2003, Wilburn and Tackett formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., and began developing and selling franchises. Currently, they have 108 franchises in 21 states. They have received national attention on several national television shows including ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, LA Times, Daily Oklahoman as well popular websites www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com and broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.