Walmart franchise costs can vary depending on the type of store you open. On average, it costs $1 million to open a Walmart Express store, and $2 million to open a Supercenter. In addition to capital expenditures, you should expect to spend an additional $400,000 each year on operating expenses.
The cost of opening a Walmart franchise varies by location and size of store. For example, an average Supercenter requires about $2 million in start-up capital while an average Express Store requires only $500,000.
Franchisees pay a one-time franchise fee and an ongoing royalty fee that contributes toward advertising and promotion of the brand. While this is not an upfront cost for new franchisees, it’s important to understand how much money you will be spending on these fees as well as other expenses such as utilities and inventory costs over time.
Last modified: November 23, 2022