One of the main reasons institutions consider outsourcing their college bookstore to a corporate lease operator is the expectation that outsourcing will lead to increased revenue for the institution.
Citing economies of scale and group purchasing power, corporate lease operators often claim that their contribution to the bottom line will be greater than that of an independent store.
This is often not the reality. Use our Independent vs. Lease Store Contribution Calculator to get an estimate of how your store’s net income would compare to the commissions offered in a typical lease contract.