National Bookstore Franchise: Fees and Details

The number one destination for schools and office supplies is without a doubt National Bookstore. The 200+ outlets across the Philippines houses a vast amount of items including stationery, art materials, books and more.

During the Franchise Asia Conference 2018, Xandra Ramos-Padilla announced that National Bookstore is open for franchising, and will be called NBS Express, a smaller outlet compared to company-owned sites, but have sufficient inventory of both school, office and book items.

About National Bookstore Franchise

National Bookstore franchise

National Bookstore has a long-standing history which dates back in the 1940s. At exactly 1942, Jose and Socorro Ramos-the founding owners of National Bookstore, established a small stall in Escolta. However, it was soon burnt during the Japanese occupation and was later reopened at Avenida, Rizal. In 1948, three years after its re-establishment the store was demolished by Typhoon Gene.

Truly, several misfortunes befall National Bookstore; Nevertheless, the owners overcame all of the adversaries and continue to pursue their business, a few years down the road and National Bookstore started to grow and slowly branch out to different parts around the Metro Manila and soon across the Philippines.

Today, with its 77 years of existence, National Bookstore became a big part in the Philippine market, recognized as the go-to shops by many when it comes to school and office supplies.

NBS Express Prospect Location

Together with the announcement of NBS Express, was the target locations the founders have in mind, which are sites with constant foot traffic like schools, churches, plazas and community malls.

While the ideal size area for the NBS Express is around 150 square meters, which is significantly smaller than a full-pledge store found in big malls.

Possible Cost of Investment and Franchise Fees

Initial Fee: 450,000

Contract Term: 10 years

Royalty Fee: 1% Gross Sales

Capital Requirement: 6 Million

National Bookstore Franchise Procedure

National Bookstore franchiseStep by Step Guide on Starting Your National Bookstore Franchise Business

  1. Send bio data together with a letter of intent
  2. NBEX reviews the franchisees application
  3. Invitation to discuss further the franchise details
  4. NBEX presents the franchise disclosure information
  5. Proposed location will be visited and checked thoroughly
  6. Receiving and signing of franchise agreement
  7. Settle the franchise fee upon signing of franchise agreement
  8. Start of outlet set-up and staff training
  9. Pre-opening and marketing assistance by NBEX

National Bookstore Franchise Inclusions

  • Use of operation manual
  • Research and Development
  • Site approval
  • Opening Assistance
  • Training for franchisee and staff
  • Procurement program
  • Use of trademark

Advantages of National Bookstore Franchise

  • Be part of Philippine’s largest and most well-known chain of retail book store.
  • Stocks are non-perishable
  • The items sold both have seasonal and everyday demand potential, which ensures continuous flow of customers.
  • Contract term last for 10 years and is renewable upon mutual agreement.
  • Marketing and operating assistance

Things to Consider Before Franchising National Book Store Express

  • Ensure that the required capital investment is equivalent to the present resources you have available.
  • Be sure to uphold to the terms of conditions set between the franchisee and the franchise.

National Bookstore Express Franchise Contact Details

To know more about NBEX franchise kit, fill out the form found at the bottom of this link.

Contact No.: 631-8061 to 66

Address: 125 Quad Alpha Centrum Bldg., Pioneer., Mandaluyong City.



13 responses to “National Bookstore Franchise: Fees and Details”

  1. Andelyn Pascual says:

    I’m interested for National Bookstore Express franchise please send me details. Thank you.

  2. Lorybelle Panaligan says:

    Im interested at NBS franchise. Please send me details

  3. Lorybelle Panaligan says:

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  5. Sheila Tejada says:

    Pls send me details in my email ad regarding national bookstore franchise. IM INTERESTED

  6. Edmundo P. Azores says:

    Interested. Kindly send details how to apply for NBS Express franchise and further details about the franchise Thanks

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  9. Cora Rueda says:

    I’ve attended your briefing a few years ago. We are now ready for NBS Express. Grateful receiving the requirements and procedure.

    • Cora Rueda says:

      I attended your NBS Express franchise briefing 2 or 3 years ago ? Grateful if you could send me the latest list of requirements and procedure.

  10. Jhoann says:

    I’m excited to have details about national book store express

  11. Ethel says:

    What are the restrictions and regulations of the National Book Store in the Philippines in terms of franchising

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