When it comes to the expected investment and inventory for your first Ashley Furniture HomeStore, there are a few factors to consider. Here's what you need to know:

First and foremost, the size of your store will play a significant role in your investment and inventory. Larger stores will generally require a higher investment and more inventory in order to fully showcase the Ashley Furniture product line. Similarly, the cost of floor samples will also depend on the size of your store.

As far as inventory is concerned, we recommend keeping your top sellers always available in order to meet the needs of your customers and ensure that your store is well-stocked. However, the overall amount of inventory you choose to keep on hand is ultimately up to you as the licensee. You'll need to consider factors such as your store size, your market, and your business goals when determining the right level of inventory for your store.

At Ashley Furniture, we are committed to helping you succeed as an independent retailer. We do our best to keep buildout costs to a minimum, and we offer guidance and ongoing support to help you get your store up and running smoothly. If you have any questions about the expected investment and inventory for your Ashley Furniture HomeStore, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you every step of the way."