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Make Money Selling Fireworks with Motor City Fireworks®!

Welcome! If you have experience managing a business, and are hard working and driven to succeed, this could be perfect for you!

We are extremely excited that you are considering working with us during our 37th Independence Day fireworks selling season! We believe that our joint efforts on this project will establish a solid foundation for a valuable working relationship in 2016 and beyond. As such, we are pleased to present this Fireworks Tent Operator Program for the purpose of offering a transparent view of how Motor City Fireworks® can benefit you. Everyone aims to make money, of course, but if we can work towards that common goal together, we are confident that we can increase your net gains so that our dealings can be enjoyable, predictable, and profitable for years to come!

Our History & Operations

The principals of Motor City Fireworks® opened their first fireworks store in Canton, Michigan in the summer of 1980. Today, after more than 37 years of experience in the fireworks industry, we operate in Michigan and Nevada, serving distinct markets from the east coast to the west coast. In Michigan, we presently operate 4 year-round stores in metro-Detroit, 1 of which also serves as our distribution center. We are headquartered in Keego Harbor, Michigan. Additionally, we oversee a vast seasonal operation with several locations throughout Michigan. Our flagship store in Mt. Clemens, Michigan is the largest fireworks store in Michigan. In Nevada, we presently operate a permanent store and distribution center.

Benefits of Working with Motor City Fireworks®

Close Contact

We are your neighbors, based right here in good ol’ Michigan.

Make Great Money

We pay commission based on your gross sales, so that you feel your time was well spent.

Permits & Licenses

We handle all permits and licenses necessary to run your tent.


We provide insurance.

Comprehenisve Training

We will train you to operate your fireworks tent so that you know all the ins and outs, including sales, operations and safety.

Quality Products

We provide only the highest-quality fireworks with the brightest colors, loudest booms, and biggest displays, including our own brands like Red Apple®, UV®, Pagoda®, Triumph®, and more! Motor City Fireworks® just released new Pyrostar® brand fireworks for the 2016 selling season.


All fireworks are backed by a 100% no-dud guarantee.


We provide around-the-clock support so that all your questions are answered right away.

Strong Infrastructure

We will deliver and pickup the fireworks and other tent infrastructure components.


We are responsive to your needs. Through your account manager, we make sure that you have everything you need to have a successful selling season.

How much money can you make?

Motor City Fireworks® will always arrange the tent infrastructure (including cash registers), marketing & advertising on your behalf. Additionally, you will have the Motor City Fireworks® reputation behind you as Michigan's #1 fireworks retailer. There is no monetary investment needed from you. Our average sales across our tents in Michigan last year were around $40,000 each, which means our operators earned an average of around $5,000 for 1 week's work! Of course, higher volume tents yield higher commissions and the opportunity to make more money, but you can expect to make a 12%-15% commission based on your tent's gross sales after taxes. The commission schedule works like this:

Gross Sales after TaxesCommissionYour Profit
$40,000 12% $4,800
$80,000 13% $10,400
$100,000 14% $14,000
$100,000+ 15% $14,000+
$150,000 15% $22,500
$200,000 15% $30,000

Tent Operator Requirements

Put simply, you provide the people to operate a fireworks tent, & Motor City Fireworks® provides everything else!

Specifically, we will provide:
  • Commission based on your gross sales.
  • All necessary licenses and permits.
  • Access to our powerful marketing program to make sure people know where your tent is and that you have the best fireworks available.
  • An account manager who is dedicated to you.
  • Infrastructure, including a clean tent, tables, signs, decorations, a comprehensive point-of-sale cash register, a storage container, fire extinguishers, and other necessities to have a successful selling season.
  • Lots of high-quality fireworks, of course!
You will provide:
  • A basic background and credit check.
  • People to run your tent for the 2016 season, from around June 23 through July 5.
  • Marketing through your own social media pages, like on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Basic supplies like tape, tape gun, twine, zip ties, box cutters, markers, etc. for the daily operation of your tent.

People We've Worked With

Selling fireworks is a great way to quickly raise money for your cause, whether personally or for your organization. We have worked with entrepreneurs, charitable organizations, civic organizations, religious organizations, sports teams, and many more!


Motor City Fireworks®’ main concern is with your safety and the safety of your customers. For this reason, Motor City Fireworks® provides only tested and federally approved 1.4G consumer fireworks that are sourced from suppliers with the strictest quality control standards. Michigan law requires that you are trained for safety, and that you do not sell fireworks to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, your tent will be equipped with fire extinguishers, an evacuation plan, and we will train you regarding what to do in the case of an emergency.

How To Apply

If making money selling fireworks with Motor City Fireworks® sounds like it is for you, please CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.
We appreciate you time in reviewing this Fireworks Tent Operator Program, and look forward to partnering with you!