Running a SUPPLY POINTe franchise is a great way to start a new career in an exciting field. The shipping industry is booming, and the pallets we sell help our clients to keep their operations running smoothly. We look for a number of characteristics to assess potential franchisees’ preparedness to operate one of our locations. However, you might be surprised to learn that expertise in the shipping industry is not required. Let’s take a closer look at what it takes to become a SUPPLY POINTe franchise owner.
Sales experience is helpful when it comes to operating a SUPPLY POINTe franchise. Like many other businesses, your success as a franchisee hinges on your ability to find and retain clients. SUPPLY POINTe can help to guide you when it comes to finding new clients, but it’s often up to you to promote your services and build interest among the potential customers in your area. If you have experience developing leads, cold calling, or as a salesman, you might find that these skills are an asset to your new business as a SUPPLY POINTe franchise owner.
SUPPLY POINTe franchisees need to work with others in many ways. Whether it’s checking in with suppliers, ensuring customer satisfaction, or getting support from our team, you’ll be working with others on a regular basis. It’s important that SUPPLY POINTe franchise owners are comfortable with their active role in their business, and the interpersonal relationships they’ll develop.
Like any other new business, starting a SUPPLY POINTe franchise requires an investment. Starting at around $80,000, an investment in one of our franchises is significantly lower than many other franchise businesses. Because our franchisees can run their businesses from their own home office, and because many franchisees have some or all of the tools they’ll need (such as a suitable computer and printer/fax machine). Still, we want to ensure that our franchisees are financially prepared to take on the task of opening a brand-new franchise. When you apply to become a SUPPLY POINTe franchisee, we’ll conduct a thorough review of your financials to ensure that you’re well-prepared to start your new business venture.
At SUPPLY POINTe, we don’t require our franchisees to have prior experience in the shipping and logistics industry. We’ve developed a comprehensive training program that’s designed to prepare you to run your new business. Our time-tested business model makes growing a shipping and logistics franchise as hassle-free as possible. However, it’s important that our franchisees are enthusiastic about their new business, and are prepared to dedicate themselves to mastering our policies and procedures. As in just about any business venture, SUPPLY POINTe franchisees need to put lots of TLC and hard work into building their new business. It’s important that our franchisees are willing to take initiative to do things like network to find new clients and dedicate the time to building their business as effectively as possible. If you’re the kind of person who likes to go the extra mile to be sure that things are done right, this might be the right opportunity for you.
These are just a few of the qualities we look for in potential SUPPLY POINTe franchise owners. Contact us today to learn more about what it takes to become a franchisee!