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1. Our Portal connects with the World’s leading carriers in a way than no other operational system does. All the information, latest offers and comparative rates at your fingertips, literally within a matter of seconds.
2. The portal has a quote comparison between all carriers. This is unique and a very powerful tool in customers’ hands, and has the ability to assist in making options visibly easier and quicker.
3. A central CRM (Customer Relationship Management – a database of all leads, prospects and customers, and much more) that allows you to focus your time on important prospects giving you the tools to convert these prospects to customers, making you money month after month.
4. A real time customer service offering that keeps you informed of the latest updates and keeps your customers happy and wanting to do business with you.
5. Moment by moment access to customer reports allowing you to see turnover and your margin made from your customers. You can monitor and manage the growth, development and progress of your customer by having their activity available to you, instantly.
6. We provide franchisees with the tools to demonstrate to prospective customers, not only the exceptional service and multiple choices, but be able to demonstrate value added services and real cost savings. This allows you as the franchise owner to be in the driving seat for your own business with all the tools you need.
We’re looking for entrepreneurial individuals who are highly motivated, willing to work hard, and committed to following a proven business formula.
At World Options it’s not just about the franchise fee, we have a finance package available which can remove obstacles for hard working and motivated individuals. Feel free to discuss your personal financial circumstances in the strictest confidence, we are always willing to listen and assist the right franchise candidates.
Warren Ferguson – World Options Franchise Director
A non-exclusive franchise allows you to offer World Options products and services, literally anywhere in the UK. No territorial or geographical restrictions regardless of where you are. Clearly defined rules of engagement means the possibility of duplicating prospects is extremely limited.
The benefits of a non-exclusive franchise system are as follows:
In the initial stages of running your franchise business, there is no need to incur additional costs by renting office space. At World Options our Management Team are all experienced in setting up small to medium businesses and know something of the expenses involved. This is why we have worked hard in setting up a turnkey business which suits your budget. You can run a successful World Options franchise comfortably from home requiring little more than a desk, a chair, a computer and a telephone.
A few stated advantages to being your own boss and working from home:
The answer to this question depends very much on you as an individual, your drive, commitment and work ethic. Part-time, casual effort will more often than not produce part-time, casual results. Your World Options franchise becomes your business and is therefore deserving of your time, talent and energy in order to develop and grow.
We have a proven business concept that has been piloted and tested over several years, which will enable us to demonstrate to you that the potential to make an exceptional income is available if you work the plan and follow the training programme.
We have franchisees whose monthly profit margin exceeds the cost of the franchise fee. You could do better or worse, again this is very much down to how you approach the idea of managing your own franchise business.
A World Options franchise allows you to build real residual income.
At World Options we are able to demonstrate that hard work really does pay and with a real residual income business, you benefit financially the first time and every time your customer uses World Options products and services.
Some of the advantages of a World Options residual income stream are:
With their own unique account number, provided by you and fully visible to you as a franchisee, your customers have the ability to book their own collections without you actually being present. Even when you are not there, you are still making money.
Although making money may not be the primary focus of your life, real residual income allows you to make financial choices, do other important things with your time and focus on things which matter most to you. You can even plan that much needed family holiday and still have income coming in.
A residual income with World Options is not dependent on where you live. In fact with a Non-Exclusive World Options franchise it does not matter where you live, your customers will still book through our online system and you will still make money. This alone gives you a huge amount of independence. You can live wherever you like and still make money as long as your customers continue to use World Options products and services.
The World Options franchise fee and start-up costs are exceptionally low considering the size and stature of the logistics industry in the UK. In fact, a typical World Options franchise can be fully operational for as little as £29,995.
One reason the cost is so low is that a World Options franchise is a very simple operation. We leverage off our World Class carrier partners, which means we have no trucks, no vans, no planes, no warehousing and no stock of our own. So franchisees do not have to invest large sums in expensive facilities to support their business. Also, the business brand is streamlined so that money is not wasted on non-recoverable assets.
The total initial investment will depend on factors including personal living costs. The franchise agreement is for 15 years and renewable every 5 years (subject to terms and conditions).
The Management Fee is twenty per cent (20%) plus VAT at the prevailing rate of Gross Profit Margin not turnover. In order for us to be profitable we must help you be profitable. This to be calculated on the basis of the given months performance.
In recognition of effort, if in any given month the franchisee’s Gross Margin exceeds £10,000, World Options will reduce the Management Fee to eighteen and one half per cent (18.5%) on all products and services for that month, and in addition, should the franchisee’s Gross Margin exceed £20,000 in any month World Options will reduce the Management Fee to sixteen and one half per cent (16.5%) on all products and services for that month. The Management Fee covers the general costs associated with running the franchise network and centrally managing client invoicing and payments.
At World Options we are not looking for just “another’ franchisee, but business partners, who can assist us in developing and maintaining a strong, healthy, profitable business. This comes not only through hard work, but also a spirit of cooperation and working together in the sharing of ideas and best practices. Our TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) philosophy is a principle we adhere to, and incorporate into our code of ethics.
We recognise, particularly in the initial stages, you will need plenty of training and support. We pride ourselves in a support centre where members of staff are committed to excellence in customer service and have years of expertise in both the industry and franchising to assist you as often as necessary.
We want to help you establish and grow your business successfully. We have a fully centralised system, which means we invoice your customers and collect payments on your behalf so you can focus on the all important responsibility of selling your products and services and building relationships with your customers.
One of the biggest practical differences between a simple distribution scheme and a fully-fledged business format franchise is the extent of the initial and continuing support services offered by franchisors to franchisees.
James Edwards, FCA
Finance Director (CFO)
Stewart has an Economics Degree and has worked for high profile companies leading in development and sales. His
success attracted an offer from a large international courier company to head up their sales team.
It was this experience that inspired him to establish World Options. Stewart went forward to develop the architecture of the World Options courier platform as well as leading UK sales.
Stewart set up World Options with Andrew Jackson in 2003 after seeing a gap in the market that could benefit small businesses.
Warren Joined World Options in 2011 and brings with him a wealth of experience in franchising and shipping in both domestic and international markets.
Educated in the United States Warren returned to the UK and established Autolink Europe, a leading supplier of engineering and automotive components to a wide network of domestic and
In 2005 Warren joined InXpress as Director of Franchise Sales & Development, significantly increasing the number of franchisees in the UK, whilst at the same time focusing on
training, supporting and increasing the profitability of existing
James joined World Options in 2013 after spending three years operating a successful franchise of his own.
James is a Chartered Accountant experienced in practice with PwC
and in various roles as Finance Director within industry.
He has a wealth of experience in the professional education sector, delivering
International Financial Reporting Standards courses to Big 4 accounting firms.
James lends his financial experience to developing the accounting and management information systems for the company and Franchise system
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