Flash Franchise business explained
A franchise is a type of license that a party (franchisee) acquires to allow them to have access to a business’s (franchisor : Flash) proprietary knowledge, processes, and trademarks in order to allow the party to provide services under the business’s name.
On the one hand, nowadays starting your own company is not a piece of cake. You need to comply with different rules, have the know-how, establish a network, build your brand image… On the contrary, starting a new business with a strong partner saves time, energy and money. Franchising is a business expansion method based on the provision of a license to use as a trademark. The Franchisor (Flash in this case) is the owner of the trademark and is providing the license. His main task is to support the franchisee in establishing a proven, successful business model in franchise countries. Becoming a Flash franchisee is a great chance to enter a profitable business in a growing market with a well-known partner and take advantage of a strong network and of our digital tools. Either as Master or as Unit Franchisee!
A Master Franchisee is the team leader able to check all the operations and to spot the best business opportunities. The responsibility of the Master Franchisee is to develop an exclusive area (mostly a country) by recruiting, training and integrating Unit Franchisees. The main task will be to find new, motivated Unit Franchisees and contract them. The Master Franchisee is the link between the Franchisor and the Unit Franchisees.
The responsibility of the Unit Franchisee is to develop a certain territory on an exclusive basis, execute the shipments and manage customer relationships. The Unit Franchisee is being contracted by the Master Franchisee.
By joining Flash, you get access to a wide series of advantages:
- a European network of carriers and Flash experienced employees, able to provide support from anywhere
- access to our client base and client contracts across Europe: this will open you many possibilities
- an already established brand name
- use Easy2Trace, our tool to locate suppliers and assign them a shipment, quick and easy to use for maximum efficiency
- benefit from R:Tech, a portal from which suppliers can manage all the aspects of your business 24/7 from your computer
- we have a proven business model, tested upon years of experience, all it remains to do is trying it!
Redspher is the name of the Group, with Flash being one of the brands/companies under the Redspher umbrella. Flash currently represents 75% of the business of the Redspher Group. The Franchise Business relates only to the Flash activities for the moment, but the success of the other Redspher companies might potentially impact the scope of franchising activities in the future. Redspher is the name of the Group, with Flash being one of the brands/companies under the Redspher umbrella. Flash currently represents 75% of the business of the Redspher Group. The Franchise Business relates only to the Flash activities for the moment, but the success of the other Redspher companies might potentially impact the scope of franchising activities in the future.
Yes, you can. Flash as Franchisor even prefers to see that a Master Franchisee also operates one or more Units. Turkey is a good example in this matter.
A Master Franchise contract lasts 7 years. A Unit Franchise contract lasts 5 years.
Because of the B2B character of Flash business, there are hardly any ramp-up costs. There is no stock to buy, no shop to build. You can start right away. The amount of money that you should invest depends on the type of license you want to buy (MF or UF) and the country you are in. Both as MF as UF you pay a one-off license fee at the start of the contract, as well as a monthly fee as a percentage of turnover.
The return on your investment will depend on the market in your country and on the business plan that has been set up. Although there is no guarantee, the payback period should be between 1-2 years.
Yes, in certain cases this is possible and can be agreed based upon country/region specifics.
Indeed, this can be considered in special circumstances. In this case, Flash would act as Master Franchisee and would be the contracting party for the Unit Franchisee. Local legal regulations, business rules, and commercial elements will determine whether this is suitable and whether this will be under the umbrella of international or national franchising.
Re- or retro-franchising is the process of changing/selling an existing company-owned location to a Unit Franchisee.
If the cooperation has been satisfying and successful for both parties, the contract can be extended. The length of the contract prolongation/renewal must be agreed upon between contracting parties, as well as the commercial conditions. Licenses can also be sold to another third party, according to the conditions stipulated in the Master and/or Unit Franchise Agreement and national law if applicable.
Franchise systems can be used for any business type. Usually, there is a difference between products (i.e. soft drinks, beer) and business (restaurants, travel agencies) franchise models. In the first category, the emphasis is more on the product, in the second category, the emphasis is more on the system of delivery. Another difference can be made between B2C and B2B franchise systems. The Flash Franchise system is a good example of a business, B2B franchise.
In a nutshell, you benefit from a recognized brand name, professional software, a blue chip client portfolio and the access to a large number of subcontractors. In fact, you get the key to open up to new customers you would never have dreamt of before. All this, in the growing transport market.
The overall transport sector is growing, but premium freight and CEP services even more. Product life cycles are becoming shorter and shorter, avoiding stocks is the key when it comes to quickly changing markets. Besides, people and industries want customized delivery windows. With high-quality premium freight services, Flash is the perfect partner for those customers. You have the unique opportunity to seize the moment to take advantage of this growth. Besides, there are no high start-up investments necessary.