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Franchisee FAQS

  • How much does a World Options franchise cost?

    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 + VAT.

    For more information about the cost of starting your own franchise, visit this page.
  • How much can I earn?

    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 initial 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.

    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.

    Although making money may not be the primary focus of your life, real residual income allows you to make better financial choices, do other important things with your time, and focus on things that matter most to you.

  • How does a non-exclusive franchise model work

    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 include:

    • Enabling a franchisee to capitalise on relationships they may have outside of their own territory, benefiting the entire World Options network by increasing brand visibility
    • Allowing highly motivated franchisees to generate additional sales, which leads to an increase in profits and an acceleration of the return on investment
    • The potential for collaboration between franchisees on projects
    • The ability to generate regional accounts with multiple customers or locations that can extend into other territories

    For more information about the non-exclusive franchise model, visit our How it Works page.

  • What training and support can I expect?

    At World Options we are not looking for just any old franchisee, but a business partner who can assist us in developing and maintaining a strong, healthy and profitable business.

    This comes not only through hard work, but also from a spirit of cooperation, and 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 on our dedicated 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.

    To find out more about the training and support you can expect from us, click here.

  • What kind of person are you looking for?

    Our franchisees come from all walks of life. They are: experienced business professionals; shipping industry specialists; young, hungry and entrepreneurial minds, mums; dads; and much more.

    It doesn’t matter what your background is, we are looking for individuals who are motivated, willing to learn and adaptable.

    Take a look at the Meet Our Franchisees section on this page to find out more about who our franchisees are.

  • What is the minimum term I can have a franchise for?

    A World Options franchise agreement is for five years, so that is the minimum time you can run your business for. After five years you have the option to renew your agreement.

  • How long will it take for me to start earning a good income from my franchise?

    You are planting a seed and therefore need to give it time to grow. It won’t happen overnight. It is recommended that new franchisees have at least six months' income saved to live on when they start.

    It can take most franchisees 12 – 18 months to start seeing real profit and success. This all depends on your commitment to learn and your willingness to put in the time, effort and hard work. Consistency to follow the proven processes we teach you is a must.

  • What are the ideal skills needed to be a World Options franchisee?

    The model is about building relationships with external business customers. Your goal is to provide businesses who require shipping services with the right solutions by using the online portal.

    The skill needed for this is simply to be able to talk to people of all walks of life in a professional and friendly manner. You may be required to visit their office premises and demonstrate the online shipping portal, showing them how it works. You then continue that business relationship, helping them with any issues they may incur. The more items they ship through the online portal, the more money you make.

  • Do I need to be really technical to own a World Option franchise?

    No technical knowledge is needed, although you are required to be comfortable using a computer in order for you to use our online systems. Full training for our systems will be provided.

  • Do I need an office?

    No, you don’t need an office to run a World Options franchise. The franchise model is streamlined to keep costs low so franchisees can work from home. Some franchisees work from home and others grow so rapidly they’ve employed staff and have set up office premises as well. It’s entirely up to the franchisee whether they work from home or if they rent an office.

  • What equipment will I need to start my franchise?

    All you need is a laptop and mobile phone to start. All online systems you require to run your business are provided to you by World Options.

  • Do I need to have courier industry experience?

    No, you don’t need to have experience in the courier industry, however it does give some who do a slight advantage. We offer all franchisees full in-depth training and support. Some of our most successful franchisees had no experience in the courier, import or export sector when they began.

    The service you will be providing is an online shipping service, so you are required to be comfortable using a computer.

    You will need a willingness to learn, determination to succeed and the time and effort to put in the work.

  • What experience do I need to become a World Options franchisee?

    You don’t need to have any experience, we provide you with full training and support to make your business a success.

    Some franchisees who come from a sales, business and courier industry background are very well suited for the World Options franchise opportunity, although some of our most successful franchisees had no experience in these areas.

    We encourage anyone interested in a World Options franchise, no matter what background or experience, to contact us and find out more.

    The service you will be providing is an online shipping service, so you are required to be comfortable using a computer.

    You will need a willingness to learn, determination to succeed and the time and effort to put into the work.

  • What does a World Options franchisee do?

    World Options offers small and medium-sized businesses a world-class parcel delivery service via an online portal. This not only saves time and money but allows business owners time to focus on their business.

    When you become a franchisee, your objective will be to find new business customers to use the online portal. You will build relationships with the potential client and demonstrate how they can place orders online. Once this is done, the business is encouraged to activate an account and they instantly become your client. You look after them and the system does the rest. The more parcels your client ships through the online portal, the more money you make. It really is that simple!

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