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Don’t Buy a Retail Franchise Without E-commerce Support!

March 12, 2020

Woman uses e-commerce to purchase from a franchise.

When you’re looking for an amazing franchise opportunity, trending market conditions should certainly play into your decision. But it’s also important to look at the big picture.

Take brick-and-mortar vs. online retail, for example. If you’re going from what you hear on the news, with e-commerce on the rise and Amazon reigning supreme, you might be hesitant to take on a retail franchise. But splashy news articles don’t tell the whole story, especially with a business model like an auto styling franchise that combines retail and service.

Online Isn’t Everything

It’s true that retailers can’t afford to ignore online sales these days, but remember that people still want — and need — to buy items in the real world. According to Statista, e-commerce accounted for 10.2% of total U.S. retail sales in the first quarter of 2019.

That means that almost 90% of U.S. retail is happening in brick-and-mortar locations. Even when you remove categories like gas stations and grocery stores, only 20% is online. Consumers still enjoy visiting stores, and they identify with brands they can see in their communities every day.

But Consumers Want Convenience

Real world and online don’t have to cancel each other out. Retail franchises have the opportunity to create the perfect blend of in-person service and online convenience through franchise e-commerce platforms.

Look for systems that allow customers to research products and services online, purchase online for delivery or in-store pickup, schedule services online and more. Different franchise systems handle e-commerce in different ways, but you should look for a franchise that provides robust support for e-commerce or even handles it at the headquarters level.

Why? Because setting up, maintaining, monitoring and trouble-shooting and e-commerce site is a full-time job. You’ll already have a full-time job — as a franchise location owner. When the franchise maintains the e-commerce site, it’s a win-win.

High-Tech from Day One

Tint World® has always been dedicated to leveraging the latest technology and online tools to help our Tint World® business owners succeed. From easier internetwork communication to better online sales and search engine optimization, we prioritize the latest tech in all our operations.

If a cutting-edge automotive franchise seems like a good fit, we would love to hear from you. Just download our franchise kit for more information.

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Tint World® Franchisee Testimonials

Tint World® Franchisees love to share their success stories.

Excellent franchise. They have everything you need to be successful. I look forward to the Tint World® Franchise Convention and Awards Banquet training every year. They offer the greatest brands and have a great corporate team.

Tim Kjaer

Owner of Tint World®

Medford, NY

The marketing department of Tint World® is amazing. I have an automotive accessory background and I prefer to be part of the franchise system because they do it for me at my stores. It is a huge added value to what they offer.

Danny Rios

Owner of Tint World®

San Antonio, TX

I chose to join the Tint World® family and become owner of the Pittsburgh location after seeing the massive success the franchisees are having and learning about the dedication that the Tint World® corporate team has for the store owners to thrive.

Brandon Blume

Owner of Tint World®

Pittsburgh, PA

Opening a Tint World Franchise has been a great experience. We've been open for a little over a year now and have far exceeded our goals!

Donnie Saucier

Owner of Tint World®

Gulfport, MS

I want to thank the CEO, Charles Bonfiglio for being a great role model for the last five years and taking the time to share his wisdom with me; business and non-business related. He represents everything I'm striving to become one day - in business, as a father and a husband - a true inspiration! Thank you!

Danny Shenko

Owner of Tint World®

Fort Lauderdale & Sunrise, FL

This is an excellent franchise opportunity. The Corporate Team is great to work with. Charles' passion and excitement is contagious!

Richard Martin

Owner of Tint World®

Albany, NY

We have had a great transition from the moment we considered a franchise purchase with Tint World to opening our store. They have a great team to support you the entire way!

Xan Owens

Owner of Tint World®

Morgan Hill, CA

I chose to open a Tint World franchise after seeing several stores and meeting the dedicated, professional staff at the corporate office. They are very real people that care about creating opportunity for more people to build their own successful business.

Jeff Rackley

Owner of Tint World®

The Colony, TX

The reason I chose Tint World is that they treat you like family. I felt very welcomed during Discovery Day and Charles, the CEO is so passionate with Tint World and it shows it in how Tint World keeps successfully growing.

Pedro Flores

Owner of Tint World®

Midland, TX

I just wanted to thank you all for the training at Corporate. It’s obvious to me why the Franchise is growing so fast. Having the right leadership, employees and products is what every business strives for and I see it all in Tint World. I am very excited to get my contribution added to your family and I'm looking forward to learning more from everyone there.

Stephen Klein

Owner of Tint World®

New Orleans-Elmwood, LA

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