National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise reviews 2015 and previews growth plans for 2016
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Jan. 6, 2016 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, recaps their 2015 openings, partnerships and awards, and offers insights into Q1 2016 expansion.
For 2015, Tint World® opened 10 new franchise locations and received four nationally recognized awards. In addition, Tint World® finalized seven new vendor partnerships, including Rhino-Rack USA and HornBlasters.
“Our continued growth both in terms of new franchisees and vendor relationships made this a great year for Tint World®,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “We were able to accomplish a lot as a franchise, but some of our most successful actions have been what we’ve done behind the scenes to prepare for 2016.”
Tint World® will be launching an industry first e-commerce platform in Q1 of 2016, which will allow Tint World® customers to purchase products online and have them shipped directly to their nearest Tint World® location for prompt installation. The platform launch will additionally benefit franchisees as well with a corresponding store intranet integration.
“With the launch of our streamlined e-commerce platform, our franchisees will also have their point of sale, accounting and marketing efforts integrated and connected into one single intranet system,” said Bonfiglio. “Instead of separate stores running separate systems with separate accounting, our franchisees will now be able to function in an ecosystem that makes it easy for all aspects of their business to funnel directly into corporate. This means franchisees will have everything at their fingertips – from weekly KPIs and sales benchmarks to monthly P&Ls and online vs. in-store sales figures – all in real time.”
In addition to the system upgrades for their franchisees, Tint World® will also be introducing a new vendor system and opening 10 new locations by the end of March.
“Quarter one of 2016 will be the biggest quarter we’ve ever had in terms of store openings,” said Bonfiglio. “Historically we’ve opened 8-12 stores a year, but with 10 stores opening in Q1 and 25 more stores that are securing locations and set for training right behind them to open this year, we’re on track to have upwards of 35 new stores opening in 2016. And that does not include potential mergers and acquisitions under review. 2016 is going to be a big year for us.”
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ 2015 recap:
New franchise store locations
- Lakeville, MN
- Salem, NH
- Houston, TX
- Morgan Hill, CA
- Denver, CO
- Duluth, GA
- Beckley, WV
- Christansburg, VA
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Naples, FL
Nationally recognized awards
- Fourth year naming in Inc. 500|5000 of fastest-growing companies
- Franchise Times Top 200+ recognition
- Finalist for Top 25 Retailer of the Year Award by Mobile Electronics Magazine
- 2015 Mobile Electronics Industry Awards Retailer of the Year-Store Chain Runner-Up
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ are leading providers of automotive, marine, residential and commercial window tinting and also offer sales and installation of mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, auto accessories, custom wheels and tire packages, detailing services, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of Residential, Commercial and Marine Computerized Window Tinting and Security Film Services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.
About Tint World®
Founded in 1982, Tint World® has grown to become an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in the U.S. and abroad, each franchise location houses approximately 20 profit centers, ranging from in-store accessory installations, to off-site sales and installation of residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security films. To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.
Tint World® Contact:
Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO