by Megan Dunsby
Updated: May 15, 2017 Published: May 15, 2017
Franchise: World Options
Description: Online parcel delivery service for businesses
Founded in: 2002
Owners: Warren Ferguson, James Butler and James Edwards
Average cost per franchise: £29,995 + VAT
Contact: 0330 335 8100
World Options franchise offers business clients a first class, online parcel delivery service. It offers franchisees 100% residual income, flexible hours, no geographical restrictions, and access to world-class software.
As a home-based business, its franchisees can achieve work/life balance while developing relationships with small to medium-sized businesses who use shipping services.
World Options’ franchisees assess a business’ shipping requirements and offer a range of options with substantial savings. Training and support is provided to ensure that top-quality ongoing consultation and customer service is provided.
With over 75 franchises in the UK, World Options is a highly lucrative and exciting franchise business opportunity which works.
Here, World Options outlines its franchise opportunity and why it is seeking ambitious, passionate and determined individuals who are looking to be in business for themselves but not by themselves…
The franchise opportunity
What makes the franchise different/unique?
World Options started franchising in 2012, we have expanded rapidly because we provide a service that businesses need and are willing to pay for. We now have over 75 franchises in the UK:
- Unlike other franchise opportunities which might restrict you to stay in your area, World Options provides non geographical restrictions which means franchisees can work and get business wherever they want, nationwide.
- Franchisees can work from home with no office, no vans, no staff needed – keeping costs low.
- Pioneered software – Our unique online portal is one of the best in the market.
What services do you offer?
World Options offers businesses a first class, highly competitive online parcel delivery and courier service at the click of a mouse. We use the largest courier companies in the world to deliver goods for business customers.
Business customers can view multiple online quotes, comparisons in seconds, preferential rates and book shipments faster. Saving the business time and money, whilst improving your shipping experience.
A World Options franchisee’s job is to simply find businesses who want to use the online portal and build a relationship with them. The more shipments they book through the unique online portal, the more a franchisee makes.
How big is the market opportunity?
It’s part of a multi-billion pound industry.
With online shopping now at its highest level, couriers are an extremely lucrative industry to be part of. The domestic parcel industry alone is worth £4.4bn.
This industry continues to expand rapidly and the need for delivery services has increased dramatically too. Becoming a World Options franchisee opens a massive and growing market to profit from.
How is the brand marketed?
World Options has a dedicated marketing department with a calendar of marketing activities planned out throughout the year to promote the brand and increase enquiries for franchises.
We market the brand as a whole as well as offering franchisees full marketing expertise and support across branding, marketing collateral, PR, website and search engine optimisation (SEO), social media and email marketing.
How do you divide the regions?
Unlike other franchise opportunities which might restrict you to stay in your area, World Options provides non-geographical restrictions which means franchisees can work and pursue business transactions wherever they want, nationwide.
Do your franchisees work from home or an office?
Most franchisees work from home to give them the flexibility of a good work life balance. As they grow and become more successful they may decide take on extra staff and some decide to set-up their own offices, whereas others are happy working from home to keep overheads low. That choice is entirely up to the franchisee.
What do you offer franchisees that sign up?
With World Options, you become a business owner but you are not on your own. You will get in-depth training so that you understand the product and practical support to take the hassle out of running your franchise.
Your clients will be supported by our super-efficient customer service team and you can also rest assured that all your customer invoices will be automatically generated – leaving you free to run your business and enjoy the rewards.
A World Options franchise offers you:
- A proven franchise opportunity that works
- The chance to be your own boss
- An online portal that does everything for you and your client
- Delivery services from the world’s leading carriers
- A dedicated mentor/advisor
- Customer service support
- One invoice, one system
- No geographical boundaries
- A business that fits around your lifestyle
- A support network including trainers and other franchisees
How much does a World Options franchise cost?
The typical start-up cost is £29,995 + VAT
Success and growth
How is World Options looking to grow?
World Options is expanding rapidly with new offices opening internationally. We are becoming a global organisation and are seeking ambitious, passionate and determined individuals who are looking to be in business for themselves as well as be part of a global team.
What is the potential of a World Options franchise?
The earning potential is huge. Our top franchises are making £200,000 to £500,000 + gross profit annually.
Finally, is World Options a member of the British Franchise Association (bfa)?
World Options is proud to have been a member of the bfa since 2012.