Franchise Spotlight: Printer Cartridges
With more people looking to source affordable ink replacement cartridges, this is an industry which is well franchised.
Empty ink printer cartridges would once have been returned to and replaced by, the original equipment manufacturer. This resulted in high costs to the consumer as they were so limited in options. Printer cartridge businesses provide consumers with the option to refill their cartridges and replace ink without having to return to costly dealers. Franchises offer entrepreneurs the chance to provide a service to consumers looking for cost-effective ink replacement alternatives and take advantage of the growth and profits in this sector.
Refilling old ink cartridges is more much appealing to the eco-aware consumer than buying new ink and disposing of old cartridges in landfill - most printer replacement/refill companies are quick to highlight the environmental benefits of using such a service. Owning a brick and mortar premises to manage your printer cartridges business can incur high start-up costs which franchisees will need to consider before investing.
Cartridge World is a successfully franchised business that specializes in print services and ink and toner cartridges for both commercial and domestic printers. With the printer services industry worth over CA$600million (Ibis World), there is profit to be made in printer ink and franchisees looking for the support and marketing banner of an established brand will find a wealth of opportunities in this sector.
Printer Cartridge Industry Analysis
Most companies offer training, from the initial set up of your business through to managing services and engaging with consumers, so previous experience in the printing industry is not necessarily required. Franchisees looking to invest in the printer cartridge sector will need a passion for sales and customer service as well as an entrepreneurial spirit.
With consumers looking for greener and more cost-effective solutions to printer needs, franchising in the printer cartridge refill industry could prove to be a successful investment. Whether you are interested in owning a store, a chain of stores or a mobile business - there are franchise options available for those who are excited about being their own boss.