Franchise Spotlight: Van Based
WIth more people looking for alternatives to sitting in an office, industry trends show an increase in van based franchises.
For those looking to get out of the office and onto the open road, a van franchise offers the opportunity to own and manage your own mobile business. Van franchises are hugely varied and cover a range of industries, including repairs, pest control, signage, window cleaning and there is a growing trend towards mobile food and drinks franchises. With more people shopping online than ever before, there is also an increase in the number of delivery vans needed to match demand.
Franchisees who enjoy meeting people and travelling to new locations will find a van based franchise is a popular option and, since your van will most likely display your company name and branding, marketing your business has never been easier! With a rising number of people looking for grab-and-go food and drinks, opportunities are wide ranging.
Canadian Residential Inspections Services and Doctor Screen both offer a mobile service to consumers and relatively low cost investment opportunities to franchisees. During the 2020 health pandemic, van based businesses were often able to continue offering their services as they were able to successfully socially distance.
Van based Industry Analysis
Most van based franchise opportunities do not require previous training or expertise, although a clean and valid driving license will of course be essential. For franchisees looking to start a mobile food business, relevant qualifications in food preparation and hygiene will need to be obtained, but this will often be organised by the franchisor.
Franchisees investing in this sector will benefit from sales experiences and will need to be confident building good relationships with consumers. Businesses like window cleaners rely on repeat business which means customer satisfaction is pivotal for success. Although it will be important to factor in the cost of fuel and van maintenance, for franchisees who enjoy driving and meeting new people, a van based franchise can be a low cost investment with high earning potential.