business-to-business franchise

20 07, 2020

Shipping Consultants Serve as Pandemic Partners, Ongoing Support for Business Owners

2020-07-20T11:51:17-04:00July 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

InXpress Experiences Mid-Year Franchise Growth Due to Proficiency, Rise of e-commerce and Robust Industry.

SOUTH JORDAN, UtahInXpress, a shipping and logistics franchise with a network of 400 franchises in 14 countries – helps small-to-medium size businesses ship 4.6 million packages a year. This year, efficient shipping has become even more essential for business owners due to supply chain challenges, overwhelmed carrier partners and an overall influx of ecommerce shipping needs.

InXpress is the DHL Express No. 1 reseller of 2019, and through the trusted global partnership, massive group buying power, and a reliable network of nearly 50 other carrier partners, franchisees are able to offer small and mid-size enterprises (SME) shipping rates traditionally only available to high-volume clients.

“It’s undeniable that there is a growing demand for discounted shipping services in the rapidly expanding e-commerce sector, resulting in franchise candidates researching InXpress,” said Christina Chambers, Executive Vice President, Franchise Development. “Fortunately, our franchisees who are trusted, knowledgeable partners for SMEs continue to serve as a reliable remote support system for all of their clients shipping needs and especially there to assist those facing pandemic-impacts.”

InXpress Americas awarded eleven franchise agreements and three transfer agreements for the first half of 2020. InXpress fills a unique hole in the marketplace, and will soon be able to assist more small-to-medium size businesses in need of solution-driven partners offering one-stop-shop access to multiple carrier options.

InXpress, named #188 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2020 Top Global Franchises list continues to see franchise prospects join with unique and varying backgrounds. One entrepreneur is joining InXpress after a decade of serving in the United States Marine Corps. Some are coming from corporate positions in accounting, sales and different leadership positions within start-up companies, while others have no sales-background but are self-driven, strategic and know the growth potential.

Some new franchisees have seen the financial freedom and success of others. For instance, Vijay Nalik is opening an InXpress in Tennessee, while his brother owns an InXpress in Australia. The transfer sales speak to the future selling option available to franchisees and the benefit of purchasing an established InXpress franchise with cliental built-in.

“Our clients, especially those in high-demand e-commerce verticals, rely on our global DHL partnership and widespread carrier connections,” said Kody Slade, InXpress Dallas franchisee and franchise development director. “As international specialists, we provide tailor-made courier and delivery options for customers. What sets InXpress apart from competitors is our franchisees’ superior account management and attentive personal touch.”

The InXpress franchise opportunity is attractive to self-starters because it allows owners to work anywhere in the world with no territory restrictions and no employee requirements. The work-from-home nature of the business, allows owners to launch with low-overhead and provide a needed service safely from the comfort of their home office.

As long as a prospective client is not already working with another InXpress franchisee, they can be presented with money-saving services that benefit their reoccurring shipping needs. Additionally, it’s a proven franchise model that allows entrepreneurs the flexibility to scale as they see fit. Franchisees can shift their business to industries experiencing an upward tick in shipping needs.

About InXpress:

InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the shipping and logistics industry, with a network of over 370 franchisees provides SMEs with unrivaled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the franchise’s size and its partnership with DHL and more than 50 other trusted carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping preparation and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight). The company was founded in 1999 in the United Kingdom and currently operates in 14 countries. InXpress Americas began franchising in 2006. To learn more about the franchise opportunity and the reoccurring revenue potential, visit https://inxpressfranchise.com/.

20 04, 2020

InXpress Develops New In-House Global Shipping Platform

2020-04-20T15:05:11-04:00April 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Shipping and Logistics Franchise Introduces User-Friendly Technology for Flexibility and Speed.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — InXpress, a global business-to-business shipping and logistics franchise has developed an in-house software platform, Webship+, to better serve its 30,000 customers worldwide. With a shipment every seven seconds, the company created its own intuitive global shipping software for user-friendly flexibility and in-house control to make future modifications.

When redesigning and creating its own easy-to-use online portal, the franchise factored in customer feedback and franchisee insight from the Brand Development Council. InXpress built Webship+ off of key existing features from its previous software, like the bulk upload tool, world-class AWS hosting, traffic light tracking system and easy integration with e-commerce platforms to save SMEs time, money and hassle.

“The enhanced system provides customers with greater flexibility in speed, a cleaner interface and additional features that make it easier for customers to do business with us,” said Paul Knott, chief operating officer of InXpress. “We help small-to-medium size businesses ship 4.6 million packages a year in 14 countries, and as volume grows, we are confident our software capacity will grow with our customers.”

Some of the customer-centric features Knott mentions include mobile access, accurate quote comparison based on real-time data, simple invoices and increased service availability.

From its founding, InXpress created a customer-service oriented culture and franchisees take pride in offering a more impactful user experience. Now more than ever, small-to-medium size enterprises need real-time visibility, help reducing costs, the ability to ship efficiently and a local contact who will go the extra mile with one-stop-shop access to multiple carrier options.

“InXpress franchisees focus on providing a true partnership with their customers, especially in times like this,” said Dustin Hansen, chief executive officer of InXpress Americas. “With our advanced proprietary platform our franchisees and customers have visibility into what’s available, fast quotes and the ability to quickly communicate with each other and eliminate the frustration of an overwhelmed 1-800 number.”

As an essential business, SMEs have real needs right now and its in-house technology positions InXpress to adapt with the customer needs. InXpress is committed to constant innovation to better serve and assist customers.

About InXpress:

InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the shipping and logistics industry, with a network of over 370 franchisees provides SMEs with unrivaled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the franchise’s size and its partnership with DHL and more than 50 other trusted carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping preparation and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight). The company was founded in 1999 in the United Kingdom and currently operates in 14 countries. InXpress Americas began franchising in 2006. To learn more about the franchise opportunity and the reoccurring revenue potential, visit https://inxpressfranchise.com/.

29 01, 2020

InXpress Ranks No. 384 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

2020-01-29T11:38:39-05:00January 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Home-Based Franchise Gains Recognition for Brand Strength, Growth and Franchisee Satisfaction.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah InXpress, a global business-to-business shipping and logistics franchise with a network of over 350 franchisees, was ranked No. 384 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious annual Franchise 500 ranking. The company provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with unrivaled time and cost-saving solutions through consultative services and innovative software.

The Franchise 500 uses a proprietary formula and evaluates a variety of key factors that include franchise cost & fees, size & growth, support, brand strength and financial strength & sustainability.

InXpress was ranked in the Business Services category, as the franchisees connect entrepreneurs to the right shipping options at the best rates to grow their business. InXpress owners work from home and coordinate movement of packages all over the world without personally handling any packages.

InXpress works with a reliable network of nearly 50 carrier partners that are essential to streamlining the shipping process for SMEs. Through those trusted partners and partnership with DHL, which has a strong international presence, InXpress can offer small-to-medium-sized businesses shipping rates traditionally only available to high-volume clients.

InXpress was also recently recognized as a Franchise Business Review 2020 Top Franchise for franchisee satisfaction and performance. The ranking surveyed franchisees with 33 benchmark questions regarding their franchisor that focused on areas such as leadership, training, and core values as well 16 more personal questions concerning their business lifestyle and overall enjoyment of running their franchise. Other accolades for the brand include Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s TOP 100 Game Changers for 2019 and MountainWest Capital Network’s 2019 Utah 100 list of fastest-growing companies.

With impressive year-over-year growth of 15 percent, InXpress plans to continue expanding throughout the United States and Canada with 20 new units in 2020. The brand is also introducing a new proprietary in-house shipping software solution built to streamline systems. The new roll out will provide franchisees with additional business management and benchmarking tools for their business and provide customers with easy to navigate reports.

“We’re committed to evolving and with our ongoing tech advancements, our growth is posed for acceleration,” said Dustin Hansen, CEO of InXpress Americas. “Our customers want data and tools that help them evaluate what makes the most sense for their business needs. This efficient management tool made with the end-user and franchisee in mind strengthens our brand’s promise to deliver exceptional customer service and support.”

The unparalleled customer service and care for every parcel is what separates InXpress from other 3PL providers and often why B2B customers switch to using InXpress’ shipping services. With the $700 billion shipping industry projected to reach $1.3 trillion in the next three years, the demand for personal shipping consultants is clear. This demand paired with the franchise’s ‘open territory’ model means self-motivated entrepreneurs can operate an InXpress from anywhere in the United States.

Unlike most franchise investment opportunities, InXpress is a home-based franchise concept with low overhead and minimum employees. Franchisees create their own schedule and are equipped with proper training and ongoing peer-to-peer support from top-performing franchisees.

About InXpress:

InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the shipping and logistics industry, with a network of over 350 franchisees provides SMEs with unrivaled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the franchise’s size and its partnership with DHL and 48 other trusted carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping preparation and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight). The company was founded in 1999 in the United Kingdom and currently operates in 14 countries. InXpress Americas began franchising in 2006. To learn more about the franchise opportunity and the reoccurring revenue potential, visit https://inxpressfranchise.com/.

14 02, 2019

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Hosts Community Giveback Project

2019-02-14T22:26:58-05:00February 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Group assembles 17,000 meals during the 2019 FASTSIGNS® International Convention in Orlando

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS® franchisees and their employees, vendors and FASTSIGNS International, Inc. corporate staff participated in a “FASTSIGNS Community Giveback” by assembling 17,000 meals for local children and their families with the organization, Feeding Children Everywhere. This event occurred during the 2019 FASTSIGNS International Convention held January 16-19 in Orlando, Florida.

“Through our FASTSIGNS Community Giveback Projects, our meeting attendees and vendors come together to support a local cause and make a positive impact in the cities that host our events,” said Tracy Lake, Director of Events at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We are so grateful for organizations that work to end hunger. With the help of our partners in giving, we were honored to join Feeding Children Everywhere to help make a dent in hunger for Orlando and the surrounding areas.”

Under the direction of Feeding Children Everywhere leadership, attendees measured, weighed, packaged and boxed 17,000 meals by forming 14 assembly lines. This was accomplished in 30 minutes during the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback Breakfast with a Purpose event.

“Our partners not only provide meals, they provide hope,” said Sarah Davila, Public Relations Manager at Feeding Children Everywhere. “Our event with FASTSIGNS created the opportunity to impact hundreds of families struggling with hunger in Orlando. Together we were able to provide 17,000 meals to children and families in need.”

This event was also made possible by the generous support of the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback sponsors including Vista System, swissQprint, peerhatch, Ornamental Post & Panel, Click2Sell, Digital Designed Solutions, Banner Ups, Computerized Cutters, Inc. and N. Glantz & Son.

ABOUT FEEDING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE:

Feeding Children Everywhere, based in Orlando, Florida, is committed to providing healthy meals to those in need, sustainability and making contributions matter. Creating a hunger-free world will be possible if we have an awareness of our impact on the world around us. Feeding Children Everywhere has implemented sustainability goals to reduce their carbon footprint to eliminate the utilization of harmful plastics as well as helping to create self-sufficient and sustainable communities throughout program areas. Financial efficiency and meaningful impact are the pillars of their commitment as they believe that financial transparency combined with a high-energy, tangible impact volunteer experience is the key to a contribution that makes a meaningful difference.

About FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the global franchisor of FASTSIGNS® sign and graphic centers. We are a business-to-business franchise with over 700 independently owned and operated franchise locations in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Chile and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE(R). Locations will be opening in Malta and Spain in 2019.

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and graphic solutions (custom signs and visual graphics) to help businesses and organizations – including manufacturers, schools and universities, retailers, construction companies, healthcare facilities and many other industries – solve their visual communications challenges such as building brand awareness, increasing location “findability”, promoting a product or service, helping people find their way around a facility or campus, hosting an event, communicating with employees, improving workflow, meeting safety and compliance regulations, etc.

FASTSIGNS centers provide custom signs and graphics, including architectural and interior décor graphics, fleet vehicle graphics, digital signs and digital signage content, event graphics, displays, banners, posters, ADA signage, safety and identification signs and much more, as well as handle everything from design to installation.

To learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or to find a location, visit fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, on Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns. Watch a video at https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialFASTSIGNS.