COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many businesses, but Tint World owners have pushed forward with efforts resulting in one of the biggest years to date in terms of store sales and new franchises. By Cindy Charette
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many businesses, but Tint World owners have pushed forward with efforts resulting in one of the biggest years to date in terms of store sales and new franchises.
“To create and maintain sustainable business success, it’s important to re-invest in the future for tomorrow’s success,” says Charles Bonfiglio, founder, president and CEO. “Since day one, we’ve always had a Tint World road map in place, with our plans for expansion and improvement at each phase of our evolution. At Tint World HQ, we are constantly working behind the scenes to evaluate what works, what needs improvement, and what we need to do for it to work even better.”
Tint World offers sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, 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.
Recently, Bonfiglio rolled out several new support systems for his stores, starting with a new and improved point-of-sale system. This new system will assist owners with invoicing and accepting payments, either in-person or online, providing tools to send automated appointment reminders and confirmations to customers, and tracking important business management metrics. Franchisees also received a 2020 Brand Image Standards Guide to help with in-store branding and promotions, as well as exclusive vendor products and tools. Following this guide will ensure consistency across all locations so every customer receives the same professional experience, no matter which store they visit. Additionally, Tint World announced its new enhanced social media and review response platform, giving franchisees the ability to schedule store-specific posts, view corporate content schedules and access content libraries with imagery and videos for individual promotions.
Improvements to franchise-development marketing include adding sales staff as well as aligning with thousands of franchise brokers from the top five professional franchise broker networks. Hundreds of franchise opportunity requests are coming in, and multi-store developers are joining the team, monthly. With goals to create a worldwide presence and a focus on expanding to 300 locations in 50 states by 2025, Bonfiglio said: “Whether it’s a U.S. location opening every other week, exponential growth in Canada, or even upcoming expansions in the Middle East – our brand is rapidly growing to more and more cities around the world.”
For more information on a Tint World franchise, visit tintworld.com/franchise-opportunities.
– Cindy Charette