How to Boost Your Car Wash Sales

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If you own a car wash business, becoming a Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise owner and building an adjacent store could greatly benefit your sales figures. Tint World®’s established brand combined with your success and experience running a business are a perfect recipe for capturing sales and cornering the market as a one-stop shopping experience for automotive styling needs.

One reason that opening an adjacent Tint World® could increase sales at your car wash is the type of consumer that our automotive retail business attracts. Our customers are generally more interested in taking care of their vehicle’s appearance than the average person. When these customers come to Tint World® for various projects, the convenience of your car wash in close proximity is likely to attract them to that service, as well. You will not only benefit from their patronage at your Tint World® franchise, but also from your car wash.

Tint World® is known, among many other things, for our top-of-the-line auto detailing service. In fact, we have been the #1 auto detailing service center for over 30 years. Our reputation and expertise could be combined with your own, helping establish your car wash and Tint World® franchise location as the premier location in your area for complete auto detailing.

Opening an adjacent Tint World® franchise also provides you and your existing business with the added security that franchising brings. Franchises have a greater than 95% chance of being successful, compared to less than 20% for a non-established venture. Thanks to a combination of an established brand, group buying power and marketing support, an adjacent Tint World® franchise could be a tremendous investment for future success.

If you have any questions about opening a Tint World® franchise, visit our Tint World® franchise opportunities page today!

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3 Ways to Market your Window Tinting Business

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One aspect of operating a business that many business owners find challenging and time-consuming is marketing. It can be nearly impossible to handle all of your day-to-day operations while also staying up-to-date on all of the new marketing trends. That’s one of the many reasons why opening a tinting franchise with Tint World® is appealing to so many people. Tint World®’s advanced marketing techniques are what make us a leading player among automotive retail franchises. Our franchisees are given unparalleled marketing support to separate their business from their competitors. This post will highlight three ways to market your window tinting business that Tint World® can assist with.

  1. Search Engine Optimization – It might be a widely-used term these days, but search engine optimization (SEO) is still not widely understood by many business owners. Put in relevant terms, SEO is the process to ensure that a company’s website appears as early and often as possible in a search engine’s results for searches related to that company or business. This can be a challenging process for a business owner, but Tint World® franchisees do not have to worry about it. We work for you to ensure our website appears frequently for relevant searches about window tinting. This means that when someone Googles “window tinting” in their area, Tint World®’s brand is well-represented, improving the chances that the searcher will decide on Tint World®  for their tinting needs, bringing your franchise traffic and sales.
  2. Branded Email Campaigns – A simple and effective way to reach your target audience is through branded email campaigns. This allows you to send your business’ message directly to the inbox of your customers and potential customers, increasing the likelihood that they will visit Tint World®’s website and then visit their local store. We design email campaigns for our franchisees, drawing interest to their stores without any effort on their part.
  3. Custom Website Content – Custom website content, such as blog posts, will not only increase your SEO and drive traffic to Tint World®’s site, but they also help position the brand and its employees as experts. For instance, a consumer interested in automotive window tinting might come across our post on customizing a vehicle and decide to go into their local Tint World® to learn more about their options. Our franchisees benefit from this content without lifting a finger.

If you are interested in becoming a Tint World® franchise owner, download our franchise kit today.

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4 Benefits of Becoming an Automotive Franchise Owner

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The automotive customization industry is a $31 billion a year industry centered on modifying cars to improve performance and/or style. Consumers in this industry want their vehicle to look unique when they are on the road. This is a niche market, but its consumers are passionate and knowledgeable. Tapping into this market by opening an automotive franchise store could prove fruitful going forward, and we have highlighted four benefits below to consider.

  1. Passionate consumers – As briefly mentioned above, consumers within the automotive customization industry are incredibly passionate. They want their cars to both run better and look better than the typical factory-produced vehicle. They achieve this by purchasing aftermarket products and either installing them themselves or having a professional install them. These consumers are very knowledgeable about their cars, but also seek advice and recommendations for products and services. An owner of an automotive franchise could profit from this unique consumer group.
  2. Monetary potential – As we stated at the beginning, the automotive customization market is a $31 billion a year industry. A majority of those sales (57.5%) come from the sale of accessories and appearance products. This would include things such as audio systems and window tinting. What’s notable for potential franchise owners is that only 17% of all accessory sales are captured by dealerships. This leaves 83% of sales to be captured by businesses like Tint World® who can provide a variety of aftermarket products that aren’t available from a dealership. There are billions of dollars to be made in this industry, and it’s these aftermarket customization stores that are best positioned to fill consumers’ needs.
  3. Stability – During the recent recession, the automotive industry as a whole suffered greatly. Giants in the manufacturing business had to be bailed out by the federal government, and consumer confidence was incredibly low. However, the automotive restyling market remained relatively stable. While aftermarket performance sales suffered during the recession, consumers remained willing to personalize the appearance of their vehicles. This seems to suggest that automotive franchise owners, particularly those that provide customization, retained a good deal of their customers’ discretionary spending during this period, something that will only increase as the economy continues to recover.
  4. Franchise structure – Automotive franchises are best positioned to take advantage of these previously mentioned benefits in the industry. Tint World®, for example, boasts tremendous relationships with the top manufacturers and vendors in the industry. This allows us to tap into automotive retail markets with unbeatable prices. We are able to attract and keep an already existing and passionate customer base with these low prices. Our franchise owners are then able to benefit from higher profit margins than those found at a typical automotive center.

If you would like further information on Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise opportunities, contact us today!

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Vendor Management: Selling Products You Install

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Selling vendor products through your automotive service center is an obvious choice if you are looking for new ways to grow your business. Eliminating the need to manufacture the products you install saves both money and time and allows you to focus on keeping your installation services as high quality as possible. However, there are ways to make vendor management far simpler for many automotive service centers.

Vendor management can be one of the more time-consuming aspects of operating an automotive retail center (and most businesses in general). Researching your potential vendors, getting quotes and negotiating contracts can take you away from other aspects of your business and hamper your ability to ensure the services you are providing are as good as they could be. Any time spent discussing prices with a vendor is time that could be spent training your employees or working on ways to streamline your installation processes.

At Tint World®, we’ve eliminated these hassles for our franchise owners. As an owner, you don’t have to spend any of your valuable time seeking out vendors. Throughout our existence, Tint World® has fostered numerous relationships with some of the leading vendors in this industry to provide our franchise owners with only the finest products available on the market, keeping our customers satisfied and loyal. From Alpine to Katzkin to Oracle, we have tremendous relationships with the brands that are most desired in today’s marketplace. Our size and long-standing success also allows us to receive the best deals from our vendors, keeping the costs low for both our franchise owners and the car enthusiasts that come to their stores.

Tint World® understands how important vendor management is to a business’ success. We have made it our #1 priority to enhance franchise profit levels at the operating level, and handling the vendor management for our franchise owners is part of that. Our streamlined vendor management, combined with the size of our company, allows our franchise owners to reap the rewards of incredibly low supply costs without the typical time and effort required of non-franchise owners.

If you would like to learn more about converting your automotive service center into a Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise, please visit our website or call 800-767-8468.

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Doing More with Your Window Tinting Business

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While many automotive service centers offer car window tinting, few have expanded their business opportunities to provide additional window tinting services for homes or boats. If you’re tinting windows, not capitalizing on these additional tinting services can cost you profits and limit your customer base.

Window film and window tinting has low overhead costs and high profit margins. Through a relatively low investment on your part, you can enjoy these expansive opportunities on a much broader scale. While providing window tinting for automobiles may provide your business with a nice revenue, expanding the reach of your tinting service allows you to take full advantage of these margins.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 115 million homes in the United States, and, on average, those homes have 11 windows each – proving that the opportunity to expand your business is virtually unlimited. The broad range of window films offered for residential properties allows tinting franchises, such as Tint World®, to fill a variety of needs for a variety of homeowners. Residential window film installation should be a no-brainer for your business.

In addition to residential window tinting, marine window tinting is also a lucrative market. The U.S. Coast Guard most recently reported that there are 12 million registered recreational boats in the United States, and this number doesn’t include the millions more that are used for private enterprise. Again, limiting your business to just automotive tinting inhibits the growth of your customer base, capping your potential profit.

As a window tinting franchise, Tint World® has successfully served this broad market for years. Our unmatched buying power allows our franchise owners to purchase window tinting supplies at the absolute lowest prices, permitting them to keep profit margins high while providing services to a much larger customer base.

If you would like more information on expanding your window tinting business, contact Tint World® today at 800-767-8468.

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3 Reasons to Convert Your Service Station into a Franchise

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If you’re a successful automotive service center owner looking for a way to improve your store’s performance, converting your service center into a Tint World® franchise can provide you with a better way to grow your business. The conversion will allow you to reap the rewards of an already proven franchise system without having to start from scratch and increase your profit margin and customer base.

Consider the following benefits of turning your existing business into a Tint World® franchise:

Group Buying Power – To put it simply, Tint World® is able to sell high-quality products at unbeatable, discounted prices. Throughout our company’s successful tenure, we have cultivated relationships with the top manufacturers and vendors in today’s marketplace. This allows our stores to keep prices low while simultaneously keeping your profit margins high. Converting your business to a Tint World® franchise can allow you to immediately gain this group buying power and see a quick return on your investment.

Exceptional Support – Tint World® franchisees enjoy corporate support in many areas of their business. As a franchisee, you’ll be provided with quality business consulting and operational support, helping your store function at its peak. You will also benefit from Tint World®’s comprehensive marketing campaign. Marketing a small business can be both challenging and time-consuming, taking your time and energy away from actual operations. Franchisees, however, have the advantage of Tint World®’s promotional materials, email campaigns and the latest in web marketing techniques including search engine optimization and video production. In addition, the Tint World® franchise system provides the latest technologies, trends, products and installation techniques available in the automotive and window film industry.

Expanded Customer Base – Tint World® offers a broader range of services than a typical service station. This allows you to create “one-stop-shop” to fill your customers’ needs.  Tint World® locations are divided into three departments (window tinting and window film, mobile electronics and accessories, detailing and reconditioning) to create multiple profit centers that allow franchisees to attract a larger customer base than the typical service center and keep these additional customers coming back.

Tint World® is dedicated to enhancing franchise profits at the operating level. In fact, it’s our #1 priority. We believe that converting your successful service center can increase your profits and simplify your business’ operations. For more information on converting to an Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise, please contact us today at 800-767-8468.

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Seven New Franchisees Join The Team

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Tint World® is excited to announce the opening of seven new Tint World® locations in seven different states. This round of Tint World® openings introduces Tint World® to the states of Virginia and West Virginia, while other locations will be joining the family of established and successful franchise locations. The seven new locations are:

  • Duluth, Georgia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Houston, Texas
  • Christiansburg, Virginia
  • Beckley, West Virginia
  • North Miami Beach, Florida
  • Morgan Hill, California

We look forward to eventually having a Tint World® in every state, and now we are just two states closer! The new store owners and franchisees will be participating in our rigorous 3-week training program which covers staff development, product knowledge, installation techniques, and business management.

With comprehensive training, advanced marketing programs, and ongoing operational and technical support from the corporate staff, new franchisees will be set up for success from the very beginning.

If you are interested in learning more about Tint World® Franchise, contact Franchise Director Anthony Foley at (800) 767-8468 for more information.

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Don’t take our word for it…

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Tint World® has started 2015 off with more success stories and even more happy customers. But don’t just take our word for it, hear it from our franchisees!

In and effort to constantly improve and create a wonderful experience for the new team members and franchise owners, Tint World® has reached out to several franchisees about their personal experience owning their own Tint World®. The overwhelming positive responses were great confirmation that Tint World® is headed on the right path, staying true to the goal of making Tint World® one of the best franchises to own.

The list of satisfied Tint World® franchisees is growing with each new opening. To view each store owner’s testimonial video, click on one of the videos below or click here to view even more testimonials.

Watch the videos below to hear from some of our franchisees:

To view all of our franchisee testimonials, click here.

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Want to know what happens in Vegas?

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Each year Tint World® attends the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for their International Convention, this year being the seventh annual.

The Tint World® Annual International Convention is an opportunity for franchisees to network with vendors, receive training, and be recognized for outstanding achievements. Attendance grows every year and Tint World® continues to expand the franchise family with several new stores opening every year.

Watch the video below to find out what happens at the Tint World® Convention:

The SEMA show encompasses every type of product and service in the automotive aftermarket industry, making it the perfect place to hold the Tint World® Convention.

Franchise Director Anthony Foley shares, “This convention is great for our franchisees to get together, see new products, see new services, and really just build camaraderie, and as well also go through some fantastic trainings that our vendors have put forth.”

If you’re interested in joining the Tint World® Franchise in 2015, contact Franchise Director Anthony Foley at (800) 767-8468 to learn more.

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Tint World® 2014 In Review

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It’s been another exciting year for Tint World® as we welcomed new franchise locations, launched a new website, and held our Annual Convention. It seems every year is better than the last and we’re looking forward to more success and growth in 2015!

New Locations & International Expansion
In 2014, Tint World® opened 6 new stores across the US in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and California. Two international locations also opened in Kingston, Ontario and Riyadh marking the first ever Tint World® stores to open internationally.

Newly Redesigned Website
Tint World® launched a newly designed and optimized website for consumers this year. The new website features a fully responsive design, improved navigation features and drop down menus, and high resolution graphics and product images and videos.

Awards & Recognition
Franchisee Rodney Thiel of Grapevine, Texas was recognized by the International Franchise Association as Tint World® Franchisee of the year. In addition, Tint World® was awarded 2014 Retailer Store Chain of the Year by Mobile Electronics. Tint World® also ranked 13th in Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises for 2014 and ranked 1st in Franchise Gator’s Top Emerging Franchises. Lastly, Franchise Business Review ranked Tint World® 11th among the top 50 franchises for 2014.

Industry Presence
This year held another record setting turnout for the Seventh Annual International Convention at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Franchisees had the opportunity to receive training, network with exhibitors, continue relationships with existing vendors, and forge new ones.

If you’re interested in joining the Tint World® Franchise in 2015, contact Franchise Director Anthony Foley at (800) 767-8468 to learn more.

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