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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tint World® held their Seventh Annual International Convention at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. Franchise owners took some time out of their busy schedules to attend training classes, meet with vendors, and network with exhibitors.
Tint World® is committed to the ongoing growth and training of all franchise owners. Training sessions for this year’s convention included boosting confidence in sales, the national advertising and marketing program, computer POS system usage, product knowledge, staff development, and how to take advantage of new improvements to the franchise systems.
“I am always excited to have our Tint World® Annual Convention and Awards Dinner Banquet because it gives me the chance to spend time with our over 60 franchise members, with this year being our largest franchise attendance so far,” shares CEO Charles Bonfiglio. Franchise members enjoyed the Awards Dinner Banquet and awards included Top Annual Sales Franchise, Best Performing Franchise, Most Improved Franchise, Rookie of the Year Franchise, Public Events Leader Franchise, and Franchise Mentor of the Year.
Overall, the Tint World® International Convention was a huge success and both new and seasoned franchisees went home with new ideas and strategies to propel them into success in 2015.
Tint World® is on a roll with Grand Openings, and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. This time, Tint World® celebrated the Grand Opening of Roswell – the first Tint World® location to open in the state of Georgia. The Grand Opening celebration was open to the community of Roswell and surrounding areas and gave owner Amish Patel an opportunity to showcase his new store, products, and services.
Check out highlights from the Grand Opening:
Guests were also able to enter into a raffle with a chance to win a Tint World® Premium Auto Detailing Package, Premium Auto Tinting Package, Clear Bra Paint Protection Film, and a grand prize car audio updates package. There was also free food, shirts, key chains, and water bottles for everyone to enjoy.
“What made me move forward was the training, the support that Tint World® has, as well as the strong marketing power with the capability of expanding with multiple locations,” shares Amish at the Grand Opening. Amish also participated in the three-week training program that which prepares all new franchisees for owning their own Tint World®.
See what else Amish has to say about opening his own Tint World®:
Overall, the Roswell Grand Opening was a huge success and Tint World® Roswell is off to a fantastic start. Keep up the great work, Amish!