World Options franchise owner Mike Lowe, who joined the franchise in August 2012, talks to The Franchise Magazine.
Q. What did you do before taking on a franchise?
A. I was an Account Manager for international shippers.
Q. What is your customer base?
A. My franchise covers the North West of the UK.
Q. Why did you decide to go into franchising?
A. I wanted to go into franchising because of the potential earnings it could generate.
Q. Why did you decide on a World Options franchise?
A. Having worked with the World Options system in the past I am fully aware of the benefits and feel I can sell the service.
Q. What are the benefits of this franchise?
A. For me a major benefit of a World Options franchise is that the administration side is taken care of.
Q. What is your typical day like?
A. Speak with many people and a variety of businesses, some operational aspects but mainly sales calls.
Q. What advice would you give to future World Options franchise owners?
A. The reward of working for myself is so much greater than when working for someone else, I would highly recommend it.
World Options piloted its franchise from July 2011 to July 2012 and began selling franchises on 1 August 2012. In just seven weeks it has recruited five franchise owners.
Franchise owners provide instant access to the highest quality of UK and international parcel couriers at substantial discounts regardless of your parcel delivery volume.