Franchise Spotlight: Van Based
This is an industry offering many diverse franchise opportunities for those looking for a low-cost, quick start business.
Van based businesses - either single or multi-van operations, offer franchisees low-startup costs and a chance to get out and about. With annual sales of online goods looking to reach over $450billion by 2024 (Statista), there is more need for delivery drivers than ever before.
As well as delivering goods, van-based businesses include pest prevention, cleaning services, gardening and lawn maintenance and catering. With the ability to easily upscale the business if desired, van-based franchises offer flexibility to those who like being out and about and meeting new people.
For franchisees interested in providing cleaning services, businesses such as OpenWorks came into their own after the 2020 health pandemic, with ‘deep cleans’ and ‘disinfection cleans’ suddenly being highly sought after. For cooler customers, companies like Kona Ice (which provide shaved ice drinks for customers) offer low-start up costs and the backing of an established brand.
Van Based Industry Analysis
A van-based franchise is a great option for those looking for a business with low start-up costs and high-profit margins. With no need for brick and mortar premises and the associated utility costs, this is a business venture which has the potential to be lucrative.
Van based businesses also need relatively little marketing energy as your van will most likely display your brand name and details - it really is marketing on the job! Although a valid driving license will be essential, there are very few other requirements for those starting a new franchise. Certainly, an enjoyment of driving, travelling and interacting with new people will be important.
With a wealth of options available and the ever-growing use of online purchasing, van-based businesses look set to stay a desirable option for those ready to get mobile, and with an interest in growing their franchise in the future.