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    $100,000 Revenue GUARANTEE in first 12 months

$100,000 Revenue GUARANTEE in
first 12 months

About Us.

  • Operating a successful, rewarding and profitable business in one of the fastest growing and recession proof industries;
  • Owning a business that moves you towards self-employment and financial freedom;
  • Assisting companies and individuals during one of the 5 most stressful times in life: a move;
  • Owning a business where the franchisor’s proprietary and unique Online Marketing System assists you in generating, closing and scheduling moves so you can be up and running and earning money from the first day!
  • Grabbing your share of the $4.2 billion moving industry in Canada, and that’s only from the residential sector (!).

  • Metropolitan Movers

    this is what it’s all about:
    Our share of a $4.2 Billion industry.
    Join us and grab your share too

  • Awards

    Metropolitan Movers is an award winning company chosen as the customer choice award winner for 2012 and approved by the Canadian Franchise Association

  • Download Application

    This is where you give us a chance to learn about you. Now that you know more about us let’s find out how compatible we are

abIf you can imagine any of the above then you may be a perfect candidate for a Metropolitan Movers franchise.
Last year more than 4,500,000 Canadians migrated from one Home to another for work, school or to get a fresh start. According to a recent survey by ComFree, a whopping 28% of homeowners get the urge to move every five years. What’s even more shocking is that 14% of Canadian homeowners get the itch to move every year. Furthermore, the Canadian Association of Movers estimates that 80 percent of all moves are regional or local.

 

According to Statistics Canada two thirds of all moves are “local”, 1/3 of renters and 1 out of every 5 people move every year, the average person moves 12 times in their life and 96% of all moving companies are small local businesses, and unlike Metropolitan Movers, they do not have the sophistication to ensure the client receives the utmost in customer service before and after their move, nor do they understand how to properly perform a move as their movers do not undergo the rigorous training that ours do.

 

The major reasons that prompt Canadians to move include a new addition to the family, job relocation, a decrease in family members, retirement, an increase in cash flow, or major renovations needed. All is this merely for the residential sector. The commercial sector is at least twice as large as the residential and at Metropolitan Movers, we cover it all.
satisfactionMetropolitan Movers, the Consumer’s Choice Winner for 2012 has been a leader in providing full service and customized moving services to families and companies big and small. Last year Metropolitan Movers moved over 15,000 Canadians into new homes and this does not include the vast number of commercial moves we carried out. We understand how stressful a move can be and provide our clients fast and reliable service and the security of knowing that their movers are properly insured and licensed.

 

Our movers receive comprehensive training on how to wrap, pack and move a large variety of items from furniture to rare art and pianos, to large offce equipment and computer hardware configurations. Metropolitan Movers responds to the needs of clients all across North America and is the authorized and designated moving supplier of both the US and Canadian Governments. Additionally Metropolitan Movers was selected from hundreds of other companies to be the authorized moving supplier for the prestigious G8-G20 Congress.

 

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Franchisees receive full support from the Franchisor which includes generating some of the customer leads and scheduling of those moves for the Franchisee. What other franchise do you know that generates and provides the franchisee with closed leads?? Our unique and proprietary online marketing and scheduling software provides additional business for the franchisee on top of his/her own marketing efforts. Our franchisees are business people who engage qualified and customer service oriented staff and movers from their community to generate business and to perform the actual moving services. The daily tasks of the franchisee include business development, administration, marketing, and the hiring and managing of an office and moving team and so on.
If you are tired of working hard for someone else, or are just seeking the rewards of being a business owner, particularly in a booming and growing industry, Metropolitan Movers is the right choice for you. Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds but all share the same commitment and sincere desire to provide exceptional customer service to people when they are most in need; when moving. Successful owners have great interpersonal skills, supervisory experience and are comfortable in a relationship management role. If this sounds like you, Metropolitan Movers can offer you the opportunity you have been looking for!

 

For more information please contact: Opportunity@MetropolitanFranchising.com

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Training and Support

Training and support are two of the most important aspects of becoming a successful franchisee. It doesn't matter how strong your brand is if the day to day operations are not synchronized.It's pretty much like wearing a Rolex watch that's not working.

Training

Our franchisees have access to two training programs:

  • Business
  • Moving.

Business training introduces the franchise owner, as well as those in the franchise owner’s “office staff”, to all the tools necessary to successfully operate the business. The training consists of approximately one week of in-class instruction but might vary from person to person.

Business training is mandatory for the franchisee and is highly advisable for all additional office staff. The Initial Franchise Fee will include training for the franchise owner and one additional person, but arrangements can be made for the training of additional personnel.

Moving training consists of a day of in-class instruction, followed by three days of basic on-the-job training, and closed off by approximately four days of designated on-the-job training to provide the employee with the full scope of experiences required to properly represent your office and our brand. Further training, in the form of a few additional hour of in-class instruction and two additional days of on-the-job training, is required for a moving team-leader.

On-the-job training is conducted by sending the mover as an extra to an already established moving team. Designated on-the-job training is conducted in the same manner, but to specific jobs involving the moving of a piano, pool table, or other items that might require special attention.

Moving training is mandatory to all who will be taking part in the field portion of the business. The Initial Fee will include the training for one team-leader and one regular mover. The training of additional employees can be arranged with the head office, but will be performed at the franchise owner’s expense.

Support

services-main-customer-serviceAs a businessman, looking to buy a franchise, you’re probably asking yourself: how can I be sure my franchise will be as flourishing as the others?

Yes, every franchisor will offer you the “Manual”, but is the manual enough? The answer to those key questions lies in the franchisor’s support tools and training efforts.

We, at Metropolitan Movers are proud of our business model and operating procedures that had been meticulously developed over the years. That way you can rest to assure that your franchise will function just as any of our other successful franchisees do.

 

Support tools

  • Proprietary marketing and booking software.
  • Scheduled reports following and predicting your sales, marketing efforts, HR and logistics.
  • A full fleet management service.
  • Training curriculum followed by our training experts.
  • Offline as well as online marketing plans.
  • A dedicated online merchandise supplier that will minimize your need to keep and storage your stock.
  • Customer Service Support.
  • Human Recourses Training Help and Support.
  • Support with any other subject or issue that is related to running our Franchise in the most efficient and profitable way.


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Mutual Investment

THE METRO GUARANTEE
If Your Franchise Does Not Generate $100,000 In Gross Revenue In The First 12 Months Of Business We Will Refund You The Initial Francise Fee Of $29,000.

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  • An Initial franchise fee: $29,000 plus HST
  • A total investment including start-up costs and working capital: approx $50,000 – $150,000
  • An Advertising Fund Contribution of 3% of Gross Monthly Sales
  • Ongoing Royalties: 7.5% plus HST of Gross Monthly Sales
  • To provide all services in accordance with Metropolitan Movers standards and procedures

Our Investment in You

  • A professional head office team with over 10 years experience in the moving industry in North America
  • A 1-Week initial intensive training course in the Metropolitan Movers moving rules and procedures
  • A comprehensive Training and Operations Manual
  • A well-established and growing franchise network in Ontario
  • An easy to run business opportunity with a proven track-record of success and profitability within the first 6 months of operation
  • Prime markets and locations still available
  • Exclusive and protected territory
  • Opening marketing materials plus other branded materials for your local marketing efforts
  • A marketing-driven Brand
  • Proprietary marketing system that sends you business from day 1 of operations!
  • Dedicated franchisee website section promoting your franchise location


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Territory.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PURCHASE A METROPOLITAN MOVERS FRANCHISE?

The cost of a full turnkey franchise varies from $50,000– $145,000 (CDN$ plus applicable taxes). The exact amount is dependent upon many factors and as such can only be determined during the Application Process. The main factor one is if you buy, lease or finance the trucks, in the case of Finance or leasing initial investment is close to $50,000.

HOW MUCH UNENCUMBERED CASH DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?

Prospects should have at least $30,000 unencumbered liquid capital available for investment and the rest may be financed through a financial institution. Additionally, we recommend that all franchisees begin with an extra $25,000 in working capital.

WHERE DOES MY INVESTMENT MONEY GO?

The Initial Franchise Fee goes to the Franchisor. The balance of the money pays for your inventory of supplies, truck leasing or financing fees, software costs, uniforms, equipment, branding and the like. It covers all the expenses required to get your franchise up and running and ready for business.

DOES METROPOLITAN MOVERS PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

We do not finance franchisees however we do provide assistance to the franchisee in arranging financing through one of the many accredited lending institutions. In some cases if the candidate leaves a strong impression we can finance the Franchise Fee or help him find a Partner which could be an existing Franchisee or an outside passive Investor.

ARE THERE FEES I HAVE TO PAY UPFRONT?

Yes, you pay a one-time non-refundable Initial Franchise Fee of $29,000* (plus taxes) to Metropolitan Franchising Inc. In addition to the Initial Franchise Fee there are other costs common to the start-up of any business such as permits, incorporation and professional fees and the like. These fees are not paid to the Franchisor but to third party suppliers and are included in the calculation of the Total Investment.

*The Franchise Fee goes up to $39,000 after Jan 1st, 2016.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL FEE?

  • A GUARANTEE to generate at least $100,000 in Gross Revenue in your first 12 months of operation or get the Franchise Fee back.
  • The right and licence to use the Metropolitan Movers Trademark, System and Manuals.
  • A 1-week comprehensive Training Program for you and one other member of your management team.
  • A marketing plan to get your business off the ground and running on Day 1.
  • The use and maintenance of all Metropolitan Movers manuals, marketing materials, and all other resources
  • Set-up and ongoing support from the Head Office personnel in all aspects of the business including areas of operations, marketing and IT.

WHAT IS COVERED IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM?

We provide you with all the training you will need to successfully operate your franchise. We will provide you 1 week of Initial Training on the operation of the business at our head office location. The cost of initial training and course materials is included in the Initial Fee for up to two (2) persons which must include the franchise owner. All costs of travel, meals and accommodations are at the franchisees expense. The training program is conducted after the signing of the Franchise Agreement and payment of the Franchise Fee and before the business can open for operation. Satisfactory completion of the initial training program is mandatory.

IN ADDITION TO THE INITIAL INVESTMENT OF A METROPOLITAN MOVERS FRANCHISE, WHAT ON-GOING PAYMENTS AM I REQUIRED TO MAKE DURING THE TERM OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT?

On-going payments include:

  • A monthly Royalty fee of 7.5% of Gross Sales for the term of the Agreement;
  • A monthly Advertising Fund Contribution of 3% of Gross Sales for the term of the Agreement;
  • A monthly Local Advertising obligation to spend 2.0% of Gross Sales on local initiatives.
  • Other Marketing fees are optional.

WHAT IS THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT AND DO I GET TO RENEW?

The Initial Term of the Agreement is Ten (10) years and there is (1) option to renew for another Ten (10) year period providing that the franchisee meets certain conditions.

WHERE CAN I OPERATE MY BUSINESS?

Franchisees will be granted exclusive Marketing Territories within which only they can solicit business. However, all franchisees are allowed to accept contracts from clients who have solicited them freely and whose move is outside the Franchisees designated Marketing Territory.

WHAT TYPES OF QUALIFICATIONS DOES METROPOLITAN MOVERS LOOK FOR IN A FRANCHISEE?

In a Metropolitan Movers franchise, the franchisee is not the mover, but the person who coordinates all scheduled moves, generates new business and provides excellent customer and after service care. The franchisee engages the appropriate movers to complete the actual move at the scheduled date and time. Of course, the franchisee will be trained in how to perform a move so he can supervise his / her crews if needed.

Not everyone who applies for a franchise qualifies to become a Metropolitan Movers franchise owner. For mutual success and satisfaction, we must ensure that every franchisee possesses the necessary skills, commitment level, dedication, work ethic, and character to properly run and manage their franchise. Our franchisees are typically businesspersons with some experience at the supervisory level, and have excellent organizational, interpersonal and marketing skills. We franchise only to individuals who will be hands-on owner operators, not holding corporations or passive investors.

HOW SECURE IS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION I PROVIDE ON MY APPLICATION

The information is 100% secure and confidential. We do not share the information and it is used solely in determining your candidacy as a Metropolitan Movers franchisee.

WHAT SALES VOLUME CAN I EXPECT FROM A FRANCHISE?

Sales volume is highly dependent on numerous factors including the territory, the ability of the franchisee to properly manage the business, our marketing plan execution, economic conditions and the like. The only thing we can guarantee is $100,000 Revenue in your first 12 months of operation or your Franchise fee back.

WHAT SUPPORT IS GIVEN FOR A NEW FRANCHISE OPENING?

A successful launch of the franchise in your local area is a critical step in the development of a Metropolitan Movers franchise operation. We assist the franchisee and his management team with a “hands-on” support team, pre and post opening as well as providing an opening marketing plan. We invite the Franchisee to spend up to 2 first months in our Franchisee Center located in out Head Quarters.

WHAT ONGOING SUPPORT IS GIVEN TO A FRANCHISEE?

The main function of the franchisor is to assist the franchisee by supporting their efforts in all key functions ranging from operations, to training, real estate development, construction, accounting, human resources, information technology, franchising and marketing. This is provided for via ongoing training, phone calls, office visits and consultations to ensure all Metropolitan Movers systems, specifications, and standards are in place. We will provide a constant unconditional support to help you reach the required success.

WHAT DOES METROPOLITAN MOVERS OFFER OVER ITS COMPETITORS?

The only moving company to win two prestigious Customer Service Awards the Consumer Choice Award and the Top Choice Award.

A 93%+ Client Satisfaction rate.

Involvement in the community

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

If you are interested in pursuing the possibility of becoming a Metropolitan Movers Franchisee, please complete the Application Form. All the coordinates are below of how to return your Application:

FAX: (905) 597-9111 Attn: Director of Franchising

Email: Opportunity@MetropolitanFranchising.com

Mail:
Director of Franchising
16 Spinnaker Way, Unit 17
Vaughan, ON, L4K 2T8

Once we review your Application you will be notified within 3 business days via email or phone, if your Application has been accepted at the First Level of Qualification, or has been declined. If it is accepted, you will be invited to meet with our CEO to discuss your candidacy further.
We thank all of you who inquire about the possibility of becoming a member of the Metropolitan Movers Family.

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