MotoPhoto Franchise

Photo developing and portraits

What started out as a simple Ohio camera shop in 1946 has turned into a nationwide network of franchised photo processing and portrait studios. Robert Adler's original store has evolved into a chain of stores that provide on-site processing, photo accessories and merchandise, and digital technology, including digital printing, writing images to CDs, providing customers with Internet uploads and maintaining imaging-hosting sites on the Web.
Management of the franchisor, MotoPhoto Franchise Corporation, has over 75
years of experience in the imaging industry and in franchising. The
system of franchised MotoPhoto ® stores has grown from 20 stores in 1982
to over 215 today.

With experienced franchisor management to call upon and a group of
entrepreneurial franchisees to work with, you’ll have plenty of
resources to help you.

  • Is a recognized industry leader
  • Is the dominant franchise in a $15.6 Billion industry
  • Provides protected operating territories

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How much does it cost to open a MotoPhoto Franchise?

The investment required to open a MotoPhoto Franchise is between $225,000-$250,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the MotoPhoto name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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MotoPhoto News & Press Releases

When did the first MotoPhoto open? 1981
When did MotoPhoto start Franchising? 1982

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 160 28 0 2
2004 191 32 0 2
2003 218 32 0 2
2002 249 34 0 26
2001 279 36 0 39

United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin,


Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): ORIX USA Corporation

Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

20% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Interpersonal skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at MotoPhoto Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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