Apartment Movers etc. vs Straight Shot Express Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Apartment Movers etc. vs Straight Shot Express including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Straight Shot Express Franchise
Investment $75,000 - $150,000 N/A
Franchise Fee $24,500 N/A
Royalty Fee 5% -
Advertising Fee - -
Year Founded 1995 -
Year Franchised 1998 -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Straight Shot Express Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Straight Shot Express Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No -/-
Start-up Costs No/Yes -/-
Equipment No/Yes -/-
Inventory No/Yes -/-
Receivables No/No -/-
Payroll No/No -/-

Training & Support

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Straight Shot Express Franchise
Training Ongoing training available -
Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives * Pre-Approved SBA Financing * Straight Shot Express Brand Name and Logo * Straight Shot Express Operating System * 2-Weeks of Operations Training and Manual * Mapping and Tracking Software * Ongoing Field Support * Marketing and Advertising Programs * Vehicle and Uniform Discounts * Site Selection and Lease Negotiation
Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising -
Operations 0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (40% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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Expansion Plans

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Straight Shot Express Franchise
US Expansion - -
Canada Expansion No -
International Expansion Yes -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
$75,000 - $150,000
Straight Shot Express Franchise
N/A
Franchise Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
$24,500
Straight Shot Express Franchise
N/A
Royalty Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
5%
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Advertising Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Year Founded
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
1995
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Year Franchised
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
1998
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Term Of Agreement
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
10 years
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No/No
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No/Yes
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-/-
Equipment
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No/Yes
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-/-
Inventory
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No/Yes
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-/-
Receivables
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No/No
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-/-
Payroll
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No/No
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Ongoing training available
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Support
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Straight Shot Express Franchise
* Pre-Approved SBA Financing * Straight Shot Express Brand Name and Logo * Straight Shot Express Operating System * 2-Weeks of Operations Training and Manual * Mapping and Tracking Software * Ongoing Field Support * Marketing and Advertising Programs * Vehicle and Uniform Discounts * Site Selection and Lease Negotiation
Marketing
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Operations
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (40% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Straight Shot Express Franchise
-

Expansion Plans

US Expansion
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
Canada Expansion
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-
International Expansion
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Yes
Straight Shot Express Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About Apartment Movers etc.

When customers would rent moving trucks from Kim Swanson's company, they would often complain about the amount of money, time and damage it cost them. Seeing the need for an affordable moving company, Swanson founded Apartment Movers Etc. in 1995.

The company specializes in smaller moves for both commercial and residential customers. Apartment Movers Etc. can handle complete moves or transport just one item.

About Straight Shot Express

NO LONGER FRANCHISING