Apartment Movers etc. vs Metropolitan Movers Franchise Comparison

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

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Investment $75,000 - $150,000 $55,500 - $250,000
Franchise Fee $24,500 $29,500
Royalty Fee 5% 7.5%
Advertising Fee - 3%
Year Founded 1995 2010
Year Franchised 1998 2013
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

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

Training & Support

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Training Ongoing training available On-The-Job Training: 20 hours Classroom Training: 30 hours
Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives -
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)

To provide all services in accordance with Metropolitan Movers standards and procedures

Number of Employees Required to Run: 4 - 6


Expansion Plans

 
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
US Expansion - -
Canada Expansion No Yes
International Expansion Yes -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
$75,000 - $150,000
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
$55,500 - $250,000
Franchise Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
$24,500
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
$29,500
Royalty Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
5%
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
7.5%
Advertising Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
3%
Year Founded
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
1995
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
2010
Year Franchised
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
1998
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
2013
Term Of Agreement
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
10 years
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-

Financing Options

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

Training & Support

Training
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Ongoing training available
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
On-The-Job Training: 20 hours Classroom Training: 30 hours
Support
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Marketing
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising
Metropolitan Movers 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)

Metropolitan Movers Franchise

To provide all services in accordance with Metropolitan Movers standards and procedures

Number of Employees Required to Run: 4 - 6


Expansion Plans

US Expansion
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Canada Expansion
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
No
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Yes
International Expansion
Apartment Movers etc. Franchise
Yes
Metropolitan Movers 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 Metropolitan Movers

Metropolitan 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. Recently 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. We privide:
 *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
 If this sounds like the type of business that would interest you, please contact us.

Veteran Incentives  10% off franchise fee