Desert Sun Tanning Salons vs Intelligent Tanning System Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Desert Sun Tanning Salons vs Intelligent Tanning System including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
Investment $198,500 - $427,500 N/A
Franchise Fee $50,000 N/A
Royalty Fee 4-6% -
Advertising Fee - -
Year Founded 2000 -
Year Franchised 2005 -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No -/-
Start-up Costs No/No -/-
Equipment No/Yes -/-
Inventory No/No -/-
Receivables No/No -/-
Payroll No/No -/-

Training & Support

 
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
Training - -
Support - -
Marketing - -
Operations - -

Expansion Plans

 
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
US Expansion - -
Canada Expansion No -
International Expansion No -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
$198,500 - $427,500
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
N/A
Franchise Fee
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
$50,000
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
N/A
Royalty Fee
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
4-6%
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Advertising Fee
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Year Founded
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
2000
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Year Franchised
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
2005
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Term Of Agreement
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
10 years
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Equipment
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No/Yes
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Inventory
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Receivables
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Payroll
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Support
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Marketing
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Operations
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-

Expansion Plans

US Expansion
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Canada Expansion
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
International Expansion
Desert Sun Tanning Salons Franchise
No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About Desert Sun Tanning Salons

What was considered a passing fad several years ago is now as much a part of our lifestyle as renting a video and drive-thrus. Indoor tanning is major in the fitness and beauty sector. It is a passive form of self indulgence for the look great, feel great set sweeping all over and encompassing all generations. We are pleased about our growth and development within our franchise business. We are aggressively seeking franchisees to join the Desert Sun network.


About Intelligent Tanning System

The primary growth engine in the indoor tanning industry consists of the niche areas of sunless and specialized UV. This is where we focus our business. Our current product line offers three automated sunless machines. Of the more than 25,000 businesses in the United States that offer tanning services, which generate more than $5 billion in sales annually, estimates show less than 15% offer automated sunless services (because the technology is still relatively new). This is why the automated sunless industry is the fastest growing segment of the indoor tanning business. In addition to our state-of-the-art sunless systems, we hold the pioneering patent on UV light emitting diode (LED) tanning devices, which are currently under development. For efficacy and efficiency reasons, UV LED tanning devices will ultimately entirely replace the standard UV bulb technology that has been in use for the past 15 years. This is truly cutting-edge technology.