Craters & Freighters Franchise

Specialty freight-handling service

Starting a franchise format business can eliminate some of the risk of opening an independent business because the concept, brand and name recognition have already been established. The new franchise is the beneficiary of the years of experience of those in support positions at the home office and of all the franchisees that have gone before them.

The corporate team is in place to initially provide support in launching the business that includes forecasting and planning for business opening expenses, identifying a location, space planning, shop equipment, supply and inventory purchasing, staffing and training on a broad range of topics key to administering the daily operations of the business. Many more support functions are furnished throughout the life of the franchise pertaining to growing the business and its ongoing operations.

The Craters & Freighters network provides a distinct advantage over any would be competitor. Instead of being an independent business operation, the new franchise owner directly benefits from the services provided by the Craters & Freighters network of locations. The network provides a big competitive edge allowing our franchise owners to operate as a team.

And finally, a franchisee has an additional advantages in controlling cost of goods as the combined spend of the system is used to negotiate discounted prices for goods and services on behalf of the franchisee.Craters & Freighters is the right choice as our ownership benefits provide:
*Franchise Support
*eBusiness Management Software
*In House Engineering Services
*Insurance Programs
*Brand Identity
*Marketing, Advertising & Promotion
*Dynamic Center Opening Marketing Program
*Opening Assistance
*Sales Support
*Craters & Freighters Global Logistics
*Meetings, Seminars, Regionals & Conventions
*Large Trade Areas
*Economies of Scale
*Networking Advantage

These are just a few of the advantages to becoming a Craters & Freighters Franchise owner!

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How much does it cost to open a Craters & Freighters Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Craters & Freighters Franchise is between $176,850-$276,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $31,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Craters & Freighters name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    15 years

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When did the first Craters & Freighters open? 1990
When did Craters & Freighters start Franchising? 1991

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
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2005 67
2004 66
2003 62
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2001 60
Year Canada
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2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
Year International
2005 0
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Year Corporate
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United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin,


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

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA

10-day training program in Golden, CO

Training includes classroom and hands-on experience in an operating franchise in Colorado. Owners are trained on, and provided with, the company's proprietary eBusiness Management System Software, Center Opening Handbook, Operations Manual, Policy and Procedures Manual, Freight Carriers Guide, Packaging & Crating Manual and Marketing Manual.

Also includes business preparation, proprietary software, pick-up and delivery, transportation, bills of lading, shipping invoices, accounting, marketing, advertising, promotion, start-up operations, pricing and quoting, packaging and crating, insurance, tracers and claims, warehousing, personnel and international shipping.

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

Ad slicks, National media

21% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:
It is not necessary to have a background in packaging, crate building, or transportation to operate our franchise. Our franchise owners come from widely varied backgrounds from Doctors to CPA's to Engineers. Our staff has the experience and credentials to guide you through an extensive training process in all aspects of running the operation including packaging, crating, and shipping procedures to administration, accounting, marketing, & sales.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Craters & Freighters 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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Craters & Freighters

Craters & Freighters

Craters & Freighters
331 Corporate Cir., #I-8
Golden, CO


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