etyres is an online tyre retailer, offering tyres, tyre fitting and other related services
Motoring Services, Car Repairs, Online
etyres was founded in 1992 as the UK’s first online tyre company. It specialises in providing a range of tyre-related products and services for automobile customers across the board, from individuals looking for a same-day solution, to group and commercial customers. As a mobile tyre-fitting service, the company provides services across the country and has grown to dominate the market with its flexible and adaptable business model.
The etyres headquarters for the franchise are located in Cambridge.
There are territories available for a franchise across the UK.
To start your own franchise with etyres, you will need to invest £34,000 plus VAT.
You may be able to get partial or complete funding for the franchise cost, with the support of most major high street banks. The company also offers a flexible franchise package, to make purchasing the franchise more affordable and easier. More information on this is available through etyres’ franchise team.
etyres provides services to a diverse range of customers, mostly solving important issues related to tyre safety. Franchisees typically resolve common issues such as puncture repairs and providing mobile tyre fitting services. This is an especially popular service as it enables customers to order new tyre fitting services, at their own convenience. Rather than requiring customers to go to a garage or typical tyre depot, as a franchise owner, you may expect to attend customers at their home or workplace.
The company also offers services to a wide scope of different vehicles, so as well as fitting typical car tyres, you may also be involved in providing services for caravans, motorhomes and commercial vans. etyres also offer a variety of other mobile services for vehicles, including battery replacement, tyre pressure monitoring and Tyron safety band fits.
The etyres franchise includes everything you need to start and run your business successfully. As a new franchisee, you will receive an exclusive geographic territory and all customers that come through the website or head office department in your area will be passed on to you.
The franchise package also includes the cost of training and support, ensuring you are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to run and manage the business. etyres also continues to invest in their franchise partners, to help them stay up to date in the industry.
The business operates predominantly through the main website, with customers coming to the brand online or via the telesales team. Queries are then fielded onto the relevant local franchise, thus ensuring that all franchisees have a guaranteed source of sales.
It can be helpful to have some prior experience and interest in the automobile industry before starting a franchise with etyres, as you will be heavily involved with all kinds of vehicles and their owners, and will need to be able to establish a good relationship with customers from all backgrounds. You will receive full training in managing and running the business, but some prior experience in management related roles can be advantageous.
To make sure their franchisees get off to a successful start, etyres provide all new franchise owners with a robust training and support package. This includes training on site at the etyres’ head office premises, as well as additional training to cover practical skills at an existing franchise branch.
The training covers key aspects such as understanding technical and practical skills required to carry out the services provided, and understanding how to use and offer specific products sold by the company. The programme also covers essential business knowledge and skills, such as understanding sales and marketing, an overview of the IT skills required with the business, and core business information such as accounting and finance management, and general administrative tasks. The training also includes all key manuals and materials needed to operate the franchise.
Once training is complete, you will also continue to receive on-going support from the etyres team, with regular in-person visits and initiative to help franchise owners develop their businesses.
The tyre market has been shown to be a recession-proof industry, with sales of replacement tyres valued at around £3.2 billion a year. With over 34 million vehicles on UK roads, the need for safe tyres is always present, and drivers cannot afford to compromise on the safety and functionality of their vehicles. Within this market, etyres has grown to be a dominant player in the industry, as the first major retailer providing customers with an online solution to tyre issues. This has enabled customers to access the company’s services wherever they are – and as all of etyre’s products and services are installed on-site for customers, is a much more convenient and time-effective solution for many of their clients.
The brand has proven to have strong growth potential, with some franchisees earning over £1 million a year. Once established, successful franchisees have been able to expand their businesses, by investing in additional vans and taking on a larger number of clients. With guaranteed sales, an affordable and flexible franchise package, and a strong brand reputation, an etyre’s franchise can be a great opportunity for any franchisee looking to work within the automobile industry.
To find out more about starting your own franchise with etyres, get in touch with the franchise team via the contact form found on this page.
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