3@1 Business Centre franchise group is already a leading Print, Courier and Photographic retail brand sporting 85 stores all over Southern Africa. However, we continue to focus on growing our national network of retail franchises to meet the ever-increasing volume of requests for work from both new and repeat consumers and corporate companies requiring our unique and broad combination of ever expanding, high quality business services.
Whether you are looking for your first business or you have a depth of print or photographic experience, 3@1 Business Centres franchise group offers a genuinely different proposition in a rapidly growing entrepreneurial market.
Our ‘user-friendly’ service is very different from a simple print to go concern. We can genuinely copy, print and send ‘anything, anywhere’ and we promise professional and secure delivery of items of all sorts to anywhere in the world – an ever-growing market where it has historically been difficult for consumers to find business services solutions.
The 3@1 trading model is very different too! We offer a full turnkey solution whereby 3@1 will assist in helping you source and secure an optimal site, help with lease negotiations, store design and layout, training and store opening.
Whatever your motivation for taking on a franchise business, 3@1 offers a striking combination of opportunity, performance and support for new and experienced business operators alike.
- Proposition in the services sector where technology delivers fast paced and highly profitable trends & opportunities
- Market leading gross margins and relative low cost of sales
- Consumer and business customer mix
- 3% royalties
- Growing number of African reaches – 9 stores open to date.
- International brand development – UK brand launch
For Your Customers
- Professional Business services
- 85 and growing by 6 new stores to date for 2019 – nationwide footprint
- Comprehensive and tech easy range of business services
- Exceptional customer service delivery
- Flexible and bespoke solutions
- To transact in an attractive modern progressive retail environment
- Easily accessible retail service centres
3@1 Franchising opened its first store in CT, South Africa and began in 1999 where we arenow a strong national retail brand sporting 85 retail stores which is fast expanding.
We are considered strong industry leaders offering a myriad of business and communications services like DHL Express Easy Courier, 3@1 counter to counter national Courier, Kodak Express Offering Photo’s, Collages, Block mounting and Photobooks as well as ID & Visa photos. Our leading offering is Business print, Broad format print and related services like binding, laminating etc. In South Africa 3@1 recently added Business Registration services and other Tax submission services and image transfer solutions.
Whilst our Southern African network is growing quickly 3@1 bloomed and blossomed into the rest of Africa in 2017 and 2018 with 3 stores in Namibia’s Windhoek and another in Walvis bay, some stores in Uganda and the continuance of 26 conversions of the POSTDOTNET group in Zambia. We are getting many enquiries from Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania. Attractive territory opportunities remain available in all regions for enthusiastic entrepreneurs looking to move quickly to fully exploit our established business model. 3AT1 Franchising’s main aim in 2019 is to partner with 4 carefully selected entrepreneurs to open and operate pilot stores in strategically situated locations in the UK. We already have 6 new stores confirmed to open between April and June.
Running Your 3@1 Store
Every day in a 3@1 store is different and with the relentless growth in web commerce, we have never been busier!
Whether it’s an artist sending valuable work to a buyer, a training centre moving to print bulk presentation units, a trader shipping classic car parts or simply somebody’s personal photo album, our 3@1 customers are all looking for a company they can trust to get their items processed securely and delivered safely.
Today there are no geographic boundaries to our businesses as the 3@1 business & franchise model gives you the ability to deliver and collect anywhere in the world!
3@1 HQ is with you all the way:
- Specialised Management team
- Instore training in all aspects of the business
- Hands on in-store opening and support
- Instore training and post launch back-up
- Continuous workshops i.e. operational, financial and marketing
We are looking for motivated people who understand the importance of effective on-site and external selling as well as customer service and are good with people.
Business experience is not necessary, and our current franchisees have a variety of backgrounds: former corporate managers, professionals, sales executives, graduates and even other franchises.
3@1 requires a total investment of R820 000 unencumbered cash which includes all set up costs, landlords deposit and working capital estimated to get your store to breakeven.