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Opening a Battery and Lighting Store Franchise Means Finding the Right Location — and Here’s How We Help!

You’ve heard it before: when it comes to real estate, it’s all about location — especially when you’re starting a small business. Opening a battery and lighting store franchise with Batteries Plus is a terrific way to capitalize on our thriving industry, but a lot of your success will depend on where you’re located. Fortunately, when it comes to finding, leasing, and building out your new Batteries Plus store, you won’t have to go it alone! We have decades of experience helping franchisees set up their new stores, and here, we’ll look briefly at how we do that.

Every Step of the Way

Simply put, when it comes to running a Batteries Plus battery and lighting store franchise, we’re with you from start to finish — and beyond! “It’s really two buckets,” says Jason Moss, Director of Real Estate and Acquisitions at Batteries Plus. “There’s the real estate phase and the store build-out phase. During both processes, we’re with the franchisee every step of the way.”

Shortly after a new franchisee signs his or her franchise agreement, our team of real estate experts reaches out to provide important information about the process of finding and leasing the perfect new Batteries Plus store location. Our team will put you in touch with local brokers who know the market and our brand well and who will accompany you as you tour potential sites, taking into consideration essential characteristics like:

  • Visibility
  • Ease of access
  • Parking availability
  • Square footage
  • Signage visibility
  • And more!

We’ll also look for co-tenancy possibilities — that is, being next to niche businesses that your Batteries Plus inventory will appeal to, like appliance and auto parts stores, as well as schools, hospitals, and large commercial buildings. Positioning your store near these properties immediately betters your chances of success.

After we’ve found the best location for your new Batteries Plus store, we’ll be on hand to help negotiate the lowest possible lease rates, so you’re set up to run your battery and lighting franchise with us more economically and better prepared for growth.

Let’s Start Building Out and Stocking Up!

Once your lease has been signed, it’s time to begin what many franchisees consider one of the most exciting steps in the process — building out your new store! Here again, you can count on our expertise and guidance to keep you on track. You’ll be provided with customized construction guidelines for your contractor to follow, spelling out everything he or she needs to know to build out your space. You’ll also have access to your own project management tool that lets you see who’s assigned to what, how deadlines are being met, and what still needs to be done before your grand opening.

Perhaps most importantly, you’ll be assigned a Dedicated Store Planner who will work with you throughout the entire process, helping you manage all aspects of securing store fixtures, integrating a POS system, taking advantage of marketing materials, ordering your inventory, and much more. You’ll also be partnered with one of our Event Planners to make sure your grand opening is the kind of success that lets your community know you’re open for business and ready to serve!

Beyond Your Grand Opening

After your franchise doors open, our experts are still on hand. You’ll enjoy the benefits of a Store Success Consultant for the first three months of operation, and during your first year, an Inventory Planner and a Commercial Sales Coach will be available to help you maximize your resources and potential. We know the continued success of the Batteries Plus name depends on that of our franchisees, so we don’t leave that up to chance!

Ready to find out more about how to open a battery and lighting store franchise with Batteries Plus? Reach out today!

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