- Operating a successful, rewarding and profitable business in one of the fastest growing and recession proof industries;
- Owning a business that moves you towards self-employment and financial freedom;
- Assisting companies and individuals during one of the 5 most stressful times in life: a move;
- Grabbing your share of the $4.2 billion moving industry in Canada, and that’s only from the residential sector (!).
If you can imagine any of the above then you may be a perfect candidate for a Metropolitan Movers franchise.
Last year more than 4,500,000 Canadians migrated from one Home to another for work, school or to get a fresh start. According to a recent survey by ComFree, a whopping 28% of homeowners get the urge to move every ﬁve years. What’s even more shocking is that 14% of Canadian homeowners get the itch to move every year. Furthermore, the Canadian Association of Movers estimates that 80 percent of all moves are regional or local.
According to Statistics Canada two thirds of all moves are “local”, 1/3 of renters and 1 out of every 5 people move every year, the average person moves 12 times in their life and 96% of all moving companies are small local businesses, and unlike Metropolitan Movers, they do not have the sophistication to ensure the client receives the utmost in customer service before and after their move, nor do they understand how to properly perform a move as their movers do not undergo the rigorous training that ours do.
The major reasons that prompt Canadians to move include a new addition to the family, job relocation, a decrease in family members, retirement, an increase in cash ﬂow, or major renovations needed. All is this merely for the residential sector. The commercial sector is at least twice as large as the residential and at Metropolitan Movers, we cover it all.
OUR FRANCHISEES HAVE ACCESS TO TWO TRAINING PROGRAMS:
Business training introduces the franchise owner, as well as those in the franchise owner’s “office staff”, to all the tools necessary to successfully operate the business. The training consists of approximately one week of in-class instruction but might vary from person to person.
Business training is mandatory for the franchisee and is highly advisable for all additional office staff. The Initial Franchise Fee will include training for the franchise owner and one additional person, but arrangements can be made for the training of additional personnel.
Moving training consists of a day of in-class instruction, followed by three days of basic on-the-job training, and closed off by approximately four days of designated on-the-job training to provide the employee with the full scope of experiences required to properly represent your office and our brand. Further training, in the form of a few additional hour of in-class instruction and two additional days of on-the-job training, is required for a moving team-leader.
On-the-job training is conducted by sending the mover as an extra to an already established moving team. Designated on-the-job training is conducted in the same manner, but to specific jobs involving the moving of a piano, pool table, or other items that might require special attention.
Moving training is mandatory to all who will be taking part in the field portion of the business. The Initial Fee will include the training for one team-leader and one regular mover. The training of additional employees can be arranged with the head office, but will be performed at the franchise owner’s expense.
As a businessman, looking to buy a franchise, you’re probably asking yourself: how can I be sure my franchise will be as flourishing as the others?
Yes, every franchisor will offer you the “Manual”, but is the manual enough? The answer to those key questions lies in the franchisor’s support tools and training efforts.
We, at Metropolitan Movers are proud of our business model and operating procedures that had been meticulously developed over the years. That way you can rest to assure that your franchise will function just as any of our other successful franchisees do.
- Proprietary marketing and booking software.
- Scheduled reports following and predicting your sales, marketing efforts, HR and logistics.
- A full fleet management service.
- Training curriculum followed by our training experts.
- Offline as well as online marketing plans.
- A dedicated online merchandise supplier that will minimize your need to keep and storage your stock.
- Customer Service Support.
- Human Recourses Training Help and Support.
- Support with any other subject or issue that is related to running our Franchise in the most efficient and profitable way.
If you are tired of working hard for someone else, or are just seeking the rewards of being a business owner, particularly in a booming and growing industry, Metropolitan Movers is the right choice for you.
Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds but all share the same commitment and sincere desire to provide exceptional customer service to people when they are most in need; when moving. Successful owners have great interpersonal skills, supervisory experience and are comfortable in a relationship management role.
If this sounds like you, Metropolitan Movers can offer you the opportunity you have been looking for.