What’s the Difference Between a Franchise and a Distributorship?
So, you’re thinking about starting your own business … but you can’t decide between an independent business opportunity or a franchise. On the outside, they may look pretty similar, both offering a chance to buy into a brand that already has proven success. But there are major differences between becoming an independent distributor and operating as a franchisee.
In a nutshell, buying into a franchise can cost significantly more, even hundreds of thousands of dollars for the initial startup. You as the franchisee are then obligated to pay ongoing royalty fees — which is a percentage of your sales and profits. You may also be asked to contribute to a national advertising fund. Franchisees are also obligated to work within strict corporate guidelines and regulations – some of which can have a major impact to the bottom line.
This isn’t the way HealthyYOU Vending does business. We are not a franchise. When you invest in a HealthyYOU Vending business, it’s yours — you are an independent business owner. Plus, we won’t burden you with high startup costs and recurring royalty fees. And we don’t limit your independence. This is your business – you should have the autonomy to run it as you see fit.
Other healthy vending companies require you to operate under their name and push their agenda — and then pay them royalties for all of your hard work! At HealthyYOU Vending, we recognize that this is your business, so we let you keep all the profits. After all, this is vending.
HealthyYOU Vending also provides the most complete, ongoing training in the healthy vending industry — at no cost to you! When you invest in a HealthyYOU Vending business, you receive:
- Healthy YOUniversity two-day intensive training at our corporate office
- Lifetime coaching
- Your own customized web site to market your new business
- “Business-in-a-Box” laptop preloaded with technological tools
- Free 24/7/365 online support
- Optional location acquisition assistance
- Much more
That’s the HealthyYOU Vending difference. Our philosophy is based upon helping YOU succeed. Time and time again we’ve heard it from our distributors: “You guys give more support than any franchise I’ve been involved with. I don’t know how you do it without charging all those fees!” We do it because it’s not about us. It’s about YOU.
You won’t find our name and website all over your HealthyYOU machines. We even provide you with your own personalized QR code that’s placed on the front of your machines, so if someone wants more information they are linked directly to your website.
As a HealthyYOU Vending distributor, you are welcome to order from our extensive list of healthy snack, drink and meal suppliers, but you aren’t required to purchase from them. And, you will get these products at the lowest possible price. You are able to order directly from the largest and most efficient nutritional distribution centers for healthy vending products in the United States. These are the same sources where your local health food store gets its products. We don’t mark up the products and try to resell them to you like other companies do. You buy direct. This is just another way we help YOU achieve a healthy bottom line!