Why Should YOU Become an AlphaGraphics Franchisee?
Unparalleled integrated technology platforms including CRM, POS/MIS, automated Sales & Marketing, Email Integration, and Financial Reporting
Purchasing power: Key vendor discounts on equipment, supplies, software, and more!
Proprietary Sales and Marketing Program (AGXsell)
Free online learning library with over 700 courses available (AGLearn)
Initial and Ongoing franchise owner support
Current 2020 COVID-19 incentives for independent conversions
- Business to Business
- Community Impacting
- Professional Environment
- Normal Business Hours
- Existing Business Opportunities
- 50 Years of Brand History
- Repeat Customers
How to Learn More:
Brad Swimmer, the Conversion and Acquisition Specialist for AlphaGraphics, was formerly an AlphaGraphics Franchisee from 1991 through 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Brad and his wife Judy started and ran the downtown Cleveland, Ohio location for over 28 years. After selling their business, he then joined the AlphaGraphics Franchise Development team, leading the program to help independent printers convert their businesses into independently owned AlphaGraphics franchised locations.
With COVID-19 creating a “new normal” in the U.S for businesses and consumers, there has never been a better time to join the AlphaGraphics family
1. Industry Leading Metrics
AlphaGraphics Business Centers lead the industry¹ in key indices such as Average Gross Sales per center (more than $1.19MM²) and average Gross Margins (70% +).³
2. Exit Strategy Assistance
AlphaGraphics has a well-defined program to assist our franchise owners when they are ready to exit their business. Our program includes helping franchise owners prepare their businesses for sale, obtain a business evaluation, and market to and identify potential buyers. In addition, a franchised business will typically command a higher sales price than a non-franchise business.⁴
3. Turn-key Marketing Solutions
The AlphaGraphics Marketing Department has developed targeted programs for several vertical industries to give our franchise owners a roadmap to pursuing specific business sectors.
4. Direct Sales Support
AlphaGraphics believes that direct sales are the key to franchisees’ success. We are committed to training our franchisees in recruiting, training, and developing a proactive and strategic approach through our proprietary AGXsell program.
5. Buying Power of a 50 year-old brand
AlphaGraphics has negotiated some outstanding purchase arrangements in the print industry with well-known companies including Xerox, Canon, Hewlett Packard, Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, and many others.
6. e-Commerce Solutions
Our business centers provide customers with the tools and online capabilities that make AlphaGraphics businesses much more than just another print shop. Our AG Online solution includes online ordering, real-time proofing, inventory management, brand/logo consistency, and digital file management, just to name a few key features.
7. Technology Assessment and Support
AlphaGraphics franchise owners benefit from continuous research and development of the latest innovations in print production. Plus, technical support is available through our Support Service Center, Help Desk, and Field Service Teams.
8. Training for a Competitive Advantage
Cross-training of employees is now essential for businesses to be able to compete effectively. AlphaGraphics has some of the best training available for franchise owners, and in some cases, their employees. AGLearn is a free cloud-based Learning Library with over 700 courses available.
9. Preferred AlphaGraphics lenders
For SBA, Non-SBA, retirement rollover loans, and more!
10. Take advantage of marketing collateral and strategies to help businesses re-open and recover from the COVID pandemic.
¹2020 AlphaGraphics Franchise Disclosure Document and review of several other print/sign franchise FDDs including FastSigns, Allegra, Minutemen Press, SpeedPro and Image360 in the franchise print and marketing industry. Your results may vary.
²Full year 2019 average, for the 132 single-unit business centers open and operating in the United States for 1 year or more and for the full calendar year 2019. Of the 132 business centers described, 41 (31%) met or exceeded the average annual gross sales listed. There is no assurance that you’ll earn as much as other franchisees. Review the Financial Performance Representation in our 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document for additional information.
³Full year 2019 average, for the 120 single-unit business centers open and operating in the United States for 1 year or more and for the full calendar year 2019, and providing complete expense data. Of the 120 business centers described, 60 (50%) met or exceeded the average annual gross margin listed. There is no assurance that you’ll earn as much as other franchisees. Review the Financial Performance Representation in our 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document for additional information.
Bill McPherson, VP of Franchise Development discusses the industry and AlphaGraphics.
FRANCHISING A PRINT BUSINESS WITH ALPHAGRAPICS ALLOWS YOU TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF, BUT NOT BY YOURSELF
DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Our network of nearly 300 like-minded business franchise owners is actively engaged in the sharing of resources. With the support of AlphaGraphics and our network of franchise owners, franchisees generated nearly $1.2 million in gross sales per location in 2019.* Enjoy business to business hours, make an impact in your local community and build a scalable model not limited by your location square footage or operating hours.
*2020 Franchise Disclosure Document. Your results may vary.
Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to some of our conversion franchise owners:
WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF SUCCESS
After successfully building the company’s operating systems into a scalable business model, AlphaGraphics’ predecessor company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. In 1984, the company began desktop publishing. By the late 80s, AlphaGraphics was aggressively pursuing the global marketplace and began its international expansion.
In 2018, the company moved its headquarters to Lakewood, CO from Salt Lake City, Utah. As of December 31, 2019, there were 273 AlphaGraphics franchised or licensed businesses located in the United States, Brazil, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom, with more printing franchise opportunities throughout the United States.
TOTAL GLOBAL LOCATIONS
(All center count information is as of December 31, 2019.)