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Vodafone Franchise

An opportunity to run your own Vodafone store and become an ambassador of a big-name brand. No upfront fee required.

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At a Glance

Established: 1984, franchise programme launched in 2017

UK Presence: 105 franchises; 410 stores

Start Up Cost: £100,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Provisional

Franchise Info

Vodafone franchise store opening

Become an ambassador for one of the UK’s leading brands…Vodafone

Did you know that 80% of Vodafone’s global retail estate is already franchised? And now the franchise opportunity has hit the UK!

Vodafone was established in 1984. The franchise opportunity, otherwise known as The Partner Agent Programme was launched in the UK in August 2017. Our franchise model isn’t a traditional franchise model. It’s different. Your store comes fully stocked, fully staffed and ready to go. We do not ask for any upfront fee from you, we simply ask that you can show evidence that you have access to enough funds to run your business for the first 3 months. So, what’s the catch? There isn’t one!

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No upfront cost…
You will need access to around 100k which is the operational cost to run your store for the first 3 months whilst you get yourself up and running! You will then receive a commissions payment from Vodafone for last month’s sales. Everything else, including marketing, building maintenance, point of sale, IT support and staff training is covered by us!

Established stores…
Your store comes stocked, staffed and ready to go, so you can hit the ground running from day one. Most of our Partners start with one or two stores then, once they’ve got themselves up and running, they take on further stores. You could end up running as many as three Vodafone stores!

customer in vodafone store

We’ve got you covered…
We provide you with all the training you need to get up to speed with running a business. Prior to you signing on the dotted line you’ll go on a 2-day course with Franchise Finance where you’ll learn all there is to know about running a business; from building your business plan to monitoring the performance of your business. You will then spend a month in store with a fellow Partner Agent or Store Manager where you will learn everything you need to know about the day to day running of your store! Once you’ve got your keys, support and training doesn’t stop there. You will have regular meetings with your local Regional Manager who will assist with setting your targets and monitoring your business performance and KPI’s. Regular training is then given to you and your team as and when it is needed ensuring that you are constantly up to date and given all the tools you need to run a successful Vodafone store.

New Vodafone franchise store opening

You run the show…
As a Partner Agent you will have the responsibility of the day to day running of the store. You can either manage the store yourself or you can employ a store manager. You will be your own boss but with the support from a major global organisation providing you with a massive safety net.

Who are we looking for?
We require our franchisee to be hands on and involved in the day-to-day running of the business so living within a commutable distance of your store is a must.

Candidates must be:

  • A strong leader and communicator
  • Optimistic and motivated
  • A team player
  • Results driven
  • Have financial aptitude
  • Adaptable

It is not essential for you to have retail experience, however knowledge of the retail industry is a must. Preferable experience includes:

  • Franchising
  • Sales
  • Management

If you think you think you could be our next franchisee - get in touch now.

Please note we no longer have any franchise opportunities available in the London region.

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Case Studies

Case Study
From Vodafone employee to Vodafone partner

Scott Christie has spent the past 20 years working for Vodafone, from sales advisor to senior store manager, so when the opportunity arose to become a Vodafone partner, Scott new it was the next sensible step for him. Scott took over the running of three existing Vodafone stores in Edinburgh, Livingston and Stirling.

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Sarah and Alistair take the reins in York in Vodafone UK's 100th franchise store!

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Vodafone UK opens a further 12 franchise stores!

Vodafone UK adds another 12 stores to its franchise network, bringing its total to 66 franchise stores.

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