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World Options Franchise

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World Options provides an online courier booking service for businesses who need to send parcels, packages and pallets to destinations across the UK and internationally.

The World Options franchise opportunity

With over 80 franchises, World Options is one of the most successful franchise opportunities in the UK.

We offer small to medium businesses a world-class parcel delivery service through our online shipping portal. We’ve partnered with the world’s leading carriers such as UPS, TNT, DHL and FedEx to provide our customers with multiple shipping rates; we help customers save time and money.

We provide our franchisees with everything they need to launch, build and manage client’s courier and shipping needs for UK or International shipments by Road, Rail, Sea, or Air.

When you become a franchise owner, your aim will be to find new business customers to use the online portal. You build relationships with them and demonstrate how they can place orders online. Once this is done the business is encouraged to activate an account and they instantly become your client. You look after them and the system does the rest. The more parcels your client ships through the online portal, the more money you make.

The World Options business model is scaleable. Half of our franchisees run their business from home.  However, as the business grows you can choose to move to a small remote office.

Why join World Options

Are you looking for:

  • A business with huge earning potential
  • A proven franchise opportunity that works
  • To be your own boss
  • Low overheads - No office needed, work from home
  • Flexible hours - A business that fits around your lifestyle
  • An amazing product which people want and will pay you for
  • No geographical restrictions, choose where you work
  • A global company behind you
  • Fantastic training to get you started
  • Customer service support for your customers
  • Accounts department to process your invoices
  • A dedicated mentor to advise you

If the answer is YES, a World Options franchise gives you this and more!

How we train and support you

You get in-depth training so that you understand the product and practical support to take the hassle out of running your franchise. You will be assigned to a franchise development manager who is there to mentor you and help you build a successful business. You become a business owner, but you are not on your own. We are just a phone call away if you need to speak to someone.

Your clients will be supported by our super-efficient customer service team and you can also rest assured that all your customer invoices will be automatically generated. Leaving you free to run your business and enjoy the rewards.

A multi-billion £ industry

Online shopping now at its highest level - The courier industry is an extremely lucrative industry to be part of. With the huge increase in online shopping, the domestic parcel industry alone is worth £4.4 billion. This industry continues to expand rapidly and the need for delivery services has increased dramatically too. Becoming a World Options franchisee opens a massive and growing market to profit from.

Join the World Options team

We are seeking ambitious, passionate and determined individuals who are looking to become franchise business owners.

If World Options has peaked your curiosity then, get in touch. We’d be happy to tell you more, you’ll also be invited you to our Head Quarters where you will get to see how our online portal works, how you would run your business and you’ll meet other World Options franchisees.

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Over 80 franchises

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UK, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore

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Franchisee Case Studies

World Options Franchisee

Exclusive Interview: "I had the burning desire to do something successful."

Matthew was a university graduate with some experience in sales, he didn’t want to just end up in a 9-5 job, he wanted to start a business to be proud of. Matthew has been running a successful World Options franchise for 5 years, profit margins are reaching new levels and he is earning sums which he would never have imagined. Learn how Matthew started a successful business with World Options and the opportunities available for you!

Franchisor Interview

Interview with Howard McCormick, UK Franchise Sales and Recruitment Director World Options

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Howard McCormick is the UK Franchise Sales and Recruitment Director for World Options.  Established in 2002, and with over 80 franchisees in the UK, World Options provides an online courier booking service for businesses who need to send parcels across the UK and internationally; they work with the largest global carriers, UPS, DHL, FedEx and TNT.

Howard is responsible for recruiting new franchisees to the World Options franchise network, once onboard he oversees the induction training and development to ensure all new the World Options franchisees have the correct skill sets to be successful business owners.

Before joining World Options in 2016, Howard ran his own award-winning Franchised operation at Amtrak Express Parcels, as well as managing successful freight and aviation haulage businesses operating from both Manchester and Heathrow airports.

Outside work, Howard enjoys travelling with his family and playing golf at the weekend.  His real passion is Rugby Union, both watching the national team and coaching locally.

Can you give us more insight into the courier industry in the UK? 

“E-commerce has taken the courier sector to another level, grossing £120 Billion in revenue per year. With many online businesses and the online shopping industry booming, we’ve seen a huge increase in the demand for courier deliveries.  Our ideal customer is the 6million SME’s in the U.K who require a full logistics solution.  When new franchisees join the World Options family, their primary role is the market our services to these SMEs, we have the advantage for franchisees to introduce additional services such as Air, Sea and Road freight via our dedicated freight-desk.”

What qualities help make a successful World Options franchisee?

“We have franchisees who join the network from a variety of different professional working backgrounds, from those who have previous experience in the freight industry to schoolteachers, customer service managers, to professional footballers. The success formula requires a strong work ethic, balanced with I.T knowledge, sales acumen and a determination to succeed.“

Why is a World Options franchise ideal for those looking to achieve a work-life balance?  

“Half of our franchise network run their franchised business from their home office, however the business model is totally scalable and when their business grows many franchisees choose to locate to a remote office base.”

What training and support do you offer your franchisees?

"We have pre-training visits, followed by a four / five-day training and induction course at our head office location. Telesales training, full development programme and accountability as well as a one-to-one mentor assigned to each new franchisee."

What have been World Option’s biggest achievement and successes to date so far?   What key developments happened in 2019?

"We have a strong franchised network in the UK, the same model is successfully working in three continents, America, Australia and central Europe with the back-office administration controlled from our new State of the art head office in the North-west of England."

How does World Option differentiate from your competition? 

"Franchisees receive a full training and induction programme from qualified professionals allowing the new franchisee to be operational from day one.

The development and training are ongoing, we want each franchise to be enjoying their successes.

Some of our existing franchisees in the network proudly boast monthly gross earnings in excess of £35K per month.

We also provide each franchisee with a full accounts package; World Options have an invoicing and credit control department to assist with your back-office.

Marketing and customer services complete the full support package with inbound sales leads and experienced operators to control your daily shipments.

MOST importantly, we offer a non-geographic franchise, allowing each franchisee to market their business throughout the whole of the U.K. they’re not restricted to find business in restricted postcode areas."

What does the future hold for World Options?  What are your UK and international expansion plans? 

"These are exciting times as we build and develop the UK network. We have plans to expand into more international countries, using the same successful business model created by experienced franchise professionals."



World Options announces four UK Franchises awarded Millionaires Row accolade

These franchisees made £1million in revenue and over £250,000+ gross profit a year.

As one of the fastest growing franchise firms in the country, World Options have welcomed 23 new franchisees in the last 12 months.

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