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Drones+ franchises: anyone look into this?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sdtrojan, Aug 18, 2015.

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    I always have wanted to work for myself, and this is a booming industry. Has anyone on the board received any information regarding the Drones+ franchise opportunity, if so what did you think? Anyone interested in potentially splitting one or more franchises?
     
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    What is a drone+ franchise?
     
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    Ahhhh... risky business so close to regulations being released.
     
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    i spoke to a local RC shop, he wasnt hot on stocking quads due to the significant annual price drops. he said he had a lot of "touchers and handlers" but not enough buyers. he said mail order houses get a better margin. opening a brick and mortar biz here in SoCal aint cheap. you would most likely have to offer other RC products.
     
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    That's interesting because the place I bought mine from here in SD does about the same volume monthly as the Drone+ guy told me his stores do in a variety of urban areas, so I think the sales revenue numbers. I think I am a typical quad customer in that I researched the
    ba-jesus out of them online and then wanted to see and purchase mine from a brick and mortar in my area because I wanted the support that would come with that (questions, crashes, repairs, upgrades). I would have never gone to a "RC shop" for the quad because I was not an RC enthusiast. The volume these stores are reportedly doing is about what I would expect, with a 26% gross margin and 11-13% net margin...not bad numbers.

    I believe people who are going to buy quads are going to, in most cases, be exactly like me: first time RC aircraft purchase, ready to spend for the high-end product, and wanting to be able to come back to a physical location to have service, questions answered, etc. That was my experience in my purchase. I sales taxes are what they are, and I really don't think it hinders retail business at all.