It's a simple concept. 1-800-Radiator delivers brand-new radiators within two hours. Customers love our service – our radiators come with a lifetime guarantee and are sold at a competitive price. This extremely effective business model has enabled 1-800-Radiator to become the largest independent direct distributor in the country. We have over 210 operating locations nationwide. There are only 7 locations remaining in the US and 5 in Canada.
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1-800-Radiator has outperformed rivals by designing state-of-the-art computer systems to handle marketing, warehousing and purchasing. There are eight outstanding reasons why 1-800-Radiator is a winning franchise:
1. No automotive experience required
A big part of the 1-800-Radiator marketing effort is the training. The franchisee will spend up to three weeks learning how the radiator market works. You will also learn about the 1-800-Radiator lifetime guaranty and how to grow your territory quickly and efficiently.
2. No "bad" locations
The only location requirement for a 1-800-Radiator franchise is that the warehouse be reasonably close to the center of the territory. There is no such thing as a "bad" location.
3. Fewer employees necessary
The typical 1-800-Radiator franchisee has just three employees - two delivery drivers and a warehouse manager/order taker. Our owners spend time in the field visiting existing and potential wholesale buyers. Our franchisees are open for business just 5 1/2 days per week, 9 hours per day Monday thru Friday and 4 hours on Saturday.
4. No heavy investment in an expensive building or build-out
A 1-800-Radiator warehouse is a simple, low-cost 2,500 square foot space located in primarily industrial parks, stocking approximately 2,000 radiators to enable delivery within two hours.
5. State-of-the-art marketing system
Our computer systems have been designed to allow the franchisee-owner maximum time for marketing. Each franchisee carries a smart cell phone linked to the company's computer order system.
6. Existing customer base
1-800-Radiator has been marketing nationwide for over 25 years and territories have an average of 150 automotive customers who have purchased from the company in the past 24 months. In the first weeks of operation, 1-800-Radiator sends in the “Sales Blitz team” to call on each and every one of these customers and to introduce the new franchisee.
7. Six million radiator replacements per year
In the United States, there were approximately six million radiator replacements last year. 1-800-Radiator is dominating this market, making it fast and easy to get a brand new radiator in the box delivered to the customer’s door. At an average price of $134, 1-800-Radiator sells its radiators to automotive repair shops and do-it-yourselfers - it does not install the radiators or perform any repair work.
8. Limited number of franchises available
To ensure that each franchise has its own protected territory, 1-800-Radiator is limiting the number of franchises available in the United States to only 250. With 213 locations open as of December 2007 and commitments on 30 more territories, contact us today to see if you live in an available territory.
You don't have to know anything about radiators or, for that matter, about cars. The ideal 1-800-Radiator franchisee is a person with an outgoing personality, who is not afraid of hard work, and who wants to succeed. We provide all the training and leadership necessary for you to do that.