Wireless Zone

  • Automotive Technologies, Inc.
795 Brook St., Building #5
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
  • (860) 798-4473
  • (860) 632-9494 (Fax)

WIRELESS ZONE stores are primarily retail, with strong emphasis on local ownership, networking and community involvement. Franchise provides local field support staff, centralized advertising and purchasing, initial and on-going training and strong commissions and residual income from Verizon Wireless phones, service, accessories, wireless email, etc. Join a winning team!

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1988

Franchising Since: 1989

Operating Units

Franchised Units 340 90.7%
Company-Owned Units 35 9.3%
Total Operating Units 375 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 375 100.0% In 13 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 375 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Pennsylvania 41
New York 37
Connecticut 25

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Alberta

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 64
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Executive Trainer Up to 1 Week
Corporate Trainer and In-Store Training 2 Weeks Corporate Trainer; 1 week in Store.
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth N/A
Cash Investment $100-150K
Total Investment $128-393.5K
Average Total Investment $261K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $30K
Average Franchise Fee $30K
On-Going Royalty 10%
Average Royalty 10%
Advertising Fee N/A

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 1
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,000
Preferred Site Types Strip Center, Regional Mall
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 2
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 2
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 7
Term of Renewal Period 7
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
No
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
Yes
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 20
USA Yes, All US Except CA
Canada No
Overseas No
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