Rank no. 217 – CPR-Cell Phone Repair Franchise Systems Inc. – US
Products & Services: Personal electronics repairs & sales
Number of Locations: 142
Total Investment: $115.5K – 244.6K
Began Franchising: 2007
About CPR-Cell Phone Repair Franchise Systems Inc.
CPR-Cell Phone Repair, based in Summerville, Georgia, was founded in 2004 and began franchising in 2007. CPR franchise locations offer walk-in, drop-off and mail-in repair services for cell phones and other electronic devices. They also sell smartphones, game systems, music players, parts and accessories. CPR also accepts electronic devices for recycling, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Shrinerâ��s Hospitals for Children.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $115,500 – $244,600
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6-8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement renewable
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #217 (2013), #241 (2012), #403 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #51 (2012),
Top New: #6 (2012), #36 (2011),
America’s Top Global: #165 (2013), #188 (2012),
CPR® – Cell Phone Repair Franchise Systems, Inc., is the most widely known and respected brand in the cell phone and gadget repair industry.
What we do is an essential in our contemporary high-tech oriented society where communication is king. Communication 21st Century style begins with an array of personal digital devices functioning efficiently. The key is functioning – What happens when they break? In an age when warranties wear out faster than the cell phones they supposedly protect, and electronic gadgets of every description have become omnipresent and just about everybody has a mobile office, a mobile jukebox, or a movie theatre – these phones are smart, smarter than any whip, and still, if they break, WE CAN FIX IT.
Enter CPR® – Cell Phone Repair Franchise Systems, Inc. (CPR®) – an independent service organization dedicated to the on-premises repair of cell phones, iPods, and electronic devices. Our conveniently located retail outlets offer “while-you-wait” service and speedy on-site repairs for every smart phone conceived. Once upon a time, broken cell phones were dismissed cursorily as ”throw-away” gadgets – cheap to buy and cheap to replace. Those days are gone, as the newest models are more complex, more pricey, and have taken functionality to brave new levels barely conceived of just a few years ago. Because these gadgets are less disposable – savvy consumers are more likely to have damaged units repaired. While the “mail-in and wait” method used to be how repair was done … now there’s a better way … the CPR® way! From water damage to cracked or shattered LCDs, CPR®’s own in-house service technicians have the capability to fully restore any salvageable damaged electronic devices on the spot, typically within an hour. CPR® is the largest player in the industry with an anticipated 200 locations slated by the year 2012.
Our in-house expert service technicians are in-store, on-site, every day – for the single-minded purpose of performing minor repairs on your cell phone – no matter how smart it is – or your electronic gadget while you wait. Have you shattered your LCD screen while rushing to an appointment as it fell out of your briefcase or purse onto a concrete slab? Has your toddler drooled all over your MP3 player? Have you run over your teen’s PSP? Did you drown your smart phone? Does your phone turn on but fail to work – looking like a blank slate?
When you visit us, one of our expert service techs will be pleased to troubleshoot your ailing phone or gimpy gadget on the premises, and promptly provide you with a detailed estimate of what your repair will cost and how long it will take.
Every CPR® customer is also welcome to drop off their phone or gadget for timely repair. We’ll let you know as soon as possible about when to pick them up. As a potential satisfied customer, you should be aware that CPR®’s inventory is vast – how vast? Think of the grains of sand on a beach, and multiply by 2.5 and you’ll have a pretty good idea. Why is our inventory so vast you might ask? So that we can efficiently service your needs – in other words – whatever YOU need!
If you don’t live in the Calgary area, you might be too busy to visit our quaint little high-tech shop where we repair, repair, repair. If so, don’t worry. We gladly accept all mail-in cell phone and electronic repairs, and what’s more, you’ll be sure to get your beloved gadget returned to you in a timely manner. Upon receiving your cherished electronic gizmo, one of our dedicated technicians will look into the issues it may be having, contacting you immediately with an estimate of cost and time required to get it back into your anxious hands. We ask that you please send the phone only, no SIM cards, no batteries, no chargers.
Interested in trying out our MAIL-IN service for your ailing cell phone or maimed gadget? Please click here for our mail-in form and detailed instructions. Did you know that CPR® offers a 180 day warranty with all of its repairs, with the exception of liquid damage?
CPR® is the oldest, most firmly established, widely known and respected brand name in the Cell Phone Repair industry.
Nearly everyone owns a cell phone in today’s society and nearly everyone breaks them at one time or another as well. The cell phone repair industry is here to stay and there is no better way to tap into this highly lucrative market than with a CPR® franchise.
Just as the auto repair industry grew rapidly in proportion to the number of cars being manufactured, the growth rate of cell phones and the cellular repair industry is following the same pattern. The market for cell phone repairs is still in the early growth stages and it will take many years for the expansion of this market to approach saturation. Owning a CPR® franchise is still a ground floor business opportunity in terms of startup costs and earnings potential.
As a franchisee, you’ll be able to offer a full range of cellular repair services to your customers with a brand name they’ve come to trust and respect.
Best of all, you’ll get the full support of the CPR® team – a group that is committed to providing you with the training, equipment and resources you need to make your CPR® store a successful, well-established business.
CPR®’s corporate offices are located in Summerville, Georgia.
420, 9737 Macleod Trail SW.
Calgary, AB T2J 0P6
Mon-Friday 10 am- 7pm
Call to speak to an in-house technician and get a free estimate for your repair.