Franchise Ownership

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Craters & Freighters Franchise

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Starting a franchise format business can eliminate some of the risk of opening an independent business because the concept, brand and name recognition have already been established. The new franchise is the beneficiary of the years of experience of those in support positions at the home office and of all the franchisees that have gone before them.

Our corporate team is in place to provide support in launching the business that includes forecasting and planning for business opening expenses, identifying a location, space planning, shop equipment, supply and inventory purchasing, staffing and training on a broad range of topics key to administering the daily operations of the business. Many more support functions are furnished throughout the life of the franchise pertaining to growing the business and its ongoing operations.

The Craters & Freighters network provides a distinct advantage over any would be competitor. Instead of being an independent business operation, the new franchise owner directly benefits from the services provided by the Craters & Freighters' network of locations. The network provides a big competitive edge allowing our franchise owners to operate as a team.

And finally, a franchisee has an additional advantages in controlling cost of goods as the combined spend of the system is used to negotiate discounted prices for goods and services on behalf of the franchisee.


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Investment Details

The capital requirement to own a Craters & Freighters' franchise is between $183,600.00 and $252,500.00. That sum includes an initial, one time Franchise Fee of $35,000.00, all necessary equipment, supplies and inventory, deposit and lease payment for the location, the initial investment for a truck, as well as all ancillary expenses involved in launching the business. The sum also includes a reasonable amount of operating capital that should sustain operations until the unit achieves break even. It does not include a salary for the business owner so that matter should be considered on your own.

Ongoing fees are a Royalty fee of 5% and a National Advertising fee of 1% of gross sales reported and paid monthly on the tenth business day of each month. There is a Royalty Rebate program available that rewards franchise owners by remitting up to 1% of their Royalty fees back to them for hitting certain revenue levels. Reasonable start up fees, low monthly operating costs, and discounted freight rates enhance the franchisee's ability to reach break-even and profitability. Craters & Freighters does not require huge inventories or extensive interior build outs allowing your business the potential to profit more quickly. The space, staff, and equipment needs grow proportionately to your business.

Fees and payments are addressed in Craters & Freighters' disclosure documentation that will be provided early in the sales process.

Additional investment opportunity information by prospectus only.


Craters & Freighters Available Franchise Markets include the following:



Territory includes Anchorage Municipality, Kanai Peninsula Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the state of Alaska. Estimated population of territory: 467,211



Territory includes the counties of Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz in the state of Arizona.
Estimated population of territory: 1,182,913



Santa Barbara/Ventura

Territory includes the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura in the state of California.
Estimated population of territory: 1,576,706


San Bernardino

Territory includes the counties of San Bernardino in the state of California.
Estimated population of territory: 2,128,133



Territory includes the entire state of Connecticut and the counties of Putnam and Westchester in the state of New York
Estimated population of territory: 4,657,357



Delaware/South New Jersey

Territory includes the counties of Kent, New Castle, and Sussex in the state of Delaware, and the counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem in the state of New Jersey.
Estimated population of territory: 2,337,316




Territory includes the counties of Anderson, Bourbon, Bullitt, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Madison, Oldham, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, and Woodford in the state of Kentucky.
Estimated population of territory: 1,647,059



Minneapolis - Saint Paul

Territory includes the counties of Anoke, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright in the state of Minnesota.
Estimated population of territory: 3,600,618



Grand Rapids/East Lansing

Territory includes the counties of Allegan, Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Kent, and Muskegon in the state of Michigan.
Estimated population of territory: 1,455,374


New Mexico

Albuquerque/Santa Fe

Territory includes the counties of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Valencia in the state of New Mexico.
Estimated population of territory: 1,040,502


New York

Long Island

Territory includes the counties of Nassau and Suffolk in the state of New York.
Estimated population of territory: 2,863,692



Territory includes the counties of Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming in the state of New York.
Estimated population of territory: 2,091,079


South Carolina

Charleston/Savannah, GA

Territory includes the counties of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Jasper in the state of South Carolina and the county of Chatham in the state of Georgia.
Estimated population of territory: 1,337,924



Corpus Christi/Brownsville/Laredo

Territory includes the counties of Aransas, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, and Zapata in the state of Texas.
Estimated population of territory: 2,162,236


Craters & Freighters offers large territories covering entire major metropolitan areas. With only a few territories left, request additional information about becoming part of the Craters & Freighters Team TODAY! If the territory you are interested in is not open, please call (800) 736-3335 for resale details.



Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990. The company serves consumers and businesses in all sectors including telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, and heavy machinery. With expertise that delivers, the company dominates the specialty freight industry.

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