If you find you have a fondness for all kinds of animals, big or small, then why not try your hand at running your own pet business? As the owner of a Pets 2 Places pet taxi, you can be a crucial part of ensuring that household pets from around the UK get to where they need to go, with the safety and comfort they deserve. Read on, and find out everything you need to know about a potential franchise investment with Pets 2 Places.
The pet transportation sector is an emerging industry, set to grow at a strong pace over the next five years [IBISWorld]. If you’re interested in working with pets and running your own business within a supported framework, a pet and dog franchise like Pets 2 Places might be the perfect choice for you.
Does Pets 2 Places franchise in the UK?
If helping pets get from point A to point B sounds perfect for you, you’ll be happy to know that yes, Pets 2 Places does franchise in the UK. The pet transportation service, winner of the ASA 2019 for ‘Best Pet Related Business’, ensures that all its franchisees are fully supported and trained along the way, equipping them for growth and success with their Pets 2 Places business.
Pets 2 Places offers a unique service of transport for pets, and we focus solely on this transportation service with no distraction from other services. Over the next five years, the UK pet transportation market is set to grow and we are now in a position to expand our coverage and services across the UK.
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The history of Pets 2 Places
Pets 2 Places has been all about making sure pets are cared for and pet owners have a reliable means of getting their pets around since day one. Pets 2 Places began its life in 2014, as Pets2Vets, a taxi service for vet visits. The brand then expanded into a multitude of different service areas, such as transporting pampered pooches to dog grooming appointments and accommodating holiday transportation.
In time, the Pets 2 Places puppy transport business became recognised as “the leading pet transport provider in Milton Keynes”, “recommended by vets, groomers, kennels and customers” [Pets 2 Places], and the name of the business was officially changed to reflect its widened provision in 2017. Most recently, this franchise continued its expansion and deftly navigated the new challenges of the COVID pandemic, further extending services to help clients who were shielding. Now, this unique business awaits your investment.
At Pets 2 Places, we use fully adapted cars, not multi crated vans. This means your animal can sit with you which helps them stay calm. We also charge one simple price for our service so it’s easy for you to understand.
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Start a franchise in the pet industry with a Pets 2 Places pet transport business
If everything you’ve learned thus far about Pets 2 Places has left you increasingly keen to join the brand’s growing UK network of pet transporters, keep reading. The three questions answered below will give you all the information you need in order to make a fully informed franchise investment with Pets 2 Places...
1. How do you go about starting your own Pets 2 Places franchise?
You can register your interest in a franchise investment with this brand via the Pets 2 Places website’s dedicated franchise opportunities page. Note, before you do, that in the words of the company, “We are looking for people with a great mix of enthusiasm, a genuine love of animals and people, together with the entrepreneurial spirit to set up their own pet transportation service.”
You don’t necessarily need experience in the pet care sector to thrive as a franchisee and become a pet care specialist in time, but you do need a passion for the work and the skills to successfully run a franchise business - things like organisation, business acumen and financial sense, as well as things like leadership, communication and problem-solving.
2. How much do you need to invest?
In order to become a Pets 2 Places franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of around £5,000. On top of this, you’ll need to cover the costs associated with the purchase of a vehicle that meets certain pet transport specifications. This vehicle can be second hand, however, which will reduce the total cost of investment. Full-time franchisees will likely see profitability and recoup their initial investment within the first year.
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3. What do you get in return for your investment?
Pets 2 Places will fully support you from the first point of contact onwards, knowing that your success is their success. You’ll be provided with business planning advice and funding advice in the run-up to your investment, and post-investment you’ll receive a comprehensive franchise package that fully equips you to build and grow a thriving Pets 2 Places franchise.
This package will be inclusive of a full training programme (covering operations, sales, marketing, admin and more), an equipment package, a bespoke territory marketing campaign and a local marketing tool kit (containing template letters, local initiatives, branding, etc.). Then, once you’re all set up and running smoothly, you’ll also benefit from ongoing head office support as and when it’s required.
Pets 2 Places will provide franchisees with everything they need to ensure the business is totally focused on every customer having the confidence that their pet is being looked after to the highest standards!
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Pets 2 Places franchise opportunities are a fantastic way to start running your own business
Now you're up to scratch (pun intended) on all there is to know about running your very own Pets 2 Places franchise, you’re in the best possible place to decide if this brand is the perfect fit for you. If you’d like to continue your research and keep exploring your options, stay on Point Franchise. Browse similar pet care franchise opportunities like PetStay and Friends for Pets, and work on locating the perfect investment for you - because it’s 100% out there.
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