For many people, hopping in their caravan and motoring off to somewhere new is a holiday dream come true - so investing in the caravan and motorhome industry is always a safe bet. If you’ve heard of The Caravan Warehouse, you’ll know it’s a reputable brand - but the big question is, does Caravan Warehouse franchise in the UK, and can you become a franchisee? Read on to find out.
As the world settles into life after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, things are looking a little different in a lot of business sectors. Caravans, campervans and motorhomes have always been incredibly popular, but since they became the perfect way to hit the roads in search of some staycation sunshine, that trend is only set to skyrocket.
Caravanning is an increasingly popular option for people holidaying in the UK. This booming industry contributes more than £9.3 billion to holiday parks and campsites every year and employs around 130,000 people. Caravanning has also become part of the growing popularity of staycation holidays, as people look to save money while enjoying the convenience of a home on the move.
- Danny Butler, finder.com
Once you start exploring the travel and leisure franchise opportunities available in the UK, you’ll quickly realise that the UK’s travel and leisure market is a lucrative one. A fantastic way to grab a slice of the action for yourself is with an investment in a caravan franchise.
But does industry giant The Caravan Warehouse offer investment opportunities for aspiring franchisees here in the UK? All your questions will be answered in the rest of this article.
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Does The Caravan Warehouse franchise in the UK?
If you’ve been harbouring ambitions to start a successful franchise with the Caravan Warehouse, you’ll be disappointed to find out that the Caravan Warehouse does not currently offer any opportunities to franchise with them in the UK. There is no information out there at the moment that suggests this is something they are looking to do or will begin doing soon.
However, don’t give up hope - keep checking The Caravan Warehouse website regularly for any updates, and you’ll be the first to know if and when this situation changes. You could also consider contacting them directly - via email or through their social medias - to ask if franchising is something they’ve ever considered. Or simply apply for a job as an employee and work for The Caravan Warehouse brand directly.
The history of the Caravan Warehouse
The Caravan Warehouse is a UK-based business that sells static caravans, and spare parts and accessories for those caravans. The team pride themselves on putting their customers first and always working hard to make sure their needs are met efficiently and professionally.
Our business has been built on service to our customers and at The Caravan Warehouse we believe your problems and challenges are our problems and challenges and our duty is to find solutions to them… we have developed a highly responsive and motivated organisation that can adapt readily to each individual customer’s needs and requirements. We believe in offering each of our customers the same superior quality of service and products.
- The Caravan Warehouse
The Caravan Warehouse also highlights on its website that the team are very aware of how far technology has come in recent years, and that they are always looking for the latest innovations within the caravan and motorhome sector.
Technology is a huge asset in any and all business sectors. And paying attention to the latest tech trends innovating the retail sector - be that the retail of static caravans or something else entirely - is a fantastic thing for any business to do. The Caravan Warehouse recognises that technology will help deliver the best customer service.
Our IT systems have been developed so that we can respond to any order whether large or small and track that order from receipt to delivery. Our delivery Company’s then deliver the goods, when you want it and where you want it, this service is free on value paid orders.
- The Caravan Warehouse
Start a franchise in the caravan and motorhome industry
You might have been disappointed to discover that The Caravan Warehouse does not currently franchise in the UK, but hopefully your interest in the caravan and motorhome sector has still been piqued by reading this article. If so, you’ll be delighted to learn that there are other opportunities out there to kickstart your career with an automotive retail franchise.
A fantastic alternative to consider would be franchising with Motorhome Depot - a company that does indeed franchise right here in the UK. For further details on all you could possibly need to know, keep on reading.
1. How do you go about starting your own caravan and motorhome franchise?
The best way to begin your franchising journey with Motorhome Depot will be to reach out to them directly. The company website has all the contact details you’ll need, plus lots of information on the specifics of franchising with Motorhome Depot.
One of the best things about this business opportunity is that Motorhome Depot does not require you to have any previous experience in the caravanning, motorhome or automotive industry. You’ll be fully trained on everything you need to succeed and provide brilliant customer service.
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2. How much do you need to invest?
Every franchising business opportunity is a little different, across different industries and different types of franchise. Franchising in the caravan and motorhome sector is no exception. In order to become a Motorhome Depot franchisee, you will need to make a minimum initial investment of £30,000 (plus VAT).
Motorhome Depot advises that you either make this investment as a single sum or spread it out over time using a structured payment - whichever suits you best. The only other things you’ll need to get started are a presentable car and a comfortable workspace, either in an office or at home.
3. What do you get for your investment?
Right from the off, Motorhome Depot will be there to support you as a franchisee. Once you’ve made your investment, the team will set you up with an exclusive franchise territory and a full induction and training programme to bring you into the world of motorhome and caravan brokerage.
On top of this, you’ll also receive important equipment such as a laptop, printer and camera, Motorhome Depot’s bespoke monitoring and management software, an operations manual, corporate clothing, and all the marketing material you’ll need to launch your business.
Become your own boss with a caravan and motorhome franchise today
Even while it remains to be seen whether there will ever be franchising opportunities in the UK with The Caravan Warehouse, hopefully this article has shown you there are still plenty of franchising opportunities in the wider automotive industry. But if you think the caravan sector is the only one for you, you could also look into franchising with Caravan Depot.
Hannah Burnett, Point Franchise ©