Fastsigns International, Inc. Seeks Franchisees at Annual Epicomm Experience
Friday, May 13, 2016
CARROLLTON, Texas - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, announced it is seeking franchisees at the Epicomm Experience, the 2016 Annual Conference of Epicomm, the association for leaders in print, mail, fulfillment, and marketing services. The event will take place from May 16-18 in Savannah, Georgia.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. will be the official sponsor for the conference’s complimentary wireless internet throughout the duration of the event. Additionally, brand representatives will join 29 leading industry product and service suppliers as an official exhibitor in the vendor showcase. The company will target Co-Brand prospects where business owners with print-related services have the opportunity to add the nationally recognized FASTSIGNS® brand to their service offering from their existing location.
“Epicomm hosts an impressive number of companies in the billion-dollar graphic communications industry, giving us an opportunity to promote our Co-Brand franchise opportunities to a large group of entrepreneurs who may want to expand their services,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Members of our franchisee community are benefiting from our Co-Brand programs and have prospered from our direction and ongoing support to develop and sell wide-format products. We look forward to meeting with entrepreneurs and sharing with them our Co-brand opportunities currently available across the country.”
FASTSIGNS’ has continued to grow through the company’s Co-Brand and Conversion programs. With franchisees coming from the print and photofinishing industries, the Co-Brand program accounted for 20 percent of the franchise agreements signed in 2015, a significant increase from prior years. Launched in 2012, the FASTSIGNS Co-Brand program offers independent business operators with print-related services the opportunity to add the FASTSIGNS brand and a full-suite of sign and visual graphic solutions, while continuing to own and operate their existing business. Getting started is quick; FASTSIGNS will help finance the franchise fee with as little as $15,000 down to begin the Co-Brand process. Co-Brand franchisees consistently report that adding a FASTSIGNS franchise to their business has added value for customers, promoting long-term growth opportunities for their businesses.
The fast-growing FASTSIGNS brand currently has over 600 locations worldwide in nine countries, but is looking to expand with additional new Co-Branded and Conversion centers. Due to the ongoing worldwide need for visual communications and digital signage technology, the company expects to open another 45 to 50 locations in 2016, as well as finalize master franchise agreements in two new countries.