Phone Repair Franchise – Own a Store
Owning a cell phone repair franchise may sound like you’d be limited to a particular niche. The beautiful reality of smartphone repair is that the wholesalers, tools, concepts, fundamentals, and techniques, are extremely paralleled with other electronic repairs such as consoles, desktop computers, and laptops.
Going into business for yourself with a cell phone repair store will not only open up your world to the industry of smartphones as well as the $1.4 billion industry of phone repairs, but will connect you with all sorts of clientele looking for electronics repair services.
Once yourself or your techs have learned their way around smartphone repairs, laptops will seem like second nature. Here are just a number of additional revenue opportunities that fall well within the skill set of a smartphone repair wizard.
Far too often, clients with older laptop computers are puzzled when once day it finally “dies on them.” Most of the time, unless it’s a fried CPU or GPU, their hard drive has finally failed. Replacing a hard drive is a simple matter of taking apart the largest and most superficial parts of a laptop, such as the keyboard or just a back cover, and working with some ribbons to remove the old hard drive and pug in a new one. Hard drive replacement is also an extraordinarily affordable venture for both you and the customer, as it takes little time, and is cost effective.
This is another big one, and fairly common even on some of the most recent laptops that people leave plugged in all day, and never truly show respect for a lithium battery charging cycle. Many older models of laptops will feature batteries than can simply be popped in and out, and the newer ones are usually quite accessible through the underside of the laptop.
The world of console repairs stretches far and wide just like phone repairs, but a number of simple repairs can be performed with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of soldering, ribbons, and phone repair skills.
Here’s a great example of using your varied skill sets to earn customers. A lady once walked into a repair shop to get a phone fixed, and out of pure curiosity inquired if the shop fixed hair irons. Puzzled the repair tech said the right thing; “bring it in and I’ll take a look.” After years of wrapping the cable around the iron, the contacts had been broken where the wires connected to the base of the iron. A bit of solder and 5 minutes later the customer had her iron back in working order and the store had earned a customer.
Electronics repair is truly about the fundamentals. Aside from being a great investment and providing high profit returns in smartphone repairs, a cell phone repair franchise also earns revenue from miscellaneous electronics repairs, phone plans, accessories and more. Running a phone repair store allows you to be creative, and connect with your clientele in whatever way you can. Everyone has electronics, and many don’t know who to turn to, so use your skills to diversity your income and your customer base.