Franchise Support

Over two decades of operational history has given us the capability to offer stellar franchise support. There are many facets to franchise support and we are proud of our effort to help our branches succeed.

Operations:

eBusiness Management Software

The eBusiness Management System is proprietary software developed exclusively for Craters & Freighters that assists you in running the day-to-day operation of your business including customer relations management, financial & business reports, cost and pricing reports, and all aspects of transportation and logistics. It's a sophisticated management tool to help you run your business, giving you the time to nurture it.

In House Engineering Services

Franchise owners have easy access to our in-house crate-engineering department that will design, AutoCAD, quote, and provide material cut sheets for the even the most complicated crates.

Insurance Programs

One of the most critical issues in the transportation business is the risk of a shipment being lost or damaged in transit. Craters & Freighters' franchisees have the most comprehensive insurance programs existing in the industry. The business is so unique; we don't rely on standard forms of insurance but have worked with the same insurance company for nearly 15 years to develop an exclusive program that limits the customary risks of the industry.

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Marketing:

Brand Identity

Craters & Freighters has worked diligently over the past two decades to build a name and reputation that is second to none. We are well known throughout many industries for having the expertise that delivers. The company continues to rapidly widen its industry base, enhance its brand, and is the leader in solving logistics problems.

Marketing, Advertising & Promotion

Each owner is supported by our in-house marketing department and public relations firm to develop individual franchise marketing strategies, taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of the owners marketing capabilities and variation of each territory.

eMarketing

Internet advertising on various search engines, web directories, and social media sites is also a crucial part in marketing any business today. The marketing department will research and implement a comprehensive local eMarketing program and work directly with owners on making their business stand out on the World Wide Web.

Dynamic Center Opening Marketing Program

Corporate headquarters assists new franchise owners in launching their new Craters & Freighters franchise with a targeted marketing and public relations campaign geared to generate awareness of, and interest in, the new location.

Training:

Opening Assistance

Corporate headquarters' personnel provide expertise and on-site assistance to help fine-tune everything from operational matters to sales call procedures.

Sales Support

Collateral information, marketing materials, and computer-assisted drafting (CAD) drawings of crates designed specifically for customers are provided. The national account program, with headquarters as the single point of contact, generates regular revenue for franchises.

Meetings, Seminars, Regionals & Conventions

Our communication strategy seeks to keep you informed in all phases of the operation of your franchise business. Our job is to perform as a clearinghouse for opinions, ideas, thoughts, and innovations from the real pros, those of you in the field. There are many opportunities to meet with other location owners and home office staff. The information exchanged at these meetings is extremely valuable.

Sales:

Craters & Freighters Platinum

As a sister company, Craters & Freighters Platinum captures large national account business and brings these clients to our franchisees generating regular revenue for them.

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Large Trade Areas

Our goal to have you succeed overrides the lure to sell a large number of franchises. Therefore, with the exception of very large cities, the company offers you an entire major metropolitan city and surrounding area in which to operate your business.

Economies of Scale

Our franchise owners unite to exploit the benefit of their collective purchasing power. From discounted freight rates to purchasing packaging supplies and materials, the power of numbers helps you keep your franchise operating costs down and profits up.

Networking Advantage

Craters & Freighters' team members in brick & mortar locations across the nation, give a franchise owner a nationwide network of agents that can pick-up, pack and crate, insure and transport inbound shipments for your local clients. They also participate as delivery agents for shipments that are too difficult, sensitive, or valuable for the delivery to be left up to a common carrier. There are other substantial benefits the network provides such as the opportunity to turn the company at the delivery address into a valued client.

 

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