Franchising FAQs

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about ShowMe Franchising

  1. Are the franchise areas marked on the map the only areas available?
  2. How do we know which towns are grouped into franchise areas?
  3. What is the cost of a franchise?
  4. How many websites will there be in the ShowMe Network?
  5. Will we be trained by ShowMe?
  6. Is ShowMe a website design company?
  7. Is ShowMe a search engine?
  8. How much working capital is required?
  9. How does ShowMe make money?
  10. What information is available on ShowMe?
  11. Does a franchisee pay a royalty and how much is it?
  12. How does a franchisee get paid?
  13. How does a franchisee handle design and origination of artwork, copywriting and photography?
  14. Can customers upload their own listings and banner advertising?
  15. Will ShowMe head office show me how to run the sales and marketing aspects of the franchise?
  16. Who do I talk to at ShowMe?
1) Are the franchise areas marked on the map the only areas available?

No, there is an element of flexibility – we will consider proposals.

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2) How do we know which towns are grouped into franchise areas?

Once you have made contact with ShowMe, this will be explained.

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3) What is the cost of a franchise?

They vary based on the demographics and size of the local economy – this will be discussed once we have made contact with you but the smallest franchise areas cost R60000.

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4) How many websites will there be in the ShowMe Network?

Over 130.

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5) Will we be trained by ShowMe?

Full training is included in the franchise fee and there is a comprehensive online operating manual available to all franchisees.

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6) Is ShowMe a website design company?

No, it is much more than that –  the ShowMe System is a complete business model.

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7) Is ShowMe a search engine?

ShowMe is a search engine in that the ShowMe database can be searched. Once the national roll out is complete it will be the most current and comprehensive directory in South Africa.

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8) How much working capital is required?

Minimal capital is required – see Franchising Opportunities.

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9) How does ShowMe make money?

By selling listings in the Local Directory and online banner advertising. Please go to Advertise with ShowMe.

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10) What information is available on ShowMe?

Everything about the franchise town and its community as well as a comprehensive business directory like no other. See an example of this at www.showme.co.za/plett

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11) Does a franchisee pay a royalty and how much is it?

ShowMe is a unique revenue sharing system providing a complete integrated administration system as well as provision of website content, hosting, Search Engine Optimisation and full technical back-up.  The royalty is included in the revenue share. This is explained in ShowMe Confidential.

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12) How does a franchisee get paid?

ShowMe is a cash business and all revenue is collected by ShowMe Head Office and distributed to franchisees after deducting the franchisor’s share of the revenue.

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13) How does a franchisee handle design and origination of artwork, copywriting and photography?

ShowMe Head Office provides an efficient Design and Origination service for franchisees. Creativity and fast turn around time is essential to ensure that customers are impressed and that franchisees are able to process debit orders as soon as possible. Photography must be supplied by the customer.

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14) Can customers upload their own listings and banner advertising?

The ShowMe System has been design to allow businesses to easily load their own listings. A number of template options are available. Banner advertising must be loaded by the franchisee.

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15) Will ShowMe head office show me how to run the sales and marketing aspects of the franchise?

Yes, this is included in the training and in the online manual. ShowMe will provide ongoing back-up and advice.

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16) Who do I talk to at ShowMe?

If you have any other questions about Franchising, contact Graham Theobald, Director, or Yolandi Badenhorst, Franchise Development Manager, at 044 533 6289.

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