Much like the year before, Batteries Plus achieved many groundbreaking milestones in 2022. One of our proudest accomplishments was, once again, achieving double-digit commercial sales growth to help franchisees capitalize on one of several growing revenue streams.
So how did we do it? Between our expanding pool of commercial customers, all-inclusive support and recognition from the businesses we serve, our commercial sales are expected to break even more records in 2023.
Diverse Commercial Customer Base
Our commercial customers rely on Batteries Plus to help their businesses run smoothly – from powering everything from heavy machinery to exit and emergency fixtures to lighting solutions, device repair services and more. Our customer pool spans many industries; schools, healthcare, hospitality, automotive, property management, office & administrative, religious organizations, manufacturing, wholesalers, contractors, fire & security, municipalities and more.
Our wide array of products and services has also helped many businesses achieve their own milestones, including switching to LED, other eco-friendly alternatives and repairing emergency systems.
Unwavering Franchisee Support
By investing in an essential business like Batteries Plus, franchisees capitalize off the extra revenue stream of commercial sales. Last year, we launched our “Commercial First” program, where new owners can begin making commercial sales once they’ve secured their lease – before their store even opens!
Batteries Plus sets all franchisees up with experienced commercial coaches to walk them through the sales process through in-person visits, phone calls and emails. Each franchisee is provided with a customized plan, contact list of prospective customers, a timeline of when to contact them and specific market data. After their first year in business, many franchisees begin leading their commercial sales departments themselves, and they have the support of a commercial sales coach for the life of their business.
Of course, those who prefer to focus on other areas of their business can still capitalize off commercial sales, and Batteries Plus will hire, manage and retain a commercial sales representative for them.
Not only does Batteries Plus boast a high franchise satisfaction rate, but we’ve received recognition from some of our top customers, too. Last month, Batteries Plus was awarded the 2022 Leadership Award in Shareholder Value by one of our highly valued national account customers, Johnson Controls.
As a leading provider of fire and security services, HVAC equipment and controls and full building automation systems, Johnson Controls has recognized Batteries Plus for three primary reasons – service excellence, product portfolio and sustainability.
The official award presentation letter from Johnson Controls reads, “[Batteries Plus] demonstrated consistent performance in continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, global growth, innovation, quality, shareholder value and sustainability. Achieving this award in normal times is a significant accomplishment, but doing so with excellence during the many issues created during the pandemic is even more impressive.”
Why 2023 is the Year to Become a Batteries Plus Franchisee
With a support team and sales figures that have never been stronger, Batteries Plus expects to generate an even higher growth rate in commercial sales this year – and there’s still time to get in on all the action.
“We show franchisees what it takes to achieve strong commercial sales in their market,” said Peter Bong, Director of Commercial Sales Effectiveness. “We take a hands-on approach to help them ramp up their commercial business when they’re first opening and for years to come.”
What better way to start the new year than with an investment and reputable franchise system you can count on? Click here to learn more about opening a Batteries Plus in your area.