After a record-breaking year of 88 signed franchise agreements in 2021, Batteries Plus is continuing their hot streak. Just when franchise owners thought Batteries Plus couldn’t get any better, they’re kicking off the summer with a rebrand! From redesigning their stores and website to removing “bulbs” from their brand name, Batteries Plus is enhancing the overall customer experience.
Batteries Plus is calling this rebrand-refresh, Project Volt!
RENOVATING BRICK & MORTAR STORES
To attract new and recurring customers to their stores, Batteries Plus is implementing high-tech digital displays, updated signage with visual infographics, and installing new counters and fixtures. The interior transformation was to update the overall look and feel of the stores, while also catering the layout and signage to the consumer’s perspective. As a result, this makes the stores more shoppable, thus creating further visibility to products and services.
In addition to these improvements, they have also allowed franchise owners to enhance the inside of their stores by adding customer-seating areas, new uniforms for staff, wood grain slat walls, and LED paneling. “Customers are impressed by the layout. Device repair customers are definitely taking advantage of the seating area as well as walk-in customers,” said Franchise owner, Charlie Norton.
Batteries Plus has relied on key vendors to help with funding for Project Volt and received over $1.6 million in support. Additionally, the cost to franchise partners to participate in the renovation was $4,800. Yet, Batteries Plus continued to help their franchise partners through this renovation process by giving credits of $3,000. Since the beginning of the rebrand, nearly 600 Batteries Plus stores have been renovated and have outperformed non-rebranded stores by 4%.
REDESIGNING THE WEBSITE
In addition to upgrading the stores, Batteries Plus has also redesigned their website to enhance the user experience. The new website design is more mobile-friendly, allowing for easier navigation on a mobile device. This update will also allow customers to place orders online and pick up at their nearest store.
For franchise owners, this means more streamlined services. Franchise owners can rely on the website and online order enhancements to bring more efficient business to their stores. With more efficient processes in place, this allows more opportunities for franchise partners to become multi-unit owners. For current multi-unit owners, they have already seen higher efficiency in their multi-unit businesses.
NEW & IMPROVED MARKETING STRATEGIES
“Power It. Light It. Fix It” is the new tagline for all things Batteries Plus. This catchy tagline was introduced to showcase the categories in which they specialize and highlight the brand’s commitment to powering solutions and fixing problems.
Project Volt is paving the way for a new and innovative Batteries Plus franchise. This rebrand is not only beneficial for customers, but for franchise owners as well. A store with a nice look and atmosphere will attract customers and increase sales for franchise owners. Batteries Plus franchise owners significantly benefit from this rebrand and are expected to see an increase in profitability as Project Volt continues to be implemented across all locations.
FRANCHISE PARTNERS ARE IMPRESSED
Since the launch of Project Volt, the Batteries Plus support team has guided franchise owners throughout their transition. From working 1-on-1 to design a layout that fits each store’s unique square footage, to securing vendor support to bring costs down, franchisees have been supported every step of the way.
Additionally, Batteries Plus franchise owners have expressed the positivity they receive from customers. Franchise Owner, David Harshfield, stated “Our regular customers comment, ‘You moved things around and I like this layout.’ Our new customers comment, ‘What a cool store!'”
The new Batteries Plus developments and enhancements add to the list of reasons why potential franchises should invest in Batteries Plus. As the world continues to change and technologies advance, franchise owners want to invest in a franchise that’s always one step ahead. At Batteries Plus, the proof is in the numbers and their franchise owners are witnessing a significant increase in sales since the Project Volt rebrand. Investing in Batteries Plus is more than owning a franchise, it’s the chance to love what you do while operating a successful business.
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