Batteries Plus BulbsInvestment Range: $193,580 - $410,050
Year Founded: 1988
Franchising Since: 1992
Total Ownership Groups: 254
Total Locations: 563
Startup Investment: $193,580 - $410,050
Cash Requirement: $100,000
Net Worth Requirement: $450,000
History and Vision
Batteries Plus Bulbs was founded in 1988 as Batteries Plus, with our first location in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Batteries Plus Bulbs quickly became the uncontested leader in the battery and light bulbs market, differentiated by superior knowledge, product availability and expertise.
The initial offering of products and services consisted primarily of automotive type “SLI” batteries, alternators, starters, regulators, belts and a limited selection of specialty batteries, related accessories and tools. As our reputation for solving battery problems grew, and the demand for supplying “specialty” batteries increased, it became evident that our real opportunity was to increase our overall selection of batteries. This ultimately enabled us to be known as the source for all battery needs and gave us the impetus to grow our business and our brand. Our first franchise retail store opened in 1992 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
In 2010 Batteries Plus added light bulbs to its unique offering of products providing one source for power needs. We can fulfill virtually any light bulb or battery request from consumers and businesses alike. Today, Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation's largest franchise of its kind, offering a comprehensive selection of batteries, light bulbs, related products and technical support that meet increasing demands.
With over 25 years experience and 570+ locations in 46 states, Batteries Plus Bulbs has the expertise to help you start your business.
Leading Reasons Batteries Plus Bulbs is a Top Franchise to Consider
We are the nation’s largest specialty provider of battery and light bulb solutions offering the latest, most comprehensive selection of batteries, light bulbs, accessories and value added services to both retail and business-to-business customers. Batteries Plus Bulbs:
- Franchisee satisfaction. See how our franchisee’s rated the Batteries Plus Bulbs system for yourself.
- Operates in the large, under-served industries of batteries and light bulbs. The U.S. battery industry is estimated to be $30.7 billion in sales with an annual growth rate of 4.1%, while the U.S. light bulb industry is about $14 billion.*
- Multiple revenue streams including retail and business-to-business
- Prime market availability - single or multiple units
- Product line of over 45,000 batteries, light bulbs and related products
- Established model and support system
*Freedonia Research Study
For anyone researching a franchise, we understand how important it is to get feedback from current franchise owners. To expedite this process, the Franchise Business Review invited all Batteries Plus Bulbs franchisees to participate in an independent satisfaction survey. 163 franchise owners elected to participate.
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Commonly asked questions and answers about this franchise opportunity.
Do I need specialized technical knowledge in batteries, light bulbs or the electronics industry to own a Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise?
No, Batteries Plus Bulbs does not require prior technical knowledge. We have a comprehensive training program to prepare you to open your store.
What is the business potential for a franchise in the battery and light bulb market?
The U.S. battery industry is estimated to be $30.7 billion in sales with an annual growth rate of 4.1%, while the U.S. light bulb industry is about $14 billion.* The growing demand for battery power is driven by many factors, including increasing consumer and business needs for portable devices. Light bulb demand is fueled by a growing variety of specialty light bulbs and the transition to energy saving alternatives, such as CFL and LED. Batteries Plus Bulbs is uniquely positioned to capture an increasing share of these rapidly growing markets. *Freedonia Research Study
How am I supported in the day-to-day operations of my franchise location(s)?
We offer tools to assist in day-to-day operations. There are many support services and programs available which may include; real estate, initial and ongoing training, field support, marketing, product and category management, and much more.
Can I stay in my present position and operate a store?
It is not recommended. We prefer that you be directly involved with the business. No one is more concerned about your business being successful than you. However, if you are not interested in running the business on a daily basis, we recommend having a partner or minority investor who will manage the day-to-day operations.
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Thank you for your time and consideration in review of our franchise opportunity. Please contact us at any time if we can be of any further assistance. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working with you in the near future.
News / Press Releases for Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs Among the Top Franchises for Veterans in Annual RankingSep 30, 2014 - Military Times Recognizes the Company???s Commitment to Recruiting Veterans for Franchise Opportunities
Batteries Plus Bulbs Jolts its Way Up Franchise Times??? Fast and Serious ListApr 02, 2014 - Nation???s Largest and Fastest Growing Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Ranks No. 33
Batteries Plus Recognized for Success in Annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500®Mar 18, 2013 - Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Ranked #1 in the Battery Category
Batteries Plus® Helps Parents Make the Grade with Back-to-School Battery & Light Bulb Product TipsAug 08, 2012 - increasing dependence on technology makes it essential for students to purchase and preserve electronic gadgets before the academic year. And to prevent retina strain and increase mood & concentration levels, it???s also important that students have the proper lighting environment to study in. Batteris Plus gives parents 10 tips on saving money and keeping their students ready for school.
Local Man Recharges CareerJul 28, 2011 - Colby Gallagher - Roy Abbate found himself in a tough position a few years ago when he was let go from his job of over 30 years. Instead of repetitive job searching, Abbate decided to create a business tailored to his interests and opened Batteries Plus.
Battery dealers charge ahead in high-tech ageJul 28, 2011 - Mark Glover - Don Tollefson started out in the restaurant business in Southern California more than 30 years ago and subsequently moved on to oversee large-scale egg and hog farming operations in Minnesota.
Powerful SuccessJul 28, 2011 - Mark Gordon - Steve Cooper and Matt Steigenga discovered their recession survival sweet spot in an unlikely place: Batteries.
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