Our Print Franchise Frequently Asked questions
Q: Am I given a Sales Territory and am I limited to where I can sell?
A: Not as such. We give you an available location name local to you. For example if you live in Fulham and ASK Group Fulham and ASK Group Newcastle are already taken you could take ASK Group Chelsea. But you are not limited to selling anywhere, so if you have a great Social Media network and personal business contacts in Fulham and Newcastle you are completely OK to sell and promote in those locations to them. All we need to do is advise the Fulham or Newcastle Franchisees or Sales Agents that customer once they start purchasing via you is already assigned to you.
Q. Do you do all the Job and Project Management and Delivery?
A. Yes everything ordered by your customers either on our online print shop or via email, contract or telephone for our other brand services we job & project manage and deliver to them. All you have to do is look after them from a sales or customer service perspective.
Q: I already have a website, how do I link your print software shop to it?
A: Very easily. We set you up a sub-domain for all our brands on our platform. For instance our franchisee in Fulham has fulham.askprint.co.uk for our print brand that links into all the print platform products directly. All you need to do is link your www.yourdomain.co.uk to the sites we provide. We could in some circumstances host a sub-domain of your existing domains on our server doing the same thing, so in the Fulham example above they could have alternatively had print.theirdomain.co.uk but in those cases we would have to charge you for placing a https security certificate on the subdomain, which has a small annual cost.
Q: When is there a Fee charged for the Franchise?
A: We have a unique try before you buy system. So you can sign up without paying anything upfront and without any monthly hosting charges. You have 6 months for free and after 6 months then have to pay for either the Franchise System or Sales Agent System to continue. It is then that the monthly fees also kick in. We are keeping the monthly fee as low as possible and these can be paid monthly or anually with a discount. We can also roll in the one off Franchise Purchase into the monthly fee to asist with cashflow, however it is cheaper for you in the long run to purchase it up front.
Q: Are there any other charges?
A: No there are no charges you have to pay us. However, the Franchise or Sales Agent systems both come with a limited amount of promotional material and samples, so we do charge for additional material you order.
Q: What happens if I want to stop?
A: We have a very fair and ethical contract. The last thing we want is people working with us who are not committed to us and our brands. So you can stop at any time giving 1 month's notice, with no financial penalty at all so a maximum of just 1 month's fee still to pay.
Q: Can I add my own products to the Print Shop?
A: Unfortunately not, however we do have a separate customer print on demand shop on our ASK Online brand at www.fluidic.co.uk where we sell their Calendars and Printed material to the world on their behalf, so subject to our agreement, and as long as not competing with what we already offer then let us know your product(s) or service(s) and we can advise accordingly.
Q: What is the difference between your Franchise and Sales Agent opportunities?
A: The main difference is with a Franchise you are running and owning your own business so are a legal business owner and "own" the customers, so can build it up and sell it on should you wish. So the Franchisees pay a little more to us, as they have something tangible they can sell on. The Franchisee also earns more commission per job sold and paid for than the Sales Agent. With a Sales Agency you cannot sell your client base or business on should you wish to stop.
Q: Can I visit the ASK offices?
A: Yes you can. Simply give us a call and we can arrange a meeting and show off our ASK brand services.