Cartridge on Wheels Franchise

Last Updated on July 23, 2012 by DeanR

Cartridge on Wheels Franchise

Cartridge on Wheels is a franchise for a business providing supplies and services for faxes, inks, and toner cartridges.

It was founded in 1995 and started franchising in 1998. It was founded by Tim Kerry and Paul Moreau. They started out as Discount Imaging in 1995. They rented out a small room at the back of an office in West Monroe, Louisiana. They had issues in dealing with people requiring personal delivery service and with that came the growing need of printing supplies. The “paperless office” became popular but there was always a need for printing in businesses. A printer was something that an office would want to have but keeping it functional has monthly needs. Most offices would not even function if their printer had no ink. Their point is that when business is going well, the more that they need print and when the business is not going well, they have the need to save. They now have 16 locations in the United States and one location that is company owned.

What products and services do they offer in Cartridge on Wheels?

They provide ink and toner cartridges for printer brands such as OKI, HP, Lexmark, Canon, Ricoh, Lanier, brother, Sharp, Kyocera, Samsung, Epson, and Xerox. For services, they have PM-10 or Preventive Maintenance 10. A technician can visit you and perform these 10 steps in inspecting your printer for wear and tear and cleaning it. These steps include the removal and replacement if needed of toner and paper dust from fusing assembly, checking and cleaning of auxiliary paper trays, replacing and cleaning of machine filters, cleaning of image transfer assembly, inspecting and cleaning of pick up roller service, inspecting of drive gears, tightening and replacing of screws and checking of grounding straps, inspecting, replacing, and cleaning separation pads and rollers, inspecting and cleaning of registration assembly, and inspecting and cleaning of beam to drum optical path. They also have other packages for these services under PM-10. They have the annual service and they can give you an early warning to prevent damage or decrease in the quality of prints.

Cost and requirements on running a Cartridge on Wheels franchise

You need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $40,000. Expect to be investing about $67,000 to $141,000. The cost of Cartridge on Wheels franchise fee is $25,000 to $29,900 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about five employees to run one location. This franchise can be run from home. They allow multi-unit ownership. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be two weeks training at the headquarters and four weeks at your location. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be given access to the internet and to purchasing cooperatives. You will also be provided assistance at the grand opening. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, regional advertising, and national media.

Cartridge on Wheels Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 206 Texas Avenue Monroe, LA 71201

Phone: (318) 325-1011

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