Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: September 2019
$20,415 - $74,725
1300 Metropolitan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
TSS offers the largest product line in the industry. With our corporately owned production facility based in Oklahoma City, we are able to ensure all products maintain the highest level of quality that customers expect at reasonable prices. We offer industry-leading turnaround of orders so customers can enjoy their photos right away. Being in the photo industry for over 3 decades we understand the importance of each photograph to parents, family and friends, and guarantee the quality of our images and products.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"The TSS Photography Franchise System is second to none. The System is stable yet innovative to allow me to be very competitive in my local market."
Saundra, Midwest Region, Overall Brand Rating: 95
"Training and Support and support is awesome. If I have an issue during business hours, I can reach out to the team and get an answer or guidance very quickly. During non-business hours, you can reach out to the on-call staff and get a response back within a few hours. Training and Support also monitors our community social page and will respond sometimes immediately regardless of the time of day or night."
Gerlad, Overall Brand Rating: 96
"Training was excellent and easy to understand. Photography training and techniques taught were easily to duplicate in the field."
Wayne, Overall Brand Rating: 96
Our owners love the ability to work with organizations that positively impact youth in their communities. They also love the flexibility that our work-from-home model offers and the low cost and low-risk nature of our business that does not require an inventory of products. Owners can work as much or as little as they choose depending on their lifestyle and goals.
Home-based: This means a flexible schedule and low overhead costs
No Royalties: TSS Photography does not charge its franchisees a percentage or minimum monthly royalty. This is critical in maximizing and controlling your bottom line.
Superior Support & Training: Our veteran staff have expertise in every aspect of the business to partner and assist you in everything from photography training, sales and business development and day to day operations.
Solid, Mature Franchise: With over 30 years in franchising we know what it takes to support and grow successful franchises and have a proven model in place to get you up and running and your investment paid back fast.
Comprehensive Training: Your success is our success and we want you to ramp up fast and have immediate success. For this reason TSS offers a series of in-field training combined with classroom and online training sessions to make sure you have all you need to ensure a fast ramp up and early success.
Competitive Advantage: Our technology, products, partners and systems will give you the competitive edge in your market
Yes. We are a proud supporter of the VetFran program
We provide initial sales, business and photography training. There is no need to be a photographer to be successful with our model. We can teach you! We also offer onsite photography and sales training for new owners. Our continuing education includes several no-cost annual meetings and weekly webinars. We also offer TSS University for newer owners. This is conducted by corporate staff and veteran TSS mentors. TSSU is also available to any owner that would like a refresher on best practices, software or photography.
We provide tools for owners to book and conduct high-volume photography shoots for clients such as sports leagues and schools. We do not charge a royalty. The parent company will only make money as the owner sells services and products.
TSS offers initial marketing training, guidance on best practices, a tool kit of no-cost marketing assets and a website with available-for-purchase marketing materials. TSS also offers ongoing marketing support and ideas via our no-cost annual meetings and webinars. Additionally, TSS has cultivated a number of nation relationships [SB1] and maintains websites and social media on behalf of owners.
A franchisee who is successful would plan a portion of every day to focus on sales or new business. Or they can choose to pay our New Business Development team to handle most of these tasks such as making outbound calls to set appointments with new potential clients. Franchisees will also communicate each day with their team of photographers and clients about upcoming shoots. Some franchisees choose to attend all or a portion of their photo shoots. Some franchisees maintain a strictly management level connection to the photography. If the owner is not attending a shoot then they or a photo manager would want to review images and review key metrics from shoots such as the number of photos taken, sales per person photographed and labor.
Our base fee is $10,500 for the franchise fee (which covers initial training) and a starter kit of material. Equipment can run up to $14,000. This cost can be lower for those who have existing qualifying equipment. TSS also charges a territory fee based on the size of area and population that the buyer intends to service. We offer discounts for veterans as part of the VetFran program and, in certain cases, for those who are currently photographers.
Franchisees can make as much or as little as they like depending on how much they plan to work and their execution of our suggested best practices. We encourage potential owners to speak with our franchisees in different areas, of different business sizes about their earnings and lifestyle. We provide more specific numbers in our FDD related to potential earnings.
After an agreement is signed, we would expect to have training set up within 4-6 weeks. We always suggest having an alternative source of income such as savings for up to 6 months while a client base is built.
No previous photography knowledge is required
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