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Franchises For Sale in Australia :: Franchise Business Opportunities in Australia

Updated on April 29, 2009

Franchises for Sale in Australia

If you are looking for a franchise for sale in Australia, here is a fact you might find surprising - Australia has more franchises per head of population than anywhere else in the world. That's quite remarkable when you consider it is only 30-odd years ago since we were first introduced to franchising thanks to some fairly well-known international fast food franchises like McDonald's and Pizza Hut.

The $80-billion franchising sector has experienced stunning growth in particular over the last decade with the strong Australian economy. However, there is increasing evidence that the franchising boom is ending. Growth for many chains is slowing as consumer confidence has fallen and there are increasing examples of franchise mergers and acqusitions such as the Boost Juice purchase of Viva. 

Despite the obvious benefits of a proven business formula, marketing support and brand recognition, you should understand that a franchise businesses is no different from any other business and will face long term challanges. As someone looking to buy a franchise business in Australia, you must carefully examine the business concept and its potential for longevity as well as consumer trends.

While franchising in Australia is by no means dead, when analyzing potential franchises for sale in Australia, take time in selecting the franchise opportunity with the best prospects for long term success. Those franchise businesses will usually be the ones that are up with the latest consumer behaviour and trends.

Below we examine 2 business models and potential franchise business opportunities with good prospects for success - Mailplus & SumoSalad - 2 companies which have aligned themselves to current consumer trends and are exploiting a growing niche in their chosen markets.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Franchising as a Business Concept Has Been So Popular In Australia

1. A proven business formula reduces business risk.

2. Group strength in purchasing and lease negotiations.

3. Ready made systems help franchisees to start faster and avoid costly mistakes.

4. Brand power to influence customers and suppliers.

5. Cost efficiencies by centralising core activities such as marketing, accounting and reporting.

Australia Franchise For Sale - Mailplus

An Overview

Mailplus has something in common with all great business ideas. It is simple, focused, right for its time and priced right. In an age when time is short, it provides clients with more time.

Mailplus Pty Limited provides dedicated courier services to businesses throughout Australia. The business was conceptualised and launched in 1997 by joint Managing Directors Chris Burgess and Stephen Giderson after identifying a niche in the transport sector for set permanent outsourcing solutions for corporate clients.

Today, Mailplus operate over 70 franchised territories in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and ACT covering all major industrial and commercial centres in those states and servicing in excess of 3000 clients daily.

The basic service is to pick up and deliver morning mail from the Post Office and to collect and post outgoing mail each evening. Mailplus also takes care of Registered & Express Post, document exchange (DX), banking and inter-office mail. For Mailplus franchisees these add-on service opportunities make you more valuable to clients and clients potentially more profitable.

Mailplus Australia - Makes Running Your Franchise Business Easy

Mailplus will take care of ALL of your customer accounts - invoicing, issuing statements, collecting payments, reconciliations, overdue notices - all are handled by the Mailplus Central Administrative Support. All the worry of admin is taken away from you so you can concentrate on operating your successful business.

Your expenses are minimal and include vehicle running costs and overheads like insurance, phones and uniforms.

Furthermore a National Sales Team is responsible for finding your customers. All you need to focus on is running your business in your allocated territory.*

For every $1 billed to clients you keep 75c. Mailplus daily charges start from $5.50, an attractive price to clients and a small price to pay for efficiency and peace of mind.

Because you call on the same clients at the same time each day, your day is better organised and less stressful than most on-road occupations. Best of all, your weekends and public holidays are your own.

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*an area of business operations and customer locations exclusive to one franchisee.

Mailplus Australia - An Affordable Franchise Opportunity

To buy the Mailplus franchise is also relatively cheap at $30,000. Mailplus requires all franchisees to start their venture in a new vehicle which helps you also promote your franchise.

Mailplus daily charges start from $5.50 - an attractive price to clients and a small price to pay for efficiency and peace of mind.

Because you call on the same clients at the same time each day, your day is better organised and less stressful than most on-road occupations. Best of all, weekends and public holidays are your own.

To obtain more information on the Mailplus franchise opportunity, visit

Australia Franchise For Sale - SumoSalad

An Overview

SumoSalad was created by James Miller and Luke Baylis, a couple of twenty-something Sydneysiders, who wanted to create a healthy eating alternative for all Australians and people in other parts of the world.

In a short time, SumoSalad has become the leader in the rapidly growing health fast food industry. They have achieved this by offering a wide range of delicious and nutritious foods that appeal to a spectrum of customer's tastes. The company's business success has been driven by a sustainable and long-term shift towards a healthy alternative to fast food.

The SumoSalad health fast food franchises are enjoying phenomenal success as increasing demand for this delicious product range is driving revenue growth and franchise performance.

==> Read Testimonials of SumoSalad Franchisees

==> Learn More About The Healthy Fast Food Franchise Opportunity

Free Franchise Information, Tips & Advice at Franchise Council of Australia

If you are looking to become a business owner and break into the world of franchising a good place to begin is the Franchise Council of Australia.

The FCA is the industry body and the website contains a lot of very useful information about franchising, the industry, and what to look out for. The site also contains a franchise directory listing of over 400 Australian-based franchise systems.

Before you buy a franchise, you should also get professional advice from both a lawyer and accountant, familiar with franchising. Once again, the FCA can point you in the right direction.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would like information on where to start about running a small business ready to go ahead soon . just looking for the right one . Some help would be good .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I have been looking at purchasing a MAILPLUS franchise, and am now looking to talk with you about purchasing one.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I purchased a MAILPLUS franchise and was riped off they do NOT look after there franchises, I'm helping another franchise to get out of there franchise agreement.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I would like to start a juice buisiness here in Botswana and am looking for a franchise. Can you put me on to the right people whom areprepaired to support me.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      SIR I want to purchase a mcdonald in Australia Sydney . Please tell us how it will be possible.There is no limit as such for the amount invested.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Dear Sir & Madam,

      I need some assistance from your side like I am very much interested to start small business or want to purchase small running business in Australia so what can you do for me in this matter ? I have cash amount of AUS$:- 100,000 so please give me right direction if possible for you. I will be thankful to you.



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      anonymous 9 years ago

      hello there ,i am ramon sidana from INDIA .. well commin to the point,i wish to know that,how is that possible that i can sell franchises to keen investors here in my country,,as there is lots of scope ,with the economy boom and new type infrastructure takin place ,mall concept is mushromin here like nevr before kindly guide me out that. thanx .