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Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Cost & Fees

Date of Incorporation: 1996
Franchising Since: 1999
U.S. Headquarters: Aliso Viejo, California
Country of Origin: Australia

Business Description: The franchisor is Aussie Pet Mobile, Inc. The franchisor has developed methods of marketing and operating mobile businesses providing pet grooming services, as well as marketing and servicing franchises for the operation of these businesses. The primary market for Aussie Pet Mobile services are pet owners looking for convenient, efficient pet grooming.

Franchise Offer: Aussie Pet Mobile, Inc. offers, and awards, to qualified applicants, a franchise to operate an Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business within the Territory specified using the “Aussie Pet Mobile” Marks.

Financial Assistance: Aussie Pet Mobile does not offer direct or indirect financing, nor does it guarantee a franchisee’s note, lease or obligation.

Training and Assistance: Aussie Pet Mobile will provide a five-day business training program and arrange for an 96-hour Basic Groomer training program for franchisees, at a time and place, and for the period, as the franchisor designates in its Business Judgment. Franchisees or an employee of theirs must attend and complete the Basic Groomer training program to the franchisor’s satisfaction (in its reasonable discretion) before the franchisee begins to operate the Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business. Aussie Pet Mobile will provide franchisees with ongoing training on their written request and at their cost, or if it believes ongoing training is necessary. The ongoing training programs may include seminars and conferences of special interest including clipping and grooming techniques, changes to any systems and procedures, new pet grooming products and services and marketing techniques. The franchisor will provide Advanced Groomer Training to franchisees and their employees at their cost.

Territory: The typical Territory contains a population of approximately 200,000 to 300,000. However, this figure may vary in the Business Judgment of Aussie Pet Mobile, depending on the characteristics related to a particular Territory. In determining Territories, the franchisor takes into account zip code population statistics. All Territories are comprised of one or more zip codes. Franchisees will not receive an exclusive territory. The territory is protected to the extent that the franchisor will not award an Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise to be located within the Territory or operate an Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise in the Territory itself, as long as you are in full compliance with the Franchise and other agreements and the Manuals.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years. Up to two 10-year renewal terms are available, subject to compliance with certain requirements. The franchisor may allow more than two renewals in its Business Judgment.

Obligations and Restrictions: Aussie Pet Mobile will allow the franchisee to operate his or her Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business through employees who meet all of the then-current training and other requirements. The franchisee must keep Aussie Pet Mobile advised of the identities of each of the employees and other supervisors of the Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business, and the franchisor will have the right to deal with the personnel on matters pertaining to day-to-day operations of, and reporting requirements for the Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business. Franchisees must operate the Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business in accordance with the Aussie Pet Mobile System Standards and may not use their Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business for any other purposes other than the operation of an Aussie Pet Mobile Franchise Business. Franchisees must purchase, use and offer each of and only the types, brands and or quality of products and services designated.

Estimated Number of Units: 215

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment
Name of Fee Low High
Franchise Fee $60,000 $60,000
Designated Equipment Package $37,000 $37,000
Computer Hardware and Software $0 $1,500
Aussie Customer Management System $6,000 $6,000
Business Licenses, or other Pre-paid Expenses $350 $350
Grand Opening Advertising $4,000 $4,000
Insurance $750 $750
Initial Training Fee (up to 2 people) $6,000 $6,000
Basic Groomer Training Fee (per person) $1,000 $1,000
Training Expenses $1,475 $4,175
First Sprinter Van Monthly Financing Payment, Excluding, State and County Sales/Use Tax $3,300 $3,600
Sprinter Van Down Payment for Financing Arrangement and Excluding Sales Tax $13,000 $13,000
Shipping $0 $3,000
Groomer Kit $1,000 $1,000
Website $897 $957
Cold Weather Van Storage $0 $1,500
Additional Funds - 3 Months $2,000 $2,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL $136,772 $145,832
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Royalty Gross Volume, multiplied by the applicable royalty rate (varies from 4% to 8%). The current Monthly Minimum Payment is $612
Marketing Fund Contributions 50% of the Royalty payment due in the applicable month.
Interest on Late Payments Interest is highest legal rate for open business credit not to exceed 1.5% per month.
Franchise Marketing Groups (FMG) Determined by FMG.
Transfer Fee 10% of consideration the franchisee receives for transfer.
Management Fees (only on default by franchisee) $250 per day plus expenses. Estimated expenses will range from $75 to $150 per day.
Expenses Associated with Regular Upgrading of the Business $250 per year.
Basic Groomer Training $1,000 per person.
Advanced Groomer Training $500 per person for two days.
Ongoing Dispatcher Training $200 for one day.
Grooming Kit Fee $1,000
Toll-Free Number/URL System Fee To be determined.
Encroachment Fee $100
ACMS Monthly Fee $68/month (desktop license) and $15/month (mobile license).
Optional Required Designated Equipment The then-current price per package.

The above information has been taken from the FDD of Aussie Pet Mobile. Year of FDD: 2016

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