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TapSnap Franchise Costs & Fees

Date of Incorporation: 2012
Franchising Since: 2012
Headquarters: Vancouver, BC
Country of Origin: Canada

Business Description: The franchisor, TapSnapTM offers franchises for the sale of its digital photo booths, services and products under the TapSnapTM marks.

Franchise Offer: The franchisor offers the opportunity to become a franchisee to develop and operate a TapSnapTM franchise. TapSnapTM franchises sell unique digital photo entertainment kiosk services, to be used at events, such as weddings, conventions, reunions, and other types of social gatherings, using proprietary technology.

Financial Assistance: Neither the franchisor, nor any of its affiliates offer direct or indirect financing arrangements for any purpose in establishing a Franchise.

Training and Assistance: The franchisor or Designated Principal, as applicable and General Manager(s) must obtain the TapSnap management certification by attending and satisfactorily completing the initial training program before opening their business. Initial training includes approximately four days of training in the TapSnap offices on the topics of sales, marketing, business planning, and equipment. Only individuals that are expected to play an ongoing role in the operation of the business will be permitted to participate in training. Additionally, the franchisor may periodically conduct advanced training programs for the franchisee, and/or employees at their office or another location designated by the franchisor.

Territory: The TapSnap franchise is not for a specific territory or location. The franchisee may face competition from other outlets owned by TapSnap. The franchisor will use their discretion in deciding how many TapSnap franchises to award in any given geographic area, referred to as a “Market Area.”

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial term is 5 years from the effective date of the franchise agreement. If the franchisee meets the conditions, they may enter into unlimited successive 5 year terms.

Obligations and Restrictions: The business must under the direct supervision of either, the franchisee, Designated Principal, or a General Manager. The franchisee or Designated Principal and General Manager must successfully complete the TapSnap training program and any other training programs required. The franchisee may offer for sale in the Business only the products and services that have approved in writing in the manuals.

Estimated Number of Units: 326

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee

Up to 500,000 population
Over 500,000 population


$17,500
$2,500/per 100,000


$17,500
$2,500

Equipment Purchase Fee $22,895 $74,880
Shipping and Handling Charges $650 $2,600
Insurance Deposits and Premiums (3 months) $330 $500
Professional Fees $1,000 $3,000
Miscellaneous Opening Costs $500 $500
Start-Up Marketing Costs $2,500 $2,500
Additional Funds 3 months $1,000 $5,000
Travel and Meals at Initial Training $1,500 $3,500
Administrative Software $270 $270
SmugMug Power Account $60 $60
Additional Administrative Access Fee $45 $45
Snap and SnapBook Software $120 $480
Uniforms $39 $89
ESTIMATED TOTAL $48,409 $123,474
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Software Updates Actual cost of updated software programs and training (if applicable).
Transfer Fee Fifty (50%) of the current Initial Franchise Fee for a comparable Market Area.
Transfer Referral Fee Twenty-five (25%) percent of the then current Initial Franchise Fee for a comparable Market Area.
Enforcement Expenses Reasonable cost of de-identifying franchise or photo booths.
Indemnification Our liabilities, fines, losses, damages, costs, and expenses.
Royalty Fee 10% of actual Event Fees charged to customers as outlined in the schedule below.
Call Center Fee 4% of actual Event Fees charged to customers.
Snap and SnapBook Software Fee $40 per month.
Branding Fund Fee 3% of actual event fees charged to customers.
Training Fee $2500, $750 for training additional trainees beyond the first for each franchised unit.
Fine for Non Compliance with Manuals or other Contractual Obligations $500 first and $1,000 for later violations: For non-payment of late payment of Royalties.
$250 first and $500 for later violatins: Use of unapproved Marketing or Advertising materials.
$50 per occurrence: Failure to provide reports.
$500 first and $1,000 for later violations: Failure to report and follow instructions related to working with corporate accounts.
Administrative Software Suite Fees $95 per month.
Additional Administrative Access Fee $15 per user per month.
Reinstatement Fee $750/td>

The above information has been taken from the FDD of TapSnap. Year of FDD: 2016

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