Q & A

Q: What does it mean to be an ECS Global franchisee?

As a franchisee you get to run your own data recovery business, in a predetermined territory operating with a pre-determined business model. As an ECS Global franchisee you do also enjoy freedom in generating revenue, in the end effect your profit, by setting your own retail prices.

Q: How much does an ECS Global franchise cost?

The franchise fee is € 12.000. The total franchise cost will vary according to the cost level in each country (territory).

Q: How long does it take to start the whole business?

The due diligence process can take 2-3 weeks. If you have a registered limited company, it is a matter of a 3-day training course after which you can start your business.

Q: Do I need relevant experience of the sector?

No prior experience required, as we will provide adequate training. Nonetheless, IT knowledge above “normal” will give you an edge.

Q: What does my training include?

It includes among others training in data medium diagnostics, customer service and system procedures.

Q: How do we find customers?

Usually we do not find customers, they find us. Thus, your primary tool is online marketing tools.

Q: Do I get an exclusive territory?

Yes, you will have a clearly designated territory, which is described in your contract.

Q: Do I need special premises for this kind of business?

No you don’t. Besides the normal office space, you need somewhere to set up a small laboratory and a secure space to store your customers’ data drives.

Q. What does my original investment buy me?

It buys you a “ready-for-operations” business concept which allows you to start operating as soon as you have completed your initial training. Besides supplying all necessary equipment, we will also come onsite and set up the included Start-up Package with you.

Included in the franchise fee are also:
• printed marketing materials
• a website
• design of advertising campaigns
• use of ECS Global Franchise Operation Manual
• the right to use the Trademarks and Trade names

Q: Can I operate this business part time?

Depending on how you deploy your initial advertising, you could. However, we do recommend you work full time from the beginning. After that you may hire personnel for certain jobs, but we recommend that you remain actively involved in your business.

Q: What type of individual is best suited to become a ECS Data Recovery franchisee?

To be a successful ECS Global franchisee requires proper capitalization, hard work and people skills. It isn’t for everyone. While having knowledge of IT is helpful, our comprehensive training program will provide you with the tools and skills you need to be successful. If you are motivated, organized, enjoy working with sales and technical matters, and can diligently follow our proven system, you are a good candidate for an ECS Global franchise.

Q: What is the royalty fee?

It’s 5% of your total purchases at ECS Global.

Q: How do you improve the system and processes?

The Franchisee Contract obliges you to contribute back any process or system improvements.

Q: What annual return can I expect on my investment?

Annual revenue depends on many factors such as your territory, your involvement, your entrepreneurial talents and the competition. Our territories are usually consisting of entire countries in order to give every franchisee good sales potential.

Q: Can I sell my franchise?

Yes, you can resell you franchise, provided that the purchaser is approved by ECS Global.

Q: How can I find out if an ECS Global franchise territory is available?

To enquire about a specific territory, feel free to contact our franchise developer by e-mail franchise@ecs-global.eu or by phone at 0043 732 231 65310.

Q: What is the next step?

If you feel you are qualified to become an ECS Global franchisee and meet our financial and operational criteria, fill out the form on our Contact Us page. We will contact you via email or telephone as soon as possible for a chat completely without obligations.