About Curbside Commuters.
Curbside Commuters is the master distributor of ElectroBike-branded bicycles in the United States, offering franchises the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing, high-margin industry, and the flexibility to add or subtract current leading edge and/or fast-selling products to keep your business at the forefront.
ELECTROBIKE: CHANGING THE WAY YOU MOVE!
ElectroBike was born and developed to solve some of modern urban living’s most pressing problems: time wasted in traffic, exorbitant parking fees, skyrocketing gas prices and the damage that fossil fuels are causing our planet.
First released in Mexico in 2012, ElectroBike’s line of cutting-edge, eco-friendly bicycles are revolutionizing urban transportation internationally, allowing commuters to move around in less time and with less money than previously possible.
It is our mission to use our industry leading, eco-friendly bicycles to transform urban mobility. In doing so, we will reduce the carbon footprint, reduce traffic and create a better urban lifestyle. At ElectroBike, we help businesses and individuals alike live healthier and happier while doing something positive for our planet.
Our winning business model fulfills a common need with a quality product at an incredible price. Also (and just as importantly), we have very solid and robust financial backing, meaning we are going nowhere but forward.
The Electric Bike industry is growing at a very exciting pace. China alone has 200 million e-bikes and the market in Europe grew by more than 20% in 2014. According to the League of American Bicyclists, the US will become the world’s top electric bike market by 2030…thats some incredible growth! This is extremely exciting news! We have experienced this phenomenal growth first-hand internationally and opened 20 stores in less than two years.
As an ElectroBike family member you will receive top-quality support, ongoing product R&D, and the backing of a team with more than 80 years of experience in store operations, franchising, and investing. Our model has been polished by Feher & Feher, a leading international franchising firm, and backed by HIR Group, an international banking, insurance and housing development heavyweight.
- Ride the coming wave – become the industry leader and most-recognized e-bike brand in your area.
- Take advantage of multiple income streams: B2C, B2B, rental, local distribution, service & maintenance, and insurance.
- We take care of the R&D to make sure your stores always have cutting-edge products.
- High Margins.
- Grow quickly – our multi unit, leasing, and floor-plan programs allow for fast expansion.
- PRE QUALIFICATION.
- APP AND FINANCIALS REVIEW.
- FDD REVIEW AND Q&A.
- DISCOVERY DAY.
- DESIGNATED AREA CONFIRMATION AND FEE PAYMENT.
- FRANCHISE AWARDED.
- Franchise Fee
- Store Buildout, including store-in-a-box furniture and fixings
- Initial Inventory Purchase
- Operating Capital
The average cash needed to open a Curbside Commuter store, after financing, ranges from $60,000 – $90,000. At ElectroBike we understand that Cash is King, so we put together an in-house bicycle floor plan program and an initial accessories deferred purchase program for qualified franchises in order to reduce the amount of cash required to open an ElectroBike store.
Additionally, we offer an in-house store-in-a-box lease program for qualified franchises, which will help you defer a cash purchase approximately USD $30,000.00
How much does it REALLY cost to open a store?
The final cost of opening a store depends on several factors: your local market prices and conditions (especially for rent and buildout costs), the size of your location, the shape of your location, and the initial lease agreement terms, and whether you qualify for inventory floor plan and store-in-a-box financing. The stores we have opened range between $60,000 – $90,000 in cash investment, fora total investment of between $90-$125,000
How big is my territory?
Your designated area will be between 3 and 5 miles driving distance from the location of your store.
Where can I open a store?
We are currently open in all US and Mexico markets and are looking for master franchises in Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and Latin America.
Are all international markets available?
Our current available international markets are Mexico, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and Latin America.
Do I have to be full time hands-on?
Although you are not forced to be an owner-operator, we highly suggest it. Otherwise (and for our multi-pack franchises), we require experienced personnel to run the store(s). Most of our multi-unit owners still retain their full-time jobs.
Will you help me find a location and negotiate a lease?
We will help you in the process of finding a suitable location and negotiating the lease, although we won’t hit the streets with you. We have relationships with experienced brokers across the country, and a very experienced operations and franchising team that will walk you through the approval process.
Will I receive ongoing training and support?
Absolutely! In addition to our hands-on, on-site training in one of our corporate stores, we will send a team to help you a week before and a week after your soft open, and during your grand opening.
Be part of the revolution.
Please fill out the form and we will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in a Curbside Commuters franchise opportunity