7-Eleven: your partners in success

By Sarah Stowe | 27 Oct 2017 View comments

Inside Franchise Business: 7-ElevenAt 7-Eleven, we take a different approach to franchising than many others. We take care of the things that are a hassle about being a small business owner, and provide you with support every step of the way.

Our franchisees are our business partners. Their success is ours too. That’s why we’d like the people we work with to be as passionate about delivering as great a customer experience as we are. After all, we’re going to be spending a lot of time together.

An initial investment of between $400,000 and $1,000,000 plus is what is required to become a 7-Eleven franchisee, so it is certainly a big decision to make.

7-Eleven’s offer is a compelling one for potential franchisees. We are confident our full service offer is strongly competitive, delivering outstanding brand strength, exclusive products, a turnkey solution and full training.

In addition, 7-Eleven offers a gross profit split with a minimum profit guarantee and 24/7 support.

So what does it take to be a successful 7-Eleven Franchisee? We’ve conducted research into what characteristics our outstanding Franchisees share and have designed our selection process around them.

Are you our perfect match?

7-Eleven is a 24-hour, seven day a week retailer, and you will need to commit yourself full time to operating your business.

You have a real focus on customers

You love customers and customers love you. You take pride in the service you provide, and wake up every morning excited to interact with a variety of individuals. You have the ability to be persuasive when you need to be, because selling is second nature. In a nutshell, creating a great customer experience, makes you happy.

You’re a born communicator

You’re a natural leader and have a way of making all sorts of different people feel at ease in conversation. Constructive communication allows you to persuade or influence others. You know that your communication skills are one of greatest assets you have in leading teams to deliver great results.

You’re wired for success

People ask where your energy comes from. You know it’s a side effect of being driven to succeed. You love being busy if it can bring you closer to your goals. You’re forward thinking, decisive and emotionally measured. Work ethic is in your blood and you have stamina in spades.

You have an eye for detail

When something is not right, you can spot it from a mile away. You have great attention to detail, so whilst you’re able to focus on the big things, it’s without ignoring the little things that need to be executed to perfection.

As the saying goes retail is all about detail, so having a sharp focus on the little things will ensure you have a fabulously presented store.

You adapt and learn

You know that often the skills for success are picked up along the way. You see everything in life as an opportunity to learn and improve, so you’re always receptive to new opportunities and embrace change.

You value the system

The science behind retail is something that excites you. You know how important it is to stick to proven methods and processes. Whilst you enjoy some routine and structure to your day, you can also be flexible, which is important when you’re dealing with customers.

If this sounds like you, read more about whether we could be the right fit for you.