3@1 Business Centre Franchise

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Existing stores for sale or franchisor is looking for new territories in the following areas:
Eastern Cape
Free State
North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape

3@1 now trades with almost 90 stores in 5 countries for over 20 years and is a member of the Franchise Association of South Africa. We are excited to announce that 3@1 Mauritius will be opening shortly.

The 3@1 Service offering encompasses DHL Express Easy, 3@1 counter to counter national Courier, Kodak Express Offering Photo’s, Collages, Block mounting and Photobooks as well as ID Visa photos.

We also offer Business print, Broad format print and related services like binding, laminating etc. Stores also offer image transfer and we have our own branding portal for corporate gifts etc. 3@1 now offers Business Registrations and many SARS related services. Franchisees can also apply to become a commissioner of oaths.

All new franchise partners also get a website with a ready-to-sell 3@1 Online Shop to take advantage of the rapidly increasing e-commerce market in South Africa.

Our South African established brand, trading since 1999, currently has almost 90 trading stores in 5 countries. We see international expansion as one of the next major opportunities for growth” says founder and CEO Chris Dunn.


“My vision has always been for the 3@1 Business Centre Franchise brand to expand worldwide. Our successful tried-and-tested business model can be adapted to any local condition, and a franchisee has the exclusive rights to an area to either sub-franchise or open multiple stores within the region.

This proven business concept offers an excellent investment opportunity with a healthy rate of return. It’s an opportunity to evolve alongside our expanding retail franchise brand and meet the ever-changing communication and technology needs of consumers and businesses all over the world today”, says Dunn.


Entrepreneurial businessmen and women looking to own and operate under a franchise licence should be motivated, enjoy interacting and building relationships with franchisees and have a passion for helping young businesses succeed.

3@1 Business Centre franchise is a complete full turnkey offering. Franchisees enjoy the support of the head office team every step of the way; from site selection to securing the lease, then through the planning phase to store set-up, training and the eventual store opening

Profile: Looking for an entrepreneurial and energetic person/s that can pay attention to detail, works well with people and can operate as a committed owner-operator.

We offer 1 week in a training store, plus 1 week in your own store.

Upfront Fee
Total Investment Amount
R750 - R850 000
Excl VAT
Excl VAT
Advertising & Marketing Fees
Total Fees
Avail funding solutions via bank or government funding?
Financial Cost

Etablishment Cost: From R595 000 ex VAT for 50sqm clean shell

From R595 000 ex VAT set-up depending on site size and condition. Includes franchise fee but excludes working capital and landlords deposit. Total investment between R750 – R850 000

Marketing and Advertising Contribution
Franchisee required to allocate 2% of Gross turnover to own advertising.
3.0% royalty based on gross turnover excluding VAT

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