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Posted Jul 20th, 2015

A Franchise That Pays Franchisees? A Look at the Securis Data Destruction Franchise

Securis data destruction services are a unique deal for franchisees with double the revenue stream of most franchises

securis-3Most franchisees send money to headquarters as part of their royalty agreements, but Securis franchisees get money returned to them after they’ve performed data destruction for clients. Securis helps franchisees make additional revenue by processing all of customers’ discarded items by either refurbishing and reselling them or breaking them into components and marketing those components — then splitting the proceeds with franchisees.

Securis franchisees, of course, get a significant amount of money when they perform data decommissioning services for their clients. Clients are happy to pay for on-site and offsite data destruction, especially when it’s done with our proprietary and buttoned-up tracking system.

But, once you’ve shredded hard drives and other memory devices, you have a mountain of hardware left over that has value. The headquarters team at Securis helps you turn that into revenue by processing those items at their hub and either reselling them or breaking them into components and marketing them as scrap material. They then split the proceeds with the franchisees — right down the middle. Rarely does a franchise have an added bonus like this for their franchisees — a built-in added revenue stream.

George Parks owns a Securis franchise in Baltimore with his business partner Dan Dodd. Parks says “the downstream revenue can be great.” George tells of a job in which a client paid $600 to have hard drives destroyed. The computers themselves were relatively new, and Securis HQ was able to refurbish them and then resell them. They sent George a check for more than $2,000.

Being green is good for everyone — and profitable

Securis data destruction
After destroying hard drives to eliminate the possibility of a client data breach, Securis either refurbishes and resells the remaining equipment or disassembles it for recycling. Either way, the sales generate additional revenue that flows back to franchisees.

We make sure nothing hazardous goes to a landfill. Dropping off anything that can be recovered at a landfill is not only irresponsible data destruction; it’s irresponsible for the environment. Our franchisees make profits while also conserving natural resources and protecting the planet. Clients who choose to work with Securis prize those attributes. It makes them feel good about choosing us for data decommissioning. Being the most secure data destruction company is a pretty solid calling card. Being the most secure data destruction company who also cares for the planet is a great calling card.

This back-end process also ensures that Securis headquarters has a huge financial stake in the success of franchisees who send us a steady stream of materials to be processed. For the franchisee, the process saves them a lot of labor and money in transportation and storage costs.

Since Securis is R2-certified, we can show that all of the materials we collect are properly handled not only by us, but by everyone in our recycling supply chain.

Become a Securis franchisee

Securis is approved by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and certified by National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) as well as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Information Service. Securis is 100% compliant with all U.S. federal, state, and local data security and environmental regulations, covering all business sectors, including financial services, health care, government contractors, and government agencies.

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