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Top 3 Retail and Service Franchises for Digital Entrepreneurs

Pet care, dialysis, security, and printing services can grow through franchising.

The rapid growth of franchising in the Philippines has given rise to more and more unique concepts utilizing franchising to grow their business. Although F&B remains a popular franchise choice, over 55 percent of franchises in the Philippines are now in the retail, service, medical and education sectors. Non-food brands’ core competency is longevity. Such categories, most of the time, do not rely on trends or what’s hot in the market. Their success mostly rely on the growing market demand or consumer needs.

Take a look at these unique franchise concepts available in the market.

Franchise Fee: P400,000

Total Investment: P2.7 million

Pooch Park is a one-stop shop pet retail and service center that pioneered the “Doggie Day Care” concept in the Philippines. It caters to each phase of a pet’s life cycle: from birth (milk replacements) to death (pet cremation). It also offers affordable pet food and accessories compared to the prevailing SRPs of competitors. It also employs talented pet groomers that offers stylish cuts to pets that would make their owners love them even more! Pooch Park believes in the idea that owning pets shouldn’t be reserved for the privileged few.

The brainchild of entrepreneur Oliver Tan, Pooch Park began with his constant challenging of the current pet care industry practices. He lamented the fact that good quality pet food and accessories were only available to the wealthy classes. He also noticed that there were no pet centers that offer day care services for pets in case their owners would need some time off. These concerns, along with his natural affinity with dogs, brought Pooch Park to life. Today, Pooch Park has over seven branches across Metro Manila.

Franchise Fee: P750,000

Total Investment: P18 million

The gift of life is the most precious gift above all others. This is Nephro Med Asia Dialysis Center’s founding principle, to which hundreds of Filipino patients can attest. Nephro Med Asia is a free-standing dialysis center that caters to all patients in need, with or without PhilHealth subscriptions. Too many dialysis centers charge exorbitant fees and offer subpar services that make treatment difficult to sustain. In Nephro Med Asia, the rates are always reasonable while maintaining excellence in service, cleanliness, accessibility, and in its facilities. Rooted in compassion, Nephro Med Asia is committed to make top-notch renal care available to every Filipino in need.

Franchise Fee: P280,000

Total Investment: Starts at P890,000

“Pa-Xerox tayo!”

“Uy, kailangan nation magpa-print!”

These can usually be heard from Filipino students from all walks of life, whether they’re in private or public school and across all levels. Seeing the demand for high quality and fast printing services, Ankana Trading Corporation President Aries Sales opened the very first Prints2Go (formerly named Photoprints) shop in 2005. The business started with only a table and personal computer in a shared space.

A year after acquiring business experience from day-to-day operations, Prints2Go put up a small stall near its original space and its first standalone shop in V. Concepcion St., Sampaloc, Manila, near the University of Perpetual Help System.

With a 4.8 out of 5 rating on its Facebook page, Prints2go is making academics as well as businesses more manageable by providing a one-stop print shop offering high-quality printing services.

To date, Prints2Go has six busy shops in the University Belt area of Manila.

Through franchising, Prints2Go eyes bigger operations to provide more jobs and give back to the community by creating an opportunity to those who want to establish a printing business.


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Chris Lim is the CMO of Francorp Philippines (, president of U-Franchise Sales & Management (, and chairperson and director for special projects of the ASEAN Integration-Philippine Franchise Association.


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