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The Eight!

Eight cart businesses to choose from. We give you the fast facts on them and how much you REALLY need to get a franchise of these hot ideas!
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Malls , food courts and even canteen alleys have never been the same since cart businesses came around.

Instead of empty corners, these spaces are now full of fancy, thematic cart setups.

Carts are now providing entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs a more affordable alternative compared to a full store set up. asked a number of existing cart and kiosk concepts about total investment costs for each concept and other details that could help you choose which one is best for you.

1. Kodak Quality Prints in Seconds

Products: Instant Digital Photo Printing (prints, picture movie DVD, calendars, photo books, and virtual photo albums)
Company name: Tech Trends Corp.
Owner: Mon Albert
Operating since 2007

Ditas Alipao, business development manager, says there are three business models for the Kodak Program partners:

(A)    Kodak Express Lite : Program fee : P100,000 for the first  two years, renewable for every  two years at P20k

Start-up investment with an APEX equipment  is P500,000 with financing options.  Payback  Period : typically  a year and a year and a half.  Total Kodak Express outlets:  319  
(B)    Kodak Picture Kiosk:   This has no program/franchise fee required. Investment cost is P229,000. Payback period: nine months, typically. Total Kodak Picture Kiosks: 329
(C)    The newly-launched Kodak stand-alone printer with Kodak Creative Production Software (KCPS):  P99,000 . Payback period: three months typically

Techtrends Corp.
2247 Chino Roces Ave.,
Makati City
(02) 810-0334 loc. 272; (02) 842-1476;


2. Matahari Trading


Products: Indonesia Snack delicacies
Owners: Arnaldo and Loida Magpayo
Operating since: 1998
Franchise Package: Kiosk-type: Franchise package will cost P350,000 including kiosk, imported glass food containers, stocks worth P100,000, fabrics for four sets of uniforms and training.
Cart-type: Investments of P250,000 including cart, imported glass food containers, and stocks worth P75,000.
No. of outlets: eight

“We have offers from SM for immediate franchise in Cebu, Baguio, San Fernando, Fairview, Marikina, and  Davao,” say Mr. and Ms. Magpayo

Matahari Trading
B9 L27 Metro Green Village
San Bartolome, Novaliches
Quezon City
(02) 419-3861

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