Rapid Refill Ink is a franchise operation in the business of remanufacturing
inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Our retail stores provide an environmentally
friendly, low cost refill solution that is quick and easy and offers a savings
of up to 70% of the cost of new cartridges – and no waiting!
Why Rapid Refill Ink?
Unlike donuts, sub sandwiches, pizza or oil change franchises, the retail
remanufacturing and refilling of inkjet and laser toner cartridges is a brand
new, extremely exciting franchise opportunity category. Specialty product stores
that have a focused product offering who provide first class, high-end customer
service and add on value are emerging in the retail market as targets for
experienced, successful entrepreneurs. The secret is staffs who know their
products and retail issues who can communicate to the consumer with confidence –
this is our fundamental operating statement at Rapid Refill Ink - “people
Rapid Refill Ink opened its first store in Eugene, Oregon in 2002. The
business model was so successful that they started to franchise the business in
2004. With over 100 locations spoken for in just 18 months of franchising, Rapid
Refill Ink is well on its way to being the largest remanufacturing retail
storefront in the United States.
Evolution of the Industry
The retail remanufacturing industry is evolving to meet the needs and demands of
all cartridge end-users through servicing both commercial accounts and at home
printer users. Rapid Refill Ink remanufactures and provides all cartridges
whether they are inkjet or laser toner, photocopier or fax machine, large or
small, black or color.
At Rapid Refill Ink we believe in the principle of superior cartridge quality
delivered at a desirable price. To fulfill those requirements we have developed
a process by which we remanufacture and refill each cartridge with an easy to
use automated system of equipment which allows us to batch our cartridges – this
is what sets us apart from the competition. We have designed our retail stores
to have an equipment package that is expandable to grow as the franchisee needs
it and with the industry booming as it is, they will need it!
Pure Market Potential
The market potential in this industry is virtually untapped when you take into
consideration that less than 10% of the US population even knows that cartridges
can be remanufactured and refilled, not to mention the fact that people are
printing more. Currently in the US we print nearly 3.5 trillion pages annually
using desktop printers and this number is expected to grow to 11 trillion pages
annually by the end of this decade due to the increased use of the internet,
skyrocketing digital photography and lower hardware (printer) costs.
Rapid Refill Ink’s high profile retail locations, strong branding,
environmental décor (carpet is 52% post consumer content, the countertop is
crushed sunflower seeds and the slat wall is made of wheat stock), customer
focused locations and national recognition make Rapid Refill Ink one of the most
desirable franchises available.