Q – Why are the contact lists FGP offers not readily available elsewhere?
A – Big data firms & government organizations classify business information by Industry and Sector. Franchising is neither; it is defined as an alternative way to distribute goods and services and crosses all Industries. Outside of the US almost no countries require franchisors to disclose who their franchisees are. Because of this, information about these valuable contacts are not easily found.
Q – How can FGP save me money?
A – International franchising is expensive and time consuming given the travel, attorneys, and brand modifications needed. For less than the price of most international flights you can view and contact a complete list of experienced candidates that have already been vetted by other brands. We also allow you to purchase only the countries you want.
Q – How is FGP data verified?
A – We use a a wide variety of 3rd party verification services and public sources, depending on the country and brand.
Q – How often is FGP data updated?
A – Emails are verified on a weekly basis. All other data is checked and verified at least quarterly. Any innacurate information brought to our attention by a customer is corrected immediately.
Q – Are the contact emails and phone numbers in your database direct?
A – Our goal is to obtain 100% direct email addresses for all contacts. Most are business emails, some are personal, depending on what our research obtained. Phone numbers are typically business numbers and may connect to a main switchboard or front desk depending on the size of the organization.
Q – How do you price each country?
A – We assign a value to each FGP contact based on the position they hold, industry, and how many contacts we have available for a given country-brand combination. We then sum of all contact values for a given country in order to arrive at a total price. Having this algorithm in place allows us maintain consistency in pricing as we add contacts (and value) to our database. Once you purchase a country, you will lock in that price and recieve all additional contacts and updates at no additional cost during your subscription period.
Q – How do you decide which countries to cover?
A – Our goal is to cover every country in the world where franchising is a widely recognized business practice. There are a few countries where we have a small number of contacts that have yet to be released, but may be in the future. Please contact us to check if a country you desire is not listed.
Q – Have the contacts in your database asked to be contacted?
A – FGP is a nuetral provider of contact data researched and organized through publically available channels. We are a premium B2B service catering to professional franchise executives. We retain the right to terminate any customers who harrass, spam, or do not properly conduct themselves using FGP data. We have found overwhelmingly that the contacts in our database welcome being offered opportunies from globally recognized brands.
Q – Can I buy custom research?
A – We believe that our data and process is the best way to find international franchisees. We are happy to consider a custom project that involves international data research or analysis. Please contact us with your custom inquiry for a quote.
Q – What happens after the 12 month subscription expires?
A – In most cases after a year of trying you will have already completed a deal, or determined that the timing is not right for your brand to enter a given country. We do, however, offer a discounted renewal rate for customers to continue to their subscription after 12 months. Contact us to review options.