FASTSIGNS® AND SPACEVIEW LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE SALES STRATEGY THROUGH AUGMENTED REALITY VISUAL EXPERIENCE

by Vanessa Davidson | Oct 20, 2016
Leading Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Develops Relationship with Portland-Based Computer Software Company Offering Franchisees a Streamlined Visual Approach

(CARROLLTON, Texas) Oct. 19, 2016 FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has partnered with leading computer software company, SpaceView, offering franchisees and sales teams the opportunity to bring businesses’ vision to life utilizing their visual sales tools through augmented reality. This new service, exclusive to the brand within the sign and print categories, was recently unveiled at the FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit and is now available to the worldwide FASTSIGNS franchise network, which currently has more than 630 locations in nine countries worldwide.

“We are excited to introduce the latest technological advancement through SpaceView, which will allow our franchisees and sales teams to incorporate a visual sales tool into each site visit improving each client’s experience,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Through this partnership, we are one step ahead in providing our clients with an integrated design approval process that can be viewed on any mobile device in real-time, and will empower our sales teams.”

SpaceView, based in Portland, Oregon and founded in 2012, offers a visual sales tool that improves the visualization process for professionals. The platform enables users to take a photo of a space and place any virtual object in perspective and to scale. Through deep domain expertise and the latest software-hardware integration, the company has enabled businesses to automate visual design instantaneously. SpaceView shortens the sales cycle by providing clients with the material to make a better decision and keeps them engaged throughout the sales process. 

“We’re excited to offer augmented reality technology to FASTSIGNS that enables franchisees to more effectively communicate their vision to a potential customer,” said Cody White, Co-Founder and Vice President of Customer Success, SpaceView. “Since activation last month, our ultimate goal is to improve the way that the FASTSIGNS franchisees and sales teams do business in order to generate faster sales, increase deal sizes and create a better customer experience.”

FASTSIGNS International is recruiting franchisees throughout the U.S. In addition to more than 400 U.S. and Canadian markets targeted for development, FASTSIGNS has 65+ international locations in nine countries open for continued expansion.  As part of the brand's development strategy, FASTSIGNS is also targeting Co-Brand and conversion opportunities whereby print shop owners can expand their services by adding FASTSIGNS to their existing business or convert their business into a thriving FASTSIGNS center.

For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or (214-346-5679) or download an eBook that explores the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity at http://amzn.to/1FrnDJu.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 630 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the US, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns.

Franchise Research Institute has named FASTSIGNS a top sign and graphics franchise and has awarded the company certification as a 2015 World-Class Franchise for four consecutive years. FASTSIGNS was also recognized by USA Today, Military Times magazine, G.I. Jobs magazine and Franchise Business Review as one of the top franchises for military veterans. Most recently, the company was selected as one of 15 national recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Department of Defense’s highest recognition presented to employers for their exemplary support of National Guard and Reserve members. For more information about FASTSIGNS franchise programs, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679) or visit http://www.fastsigns.com/.


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