World Options

Contact details

Member - Associate
Parcel, Courier Services, Freight
Warren Ferguson
World Options  
01706 217835
Link 665 Business Centre (Suite 14), Todd Hall Road, Haslingden, Lancashire , BB4 5HU, United Kingdom

About World Options

World OptionsCompany Overview

World Options offer premium carrier services and website integration tools to SMEs across the UK. Combined customer parcel volume allows World Options to purchase carrier services at significantly reduced prices. World Options franchisees pass these savings on to businesses by introducing them to our online shipping tool called the Portal. Franchisees then make margin on every parcel they send to both domestic and international destinations.

Franchise Overview

World Options has been operating since 2003 and franchising since 2012. Its business model is built upon an American model first started in the late 1980s; it’s tried and tested and provides an opportunity for uncapped income.

World Options have promoted the same model to the UK and propelled it into the 21st century, with no geographical working restrictions and solid carrier relationships. Most importantly, World Options owns the UK’s first multicarrier integration tools for website shopping carts, enabling franchisees to benefit from a global, 24/7, 365 days a year income.

You can find our YouTube channel here.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £29,995
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £12,000
  • Franchise Location: Home/Office-based
  • Market: B2B

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


Initial franchise training is broken up over 10 days. Training starts in the franchisee’s local area, they will then attend the World Options head office to complete their certification. Once certified, five full days are spent back in their local area with a support team member. Further training is provided at regional and national meetings.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Franchisees will:

- Build customer relationships

- Demonstrate World Options services and tools

- Evaluate customer shipping requirements and create and present a customised proposal for their courier needs

- Continue to build relationships with shipping customers by offering outstanding customer service

World Options Case studies

  • Mike Lowe

    World Options: Mike Lowe

    “The best thing I ever did.”

  • Richard Ormerod

    World Options: Richard Ormerod

    At just 30 years old, Richard Ormerod is one of World Options’ most successful franchisees, and a walking, talking advert for their business model.

  • Catherine Turner

    World Options: Catherine Turner

    Catherine was the very first World Options franchisee, having searched for a business that would give her the work/life balance she needed for her young family but also a rewarding and profitable path to self-employment.

  • Philippe Lopez

    World Options: Philippe Lopez

    His first year with World Options has been one of hard work, but Philippe can see a time very soon when his extensive customer base will almost run itself, giving him the family time he is looking forward to.

  • Laura McGimpsey

    World Options: Laura McGimpsey

    Laura has only owned her World Options franchise since February 2014 and being very self-motivated, she already has over 100 customers.

  • Kelvin Troy

    World Options: Kelvin Troy

    Former basketball player Kelvin uses a mixture of online and telephone enquiries to grow his business, with his franchise ideally suited to give him that choice. He now has much more time to spend with his family.

  • Heather Ratcliffe
    Swimtime UK Ltd - Franchisee case study

    Heather had been working as a Swimtime teacher and administrator for several years before taking the plunge to become a franchisee herself, having seen what the brand was capable of first-hand!

    Read the full case study
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