I had a multi drop courier franchise about until about 10 years ago. It’s was a great experience but you are hitching you’re waggon to someone else’s horse, in many cases you don’t have the ability to
- set pricing
- choose marketing options
- control branding
- other within the network can affect your business
- you don’t always smart operating hours
- you don’t choose supplier
While some of the above can be seen as a positive you have the research very carefully. The network I was part of was a model imported from Australia and 6 months after I gave my franchise back (cost £15k) the whole network folded and I would have been out of pocket to the tune of circa £8k and with no source of income.
Final point would be that if your franchise is a big success selling it can be difficult and you don’t truly own ‘the value’ you’ve created.
I wouldn’t rule it out completely but would approach with caution.