March 04, 2010 // Franchising.com // Atlanta – TSS Photography, the nation's leading youth photography franchise, is one of just 133 franchise systems in the U.S. to receive the 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. The honor recognizes franchise companies that achieve the highest level of overall satisfaction among their franchise operators.
"We are very proud of this recognition, because our number one priority is to support our franchisees and give them the tools they need to grow their businesses," said Joe Lindenmayer, President of TSS Photography. "This award is affirmation that all of the investments we've made in our system and all of the new technologies and processes we've put in place are helping to boost our franchisees' bottom lines."
The Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are sponsored by the Franchise Business Review, the most respected source of independent franchise information. The awards highlight the top franchise opportunities in the marketplace, based exclusively on ratings and reviews from actual franchise owners. This is Franchise Business Review's fifth consecutive year of conducting this study, researching over 500 of today's leading franchise brands representing over 100,000 franchisees.
"TSS Photography is part of an elite group of the very best franchise businesses that were able to maintain high franchise satisfaction over the last year," said Eric Stites, President of Franchise Business Review. "Considering the challenging economic times, this award speaks volumes to the TSS Photography franchise opportunity in the marketplace today."
With more than 230 locations nationwide, TSS Photography offers a wide variety of photography services for schools, youth sports, corporations, church groups and other community organizations throughout the country. TSS continues to lead the $1.3 billion photography market with innovative customer offerings, including life-size wall images called 'WallPix,' photo memo boards and photo mug mates, all exclusive to TSS. Boasting a 36,000 square foot state-of-the art, fully digital photo lab, TSS also offers hundreds of novelty products that feature children's photos electronically formatted onto woven blankets, puzzles, mugs, trading cards, key chains and mocked-up magazine covers.
The Franchise Business Review presents its awards to the top rated franchises in 17 industry categories, including Advertising & Sales, Automotive, Business Services, Child Services, Cleaning & Maintenance, Food, Health & Beauty, etc. TSS Photography was named as one of just five top franchisors in the Sports and Recreation category.
Since its founding in 1983, TSS Photography's culture has centered around grass-roots philanthropic outreach. The home-based franchise has grown to more than 230 units throughout the country and is now the number one choice in youth photography. TSS Photography offers franchise opportunities for a variety of protected territories and a 10 percent discount on all territory plans for veterans. TSS Photography also introduced its Rolling Rewards program this year – until December 31, 2010, any new franchisee that signs on with TSS will receive a 50 percent credit for the cost of all their goods.
Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. The firm's services include commissioned franchise research projects, as well as industry-wide studies of franchisee satisfaction. Franchise Business Review is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH and can be reached at 603.433.2270.