Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new BungoBox franchise in Edmonton, Alberta, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 10. Edmonton and the surrounding area, with a population of more than 1 million, is the second-largest city in Alberta.
In April 2011, BungoBox Canada purchased the exclusive rights to develop and sell franchises throughout Canada. The first Canadian BungoBox franchise was opened in Halifax in July 2011.
Tim and Lisa Ross, Edmonton franchisees, previously owned the 27,000-square-foot Old Strathcona Antique Mall for nine years and a software development company.
“We were looking for a business that represents a new opportunity in the service industry,” Tim says. “In business, simpler is better, and at its very core, BungoBox is a simple business concept. Immediately I connected with the idea of taking one of life's most stressful events and making it easier on people.”
The couple expects to start operations in late November.
Tim, who is also a commercial pilot, says when customers hear about BungoBox, they typically have the same why-didn't-I-think-of-that reaction.
“It’s a simple concept transforming the moving industry,” says Darin McLean, co-owner of BungoBox Canada. “We expect to develop 20 franchises across Canada over the next two years, and we hope to award two more franchises before the end of the year.”
Co-founders Tom and Bob Cannon launched the franchise option in late 2010 and have awarded franchises in Florida in Gainesville, Jacksonville, South Florida, Tallahassee, Tampa, and in Atlanta, Ga; Phoenix, Ariz. and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BungoBox is an innovative company that is transforming the traditional moving process. Committed to helping consumers save time and money with an eco-friendly alternative to cardboard boxes, BungoBox has 10 locations (nine franchise locations and one corporate location). For more information, visit www.bungobox.ca.