JAMMU, Feb 14: Phonup, a joint venture of Franchise India and Phonup Italy, today opened its very first store in Jammu province in Kathua district.
Phonup was launched by Zorawar Singh Jamwal, Chairman, Team Jammu along with Amit Saberwal, COO of Phonup APAC and Capt Deepak Chhiber, owner of Jammu’s Ist Phonup, at a press conference held at Press Club in Jammu.
“The way I understand the philosophy behind the starting of Phonup as a venture, this can be replicated at every district level in our State by training unemployed youth in mobile repair with modern repair software and equipments and organizing purchase and resale of used phones,” said Zorawar Singh, Chairman, Team Jammu.
“With Government assistance, this could become a cooperative employment generation programme and it can add a new chapter in the history of employment generation in the State,” he added.
Capt Deepak Chhiber, owner of Jammu’s Ist Phonup, said, “The store will be a ‘one-stop-destination’ for all multi brand mobile phone problems under one roof with express repairs services facility. Our area franchisee has an authorized repair and service center hub also”.
He said every pre owned phone from Phonup goes through extensive 40+ quality checks before being rolled out to the customers and, every smart phone offered 12 months of warranty and has many bundle offers from time to time
“Phonup is on an expansion spree across the length and breadth of Jammu. The company is in talks with prospective franchisees in Jammu city, Samba, Udhampur, Poonch, Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar, Akhnoor etc,” said Amit, COO of Phonup APAC.
Amit also divulged that anyone can start Phonup unit franchisee with minimum 250 sq ft of retail space on high street along with investment capacity of minimum Rs 12+ lakh. “The return from this “new-age business” is both rewarding and satisfying”, he added.