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5 Electronics Franchises We Love

Electronics have become a part of everyday life. If you’re an entrepreneur with an eye for the technical, check out these top electronics franchises.

The importance of technology and electronics in consumers’ daily lives has only increased over the past decade and will continue to grow as new smartphones, drones and gadgets are introduced. From computers to cell phones to gaming technology, here are 1851’s top five electronic franchises this year.

Wireless Zone

  • Startup costs: $160,000-$415,000
  • Units: 400+

Founded in 1988 and originally known as “The Car Phone Store”, Wireless Zone is now one of the nation’s largest wireless retail franchises with more than 400 locations across the country. Each Wireless Zone location exclusively offers Verizon Wireless products and services to prioritize finding the right device for customers. Verizon’s 5G wireless network technology, which allows for faster downloads and superior video streaming, will be the first to market in the U.S. with both fixed and mobile versions. Each Wireless Zone location, which is independently owned and operated, offers competitive pricing on today’s most popular smartphones, devices and accessories. Wireless Zone has been honored with Verizon’s “Best Customer Service” award for five consecutive years.


  • Startup costs: $82,000-$354,000
  • Units: 694

uBreakiFix, founded in 2009, began franchising its mail-in and walk-in electronic repair services in 2013. The brand, which repairs smartphones, tablets, computers and video game consoles with a 90-day parts and labor warranty, is one of the nation’s leaders in professional same-day electronics repairs. uBreakiFix employs professionally trained and certified technicians who have expertly fixed more than 10,000 devices over the past decade and diagnose technology problems on a variety of brands for free. 

NerdsToGo, Inc.

  • Startup costs: $134,000-$217,000
  • Units: 27

NerdsToGo was founded in 2003 by David J. Colella, who, after working in the IT industry for years, decided to pursue business ownership in the field when he saw the need for technology support among residential computer users and small businesses. With a mission to make lives better with technology, NerdsToGo provides in-home computer and technology repairs for residential users and on-premise technology support to small businesses across the country. As technology has evolved over the years, so has NerdsToGo by making refinements to the business model and honing its systems, processes, tools and controls.


  • Startup costs: $77,000-$158,000
  • Units: 10

iMechanic, founded in 2010 by Nicholas Helton in Bloomington, Indiana, is a consumer electronic repair company that specializes in smartphones, tablets, TVs, drones and more. Growing from its initial one-man operation, iMechanic now prides itself on its proven success, multiple revenue streams and reputation. It offers franchisees a chance to own a business that offers great service, a clean concept and provides the blueprint and tools needed to be successful. iMechanic also offers consumers a wide range of repairs, iMechanic branded accessories and preowned device sales.

Computer Troubleshooters

  • Startup Costs: $12,000-$29,000
  • Units: 241

Founded in 1999, Computer Troubleshooters is an international network of IT service franchise offices. Over the past two decades, the brand has evolved with the IT service industry to provide clients with cutting edge products and solutions tailored to fit the needs of small businesses and residential clients. Computer Troubleshooters, which is the world’s largest IT services franchise, not only offers repairs and maintenance, but also offers data backup and recovery, security services, cloud management and CT business solutions.