Fixiy looks outside Capital to grow tech repair business
27 March 2014 | 0
A new Irish business has launched with the simple promise of saving consumers time and money on smartphone and broken technology device repair.
Fixiy provides a choice of ‘call-out’ mobile repair service, a drop-in service, do-it-yourself repair kits. The company operates a franchise programme that teaches participants how to repair devices and start their own Fixiy repair business for their area.
Fixiy founder Shane Fay explained: “Outside of Dublin there has been no reliable, speedy repair service for technology devices. Typically, the solution on offer has been a centrally located drop-in repair service or ‘collect and return’ repair service which usually takes three to five days. The Fixiy franchise programme changes that, and takes advantage of the gap in the market with a soon to be established national network of top-class locally based repair technicians.
“The franchise programme is all about empowering people to start their own business, and become the ‘go to tech repair person’ in their local area. The programme is ideally suited to anyone who is looking to start their own business, generate extra income, or anyone currently unemployed with a background in repair, engineering, tradesmen or customer support. Once somebody is mechanically minded, good with people and motivated we can teach them”
Fixiy techs have already been recruited in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Meath, Kerry and Leitrim. Fay expects some 300 Fixiy technicians were will operating across the UK and Ireland in three years.