JAMMU, FEB 14: Phonup a joint venture of Franchise India and Phonup Italy, today opened its very first store of Jammu Province in Kathua.
Phonup was launched by Zorawar Singh Jamwal, Chairman Team Jammu alongwith Amit Saberwal, COO of Phonup APAC and Capt Deepak Chhiber, Owner of Jammu’s Ist Phonup of Jammu, at a press conference held here today.
Every unit store will be a ‘one-stop-destination’ for all multi brand mobile phone problems under one roof with express repairs services facility. The Area Franchisee has an Authorized repair and service center also. The Phonup venture should train unemployed youth in mobile repair with modern repair software and equipments, besides organizing purchase and resale of used phones, Zorawar Singh, Chairman Team Jammu said. “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. Every pre-owned phone from Phonup goes through extensive 40+ quality checks before being rolled out to the customers and, every smartphone offered 12 months of warranty and has many 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 sqft of retail space on high street alongwith investment capacity of minimum R 12 lakh. The return from this “new-age business” is both rewarding and satisfying. Phonup Star models help in generating employment as people even from Tier3 /Tier4 cities can join Phonup Academy and get trained and certified. A common man can avail money from skill India and post certification can take money from Pradhan Mantra RozgarYojna and start Phonup business.
Capt Deepak Chhiber, Director, Gravity Group & owner of Jammu’s Ist Phonup Store in Kathua said that the Gravity has got associated with Phonup as communication is the most important aspect of today’s living and Phonup fits the best because of its quality, pricing and service back-up.
“Pre-owned electronics market is important for our planet and Phonup addresses the issue of E-Waste in a big way,” he said. Phonup brand extends end-to-end support to launch of store. Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India, further added, “We are very happy to launch Phonup’s first experience store in Kathua that will disrupt the pre-owned phones and mobile repair market in India.” The company has also plan to open stores in Kashmir and Ladakh.