ORLANDO, Fla., July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — uBreakiFix announced significant growth for the second quarter of 2018, boasting a total of 38 new stores, marking a 58 percent increase over last year’s second quarter growth. These second quarter additions bring the brand’s total to 408 stores across North America.
Fastest growing markets included Kansas City, with nine new locations, as well as Florida, with four new locations. uBreakiFix also expanded its footprint in Omaha, Nebraska; Toronto, Ontario; and other existing markets.
In May, uBreakiFix announced a partnership with Kansas City’s largest tech repair company, Phone Medic, to convert all eight existing Phone Medic locations to uBreakiFix stores and add three new stores in the coming months. Since January 1, uBreakiFix has converted 11 independent tech repair stores to uBreakiFix franchises in markets such as Greenville, South Carolina and Virginia Beach, Virginia, with plans to announce several more conversions throughout the year.
In May, uBreakiFix also announced a partnership with Nebraska Furniture Mart, North America’s largest home furnishing and appliance retailer. Under the partnership, uBreakiFix opened three store-within-a-store service locations in Kansas City, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
“At uBreakiFix, we identify and evaluate every growth opportunity based on what will provide the most value for our customers,” said Justin Wetherill, president and founder of uBreakiFix. “This quarter, we were pleased to announce mutually beneficial conversion opportunities, as well as store-within-a-store concepts to better serve our customers’ tech repair needs.”
Between July 1 and September 30, uBreakiFix expects to open 35 new stores, including expansion in Salt Lake City and Midwest markets such as Iowa, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma.
“Our year-to-date growth is a testament to the increasing demand for our services, as well as our team’s commitment to delivering an unmatched experience,” Wetherill said. “We’re continually refining our systems and processes to better serve our customers, and we look forward to continued growth throughout the rest of the year.”
uBreakiFix is known for its ability to repair anything with a power button. To date, uBreakiFix has repaired more than 4.4 million devices, including phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, and beyond. uBreakiFix offers free diagnostics, and each repair is backed by a 90-day warranty.
uBreakiFix was founded in 2009 by a savvy millennial duo, Justin Wetherill and David Reiff, who married their skillsets with Eddie Trujillo to offer a brick and mortar tech repair option that was quick, affordable, and provided a quality customer experience. By filling a gap in the repair marketplace, the company has grown organically without investors or consultants.
Founded in 2009, uBreakiFix specializes in the repair of small electronics, ranging from smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, and everything in between. Cracked screens, software issues, camera issues, and most other problems can be repaired by visiting uBreakiFix stores across the U.S. and Canada. Since 2016, uBreakiFix has served as the exclusive walk-in repair partner for Google Pixel customers. In 2017, uBreakiFix expanded the partnership to include exclusive after sales support for Google Pixelbook customers. In 2018, uBreakiFix became a Samsung Care authorized service provider offering same-day, in-person support for Samsung Galaxy customers across the U.S. In 2018, uBreakiFix also ranked #18 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, #1 in the Electronics Repair category, and #1 on the Top New Franchises list. For more information, visit http://www.ubreakifix.com.
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