Internet Shop in a Box: PLDT & Smart’s Internet Shop Franchise

by Ka Edong on September 19, 2006

PLDT and Smart are aggressively marketing their Internet shop franchise packages at the malls.

The Internet shop franchise packages include:

  • PLDT myDSL Internetcafe+
  • Smart Bro computer station
  • Smart Click Internet & more
  • Netopia

(For a quick rundown, see Internet Cafe franchises on eOFW)

I like these developments in Internet shop franchising. I like it because there is value-added when PLDT/Smart spends corporate funds on marketing, on building a franchise, on building a brand, on providing the service. From an entrepreneur’s perspective, I think that as long as there’s a good location, the PLDT/Smart internet shop franchise will prosper.

From a ICT development perspective, I like it because the business model allows proliferation of Internet access points around the country at a sustainable rate — at least more sustainable than government PC/Internet connectivity programs. I like it because it helps make Internet access pervasive even in the rural areas of the Philippines.

My friend Nelly attended an orientation for a myPLDT Internet shop franchise. She’s interested in it because it offers financing for her business — not necessarily an Internet shop, but a business that needs multiple computers). Instead of shelling out a huge capital expense for her computers, she could apply for the franchise, get financing for the computers and spread the cost of hardware over 12 months.

On another note, Nelly mentions that 75% of the orientation participants were OFW returnees from Lebanon! Looks like this franchise is also being marketed to OFWs.

It’s still a young franchise with all the flashy presentations. Who knows whether it will prosper or flop? I hope it doesn’t go the way of Zagu’s hyper-growth … where after the initial hype, only a few of Gagus are afloat.

For inquiries, call 101-888 (PLDT/Smart phones or cellphones) or visit www.mypad.net . 

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Comments

  • http://myiloilo.com Kates

    Yah, problems will start to come in when almost every corner of you baranggay has an internet cafe. At kung 10 pesos kada oras ang PC rental, mahaba-habang inuman yan.

    Maganda rin yung idea na gamitin yung franchise hindi para sa internet cafe business. Pwede bang gamitin yan sa call center/BPO service?

  • http://jrocas.com.ph jhay

    It’s a nice idea and initiative. Baka pwede rin yang gamitin sa mga schools?

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    Right, Jhay!

    Here’s a related discussion on Internet franchises for schools

  • http://www.tldm.org/Directives/directives.htm J.L.

    I’m a young entrepreneur, only of 17 years of age and i seem to be considering the pldt||mydsl venture to be one of my repertoire here in the Visayas, particularly Bohol and its rural areas. It seems like a brilliant business to commence with!

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    Wow, JL, it’s never too early to go into entrepreneurship. You sound like you have a lot of capital to start it up.

    Be creative, kapatid. You know your business environment. PLDT can give you a package but you’ll need to figure out how it will work better in your place. Goodluck!

  • http://philippinewire.com/blogs/7.aspx Mark

    I have contacted them and planning to avail this franchise. After reviewing evrything, it’s better to loan from a bank than to avail it’s financing schemes. From the bank you can get an in terest starting 1.35% compared to around 5%interest for a shorter payment period.

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    Thanks for the insights, Mark. Keep ‘em coming!

  • mon

    ka edong, magkano ba ang pgaapply ng franchise ng isang computer cafe? ilang pc? ano capabilities ng pc? how much monthly?

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    mon,
    For inquiries, call 101-888 (PLDT/Smart phones or cellphones) or visit http://www.mypad.net

  • pia

    Hi,
    I work with PLDT-EverythingOnline. I’d like to share our site sa pldt mypad. http://www.mypad.net/IC+/home.htm
    icafe franchise na cya.It’s all set up for the icafe owner.
    As low as P35K u can have a 5PC setup for 20%downpayment…12mos. amortization.

    Schools and LGU’s have gotten from us.The franchise has e-learning and e-review. THe package comes with a loading biz na web based.

    Interesting…Interested?
    email me at pia06@everythingonline.ph

    • amy deguzman

      PLS TX ME. M INTERESTED IN THE FINANCING PKG FOR INTERNET CAFE BUSINESS. 0927 677 4012

  • lestat

    you’re right guys.. mahal talaga ang offer ng pldt.. if you have a cash amount on hand,. I would suggest na mag assemble na lang kayo and get the MyDSL services na lang for internet…

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson cañete

    jayson here.. corporate account manager of Everything Online. if you’re still be interested to our iCafe Biz Plus (formerly PLDT-Everythingonline internet cafe Plus).. email me at jcanete_eol@yahoo.com then will email you complete details about our franchising.. we could offer to you better packages than before coz right now our business franchise is LOADED WITH GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES as we are currently offering not only the usual INTERNET CAFE BUSINESS but it could also be a BILLS-PAYMENT CENTER thru ECPAY, JOB SEARCH center thru JOB1GLOBAL, MONEY TRANSFER or REMITTANCE CENTER thru Western Union, online gaming TOURNAMENT VENUE for LINEAGE II by AMDG, VOIP calls by MOSCOM and a COPY CENTER thru UBIX copier and many more to come. These are VALUE ADDED SERVICES and BUSINESS add-ons that will surely generate income for your business. contact me at tel nos. 026330677 / 026320507 loc. 110

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson cañete

    KASING MAHAL LANG ANG MAG FRANCHISE NG ICAFE BIZ PLUS AT MAGTAYO NG SARILI MONG ICAFE.. ANG ADVANTAGE LNG NG FRANCHISE AY less HASSLE SA INYO KUNG KYO AY MAG–AAVAIL SAMIN AND MAGBIBIGAY PA KMI NG LIBRENG TRAINING PARA ALAM MO KUNG PAANO imaintain at PATAKBUHIN ANG BIZNESS MO, MARKETING SUPPORT TULAD NG GAMES AND SERVICES POSTERS AND TARPAULIN,LIBRENG SOFTWARE TULAD NG MGA onlinE GAMES (15 PRE-INSTALLED GAMES FROM mobiuS, e-GAMES, nET GAMES and amdg), LICENSE NA RIN ANG OS MO, tables and chairs, TECHNICAL AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SA ICAFE MO NA WALA SA SARILI MONG ICAFE.. AND MGA BUSINESS ADD-ONS AND VALUE ADDED SERVICES NA PAGKUKUHANAN MO RIN NG MALAKING KTA SA ICAFE MO..EMAIL ME AT jcanete_eol@yahoo.com or visit us at unit 204 centerpoint bldg. Julia vargas cor garnet road ortigas center pasig city for presentation look for Jason Cañete

    • amy deguzman

      PLS TEXT ME. INTERESTED IBIZ. O9276774012

  • tess

    ok yan kasi may financing. kaso pag lugi ka na kelangan mo pa din bayaran. ang company lang nila ang totoong kikita jan.

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson cañete

    All business has the possibility to fall down but it will still depend on how it was being managed. if you won’t gonna try this kind of business you will not determine if you win or loose.. remember, Business is not playing safe, it’s taking the risks!

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson

    to those who are interested to own PLDT-myDSL everythingonline internet cafe Biz plus for as low as P259,999.00 for 10PC franchise package (COMPLETE SET-UP with tables and chairs, router, hubs, cables PLUS FREE BUSINESS training) plus chance to have a BILLS PAYMENT CENTER, WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, E-LOADING STATION (LOAD LAHAT!), PINOY, TAWAG NA CENTER (CHEAPEST TAWAG ABROAD!), E-REVIEW CENTER for Nursing, teahers, IT, highschool and Engineering….LIMITED OFFER TO METRO MANILA AREA AND LUZON AREA!!!…FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME 09174636364 / 6330677 LOC. 108
    LOOK FOR JAYSON CANETE – EOL FRANCHISE CONSULTANT

  • peter

    sir bakit saking nearly 1M quoatation you for 20 units dito 259,999 for 10 pc franchise package. nag bago ba price? pls reply in my email about this…

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson

    Good News!!! Everything Online is now offering Buy 1 take 4 businesses (icafe start-up franchise edition), Buy 1 take 5 businesses (icafe franchise enterprise edition), and Buy 1 take 6 Businesses (icafe franchise corporate edition) for more details… inquire at jcanete_eol@yahoo.com / jason@everythingonline.ph or call 6330677 / 6320709 loc. 108 look for JAYSON CANETE c…AVAIL THE FIRST AND EXTRAORDINARY iCAFE FRANCHISE SOLUTION IN THE COUNTRY… HASSLE FREE! LOW COST! NO INVENTORY OR TIED-UP CAPITAL! Complete Internet cafe Package loaded with Great Business Opportunities! FASTEST RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT!!! LIMITED FRANCHISE OFFER PER AREA… INTERESTING? INTERESTED..INQUIRE NOW!!!

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson

    GOOD news!!! to those who still interested to put up an Internet Cafe Business wherein HASSLE FREE! LOW COST! READY TO OPERATE ICAFE IN A BOX! Try our Everything Online Icafe biz plus!!! we will be giving BIG DISCOUNTS / FREEBIES to those who will pay in Full and will franchise on or before Feb. 29, 2007.. fOR more info. please call 6330677, 6335239, 6320709 loc. 108 look for JAYSON cANETE or txt ur email ad to 09174636364 / 09295521383. aLSO u may email me at jason@everyhtingonline.ph / jasoncanete2008@aol.com..hurry! Apply now!!! Limited Franchise offer per Area! visit http://www.everythingonline.ph

  • Cristina

    Hello Jayson,

    Mayroon na akong internet cafe but I would like to add ng western union service can you help me with that?

    Thanks,
    Cristina

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    Hi Cristina,

    Edwin here (not Jayson).
    I think there’s a high standard for companies to become western union agents.

    Maybe you can inquire with western union directly
    Contact Western Union:

    * 888-1200 (Metro Manila)
    * 1-800-1-888-1200 (free calls outside Metro Manila)
    * 0917-888-1200 (standard SMS charges apply)

    Have you heard of other internet cafe’s who are western union agents?
    Do share if you have such info.
    Thanks!

    Edwin

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson

    hi, christina. If you wish to have a western union as easy as putting up internet cafe without additional franchise cost.. you can franchise Everything Online Icafe Biz plus.. we can include western union as one of your value added services.. FYI there will soon 5 Everything Online Icafe Biz Plus frnchises who will pioneer western union money transfer services in their Icafe… call or txt me for inquiries 9144007, 09174636364 jayson

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    That’s an interesting service, Jayson.
    Can you tell me more about Western Union service with the icafe Biz plus?

    ka edong

  • http://www.everythingonline.ph jayson

    THE “I-CAFÉ BIZ PLUS (ICBP)” FRANCHISE PACKAGE

    Rationale:
    A turn-key solution to your business acumen bundled in one. It aims to create not just an ordinary Internet Café shop but as a business center catering to all walks of life in the local community.
    There is a very big difference in setting up your own and our ICBP franchise package as follows:

    On your own Internet café:
    ICafe Biz Plus Franchise

    1. Procure the following implements of an Internet café from different suppliers which is very tiring and time consuming.
    a. Hardware components such as CPU, monitor, router, cables, switch hub, headsets and mouse
    b. Software components such as billing system, timer, gaming software and loading system.
    c. Microsoft Operating System License
    d. Customized computer tables and chairs
    e. Lighted Signage
    2. Hire your own technician in case of hardware and software problems
    3. No marketing materials support
    4. No free training on technical and operations of the Internet Café Business/Billing System
    5. No Value-Added Services for additional revenue streams or sourcing.

    EOL Icafe Biz Plus Franchise Package

    1. Bundled in one franchise package
    2. Two (2) years warranty on hardware components
    3. Provide with marketing materials such as posters, flyers etc.
    4. One (1) day free training on the operation of the ICafe Biz plus franchise package for the owner and the person managing the ICafe business
    5. Technical support within the two (2) years contract period
    6. Value-Added Services wherein additional revenues will be derived such as:
    a. Western Union (transaction fees on every remittance)
    b. Bills Payment (fixed fee for utility payments)
    c. Good Access Card (commission for every card sold)
    d. E-learning/E-review (commission for every card sold)
    e. International Calling via Internet (VOIP) –(commission on every card sold)
    f. E-loading (commission for every electronic pins sold)-200 products
    g. UBIX – discounts on riso/Xerox machines purchased/sold
    h. Job Search – commission on every card sold
    i. Bizguard Security System – commission for every units sold
    j. Lineage II – commission for every game card sold

    Actual Investment:

    Option 1: 6PC setup (start up)

    PC set-up cost 240, 000.00
    Business System 12, 000.00
    Integration Fee
    VAT 30, 240.00

    Value Added Services
    a. VOIP 13, 500.00
    b. GA Card 7, 000.00
    c. E-review 4, 000.00
    d. E-loading 5, 000.00
    Initial Cash Out 311, 740.00

    Optional:
    Insurance 6, 720.00
    Security Set-up 12, 999.00
    Total ICO 331, 459.00

    Option 2: 10 PC setup (Enterprise)

    PC setup cost 420, 000.00
    Business System 12, 000.00
    Integration Fee
    VAT 51, 840.00

    Value Added Services
    a. VOIP 13, 500.00
    b. GA Card 7, 000.00
    c. E-review 4, 000.00
    d. E-loading 5, 000.00
    Initial cash Out 515, 940.00

    Optional:

    Insurance 11, 200.00
    Security Set-up 12, 999.00
    Total ICO 540, 139.00

    Option 3: 15 PC setup ( Enterprise)
    PC set-up cost 630, 000.00
    Business System 12, 000.00
    Integration Fee
    12% VAT 77, 040.00

    Value-added Services
    a. VOIP 13, 500.00
    b. GA Card 8, 400.00
    c. E-review 5, 200.00
    d. E-loading 5, 000.00
    Initial Cash Out – P751, 140.00

    Optional:
    a. Insurance 16, 200.00
    b. Security Set-up 12, 999.00
    Total ICO P 780, 939.00

    Option 4: 20 PC set-up (corporate)

    PC set-up cost 880, 000.00
    Business System 12, 000.00
    Integration Fee
    VAT 107, 040.00

    Value-Added Services

    a. VOIP 13, 500.00
    b. GA Card 10, 500.00
    c. E-review 6, 000.00
    d. E-loading 5, 000.00
    e. Job Search Posting 8, 888.00
    Initial Cash Out P 1, 042, 928.00

    Optional:

    Insurance 22, 400.00
    Security Set-up 12, 999.00
    Total P 1, 078, 327.00

    COMPLETE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE FRANCHISE PACKAGE

    1) COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS:
    AMD ATHLON X2 4000
    E-MAXX Socket 690 AM2 Motherboard
    2Gigabyte Memory DDR2 667
    160Gigabyte Seagate Or Fujitsu SATA Hard disk
    256MB 7300GT PCI-E Video Card
    17” AOC or View Sonic LCD Monitor
    ATX Casing W/Power Supply
    Optical Mouse
    Keyboard
    500W AVR
    A4tech Headset
    1 UNIT DVD-CDWRITER ( FOR SERVER ONLY )
    1 UNIT 1.44 FLOPPY DRIVE ( FOR SERVER ONLY)
    2) INCLUDED ON THE PACKAGE:
    1 UNIT D-LINK OR LINKSYS WIRED ROUTER
    1 UNIT 24-PORT DLINK SWITCH HUB
    UTP CABLE CAT 5.E
    RJ45 CONNECTOR
    EOL ICAFE BIZPLUS TABLE AND CHAIRS
    1 LIGHTED INDOOR SIGNAGE
    3) OPERATING SYSTEM AND BILLING SYSTEM:
    CHOICES OF WINDOWS XP HOME OR WINDOWS VISTA HOME

    LICENSED OPERATING SYSTEM
    CAFÉ-MANILA CYBER CAFÉ MANAGEMENT BILLING SYSTEM
    ASSORTED ONLINE GAMES
    LOADING SYSTEM

    4) INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER:
    EVERYTHING ONLINE TECHNICAL PERSONNEL WILL BE INSTALLING THE COMPUTER PACKAGE
    INCLUDING NETWORK CABLING, NETWORK CONFIGURATION, ONSITE TRAINING ON HOW TO OPERATE INTERNET CAFÉ.
    NO INSTALLATION FEE FOR THE WHOLE PACKAGE ONLY.
    FREIGHT CHARGES AND TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE , BOARD AND LODGING WILL BE HANDLED BY THE FRANCHISEE
    YOU MUST PROVIDE THE ELECTRICAL WIRING AND ELECTRICAL OUTLET FOR ALL COMPUTERS.

    PRICE MATRIX
    (for email) Prices are subject to increase without prior notice.

    RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
    There are no hard and fast rules on how long will the franchisee recover the full investment made. This will depend on the foot traffic (population wise) in the locality, it will also depend on the service that the franchisee will offer to its customers. However, to give a better view of the cost and expense to be incurred before arriving at the bottom line (net profit or loss) will depend likewise on several factors such as:

    ONE-TIME EXPENSES:
    1. Cost of renovation / design of the Internet Café
    2. Cost of Mayor’s permit, barangay clearance, DTI, certificate and other government fees and taxes.

    MONTHLY EXPENSES
    1. Rent
    2. Power, light and water
    3. Telephone Bill
    4. Internet Connection
    5. Salary

    All of these will be taken into consideration before deriving into the results of its year-round operation

    Example: A conservative ROI for a 6PC set-up
    Given:
    Icafe opens from 9:00AM to 9:00PM (12 hours) average usage of per PC: 8 hrs x 6 computers = 48 hrs.
    Pegging per hour charge: P 20/hr x 48 hrs = 960.00/day

    Gross monthly sales = P 960.00 x 30 days = P 28, 800.00
    Less Expenses: Rent = (5, 000.00)
    Internet Connection = (4, 000.00)
    Telephone Bill = (1, 500.00)
    Salary = (4, 000.00)
    Electricity/water = (3, 000.00)
    Total expenses = (P 17, 500.00)
    Net income from PC usage/month =P 11, 300.00 x 12 mos. = P 135, 600.00
    Add: Other revenues from:
    a. Value Added Services
    b. Coffee shop or food and drinks services
    c. Scanning /printing/Xerox
    d. other revenues streams

    These other revenue streams will help you attain your maximum ROI, at least from usage alone, you had recovered part of your investment which is not so bad since you still have the equipments in possession. The Value added services will play a very big portion in attaining your ROI at the soonest time possible.

    FRANCHISING PERIOD
    The franchise is for two (2) year under a Local Franchise Agreement. It commences from the signing date unless otherwise rescinded prior to the full term.

    HIDDEN CHARGES
    There are no hidden charges. No royalty fees to be collected.

    BANDWITH FEE
    Internet connectivity is payable directly to your preferred internet provider.

    To summarize all the information given. The Icafe Biz Plus franchise package is a one-stop shop internet café business center. All you have to provide is the site/location and payment. EOL takes care of everything from start-up to full operation of the business.

    For further clarification and queries, please visit our office at Unit 204 Centerpoint bldg. Julia Vargas Ave. cor Garnet rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City or call 633-0677 / 632-0709 local 108 or 9144007-09.

    Thank you!

    Jayson L. Canete
    Senior Franchise Specialist
    Everything Online, Inc.
    09174636364 / 09295521383
    jasoncanete2008@aol.com
    jason@everythingonline.ph
    jcanete_eol@yahoo.com

  • Robert Craig

    Hi Jayson.
    I am interested in setting up this type of franchise for my fiance who lives in Davao.
    I will move to Philippines in early 2009.
    I am a British national and currently living in Thailand.
    I would appreciate if you could send me as much information to me via email as soon as possible.

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  • iron_hyde

    guys. dont be fooled by everything online. they are no longer connected with pldt they are just using the name the sell their business. What they are offering are low end computers. I should know. I worked for them before coudn’t take the way they do business so i left the company. dont waste your money. you dont to franchise to have your own comp. shop. it will be alot cheaper if you will establish your own shop. The things that they are offering are downloadable via the net.

  • iron_hyde

    is everything online still running?from what i’ve heard it folded a long time ago. its chairman noli fernandez left the company to establish another business. what a shame…the company has good copncept but has poor execution and management. i pity those who avail of the franchise…

  • http://yahoo pam

    hi jayson…im putting up my computer shop and im interested to have a western union money transfer business…could you help to have that franchise?….

  • ka naky

    mga bro balak ko magtayo ng inet shop sa cabantuan city market ang location. idea naman jan

  • http://www.handcarwash.org Mason Parker

    my mom has a coffe franchise near seattle and she earns a lot from it~**

  • http://www.uvpaint.org Rachel Price

    Franchising business is good but some franchise needs some cold hard capital to start with.-*”

  • http://www.rustpaint.net Rust Paint

    you can earn lots of money if you are into the franchising business. i would love to engage into this kind of business ,.,

  • sonny

    good day po sir Jason…nabasa ko po lahat ng mga info, tanong ko lamang po kung meron parin offer na para sa negosyo ng internet..kasi interesado po ako…plano ko itong year 2013 magtayo ng negosyo na internet shop sa lugar namin dito sa pasay rotonda….hope tour immediate response po…thank you

  • sonny

    good day po sir Jason…nabasa ko po lahat ng mga info, tanong ko lamang po kung meron parin offer na para sa negosyo ng internet..kasi interesado po ako…plano ko itong year 2012 ( sori mali yung year nailagay ko sa itaas kya inulit ko po) magtayo ng negosyo na internet shop sa lugar namin dito sa pasay rotonda….hope tour immediate response po…thank you

  • lye

    internet business sa ngayon ay isang malaking luge sa mga taong may internet shop. sa dinami daming connection kahit saan pati na sa cp at wireless loptop masasabi kong di talaga kikita ang internet cafe. at sa dami ng mga taong nakapaligid saiyo kahit sinu sinu pd mg put up ng sariling shop. i am the one who has internet cafe, some cafe offer a bellow rate like P5.00 per hour how could you compete such internet shop like this. :sana alalahin ng internet owner that everybody need to have a better income. wag naman hihilain pababa ang kapwa negosyante and result of price war in your place.

  • rosalito t. villacrusis

    sir,
    nabasa ko ang business opportunity na ineoffer mo maganda interisado, po ako kasi matagal na ako naghahanap ng mauutangan ng pc. mayroon kasi akong, internet cafe shop kaso kulang ang pc ko 9 lang gusto ko magdagdag maski anim na unit para maging 15 unit na lahat. pwedi po dito sa lugar namin sa naval, biliran leyte? ang shop ko maski 9 lang naggross ng 1300/day kasi 10.00 per/hour lang
    pero ok naman ang kita. pls. reply kung ok b ang
    propossal ko.

    thanks

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    sir rosalito,

    wala po akong proposal. nag-bigay lang po ako ng impormasyon. bisitahin niyo nalang po ang mga website na binigay ko.

    goodluck!

    ka edong

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