Since Specsavers Audiology launched in New Zealand last year, we have set our sights on transforming the audiology industry, providing a true alternative for our customers, and helping our clinicians build something for themselves.
There are many reasons why our partners join Specsavers. Some embody that entrepreneurial spirit and are looking for the freedom to run their own business, while others are looking to join a business that is focused on prioritising customers and their needs over the bottom line.
Here are just some of the reasons our partners decided to #joinus.
A commitment to true partnership
“The Specsavers model as a win for everyone involved. Partners have the support of a very proficient organisation with a proven track record of success to guide them as they begin their business ownership journey. I think the model works because it is really in each party’s interest to do right by each other. If we both perform our roles within the partnership well, then the customer wins, the partners can run a successful business, and Specsavers can continue to grow and innovate within the industry. The personal growth this opportunity offers, in conjunction with being able to offer a service and products to customers that are markedly more affordable than what most of the industry is currently offering, is a real opportunity to be part of a disruptor within an industry that has historically priced out many consumers.”
– Hugh Potter, Audiology Partner Mt Manganui and Whakatane
Security of a guaranteed salary
“I’ve always wanted to start my own business, but as a father of two young children, going out on your own can be a financial risk. But with Specsavers, not only is the cost of partnership very affordable, but they guarantee you a salary, and take care of the initial costs such as shop fit-out and marketing, which means I can focus on growing my business and taking care of my family.”
– Jerico Balsalubre, Audiology Partner, Whangarei
The flexibility to put customers first.
“My customer’s reactions when I have given them a quote for hearing aids makes me feel like I am making a difference in their lives every day. They just can’t believe that the hearing aids are so affordable and that they are not compromising any technology by choosing Specsavers hearing aids. They are comforted by the fact that they are being looked after by a fully qualified MNZAS audiologist who will not compromise on customer care due to the cost of hearing aids being less. In fact, it is the exact opposite, I am fully invested in making my business a success and the only way you can do that is by looking after your clients and making sure they have a positive experience right from the beginning, and Specsavers gives you the tools and flexibility to do this.”
– Claire Stacey, Audiology Partner Rangiora and Hornby
Fair and transparent pricing
“I’ve been really impressed with Specsavers and their approach to “doing right by the customer”. In my years of practice as an audiologist, I noticed cost would be one of the major barriers for people with hearing loss to get access to much-needed hearing devices. Specsavers has been able to break that barrier and is focused on what the customer actually needs – not what I can convince them to pay. The model cuts operating costs and passes the savings to the customer and they are clear and upfront about what a hearing aid will cost, even before the customer steps into the store.”
– Kit Enriquez, Audiology Partner Whanganui & Palmerston North
Providing accessible healthcare to the community
“ I became an audiologist because what we do in our test rooms can significantly contribute to improving people’s quality of life in many aspects. The Specsavers model challenges the mindset that I used to have in the clinic. As a business, Specsavers creates ways to save business cost and passes the savings to the consumer as reflected on the price of their hearing aids and services. Specsavers is all about providing better hearing to the community and backs it up by making access to quality hearing healthcare affordable. I like the idea of being a part of a business partnership that will allow me to focus on my clients and clinic while they cover other areas for me such as marketing, finance, IT, training, etc. Their scope also means I can reach more customers and provide more services to the wider community.”
– Lia Zamora, Audiology Partner Masterton
If any of this rings true for you, then maybe it’s time you considered a Specsavers partnership. For a confidential chat or to find out more, contact Julia Hewagama on 0800 337 899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org