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Entrepreneur Franchise 500

Top 5 for Four Years Running

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, our franchise brand ranks among the best.

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Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurship

We're waiving the $29,950 franchise fee for up to 10 qualified Veterans.

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We're in markets across the U.S.

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Retail Innovation

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Franchise a Non-Traditional Store

Starting a Franchise

You’re not going into business alone. You’re building one with support and resources from an iconic, globally-recognized name.

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You can be your own boss with the foundation of a nationally recognized and award-winning brand, in-depth training, and proven support systems.

Our franchise development team assists you in selecting a location, negotiating the terms of the lease, designing your store and getting it up and running. We provide guidance every step of the way.

Most people don’t realize all the things that can be done at The UPS Store. What started in 1980 as a convenient alternative to the post office has grown into one of the premier franchising networks in the world.

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Brand strength, national advertising, world-class training and dedicated support are just a few of the many benefits available to The UPS Store franchisees.

Here at The UPS Store, we spend a lot of time preparing new franchisees before they open for business.  Our training program helps ensure that every franchisee within our growing network starts off their journey on the right track.

We are committed to developing new products and services to help franchisees keep pace with an ever-changing marketplace. Learn all of the ways you can benefit by becoming a part of our franchise.

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The UPS Store proudly offers various financing options including special financing programs for veterans and non-traditional locations.

The UPS Store can provide access to financial resources that know and trust our brand and that can help with your financing needs.

The financial investment needed can be met through any combination of cash, bonds, stocks, mutual funds, retirement accounts, or other non-borrowed sources.

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Buying a franchise can be one of the most rewarding business decisions you will ever make. This is a service-based business and our franchisees represent our brand. They serve their customers with a smile.

To give you a better understanding of what you can expect from The UPS Store, we’ve broken the process down into four easy steps: Inquiry, Application, Funding & Booking

During the application phase, we connect you with your local representative who will conduct your first interview. Through the entire process, we encourage you to speak to other franchisees about The UPS Store business opportunity.

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Serving the small business community for more than 35+ years, The UPS Store, Inc. is the world’s largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. The UPS Store provides convenient and value-added business services to consumers nationwide.

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Why The UPS Store?

Why The UPS Store?

Experience world-class training and dedicated support through every phase.

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Franchising Blog

Want to learn more about the franchising industry? Get helpful tips and information from our experts.

Kristin Howard

Franchisee, Michigan

The reason my husband and I decided to go into franchising and specifically with The UPS Store, is the different opportunities we're given with the business. The UPS Store has name recognition as well as opportunities to expand.

Debbie Adams

Franchisee, Kentucky

What I enjoy most about being a The UPS Store owner is working with my customers. We are the solution specialists for our customers.

Jim George

Franchisee, Illinios

My favorite part about The UPS Store network is the camaraderie with other franchisees. Everybody loves to help everybody else. You’re really part of a family.

Greg Murray

Franchisee, Florida

The interesting thing about The UPS Store is that when a customer walks through the door there's an extremely high probability that they're coming there to do something that is important to them. So at the end of the day, what we do for customers is very important and they are trusting that we are going to do it well.

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Mariana Huberman

Franchisee, Washington, D.C.

One of the things that I love about The UPS Store franchise system is that you're not ever in this by yourself. The franchisees of The UPS Store network are great.

Heidi Morris

Franchisee, Colorado

The thing I enjoy most about being a The UPS Store franchisee is I get to get up, go to work and know that I'm helping other business owners succeed in what they're doing.

Bob Brown

Franchisee, Tennessee

Owning a The UPS Store franchise has changed my life because it's finally given me the opportunity to engage my customers and my staff and be able to take real pride in what I do. As a franchisee, we get faced with solving peoples' problems every day and we do everything we possibly can to try to help.

Marie Jensen

Franchisee, Oregon

My favorite thing about The UPS Store is the variety. I love the variety of customers, I love the variety of services; getting to know the customers, meeting their needs, finding out how we can help them accomplish what they need to accomplish and seeing how happy they are. That makes me ecstatic.

Tad Mollnhauer

Franchisee, Florida

With the products and services that The UPS Store provides we can make a difference in people's lives and that is the best reason for being a The UPS Store owner.

Joy Batchelor

Franchisee, Idaho

What makes being a The UPS Store franchisee worthwhile at the end of the day is the customers. The customers treat us like we're family.

Paul Erchinger

Franchisee, Texas

One nice benefit of owning a The UPS Store franchise for me has been that it gives me the opportunity to be more involved in the community. As I make relationships with others it seems like no matter what the environment is, in one way or another business comes out of that and that's not my objective—it's been a secondary benefit to being involved in the community.

Chris Reminder

Franchisee, Ohio

There are several things that I really enjoy about being a The UPS Store franchisee. First and foremost it allows me to get to know the people in the local community and that is a lot of fun. We get to see people on a regular basis. We get to know their life stories. That's a lot of fun.

Bruce Jones

Franchisee, Kentucky

Since we have joined The UPS Store, our life has changed by just having more time to spend together as a family. We've been very fortunate with the stores that we have and we have a great staff that looks out for our best interest and we look out for theirs.

Lonnie Williams

Franchisee, Oklahoma

What makes The UPS Store so successful is it gives each individual an opportunity to grow with the network and just meet the challenges that are brought to them on a daily basis. Every day gives us a new opportunity to help another person, to help another small business, to answer a question and to solve a problem.

Jeff Graham

Franchisee, Alabama

I love my customers. I love my employees. I love every person, every face that comes into my store. I enjoy every day going into work and I can't see doing anything else for the rest of my life.

Stacie Stigar

Franchisee, Alaska

I think that this franchise is so successful because of all of the resources that are available to us as center owners—we have marketing materials, we have so many different opportunities for help from the home office, and it just really makes for a great franchise.

Don Pollard

Franchisee, New Jersey

I think the thing that makes this franchise successful is a number of things. First of all we have an outstanding system, we have a great product, a great brand, and we're able to attract dynamic people to run these centers and run the business. So I think when you put all that together it really provides for a winning combination.

Mary Ellen Nichols

Franchisee, Tennessee

The thing I love about the franchise is that you have the UPS name backing you but yet you also have the autonomy to make your own decisions to promote.

Laura Griffin

Franchisee, Florida

In the eight short months I've owned my The UPS Store it has really changed my life. I've gone from being an employee of someone else to being an employer of my associates. It's a big responsibility but it's exciting every day.

Sandy Scandrett

Franchisee, Wisconsin

Being a The UPS Store franchisee has improved every aspect of my life. It's very rewarding financially, professionally, and emotionally. I have a large number of regular customers who are really, really appreciative of everything we do.

Kristie Robison

Franchisee, Alabama

I would say owning a The UPS Store location has changed my life to where I have more time and flexibility. In owning your own business you get your store up and running and you get employees that you can trust that are going to help keep your store running. This allows me to attend my two boys' ball games and also travel and do things with them so it has really changed my life for the better.

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Awarded for Excellence

Entrepreneur Franchise 500
American Brand Excellence 2014
Franchise Times TOP 200+

The Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking is an exclusive annual collection of top franchise brands across 17 distinct business categories. To be included in the list, franchise brands are evaluated on over 150 data points, including size and growth of the system, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. The UPS Store has consistently appeared on the list by focusing on growing and evolving the brand to provide exceptional franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs and providing a superb customer experience in store and online.

The UPS Store provides franchise opportunities in urban and rural areas to accommodate the needs of every community. Understanding that there is a market for every entrepreneur, The UPS Store will help you in finding the perfect store size and location for you.

The UPS Store ranked 57th overall and first in the printing and shipping category in the “Franchise Times 200”, a ranking of over 500 franchise networks based on their worldwide sales and locations. Each year Franchise Times, a leading publication and news and information source for the franchising industry, conducts research and issues its listing, which serve as the most respected rankings within the business community.

As our way of saying thank you for your service to your country, qualifying veterans receive $10,000 off the franchise fee of a new The UPS Store locations, which includes 50% off the initial application fee.