The UPS Store is Entrepreneur’s Magazine #4 Rated Franchise Brand in 2018
The results are in and it’s official – once again, The UPS Store is among the top franchise brands, according to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500 list. In 2018, The UPS Store maintained its ranking from last year as the No. 4 overall franchise brands and was named the top brand in the category “Postal, printing, communications and business services.” The top category ranking is the 28th year in a row The UPS Store achieved the honor.
“We’re thrilled to be ranked No. 4 for the second year in a row in the 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500. The climb from No. 47 in 2011 to No. 4 for the past few years is a testament to the dedication of our owners and employees that continually strive for excellence,” said Chris Adkins, VP of Franchise Development. “We are excited about the future of our business and the opportunity to serve a growing small business community.”
How Entrepreneur Determines the Franchise 500 Ranking
The Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list is an exclusive collection of premiere franchise brands across 17 distinct business categories. To be included in the list, franchise brands must meet a few basic requirements including:
- Having a minimum of 10 units open and operating
- Having at least one franchise located in either the U.S. or Canada
- Seeking new franchisees in the U.S. or Canada
After determining eligibility, Entrepreneur looks at more than 150 data points and ranks the 500 companies with the highest overall scores. After 39 years of putting this list together, Entrepreneur has worked hard to evolve this formula based on what’s most important to succeed in today’s economy and looks for innovative ways to measure and analyze each factor. The major factors influencing a brand’s score are:
- Cost and fees – franchise fee, total investment, royalty fees
- Size and growth – open and operating units, growth rate, closures
- Support – training times, marketing support, operational support, franchisor infrastructure, financing availability
- Brand strength – social media presence, system size, years in business, years franchising
- Financial strength and stability – audited financial statements
What makes The UPS Store a great franchise brand
The UPS Store has helped thousands of first-time business owners during our almost 40 years of experience in the franchise industry. With 5,000 locations across North America, The UPS Store is your trusted source for everything you need to know about owning a franchise.
One of the main reasons The UPS Store has consistently been named one of the top franchise brands is our commitment on growing and evolving in the future. Our goal is to keep providing exceptional franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs across the U.S. and Canada.
Are you interested in being in charge of your own business, making your own rules and setting your own schedule? The UPS Store allows potential business owners to live the dream of being their own boss without having to build a company from scratch.
Here are some of the top benefits that make owning a franchise with us a great option:
- A lower initial investment than many other listed franchises
- The brand recognition of 38 years in business
- Financing options for franchise fees, startup costs and equipment
- A network of more than 5,000 locations
- Intensive training and ongoing support
- Marketing assistance
For those looking to be their own boss while still being able to rely on the support of a well-established brand, explore franchise opportunities with The UPS Store.
Here’s what our franchisees are saying about franchising with The UPS Store:
“Owning my own franchise 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 for everything we do and that makes it worth it. I never have to drag myself out of bed; I love going in every morning. I love the privilege of taking care of all these customers. It's been a great experience and I wouldn't change it.”
“I think my favorite part (of) The UPS Store network is the camaraderie with other franchisees. It’s a great group of people (who) have businesses that they run so there is a business acumen that’s there, but there is also a relational element that everybody loves to help everybody else.”
“I can manage my own schedule. I can manage my own time… And, in addition, I feel the franchise, franchisor support system is excellent.”
“The support you receive from fellow franchisees, from the network, from the headquarters is a definite plus for any franchisee (or) new franchisee that wants to get into this business.”
“It's rewarding because at the end of the day you're building something for your business. Something for yourself.”