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Jan
16
2018
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The UPS Store is Entrepreneur’s Magazine #4 Rated Franchise Brand in 2018

The UPS Store is Entrepreneur’s Magazine #4 Rated Franchise Brand in 2018

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.”

Sandy Scandrett

“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.”

Jim George

“I can manage my own schedule. I can manage my own time… And, in addition, I feel the franchise, franchisor support system is excellent.”

Naresh Bhatt

“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.”

Hamo Gharibian

Ranked for 28 Consecutive Years

Ranked for 28 Consecutive Years

The UPS Store has been ranked #1 in the postal and business services category for 28 years. This has earned us a #3 Most Consistent Franchise Award in 2018. Additionally, we made impressive jumps to rank #4 in the Top 500 Franchise Opportunities in America.

We Proudly Support Our Veterans

We Proudly Support Our Veterans

Participating partners with the VetFran program, The UPS Store offers qualifying veterans $10,000 off their franchise fee to start their new business. To learn more, contact The UPS Store Franchise Development Team.

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.