Thinking about opening a franchise business? Check out these top 10 reasons to invest in a The UPS Store franchise.
Opening a franchise with The UPS Store combines the freedom and flexibility of business ownership with the support of an established brand. We’ve helped thousands of people from entrepreneurs to corporate executives including minorities, women, veterans, and retirees achieve their dream of business ownership. With more than 5,000 locations, The UPS Store is the largest retail shipping, postal, and business services franchise in the country. Our continuous growth and evolution has allowed The UPS Store to provide innovative products and services that empower small businesses while creating excellent franchise opportunities for our store owners. Being a member of our franchise network offers many benefits allowing retail owners to build a better life for themselves and their families. Here’s a look at the top ten reasons to invest in a The UPS Store franchise.
1. Brand strength
The UPS Store is a nationally renowned brand name with a reputation for delivering a world-class customer experience. We’re committed to providing convenience, quality and value to our customers in every transaction. As a result, small business owners and individual consumers alike know they will receive exceptional service at any The UPS Store center they choose to visit. This brand power gives retail owners immediate credibility the moment they open their doors.
The UPS Store is a top-ranked franchise opportunity with a proven business model. Our 40+ years of franchise experience has helped thousands of entrepreneurs achieve success. We know what works and how to transfer that knowledge to our retail owners. At The UPS Store, our retail owners are like family and we’re committed to going the extra mile to help them grow and prosper. We even make it easy to join our network with a simple four step franchise approval process.
3. Variety of location types
The UPS Store retail owners have the flexibility to choose from multiple location types to find the best fit for them and their community. Traditional stores are typically larger and located in high traffic shopping and dining areas. Non-traditional locations provide vital resources in places like hotels and convention centers, colleges and universities, and military bases. Our store in store model allows owners of established businesses like pharmacies or hardware stores to extend The UPS Store services to their customer base by opening a retail center inside their store.
4. Competitive startup costs
Our competitive pricing model makes The UPS Store one of the best values among franchise brands. In fact, we are ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’s 2021 Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000 Ranking. Even our high-end franchise fees are among the lowest of Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise Brands. In addition, startup franchise costs vary based on location type, size, and where the center is located. Traditional locations range from $247,523-$474,193 while franchise costs for rural locations are $163,139-$274,722, and store in store locations are between $120,929-$250,540. (All costs are subject to change, please see our Franchise Disclosure Document for current amounts.)
5. Special programs
The UPS Store is proud to support U.S. Armed Forces and minorities in their pursuit of business ownership. Our special discount programs reduce startup costs to help veterans and minorities get their stores up and running. We also believe every community needs access to high-quality business services regardless of the location. Our Main Street model is designed to encourage retail owners to open The UPS Store centers in rural markets.
6. Financing options
When opening a franchise, proper financing is essential to long-term success and profitability. The UPS Store offers a variety of financing options to ensure retail owners start their journey off on the right track. We’ve teamed up with Guidant Financial, a leading financial institution, to help retail owners who qualify for franchise loans find the best financing opportunity based on their financial situation and business goals. Financing options available include 401(k) business funding, SBA loans, portfolio loans, and unsecured loans.
7. Comprehensive training
The UPS Store retail owners receive extensive training to equip them with the tools, strategies, and knowledge they need to launch and grow their business. Our comprehensive four-phase program includes an introductory web-based training, a five-day session at a local/regional Certified Training Center taught by a Certified Trainer, a ten-day university business course and print services training at The UPS Store University in San Diego, CA, and concludes with another five-day hands-on experience.
8. Ongoing support
We believe in investing in our retail owners’ success and provide support and guidance every step of the way from opening a franchise to maximizing growth. When retail owners have questions, need troubleshooting assistance or expert advice, they can count on support from across the franchise network. From home office to area franchisees and their staff to fellow store owners, help is never more than a phone call away. The UPS Store network is founded on camaraderie and collaboration. Our retail owners love to share their experiences and help one another succeed.
9. Marketing and advertising support
The UPS Store provides extensive multi-level marketing and advertising support to help retail owners promote and grow their business. Ongoing national advertising campaigns build and maintain a prominent level of brand awareness to drive traffic to The UPS Store centers and websites. Regional co-op communications complement the national campaigns and provide localized promotions and business-building activities. In addition, local store marketing efforts implemented by every The UPS Store retail center owner are supported by the franchise system. These activities include communications designed to drive center traffic, up-sell customers, improve customer service, and create a loyal customer base.
10. Multiple profit centers
We offer a broad range of services to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, resulting in a variety of revenue streams for retail owners. From custom packaging and shipping to printing, notary, fingerprinting, mailbox services, and more, The UPS Store franchise owners have multiple profit centers to draw on. These many helpful services make individual consumer and business customers’ lives easier and strengthen the community from the inside out.
The UPS Store is committed to relentlessly reinforcing our strengths to ensure continued growth and success for years to come. Our dedication to innovation, convenience, and world-class customer service are what keep us at the top of the business services industry and make owning a The UPS Store franchise a rewarding experience. Ready to invest? Peruse our listing of available franchise opportunities in markets across the country or contact our franchise development team to get started.