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Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a The UPS Store Franchise

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a The UPS Store Franchise

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. 

2. Experience 

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.

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We Proudly Support Our Veterans

Participating partners with the VetFran program, The UPS Store offers qualifying veterans $15,000 off their franchise fee to start their new business. To learn more, contact The UPS Store Franchise Development Team.

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The UPS Store has been ranked #1 in the postal and business services category for over 30 years and remains in the top 5 overall for the seventh consecutive year according to the Franchise 500 list.

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.

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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.