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Best Franchises to Own in 2022 – Franchises for Sale

Best Franchises to Own in 2022 – Franchises for Sale

Whether you’ve just begun researching franchise opportunities, have narrowed your business ownership options down to a select few or are still deciding whether to become your own boss, knowing the characteristics of the best franchises to own both aids your search and will make you feel more confident in your decision to become an entrepreneur.

Over the last few years, the business landscape has shifted drastically—first out of necessity and keeping people safe, and additionally through a focus on convenience. Essential businesses were placed at the forefront, meaning any businesses needed on a daily basis to keep life going were of utmost priority. Now that time has passed and businesses are back to regular operations, though, our viewpoints as consumers have remained focused on that convenience to which we’ve grown accustomed.

Consumers have learned the importance of essential businesses—not only are they necessary to offer the products and services people need, but they have also come to be associated with comfort, familiarity and a sense of community. When businesses were closed during the pandemic, consumers had limited options and adapted their shopping habits accordingly. They found new businesses to frequent, building loyalty and familiarity along the way.

Now in 2022, businesses that are both essential as well as make life easier for consumers, especially franchise brands, are seeing the benefits. Continue reading to learn why The UPS Store continues to be one of the best franchises to own in 2022.

Best Franchises to Own in 2022

There’s a reason why The UPS Store has been ranked #1 in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500’s postal and business services category for over 30 years and remains in the top 5 overall for the sixth consecutive year—it’s an excellent franchise opportunity. For decades, we’ve been consistently recognized and awarded for our world-class training, support and national reputation. In addition to Entrepreneur, we’ve been recognized by Franchise Times, Franchise Direct, Franchise Gator and, among many others through the years.

When you choose to become a retail owner with The UPS Store, you join a vast network of locations who all benefit from international brand recognition. The UPS brand name is synonymous with shipping, and The UPS Store is well known for the numerous services that make consumers’ and business owners’ lives easier—shipping, printing, mailbox services, packing and small business services.

Since customers turn to familiar brands they trust, brand awareness continues to be one of the most significant considerations when choosing a franchise. Because of The UPS Store brand name, customers have a perception and expectation of how their experience will be before they step into the door. They take comfort in knowing their experience will be the same regardless of store location across the country and their needs will be met with superior service.

What to Look for in a Franchise Opportunity

Franchising with The UPS Store offers many benefits. Franchise owners within our network come from all walks of life—becoming business owners as a second career option after they’ve retired from a different profession, expanding upon their business acumen or specialized skill set or simply venturing out on their own to build a future for themselves and their families while serving the community.

You’re already familiar with the basics of what to look for in a franchise opportunity, from completing a thorough due diligence process to determining if the brand’s values align with your own, but what about other considerations?

A major decision when opening a franchise is how you will fund the business. After researching the costs involved in franchising, such as corporate fees, startup costs, staff, training, real estate, royalties and other costs, you’ll have a better idea of how much you’ll need to open your doors. Then, you’ll need to decide where to obtain the funds for your business venture. Evaluating franchise financing options can be a daunting task in itself, but when you choose to franchise with The UPS Store, you’ll have the option of financing support from our partner, Guidant Financial, who knows our franchise business and is experienced in helping our franchise network.

The UPS Store also offers discounts for veterans and minorities on the path toward business ownership.

Great franchise opportunities provide support in many forms—from marketing support to corporate support and it’s nice to know that while you’re in business for yourself, you’re not by yourself. The UPS Store invests millions of dollars in national advertisements and marketing campaigns, including TV, digital, print and radio, as well as regional and local advertising campaigns to help your community get to know your new retail location. We also provide turn-key marketing tools and public relations support to help franchisees grow their businesses in the local community.

Franchisees not only have this marketing and corporate support, but they also have the support of the vast franchise network to call on to share experiences, ideas and challenges among peers.

Franchises for Sale

With over 5,000 locations in North America, The UPS Store ranks among the top franchise opportunities available. During your search for franchises for sale, be sure to check our Available Markets page for the latest opportunities in your area. Whether it’s a new retail location or an available store for sale, you’ll find helpful information and be able to learn more about owning a franchise.

You can also contact our franchise development team to discuss the possibility of owning your own retail location and joining the vast network of like-minded The UPS Store owners.

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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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Ranked for over 30 Consecutive Years

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.