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How Owning a The UPS Store Can Help Spread Holiday Cheer

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How Owning a The UPS Store Can Help Spread Holiday Cheer

The UPS Store helps small businesses during the critical seasonal rush and brings people closer by helping support holiday traditions.

What began as a vision to provide a convenient alternative to the post office has blossomed into the largest network of retail shipping, postal and business services in the country with a variety of franchise options. Our franchisees are passionate about delivering a world-class customer experience by offering convenience, quality and value in every transaction.

Whether serving individuals or small businesses, we’re focused on helping to strengthen communities from within. This is perhaps more important now than ever after the unprecedented challenges presented this year. The UPS Store locations remained open in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing franchise owners to support their fellow local businesses and residents by providing the essential services their customers rely on every day. As the holidays approach, The UPS Store franchise owners will continue to support the success of small businesses and bring people closer (emotionally, not physically) by helping to support holiday traditions. If you’re currently evaluating franchise options, consider the benefits that owning a The UPS Store provides during the critical holiday rush.

Business Services Solutions

It’s a busy time of year for everyone. For businesses across a variety of industries, it’s also the most profitable. This year more than most, the future of many small businesses is riding on the success of their upcoming holiday season sales. As a The UPS Store franchisee, you can help reduce stress and increase efficiency to keep things running smoothly with business services solutions, so small business owners can focus on what’s most important.

  • Professional Designing and Printing: From family holiday photos to festive business brochures, tabletop displays, in-store signage, branded seasonal greeting cards and more, The UPS Store provides a range of professional printing services that make it easy to get in the holiday spirit.
  • Digitally Printed Gifts: Help small businesses thank their loyal customers that have supported them throughout this difficult year with unique customized digitally printed gifts. A variety of promotional products are available, making it easy to find an item that will make a lasting impression.
  • Direct Mail: Small businesses can reach everyone in the neighborhood with Every Door Direct Mail®, helping to remind customers to shop local for all their gift-giving needs. Whether promoting safe shopping options, unique merchandise or great deals, direct mail solutions from The UPS Store can help spread the word.
  • Packing and Shipping: Whether it’s small business owners shipping orders or customers sending comfort and love to family and friends, they can rest easy knowing the certified packing experts at The UPS Store will get it there safely and intact. With our Pack & Ship Guarantee, we’ll cover the cost if anything is ever lost or damaged.
  • Freight and Logistics: No how matter how big or bulky the item, The UPS Store can help spread holiday cheer by getting it where it needs to go - to local, national or international customers or business partners.
  • Mailbox Services: The extra hustle and bustle of the season can make it inconvenient to accept packages as they arrive and difficult to stay on top of the mail. Small business owners and individuals can take advantage of having a real street address for deliveries. Secure mailbox services from The UPS Store provides mail receipt notifications, mail holding, forwarding and convenient 24-hour access.

Owning a The UPS Store gives you the opportunity to help make life a little easier for your customers. Both small business owners and local consumers can take advantage of the top-notch services and capabilities while supporting other business owners in their community. Although all of these services are available year-round, they are even more valuable during the holiday rush, when they are needed most.

Community Commitment

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In addition to giving back to your community by providing access to these essential resources, owning a The UPS Store gives you the opportunity to give back by supporting philanthropic initiatives. The UPS Store is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those less fortunate, which is why we partner with an organization as committed to contributing to their communities as we are.

As the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, our franchisees help make a difference in the lives of economically disadvantaged children in their own community. By contributing materials necessary to help strengthen their ability to read and communicate, the children we assist are better able to compete academically, giving them the confidence to succeed and hope for a brighter future. Because the program works with local organizations to identify local children in need, libraries, schools or existing programs that serve them, all proceeds stay local. One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to purchase books to support childhood literacy programs in your community.

But our support doesn’t end there. The UPS Store is a network of community-minded franchisees that make it their mission to establish themselves as leaders and contribute to the greater good of the neighborhoods where they live and work. Whether it’s sponsoring a youth baseball team, donating time to a local charity event or participating in fundraising efforts to support a local initiative, The UPS Store franchisees feel it is their duty to serve their communities with more than printing, packing, shipping and mailing services. In fact, this belief is inherent in our core principles: reliability, commitment, innovation, community stewardship and environmental sustainability.

Dedicated Service

Whether in a large metropolitan area or small rural market, The UPS Store franchise owners across the country are supporting small local businesses and spreading holiday cheer. They recognize that it’s not always simply about the service they’re providing, it’s about what it represents. For example, when one franchisee helped a customer ship 20 pounds of fresh ravioli to his daughter attending her first year of college on the other side of the country, she realized she wasn’t just shipping ravioli. She was shipping a family holiday tradition. She was, in fact, shipping Christmas. We’re proud to play a part in bringing people closer, especially after the difficulties we’ve all faced this year.

If you’re interested in exploring franchise options with The UPS Store to support your community, reach out to our franchise development team.

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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.