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Sep
16
2019
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The UPS Store for Sale: Which of Our Franchise Options is Right for You

The UPS Store for Sale: Which of Our Franchise Options is Right for You

Learn about the various franchise options available for prospective The UPS Store franchisees including non-traditional locations, rural markets, multi-unit ownership and opportunities for veterans, retirees, minorities and women.

Brand strength is one of the most powerful benefits of franchise ownership, and The UPS Store brings a nationally renowned brand name backed by nearly 40 years of experience to its more than 4,700 locations in the United States. We’re committed to continued growth by delivering a variety of shipping, postal, printing and business services to communities across the country.

The UPS Store has many franchise opportunities available for entrepreneurs looking to make their dream of small-business ownership a reality, backed by a proven business model with comprehensive training and ongoing guidance and support. The UPS Store is a great fit for franchisees from all walks of life including veterans, retirees, minorities and female entrepreneurs. A variety of franchise options are also available including traditional and non-traditional locations, rural markets and multi-unit opportunities.

Read on to learn more about which of our franchise options is right for you.

Successful Franchisee Profile

We’re looking for entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds who share our core values, are committed to achieving success and dedicated to serving their communities. Ideal The UPS Store franchisees share these characteristics.

Passionate About Their Business

  • Dedicated to making their business work
  • Excited about being the boss
  • Able to effectively manage time and resources
  • Proactive in marketing and generating sales
  • Comfortable following an established system

Enjoy Working with the Public

  • Understand the importance of providing outstanding customer service
  • Good listener
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Considerate of others

Committed to Best Practices

  • Able to work well with others
  • Willing to learn new systems and procedures
  • Eager to contribute to overall success of the network

Franchise Opportunities

Veterans

Many of the skills developed and training received in the military translate well into business ownership. Leadership, composure, self-discipline and work ethic are among the abilities that can be a great advantage for veterans seeking to open their own business. The UPS Store is proud to count over 300 veteran-owned franchise locations among our ranks. We are a dedicated participating partner with the VetFran program, offering a $10,000 discount off the franchise fee for qualified veterans. In addition, this year we’re honoring vets by waiving the $29,950 franchise fee for the first 10 eligible U.S. Veterans that qualify between May 1, 2019 and Nov 11, 2019.

Retirees

Whether to boost their income or to stay active, many retirees find themselves in a second career. The experience, wisdom and financial resources of this cohort often puts them in a better position for business ownership. The UPS Store has franchise opportunities across the nation for seasoned business professionals.

Minorities

The UPS Store is a proud supporter of minority-owned businesses and has many minority-owned franchises within our network. We’re committed to increasing that number by fostering an inclusive franchise community of dedicated owners who provide exceptional customer service to their community. 

Women

According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, as of 2017 there were more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses, employing nearly 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in sales. The UPS Store is committed to encouraging female entrepreneurship and has a growing number of women franchisees. Our network is a great fit for women, because we offer many advantages important to female entrepreneurs like the ability to effectively manage time and resources, flexibility to improve work-life balance and a support system to foster confidence and management skills.

A Variety of Franchise Options

The UPS Store has been ranked number one in the postal and business services category by Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual “Franchise 500” for 29 consecutive years. Earlier this year, we were also named one of the top 25 fastest growing franchise brands. The key to our growth is redefining the notion of a “store” to include a variety of non-traditional franchise options.

Traditional

Of course, franchise options still exist for traditional stores that focus on providing a variety of reliable postal, shipping and delivery services to small business and personal customers. We’re always on the lookout for franchisees who understand the importance of offering a full range of shipping services, delivered with exceptional customer service. More than half of The UPS Store franchisees are multi-unit owners, making critical business services available in multiple communities.

Rural

Rural markets offer unlimited potential while bringing essential business services like packing and shipping, mailbox solutions, digital printing, faxing and notary services to small communities. Rural markets offer more opportunity with less competition at a more affordable rate than larger urban areas. Plus, thanks to our Main Street franchise model, franchisees can save with reduced fees and significant savings on other start-up costs.

Store-in-Store

This franchise option gives current business owners an opportunity to supplement their product and service offerings to expand the relationship with their existing customer base and drive new customers into their business. Store-in-store centers can be established within hotels, convention centers and other businesses like a small local pharmacy or hardware store.

Colleges and Universities

On-campus facilities at colleges and universities provide valuable services to students, faculty and staff while alleviating the school’s headache of managing mail and packages. To learn more, check out how The UPS Store is making life easier at Arizona State University, Florida State University and Shippensburg University.

Military Bases

Staying in touch with loved ones is important to the men and women serving in our armed forces and their families. The UPS Store is proud to offer franchise opportunities on military bases to provide convenient and reliable mailing and shipping services.

Convention Centers and Hotels

The UPS Store facilities inside convention centers and hotels are a vital component in the daily operation of these properties, providing inbound and outbound shipments as well as on-site printing among other services for guests and event attendees. The UPS Store is bringing value to hotels and convention centers like Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Charlotte Convention Center, Omni Nashville and the neighboring Music City Center.

The UPS Store for Sale

Visit our website to explore available markets for The UPS Store locations. Browse by location type to see existing stores for sale that are up and running and ready for business or new stores in open markets available for development. As a leader in the shipping and printing industry, we are always looking for new franchisees to grow our brand and provide outstanding service to small business and personal customers. Contact our franchise development team, join one of our weekly webinars or attend a live event in your area to learn more.

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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.

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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 fifth 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.

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.