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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.