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What Benefits Do Franchise Owners Get?

What Benefits Do Franchise Owners Get?

Becoming a business owner can be an exciting opportunity, no matter what kind of business you are opening. There are numerous benefits to owning a business, whether you’re a franchise owner or are starting a business from scratch. If you’re still deciding which type of business would be the right fit for you, weighing the benefits of each opportunity could help make your decision a little easier.

Let’s look at some of the benefits available to franchise owners.

Benefits Available to Franchise Owners

Benefits can refer to a variety of aspects, from financial to operational to personal. Learn more to help you determine if franchise ownership could be the right opportunity for you.

Brand Recognition

The most advantageous benefit of owning a franchise is the brand recognition you can leverage. Investing in a well-known brand name with an established reputation can help a business owner bypass months or even years of market research and testing time that may traditionally be involved in starting a business from scratch. When you become a franchisee, you gain access to the brand and can begin using and operating under the recognized brand name, along with everything associated with it. Existing marketing and advertising campaigns, whether national, regional, or local will benefit and contribute to customer loyalty at each franchise location.

The UPS Store offers franchise opportunities backed by a nationally renowned brand name that’s been consistently recognized by business organizations and media outlets.

Reduced Risk

Becoming a franchise owner, or owner of any type of business for that matter, can come with a multitude of risks. Owning a business involves a significant financial investment, along with time and personal dedication.

Franchise owners see a benefit in franchising as it provides a more cost-effective way to go into business for yourself, compared to starting a business from scratch. When considering the possibility of becoming a franchisee, you’ll perform extensive research and conduct due diligence to have a better expectation of what the opportunity will entail, and this process will help set expectations of cost and profit involved in your potential opportunity.

Franchise owners can estimate costs more efficiently than a from-scratch business owner could, due to the nature of the franchise system. And depending on the length of time that a franchise system has been operating, it’s likely there is a very reliable estimate of costs for which franchisees are responsible.

Another way being a franchise owner can reduce risk is having a strong network. When issues or challenges arise during business operations, it’s likely those same issues have already been experienced by other franchisees. Franchise owners can benefit from the shared challenges and success stories shared among their network, as well as the corporate team.

The vast network of The UPS Store retail owners is over 5,100 strong and prides itself on sharing experiences to encourage the growth of its franchisees and locations.

Operational Structure

Another benefit that franchise owners get is access to a proven operational structure. Having guidelines and this structure in place takes a significant portion of the guesswork out of doing business. Structure for daily operations, how to handle certain scenarios, and how the business must be run are included in the franchise agreement. This can include things like hours of operation, specific products or services to be sold, rules around procurement and supplies, pay scale for employees, processes and operating procedures, quality control measures, and much more.

Working For Yourself

One of the most common reasons people want to own a business is to have the flexibility to work for yourself, set your own schedule, and be your own boss. Whichever way you define it, the freedom of flexibility is one of the most significant benefits that franchise owners get. While there’s still a lot of time and hard work required to grow the business and build your team, there is still a lot of satisfaction in being your own boss.

Put Your Passion to Work

When you become a business owner, that business becomes a crucial part of your life. As such, it should align with your personal values as well as your financial goals.

As a retail owner with The UPS Store, you can help your local community including other small business owners, by offering valuable services like printing, direct mail, graphic design, and marketing services that help them grow as well. You can also play a mentorship role within your local team by focusing on training and the growth of individuals to help build your team and strengthen its value in terms of financial potential as well as value to the community.


Learn more about franchising opportunities with The UPS Store by contacting our franchise development team. Discuss the possibility of owning your own retail location and becoming a valuable part of The UPS Store network.

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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.