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Why The UPS Store Is a Profitable Franchise to Own During the Holidays

Why The UPS Store Is a Profitable Franchise to Own During the Holidays

The holidays are often the most profitable time of year for The UPS Store franchisees. Here’s why.

Helping customers by providing the products and services they need when they need them is critical to the success of any business. Accomplishing this task can be especially important during the holiday season rush, when shoppers often expect more – and buy more.

November and December may be two of the busiest months of the year for many companies, including those in the shipping industry. That means the holidays can be a more profitable time for The UPS Store franchisees. Because gifts are being ordered online and sent to family members, business associates, and friends, reliable packaging, shipping, and delivery are an integral part of the holiday shopping process. Beyond these services, The UPS Store franchises also have additional offerings that are in high demand over the holiday season.

If you are considering franchise ownership or are about to experience your first busy season as a franchisee, The UPS Store can be a lucrative business to run during the holidays. Below are just four of the many reasons why.

Specialized Business Services 

The UPS Store locations offer franchise opportunities for those looking to provide services that are particularly helpful for small-business owners. These offerings are designed to help businesses connect with both consumers and other companies with ease. Whether shipping gifts to partners and top clients, sending out direct mail pieces to alert customers of holiday sales, or managing delivery of products to shoppers, The UPS Store franchises can help small-business owners establish and strengthen their professional relationships.

As a business service franchisee, you can help reduce holiday stress and increase efficiency by delivering the following support to your B2B and B2C customers:

  • Packing and Shipping: The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® securely pack and ship orders of any size and shape to customers and business partners locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Professional Printing: Our stores provide professional printing services for small businesses, making it easy to send investors and customers branded holiday cards or high-quality promotional direct mailers.
  • Freight and Logistics: Companies can conveniently send bulk products to customers effortlessly by letting The UPS Store handle the logistics and secure transportation, whether by ground or air.
  • Mailbox: Small-business owners working out of their home or who are on the road a lot can have a real street address and secure mailbox services through many of our franchise locations, as well as notification of deliveries.

While these business services can be utilized all year long, the demand for them becomes higher during the holiday season. Each small-business solution helps business owners outsource routine tasks, allowing for more efficiency and control during the holiday rush. Running a The UPS Store during November and December means you are helping small-business owners when they need it most.

Unique Digitally Printed Gifts

Giving a distinctive, custom-made holiday gift is more meaningful than sharing something store-bought. For businesses and consumers alike, your location can offer digital printing services to help customers create that special memorable gift. This may include cards sharing festive greetings, invitations to seasonal parties, fridge and car magnets, or personalized postcards. Each item can be printed with family photos, business branding, or any other original design and can be shipped to home or picked up in-center.

For customers who don’t have a design or want something created by a pro, The UPS Store offers thousands of professional templates to choose from. In addition to traditional print products, some locations even offer 3D print services. A 3D-printed holiday ornament is a unique gift that can help you or your business stand out from the pack.

Valuable Service to the Community 

Although the holidays are joyous and special, they can also be quite stressful for consumers. Getting everything done, finding the perfect gifts, and spending extra money may be worth it when it’s all over, but the process might come with a few challenges and inconveniences.

As a The UPS Store franchise owner, you have the ability to alleviate some of that stress by providing tools and assistance that make buying presents and delivering packages much simpler. It is known as the season of giving, and providing your community with the resources of a The UPS Store is a great way for you to give back. After all, when you make life even a little bit easier for your customers, you are contributing exceptional value when it is needed most.

Increased Sales

It’s the basics of business – if the demand for services increases, more services need to be supplied. Certain businesses boom during the holidays, and those in the shipping industry are at the top of the list. While people have shipping and printing needs throughout the year (for example, online retailers and small businesses investing in branding and marketing), the holidays often require an extra level of support and service. If you can effectively meet the additional needs of customers during this busy time, your sales numbers have potential to grow.

Running a The UPS Store franchise location is a service to your community every month of the year, but especially during the holiday season. As consumers purchase more and shipping needs increase, having a reliable partner to help get everything done can be invaluable. Being part of The UPS Store franchise this time of year allows you to be just that for your customers, when it’s most important.

If you are interested in opening your own The UPS Store location, explore all of our franchise opportunities and get the process started now. You may be able to get up and running – and enjoying the benefits of ownership – by the holiday season next year.

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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.