Brand Strength Brings Franchise Opportunities to You

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

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Feedback from more than 2,000 owners and top executives of small and mid-sized businesses on behalf of The Business Journals described The UPS Store as:

  • An industry leader
  • Forward thinking
  • Easy to do business with
  • Behaves ethically
  • Good price for what you get
  • Growing in popularity

Backed by over 35 years of franchise experience, The UPS Store continues to be an industry leader among today’s most rewarding franchise opportunities – with a myriad of accolades and recognitions to prove it. The UPS Store awards like these are a testament to the growing power of our brand strength and proven business model year after year.

Prominent The UPS Store Awards and Recognitions

#1 Postal & Business Services Franchise for 27 Consecutive Years
Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier journalism resource in the world of business and entrepreneurship, annually ranks franchise opportunities based on factors like financial strength and growth rate. The UPS Store continues to receive high marks and has been ranked #1 in the postal and business services category for 27 years, while simultaneously making impressive jumps to rank #4 among all of the top 500 franchise opportunities in America for 2017.

American Brand Excellence Award Winner: Retail Category
The Business Journals’ American Brand Excellence Awards are selected based on survey feedback from key business decision-makers nationwide. This first-hand information is used to help evaluate and identify which national brands best serve the needs of small and mid-sized businesses – with The UPS Store scoring the top spot in retail as the 2014 Grand Award Winner.

The UPS Store ranked #57 overall and first in the printing and shipping category in the “Franchise Times 200,” a ranking of over 500 franchise networks based on their worldwide sales and locations.
Each year Franchise Times, a leading publication and news and information source for the franchising industry, conducts research and issues its listing, which serves as the most respected rankings within the business community.

Three Decades of Service

Serving the small business community for more than 35 years, The UPS Store, Inc. is the world’s largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing, and business service centers. The UPS Store comprises nearly 4,600+ independently owned locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, providing convenient and value-added business services to the small-office/home-office (SOHO) market, corporate "road warriors," and consumers.

The UPS Store Interior with customers

Early Years of The UPS Store

Throughout its evolution, The UPS Store continues to define and lead the business services category it created over 35 years ago. In 2001, The UPS Store acquired Mail Boxes Etc., Inc, and two years later the two companies introduced The UPS Store brand. On April 7, 2003, approximately 3,000 Mail Boxes Etc. locations in the United States (at the time, nearly 90% of the domestic U.S. network) re-branded as The UPS Store.

The UPS Store franchise centers remain locally owned and operated, and continue to offer a variety of shipping, freight, postal, digital online printing, document and business services, with convenient locations and world-class service. To become a part of this tradition, find out which The UPS Store franchise locations are available near you.

Industry Recognition

In 2017, Entrepreneur® magazine’s annual "Franchise 500" rated The UPS Store #1 in the postal and business services category for the 27th consecutive year*. The magazine bases its annual ranking of franchise opportunities on factors such as financial strength, growth rate, and size.

The UPS Store has been rated one of the Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises by Entrepreneur® magazine. The 2015 evaluation recognizes employment opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners. Supporting all of them has been an honor.

* 1990-2003 listed under the Mail Boxes Etc. brand

Take the Next Step

The UPS Store offers a variety of franchise opportunities across the country, including non-traditional franchise opportunities available for specialized areas and opportunities in rural communities.

The UPS Store works hard to build a reputable and financially viable franchise network, and we look forward to having you join us! Finding out if The UPS Store is the right fit for you has never been easier.  Simply contact our friendly franchise development staff or get started now by completing the form below.

Ranked for 27 Consecutive Years

Ranked for 27 Consecutive Years

This annual award, now in its 38th year, evaluates franchises based on cost, growth potential, support, brand strength and financial stability. The UPS Store has proudly been ranked for 27 years in a row.

We Proudly Support Our Veterans

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.

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.

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