How do I start a franchise business?
The UPS Store, Inc. is here to help you learn how to start a The UPS Store® franchise and provide guidance throughout the process.
Owning a franchised business can be a gratifying experience for an entrepreneur but it’s important to go about it the right way.
Like any other business owners, franchisees need to make sure they have what it takes to run a business. Ask yourself the following questions to help you decide if franchising with The UPS Store, Inc. is the right opportunity for you:
- Do you have the business acumen necessary to own a franchise? This doesn’t necessarily mean industry or franchising expertise or experience, but whether you have the right personality, dedication and mindset to develop and operate your own business.
- Are you a "people person"? The UPS Store® franchise owners are often hands-on when it comes to running their center(s). If you love interacting with people and pride in delivering exceptional customer service, franchising with The UPS Store® could be the right opportunity for you.
- Are you community oriented? If you’re passionate about building a stronger community and connecting with others in your area, franchising with The UPS Store® might be an excellent path for you.
- Can you meet the financial requirements? Click here to learn about our current financial qualifications required of The UPS Store® prospective franchisees.
If you answered yes to those questions: congratulations! You are now ready to explore a franchise opportunity with The UPS Store, Inc.. Here’s a look at the steps you’ll need to complete.
Step No. 1: Decide to become a The UPS Store franchise owner
We know it’s not easy to decide what type of business opportunity to pursue. That’s why The UPS Store, Inc. is committed to providing to potential franchisees comprehensive information to help them evaluate whether franchising with The UPS Store® is the right opportunity for them.
Step No. 2: Find the right market for you
Finding the right market to open your business in is an important step in the process. The good news for you is that The UPS Store, Inc. has opportunities across the nation. Click here to access a list of our available markets.
No. 3: Go through our franchise application process
The UPS Store, Inc. has a comprehensive franchisee application process to help ensure that applicants are well prepared and qualified to open and operate their The UPS Store® center.
Step No. 4: Finalize the location for your The UPS Store® center.
Once you successfully qualify as a The UPS Store® franchisee, you’ll need to choose the specific site for your center and sign a lease (or purchase the real estate) for the location we approve. Representatives of The UPS Store, Inc. will provide guidance to help you choose the location that meets our site selection criteria.
Step No. 5: Learn how to run your The UPS Store® business
When you franchise with The UPS Store, we make available to you the tools and knowledge designed to help you succeed at developing and operating your franchised business. You’ll go through our robust franchisee training program designed to help you acquire the business knowledge and day-to-day operational skills to successfully operate a The UPS Store® center.
Request more information about how to start a franchise with The UPS Store®
Please complete the Information Request form above, and one of our business development managers will reach out to schedule a time to speak with you about how to start a franchise with The UPS Store, Inc. after you receive our current Franchise Disclosure Document.
Want to learn more?
Find out more about franchising with The UPS Store, Inc. by checking out our available franchise locations; or by learning more about the different types of franchise opportunities and programs we have available.