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Your Franchise Opportunity Is Here

Owning a franchise is a lot different than starting a business from the ground up. Franchising gives you the benefits of owning your own business, but with the added support of a recognized brand and an established method of doing business. If you decide to franchise, you’ll join a growing and productive sector of the business industry. Consider these numbers from the 2018 International Franchising Association (IFA) Franchise Business Economic Outlook

  • In 2018, there will be 759,236 franchise establishments in the United States – up 1.9 percent from 2017.
  • In 2018, franchise establishments will employ roughly 8.2 million people in the United States – up 3.7 percent from 2017.
  • In 2018, franchise establishments will produce $757 billion in output – up 6.2 percent from 2017.

Franchising with The UPS Store

Two The UPS Store franchisees

Don’t take those stellar numbers to mean you should franchise with just any brand. You need to find a brand with a stable yet innovative business model, a track record of providing amazing customer service and a reputation as a leader in their industry. With The UPS Store, you can join the exciting world of entrepreneurship while building your business on top of our proven foundation.

The UPS Store has:

  • The experience and established system to get your business started off on the right track.
  • In-depth training programs and ongoing support to make sure you continue to succeed.
  • A nationally recognized and award-winning brand to help you build instant credibility in your community.

Learn more about opening your own The UPS Store location.

The Experience and Support Systems to Help Franchisees Succeed

The UPS Store network has almost 40 years of franchising experience. We've learned what works through the years and how to transfer that knowledge to our franchisees. One of the reasons we’ve been successful for this long is our established support system to assist new franchisees from the first day they come on board.

When you decide to franchise with The UPS Store, we provide all the support you need to get started by assisting you with items like:

  • Selecting your site and helping with construction
  • Negotiating a lease
  • Securing financing for your location
  • Learning how to run a The UPS Store location
  • Networking with other franchisees

“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.”

Franchisee testimonial

Don Pollard, New Jersey

The Training and Ongoing Support to Grow Your Business

With The UPS Store, our support doesn’t end after you open your doors. We make sure you have the tools you need to succeed for years to come. It starts with our comprehensive franchise training program that includes four phases to set your location up for success:

  1. Web-based training
  2. In-store experience I
  3. University business course and print services training
  4. In-store experience II

Once your location is up and running, The UPS Store is there to help every step of the way. We offer IT support, ongoing product education, co-op communications and marketing support. We also have a vast network of dedicated franchise owners who are happy to lend a hand to new franchisees.

“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.”

Franchisee Testimonial

Jim George, Illinois

A Recognizable and Award-Winning Brand

The UPS Store has one of the most established brand names in franchising and we have the awards and industry recognition to back it up.

  • The UPS Store has been the top franchise in the postal and business services category for 28 consecutive years according to Entrepreneur® magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list.
  • The UPS Store is also the fourth-ranked franchise brand overall, according to the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list.
  • The UPS Store was also named as the 16th best franchise on Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchises Ranking; and, one of the Top 100 Global Franchises, according to Franchise Direct.

“The thing I love about (The UPS Store) franchise is that you have the UPS name backing you but, yet you also have the autonomy to make your own decisions.”

Franchisee Testimonial

Mary Ellen Nichols, Tennessee

The UPS Store has more than 4,600 franchise locations across the country and is continuing to grow. If you’re interested in franchising with The UPS Store, check out our available franchise opportunities and talk to our franchise development team to learn more. We also encourage you to speak with any of our franchisees. They are the best source for discussing the benefits of The UPS Store ownership and what this franchise opportunity can do for you and your family.

Ranked for 28 Consecutive Years

Ranked for 28 Consecutive Years

The UPS Store has been ranked #1 in the postal and business services category for 28 years. This has earned us a #3 Most Consistent Franchise Award in 2018. Additionally, we made impressive jumps to rank #4 in the Top 500 Franchise Opportunities in America.

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.