Owning a The UPS Store Franchise
What is franchising?
Being a franchisee means you get to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of making your own business decisions and being your own boss while working towards your goals of personal and financial independence with the support of an established brand.
And, when you become a franchise owner with an industry-leading brand like The UPS Store, you’re in business for yourself, not by yourself. The UPS Store offers aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to chase their dreams of owning and running their own business with the trusted support of an experienced national brand behind you every step of the way.
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“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.” - Mary Ellen Nichols, franchisee
What is it like to start franchising with The UPS Store?
From day one when you become a franchise owner with The UPS Store, you have the backing of our experienced home staff to make sure your center is set up for success.
Our support includes:
- Financing assistance to secure your location
- Help in selecting a site and negotiating a lease
- A comprehensive training program to teach you how to run a successful The UPS Store center
- Networking opportunities with other franchise owners
- Advertising, marketing and public relations support
- Technology support to keep your business running smoothly
- Product development to help you provide exceptional service to local customers
Learn more about starting a franchise with The UPS Store.
“I think that this franchise is so successful because of all 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, and it just really makes for a great franchise.” - Stacie Stigar, franchisee
What training does The UPS Store offer for new franchisees?
The UPS Store’s Franchise Development team makes sure franchisees are prepared for success with our comprehensive four-phase training program:
- Phase 1: Web-Based Training
- Phase 2: In-Store Experience I
- Phase 3: University Business Course and Print Services Training
- Phase 4: In-Store Experience II
Learn more about our franchise training program.
“New franchisees get a comprehensive level training when they join the network. Included in that training is, web-based trainings, or WBTs, experience in a store and then we also have a university in San Diego.” - Kevin Foley, VP to HR – Training and Development
What are the benefits of owning a The UPS Store Franchise?
The UPS Store franchisees are backed by a franchise system that spans more than 4,600 locations and counting. We offer a variety of benefits beyond our world-class training to make sure your franchisee experience is a fulfilling one, including:
- Brand strength from an industry-leading franchise model
- National advertising and marketing campaigns (and support for local efforts) to grow your business
- Dedicated support and tools to operate your business efficiently
- Corporate retail solutions to drive business to your location
- Multi-unit opportunities to expand your footprint
“Owning my own franchise 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 for everything we do and that makes it worth it. I never have to drag myself out of bed; I love going in every morning. I love the privilege of taking care of all these customers. It's been a great experience, and I wouldn't change it.” - Sandy Scandrett, franchisee
How much does it cost to own a The UPS Store?
The price of owning a The UPS Store center varies by store type, size and location. We have different price ranges for traditional, rural and store-in-store locations that are very competitive in the franchise market.
Learn more about the cost of owning a The UPS Store.
“Cost was definitely a factor when we bought into The UPS Store network. Coming from restaurants – restaurants are significantly more expensive in equipment, land and building. It allowed us to buy in without outside ownership and with less bank loans which is going to allow us to achieve complete ownership more quickly and allow us to expand more quickly.” - Michael Kelley, franchisee (see video testimonial)
What financing options does The UPS Store offer?
The UPS Store offers a variety of financing options to make sure every franchise owner starts their business off on the right track.
Learn more about franchise financing with The UPS Store.
“I looked at other businesses and they required buying a building, large parcel land for parking and a lot of equipment. The UPS Store is compact, although we have some equipment. It was easy to find financing and fit into my budget.” - Paul Barry, franchisee (see video testimonial)
How to get approved to own a The UPS Store center?
Prospective The UPS Store owners follow a simple four-step process to get approved:
- Step 1: Inquiry
- Step 2: Application
- Step 3: Funding
- Step 4: Booking
Learn more about our franchise approval process.
Owning a The UPS Store franchise: Be in business for yourself, not by yourself
Interested in owning a The UPS Store? Contact our Franchise Development team today.