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Store in Store Non-Traditional Franchise Locations

Provide additional services to your store's existing customer base and become a valued, convenient resource in your community while growing your business.

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Store in Store Opportunity

The Non-Traditional Store in Store Concept

The UPS Store, Inc., through its predecessor, launched our Non-traditional concept in the 1980s to set up freestanding centers inside hotels, convention centers and other businesses. In 2016, we expanded the Store in Store model to allow franchise owners to set up centers in smaller businesses like pharmacies and hardware stores.

Customized Stores to Serve Your Customers

The UPS Store® centers can be found in national supermarkets as well as small independent grocery stores. Store in Store franchise opportunities are uniquely tailored to help attract new customers to your location.

Build-Out Requirements*

Valuable Services for Your Community

By opening a The UPS Store® non-traditional Store in Store franchise, existing business owners can provide additional value-added services:

  • Packing and Shipping
  • Mailbox Services
  • Moving Supplies
  • Packaging Materials
  • Digital Printing and Document Services
  • Faxing, Notary and Computer Services
  • Custom Crating and Freight Shipping
  • Alternative Delivery Services

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Grocery Stores

Add a The UPS Store® Franchise to Your Grocery

Expand your growth opportunities and better serve your local community by partnering with a nationally recognized brand, adding convenient products and services for your existing grocery customers.

Safeway of Junction City, Oregon

The UPS Store® location inside the Safeway grocery store in Junction City is a prime example of a Store in Store model: a small-footprint location inside of a larger retail establishment, offering most of the traditional The UPS Store® services within a 417-square foot space.

Jessica Mermis, franchise owner of this The UPS Store® location, has seen the value in reaching different customers as well as the lesser costs in rent and payroll that are associated with a smaller brick-and-mortar presence.

Mermis also partners closely with Safeway Store Director Michael Jennings, who shares, "Existing customers shop more often because they come in not just for groceries. Customers don't have to shop in multiple places to get what they need, and this The UPS Store® location adds another layer of convenience for them."

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Jessica Mermis – Store in Store

Current franchisee talks about his/her experience owning a Store in Store location.

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Hardware Stores

Provide Additional Services to Hardware Customers

The UPS Store® network's reliable printing, shipping and other small business services enhance the store experience.

Hardware Store Owner Becomes The UPS Store® Franchisee

Michael Collins, the owner of a local hardware store in Margate, NJ, needed a way to differentiate his business from his larger competitors. Margate is a small beach community with a strong need for centralized packing and shipping services, and the nearest solution was inconvenient for the community to access. Collins, recognizing the business potential, expanded his business model by opening a non-traditional The UPS Store® center in his hardware store to provide his customers a convenient place to check off a variety of items on their to-do lists.

"We saw that our community was lacking a resource that offered our small island residents packing and shipping services, with the closest location miles away," said Collins. "There was a hole that needed to be filled and a The UPS Store center seemed like the natural fit for our business and community."

A Stronger Business and Community

Collins already had the commercial space and business fundamentals needed to become a The UPS Store® franchise owner, so integrating another business was practically seamless.

Local consumers love the new expanded services and the ability to get more done without running additional errands. The hardware store’s existing customer base of local handymen and contractors can handle their business needs in the same place they buy their tools and supplies, and the summer residents and visitors can ship packages and luggage conveniently.

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Michael Collins – Store in Store

Current franchisee talks about his/her experience owning a Store in Store location.

Views and opinions expressed by the individuals appearing herein (e.g. The UPS Store® franchisees, their associates, third parties, etc.) are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of The UPS Store, Inc. (“TUPSS”). The information contained herein is not intended as a guarantee, forecast, or promise of results you might or should expect, or as an endorsement of any third party or third party product or service. Neither is it intended as a forward-looking statement or offer of a franchise. Franchise offers are made only by delivery of the Franchise Disclosure Document.

TUPSS strives to provide accurate and up-to-date information but makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of this information, which is provided on an “as is” basis.


Increase Your Pharmacy's Value to the Community

With a modern, dynamic and innovative environment, The UPS Store® locations provides a contemporary, functional design that's warm and inviting while offering all the essential products and services customers seek.

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy

In the rural community of Desloge, Missouri, the locally-owned and operated Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy meets the vital health needs of the community, offering a range of goods and services from prescriptions to medical equipment. Because of tremendous community support with its first three locations, the pharmacy has continued to grow and recently opened a fourth location.

A Full-Service Customer Experience

The 400-square foot The UPS Store® location inside the Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy provides the packing and shipping services one would expect along with many other services for the local community, providing a superior customer experience.

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