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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.

The UPS Store franchisee packing a box

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 40 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 over 30 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 over 30 years, while simultaneously remaining in the top five for a seventh year.

#1 best franchise opportunity that can be started for less than $150,000. The UPS Store was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, based on the information provided in our Franchise Disclosure Document and scores from the 2020 Franchise 500.

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 40 years, The UPS Store, Inc. is the world’s largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing, and business service centers. The UPS Store comprises 5,100 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.

A The UPS Store worker weighing packages for a customer


Early Years of The UPS Store

Throughout its evolution, The UPS Store continues to define and lead the business services category it created 40 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 2023, Entrepreneur® magazine’s annual "Franchise 500" rated The UPS Store #1 in the postal and business services category for the 33rd 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 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.