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The UPS Store


Initial fee: $29,950
Royalty fee: 5%
Total investment: $176,066 - $331,353
Branch: Postal, Business & Communications Services

Mail services are dying because of the Internet, but package delivery is increasing thanks to online shopping. UPS is a leader in the postal service industry. It is composed of franchises entirely. UPS has been the #1 postal and business services franchise for the last 21 years. The company provides standard as well as express delivery services, packaging and shipping in 4,700 centers in North America. UPS is known and used by anyone internationally, from private customers to small businesses and corporate clients. 


The initial investment for becoming a UPS franchise can vary depending on the location and the size of the center, but it is significantly low. This is a business with low start-up investment in nonperishable inventory and employment. The company gives franchisees its strong brand name and the freedom to make business decisions of their own. All UPS centers are geographically protected and are allowed to operate near each other. Multiple-unit owners advance from reduces franchise fees and specialized trainings on expansion.


UPS specialists support franchisees in every step from pre-opening, to grand opening, to daily management. New franchisees receive start-up training and at-site experience, and help with the selection and design of center sites. They have access to online courses, weekly newsletters, webinars, and regional and national conventions where franchisees meet and exchange ideas.


Ongoing support is also present. Entrepreneurs can consult UPS specialist for decisions on sales and operations, marketing and advertising campaigns, and technical matters.


As an associate of Franchise America Finance’s, UPS can secure financing to its franchisees. The company also has a program for veterans which allows them to receive 75% off the initial application fee and save $10,000 off the franchise fee of a new UPS center.


UPS is a company with a history of 30 years in the business with postal services. It is one of the largest package delivery companies and a global leader in transportation and logistics services. UPS has 8.8 million customers daily. You can become part of the company where more than one-third of franchisees own more than one unit.

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