Postal and shipping franchises for sale

The Internet definitely has an effect on the mailing and shipping industry. Over the past years, letter mails have been overpowered by emails, but shipping services have grown in number because of the increase of e-commerce and Internet shopping.

Moreover, as more job positions are now based at home, the demand for B2B deliveries has increased as well.

Owning a business in this industry looks like a promising opportunity. However, the mailing and shipping market is dominated by a few companies that customers trust. Facing them as a sole proprietor could be a harsh challenge that could not end well.

Fortunately, most of these companies provide franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to be part of the mailing and shipping industry but do not want to do it on their own. Franchisees can choose the range of services they provide. They can either have a small center where customers can use the services of different shipping providers or they can be a full-service shipping provider themselves.

Let us take a look on some of the most promising mailing and shipping franchise opportunities out there.



UPS franchiseUnited Parcel Service, UPS, is a global leader in logistics. It offers various delivery services. UPS is one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the industry. The company is based in Atlanta, GA.

Owning a UPS franchise has great advantages. This is one of the companies with the strongest brands. It has been pointed as a top retail brand by The Business Journals’ American Brand Excellence Awards and has been ranked first in the business services industry for 23 consecutive years on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Millions of customers trust and use UPS’ services daily.

The company is also a leading franchisor. It provides trainings and support like no other in its industry. 

The start-up investment ranges between $148,734 and $347,241 depending on the size and location of the store. All franchise candidates must meet the minimal financial requirements of $60,000 in liquid assets.

UPS has nearly 250,000 employees and over 50 billion USD annual revenue.



PostalNet franchisePostNet is a ship-and-print franchise. It is designed to be the neighborhood business center for small and medium-sized businesses – professional and convenient. There are more than 700 PostNet franchises in the Americas, South Africa and Australia that provide digital printing, marketing and shipping services. The combined value of these three industries amounts to 700 billion USD. Combined with the convenient locations and quality all-inclusive services, PostNet promises a profitable franchise opportunity.

The initial investment is between $162,167 and $200,650. This includes a franchise fee of $35,000, $60,000 for operating costs and $85,000 for center development. 





PostalAnnex+, just like PostNet, provides various business services including packaging and shipping, coping and printing. At PostalAnnex+, however, customers can choose between the services of leading carriers like UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. They can compare prices and chose the best rate.

With over 300 centers, PostalAnex+ covers most of the USA. Customers like PostalAnex+ because it is convenient and they save time and money.

With over 25 years of experience, PostalAnex+ has developed a franchise model that allows entrepreneurs with no experience to start and operate their own shipping business. The franchise fee is $29,950 and the total investment could be in between $138,800 and $199,050.