3 Ways Shipping Makes Printing Franchise Stronger

PostNet printing franchise has shipping expertise, which comes in extremely handy for its business customers

PostNet's shipping capabilities are a powerful tool for our small business customers.

PostNet’s shipping capabilities are a powerful tool for our small business customers.

PostNet printing franchise owners enjoy long relationships with the small business owners in their communities, which allows our franchisees to grow by adding new customers while retaining a strong customer base. The key to our customer loyalty is our commitment to helping small business owners succeed and making their lives easier.

While our printing and marketing services drive performance for PostNet franchisees, our shipping services also play a crucial role in making our business stronger.

Here’s how:

Choice of carriers saves customers time

The owner of a typical small or medium-sized business works 60 hours a week or more. Their time is at a premium, and the last thing they want to do is drive all over town to drop off packages at the U.S. Postal Service, at UPS or at FedEx. PostNet is an authorized partner of all three, which means that business owners can drop in at a PostNet Neighborhood Business Center and quickly arrange to have packages shipped using any or all of the carriers of their choice. We’ll handle the packing, too, if desired.

Shipping creates a cross-selling opportunity

PostNet franchise owners grow their businesses by networking with other business owners, listening to their concerns and needs, and offering solutions. To grow your business most effectively, it’s important to follow a strong outbound sales strategy. At the same time, since PostNet is an authorized drop-off spot for FedEx and UPS packages, we get walk-in traffic, too. That gives franchisees and their employees an opportunity to educate new customers about the broad range of services PostNet offers. Many long-term printing customers started their relationship with PostNet by dropping off a package.

PostNet is an important hub for business travelers

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 11.11.55 AMPostNet franchisees also offer mailbox services, which allows small businesses to have a safe, secure location to receive packages. The mailboxes, paired with our printing and shipping services, allow us to serve as a headquarters for business travelers. A few examples:

• A business owner heads to a small town to meet with an important client and realizes he forgot his laptop cord. We can ship him one overnight.

• A frequent business traveler is waiting for an important package, and it arrived while she is out of town for a two-week consultation. We’ll let her know it has arrived and can ship it to her current location.

• A salesman has prepared a PowerPoint presentation for a potential customer and wants a spiral-bound copy. He sends us the file, and we send him the finished materials — fast.

Learn more about PostNet

PostNet has been repeatedly recognized by Franchise Business Review for its high franchisee satisfaction scores, and we have been named a top franchise opportunity by “Entrepreneur” magazine for 21 years in a row. To learn more, visit our research pages or fill out a form to download our free franchise report and start a conversation. You also can read what other PostNet franchisees have to say about us on our PostNet franchise blog. We look forward to talking with you!