PostNet Franchise Opens Three New Centers in December
The nation’s leading printing, marketing and shipping franchise ends a banner year on a high note with the opening of three new locations in New York, Texas and California
In a year that began with a slew of awards from the industry leading publications Franchise Direct, Franchise Gator, Franchise Times and Entrepreneur magazine, PostNet is celebrating the end of 2016 with the opening of three new locations in New York, Texas and California.
The new PostNet location in New York opened on December 6 in the Bronx, and is the second center for franchise owner Calvin Thomas, who prior to becoming a small business owner had an honorable career as a police officer in the same neighborhood where his PostNet locations are now open. His first PostNet center was also featured on Season 4 of the popular CBS reality series Undercover Boss.
The second PostNet to open in December is the first for entrepreneur Tammy Salter, who opened her center in Hurst, Texas on the 7th of the month. Prior to becoming a PostNet franchise owner, Tammy was a store manager at an Office Depot located in the Dallas-Fort Worth-metropolitan area. Tammy joins PostNet with a passionate commitment to community and shares PostNet’s mission to help local businesses thrive. And, the third PostNet will open in mid-December in Petaluma, California.
“At PostNet, we are driving a movement; a movement that consists of local small businesses supporting other local small businesses,” said Steve Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of PostNet. “We are dedicated to nurturing our local business communities, providing them with the business-enhancing solutions and dedicated service they need to be successful.”
A proven business model makes PostNet a smart investment for 2017
PostNet is the proven brand that hundreds of entrepreneurs have chosen to turn their dreams of small business ownership into a reality. PostNet is known for providing customized print, marketing and shipping solutions to the 28 million small businesses in the United States and millions more around the globe. With Forbes reporting that approximately 543,000 new businesses get started each month, small businesses rely on PostNet’s ability to offer a full menu of services, including graphic design, full-service digital printing, direct mail, signage, document binding and finishing, and ancillary business services, like private mailbox rental and more. Unlike traditional postal and mailbox franchises, PostNet has strategic partnerships with all of the major logistics companies — UPS, FedEx, U.S. Postal Service and DHL — offering a multi-carrier selection, coupled with in-center professional packaging services to meet the shipping needs of our customers.
In addition to having a brick-and-mortar storefront in the community, our innovative Online Print Center platform allows our franchise owners to have a digital storefront, making it easy and convenient for customers to order and reorder printing jobs, 24/7. Once a client relationship is established, franchise owners create individual digital profiles for their clients, which store client materials and make them accessible to edit or re-order. The clients have access to their materials, which incentivizes repeat business.
“We’ve been in franchising for a long time, and we’ve worked hard to establish a business model that evolves over time to keep our brand relevant and to keep our franchise owners in profitable businesses,” says Brian Spindel, President and co-founder of PostNet. “I like that our industry is full of competition, not only because it shows that there is a constant demand for our services, but also because PostNet has been able to differentiate ourselves from the other brands in our industry incredibly well. By targeting the small business owner, by being accessible in communities with stores in retail settings, as well as online with our Online Print Center, we can provide a range of services that exceeds what our competitors may offer and meet the needs of customers.”
Make 2017 the year you realize your dreams with the PostNet franchise
PostNet is a low-cost investment opportunity with a proven business model that offers high potential returns. The total investment necessary to begin operating a PostNet franchise ranges from $169,767 to $212,275. PostNet is a substantially more affordable investment than several of our competitors, and our rapid buildout time allows our franchise owners to potentially hasten their return on investment. Once a site is selected, a new PostNet can be open in six to eight weeks. Our Online Print Center platform allows new franchise owners to begin selling PostNet services and earning a profit from the moment an address is selected for a new PostNet store — potentially quickening the return on investment even further and bringing in additional revenue beyond the sales made during normal business hours.
“There has never been a more exciting time to franchise with PostNet,” says Steve Greenbaum, CEO and co-founder of PostNet. “In our nearly 25 years as a franchisor, PostNet has never been more competitive than we are now. We’ve successfully evolved our business model to meet the relevant needs of consumers in the new economy, becoming a true local partner to small businesses. At the end of the day, we are in business to help other businesses succeed. The reality is, most small business owners have a lot on their plates, and that’s where we come in. Our franchisees provide a full range of back-office solutions — from design to distribution — that support their business and marketing objectives.”
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