PostNet Franchise Owner Makes News as ‘Someone You Should Know’

NBC-affiliate highlights the continued success of veteran marketing services franchise owner in Billings, Montana on television news segment

Being that PostNet franchise owners play a meaningful role in the success of their small business communities, it was fitting for KULR-8, a local NBC-affiliate in Billings, Montana, to feature their local PostNet franchise owner as “Someone You Should Know,” on a television segment broadcast in June.

The television news team visited veteran PostNet franchise owner, Bill Ruff, at his bustling center in the heart of Billings, to pick his brain as to how his business has remained successful over the years. The answer? Bill has evolved with the PostNet franchise from a pack-and-ship business model into his community’s local partner for marketing services solutions:

“Bill Ruff is the proud owner of the PostNet located on Grand Avenue,” says KULR-8 reporter Greg LaMotte at the beginning of the segment. “It’s a business the born-and-bred Montanan from Laurel bought eight years ago. He says he was looking for something that would allow him to eventually semi-retire. Eight years ago, Bill says that the business focused on packaging and shipping – now his business focuses on printing and design.”

PostNet franchise owners are their community’s local partners for marketing services solutions

In today’s fast-changing business environment, PostNet maintains a competitive position by being deliberate, strategic and forward-thinking.

In today’s fast-changing business environment, PostNet maintains a competitive position by being deliberate, strategic and forward-thinking.

One of the reasons that KULR-8 named Bill, “Someone You Should Know,” to the community of Billings, is that Bill’s marketing services franchise specializes in providing professional solutions to the hundreds of small businesses in the nearby area. PostNet offers 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.

PostNet is way out in front of our competitors in the rapidly growing marketing services industry; the Titanic-sized brands aren’t nimble, local or authentic enough to be the local partner that a small business owner depends on. The industry has taken notice, and our business model has this year been named a best-bet investment by Franchise Direct, Franchise Gator and Entrepreneur magazine. The demand for new PostNet centers is bigger than ever, and PostNet has become the go-to resource for millions of small businesses.

“Bill says, for him, it’s much more than just a business,” LaMotte reports. “It represents his continued deep connection to the community.”

“The community is great,” Bill says in the segment. “A lot of what we’re doing in our design work is dealing with small businesses like us….there’s an awful lot of cottage industry. There’s a lot of small businesses who are looking for a one-stop-shop. They can come in here and we can do the printing, the design work, and we can mail it for them if they need us to do that.”

Ready to join the PostNet marketing services franchise family?

After kicking off the year with exciting center openings in California, West Virginia, Connecticut, Georgia, New York and Texas, PostNet’s outlook for 2016 is strong. Throughout the year, PostNet will continue executing its strategic growth plan, expanding the brand into untapped and existing markets domestically and overseas.

“Our continued franchise growth in 2016 and impressive number of new centers scheduled to open in 2016 demonstrates the strong demand for our customized, business-enhancing services,” says Steve Greenbaum, CEO and Co-Founder of PostNet. “Innovation has, and will always, drive our company strategy, making us well-positioned to develop products and services that meet the changing needs of consumers and businesses. We will be growing for years to come.”

Want to see more of PostNet on television? Click here catch CEO and Co-Founder Steve Greenbaum’s emotional episode of the hit CBS show, ‘Undercover Boss!’

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