PostNet Franchise Review: Meet Talia Bond
From the corporate world to a new life as an entrepreneur, PostNet’s latest franchise owner opens up about why she chose the premier marketing, printing and shipping franchise
When Talia Bond left the corporate world after several years in the management services industry, she decided that the most logical step for a woman with her professional experience, commitment to education and ambition was to become an entrepreneur. PostNet is pleased to introduce Talia as our newest franchise owner, whose location will open in Englewood, Colorado, in the coming weeks.
When Talia was investigating business opportunities, PostNet immediately stood out. In an ideal franchise system, an entrepreneur is bolstered by the support of a proven business model. Talia discovered that PostNet’s executive team and passionate network of franchisees were not just living up to the ideal; they were also actually living it in their commitment to PostNet’s success and the success of small businesses in communities across the nation.
“Before I signed the franchise agreement, I spoke to Steve (Greenbaum, CEO and co-founder of PostNet) for a long time,” Talia says. “In all of my experience in the corporate world, I can tell very quickly if a leader of a company is the real deal. Steve is truly the real deal. He is passionate about keeping PostNet successful over the long-term, with a commitment to innovation that keeps PostNet on the cutting edge. From the get-go he said, ‘PostNet is always going to support you,’ and this commitment is verified when you speak to other franchise owners. PostNet is devoted to the success of their franchise owners.”
PostNet is the local partner for printing and marketing services for small businesses across the nation
Entrepreneurs are often and rightly referred to as the engine of American economy. Their determination to open the doors of new businesses is responsible for over half of the entire American workforce, according to Forbes. Small business owners are also credited with creating the majority of new jobs since the Great Recession, employing more than 150 million people in total, and helping the American economy make a full recovery.
As the leading printing and marketing solutions franchise, PostNet is a local partner for small businesses across the country and around the world. We offer a full menu of services, including graphic design, full-service digital printing, direct mail, signage, document binding and finishing, and ancillary business services, such as 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.
Today’s customers expect convenience and speed. In addition to having a brick-and-mortar storefront in the community, our innovative Online Print Center platform provides our franchise owners with 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.
“The brick-and-clicks model is a tremendous competitive advantage,” Talia says. “Being a PostNet franchise owner requires that we establish trust and meaningful relationships with our customers. The Online Print Center allows our customers to purchase from us after we’ve proven to them that we can go above and beyond in meeting their demands. It also affords our customers with a level of convenience that is essential for small business owners, who often need their orders met quickly and professionally. Of course, PostNet franchises are located in the heart of communities, so the Online Print Center gives our customers a choice as to what level of interaction they require from us and our staff.”
Ready to join the PostNet franchise family?
While Talia readies her new PostNet franchise for its grand opening in early November, PostNet recently announced an aggressive expansion campaign that will see the premier print, marketing and shipping franchise opening 10 to 12 more locations across Colorado over the next three to five years. The brand is actively targeting Denver (South Broadway), Thornton, Broomfield, Golden, Stapleton and Aurora (Southeast) for franchise expansion.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the PostNet family and am looking forward to helping my local business community grow,” Talia says.
PostNet is a low-cost investment opportunity with a proven business model that offers high potential returns. The total investment necessary to begin operation of 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 quicken their return on investment. Once a site is selected, a new PostNet can be open in six to eight weeks. Most importantly, our innovative 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 brick-and-mortar store, potentially hastening the return on investment even further.
Learn more about starting a PostNet franchise
Ready to learn more about PostNet franchise opportunities? You can read interviews with PostNet franchise owners on our blog and learn more about our business model by reading over our research pages. To request even more information, download our free franchise report.