PostNet Franchise Targets Texas for Rapid Expansion
Leading design and marketing franchise announces plans to open 20 locations in Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio over next five years; recently opened new location in Austin and will be opening three new stores in Houston and El Paso in coming months
PostNet, the leading design and marketing franchise known for providing personalized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions, is aggressively targeting Texas — specifically Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio — for franchise growth. Over the next five years, PostNet expects to open 20 locations across these key target markets.
PostNet recently opened a new franchise location in North Round Rock in mid-November. Three additional stores are under development in Houston and El Paso, which are scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016. In total, PostNet has 37 locations in Texas, three of which opened in the past six months at 7548 Preston Road in Frisco, 300 W. Bitters Road in San Antonio, and 201 University Oaks Blvd. in North Round Rock.
“With the rise in SOHO workers and small businesses in Texas, we continue to fill a niche in this growing business sector,” says PostNet’s Director of Franchise Development Chip Baranowski.
“At PostNet, our growth and success is in direct response to today’s business customer — who is not just looking for one service, but rather a comprehensive suite of consultative, personalized
services for all of their printing, marketing and shipping needs.”
Steve McGarel, the PostNet franchise owner of the North Round Rock location, worked in marketing for the cement, minerals and mining industry for 15 years before deciding to become a franchise owner.
“PostNet continues to capture market share in the fragmented category of design, print and shipping service providers, and after meeting with the executive team and speaking to other franchise owners, I understand why,” Steve says. “At PostNet, franchise owners are personally invested in the success of their customers. It’s not just their motto, it’s their passion.
“They take a consultative approach, which enables them to operate like an extension of your company, working hard to solve your day-to-day challenges with results that truly make a difference. I, too, look forward to delivering this same level of service and commitment to my clients in North Round Rock and surrounding communities.”
The bright future of PostNet shipping franchise
Over the next five years, PostNet plans to add 200 franchise locations to its network, a move that would propel the company’s footprint to nearly 900 locations across 10 countries. The brand currently has franchise opportunities across the U.S. in markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte and Miami, among others, as well as master franchise opportunities overseas.
PostNet franchisees support their clients’ marketing and business objectives through graphic design, full-service digital printing, direct mail, signs, document binding and finishing, and ancillary business services in a convenient neighborhood location. 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 specific shipping needs of its customers. In addition, with the brand’s bricks-and-clicks business model, each PostNet franchisee has a physical retail storefront and an Online Print Center — offering customers the benefits of fast online transactions and/or traditional face-to-face service.
PostNet thrives on personal business relationships
“Our franchise partners understand the challenges and opportunities that are unique to small businesses in their communities because they are small business owners themselves,” says Steve Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of PostNet. “Of course there are other providers that design, print and ship, but it’s our culture, the guidance and direction we provide small business owners, and the ongoing partnerships we build with customers that make the difference.”
Entrepreneurs and independent contractors are on the rise in the American economy, and PostNet provides them with the tools and expertise to compete for customers. There are 27.9 million small businesses in the U.S., and their spending is part of what generates the $380 million annually that goes to printing, shipping and online marketing. PostNet franchise opportunities continue to attract those who want to own their own business.
PostNet is a great brand for extroverts who like to meet people and are willing to pitch their services, Steve says. It’s a good family business with normal business hours, and it is innovative and ever-evolving.
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