PostNet Franchise to Open New Center in Twin Cities-area of Minnesota
Former teacher trades retirement for entrepreneurship with our premier printing, marketing & shipping franchise
PostNet, the leading B2B franchise known for providing customized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions to small businesses, is expanding its presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area with the opening of a new franchise location in Woodbury, Minn. this fall. The new PostNet center, owned by local resident and retired teacher Tony Hoops, will be located at 7455 Currell Boulevard.
Tony is a truly great example of the American Dream. A Marine Corps veteran, Tony was a school teacher dedicated to special education and literacy for 21 years prior to retiring in 2015. However, retirement did not last long for Tony, who began working at a local courier service to keep busy. After nine months of delivering packages, he recognized the area’s need for shipping, printing, marketing and other business services, and found a solution in PostNet.
“While working as a courier, I realized there was a business opportunity on the other side of the delivery industry,” Tony says. “Woodbury and the surrounding areas are progressing economically and have simply outgrown the number of facilities offering back-end services businesses need. I’m excited to open a PostNet franchise to provide a reliable solution to the evident local demand for printing, marketing and shipping services in the area.”
PostNet franchise owners become reliable partners to local small business community
The hundreds of businesses in the Twin Cities area that surround Tony’s new center in Woodbury just got a leg up. PostNet franchise owners are truly their small business community’s local partner for printing, marketing and shipping solutions. This isn’t merely our slogan; it is the core of our business model. Our franchise owners provide a consultative approach to their clients’ wants and needs to determine the best possible solution. This is a core difference to our competitors: We don’t just print a job. We provide our customers with the tools and resources needed to grow their businesses.
The new PostNet center in Woodbury will offer 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 shipping companies — UPS, FedEx, U.S. Postal Service and DHL — offering a multi-carrier selection combined with in-center professional packaging services to meet the individual shipping needs of its customers.
In addition to having a brick-and-mortar storefront in the community of Woodbury, Tony’s new clients will have access to our innovative Online Print Center platform. This 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.
PostNet plans to double its footprint in Twin Cities-area
The opening of the Woodbury location this fall will mark the fifth PostNet franchise to open in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, and the company plans to double its presence in the market over the next 3-5 years.
“Our continued expansion demonstrates the strong demand for our customized, business-enhancing services, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is primed for future growth,” says Steve Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of PostNet.
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 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.
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