PostNet Named a Top Global Franchise Opportunity for 2015
Entrepreneur magazine includes the top-rated design, print and shipping franchise on list of best franchises to invest in anywhere in the world
PostNet, which prides itself on connecting small businesses in their communities to each other and to the outside world, has been named a Top Global Franchise Opportunity for 2015 by Entrepreneur magazine.
The magazine compiled its list of 200 Top Global Franchise Opportunities by analyzing the companies that desire international franchisees against their Franchise 500 Score; a metric the magazine uses to determine which brands are strong investments based on criteria such as financial stability and growth.
The success of the PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers business model is that it provides printing, shipping, and marketing solutions that help clients reach and win more customers anywhere in the world. The range of services we offer makes us unique, as does the personal business relationships that our franchisees are able to offer fellow entrepreneurs in their communities.
PostNet shipping franchise is growing around the world
While PostNet franchise owners in the United States are a critical part of our business, international activity also has been a key driver of growth. We have more than 400 locations overseas, including in Australia, Brazil, and Colombia. But we don’t plan on stopping there. Our sights are set on PostNet International growth in Costa Rica and Panama and a possible entry into the Dominican Republic.
We have one PostNet center in Costa Rica and plans to build more in 2015. There are 11 locations in Panama with plans for three more to open in the next three to six months. PostNet also has plans to begin developing centers in the Dominican Republic in 2016.
Recently, PostNet struck a deal with Aramex, a leading provider of logistics and comprehensive transportation solutions, to grow the brand in South Africa, where PostNet already has a strong foothold. With 287 centers serving more than 55,000 customers daily, the PostNet shipping franchise is South Africa’s largest privately owned counter network in the printing and shipping industry.
“Internationally I see a tremendous amount of opportunity. With our current international partners we could be looking at 500 centers in the near term. Longer-term there is no reason we couldn’t have well over 1,000 units internationally,” says Brian Spindel, co-founder of PostNet shipping franchise. “I think that would come through master franchisees in additional countries. We’ve done nothing in Mexico, for example, because we just haven’t found the right partners there. I think we have a lot of opportunity to grow in Canada. Also, we don’t have any presence so far in Europe. So we’ve really got some great opportunities, and we’ve got some great success stories, too.”
PostNet shipping franchise continues to grow in the United States
Top-rated PostNet design, print and shipping franchise has been helping small businesses grow since we began franchising in 1993. Of our 700 locations around the world, approximately 300 PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers are in the United States.
PostNet has ambitious plans to open 250 more U.S. locations in the next five years. If you’re ready to be part of that growth and want to join a team of passionate, small business-minded individuals, please download our free franchise report and start a conversation. We look forward to meeting people who share our passion for helping small businesses, and we hope to talk to you soon!