PostNet Opens New Franchise Location in Downtown Atlanta

Mark and Patrice Nunn open urban location to meet increasing demand from downtown Atlanta businesses


Christopher Dees, left, and Patrice and Mark Nunn recently opened a PostNet on West Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

The state of Georgia has been twice hailed as “the best place to do business,” by CNBC, and Georgia’s biggest city has been known to foster the small business community that makes Atlanta bustle. Now, the city’s small business community is being given an extra leg up. A new PostNet printing and shipping franchise location has opened its doors in Atlanta’s downtown area.

The business of every PostNet location is to help surrounding small businesses succeed, and Atlanta couldn’t be a better fit for the beloved shipping franchise. The new downtown PostNet location is a family business, owned and run by Mark and Patrice Nunn. Their son, Christopher Dees, helps out in the center.

While PostNet is sometimes called a printing franchise, a marketing franchise, or even a shipping franchise, we consider ourselves first and foremost a consulting franchise. Our franchisees listen to customers, learn about their businesses, and craft custom solutions in the increasingly lucrative marketing and logistics segment. Our business is to help the businesses around us succeed, strengthening the small business communities that surround PostNet locations.

The Nunns’ PostNet location will offer printing, shipping, graphic design, and a host of other services to help the business owners in downtown Atlanta market their services.

Mark talked about his experience leading up to opening a PostNet Neighborhood Business Center, and about why he and his wife decided on a PostNet franchise:

Why the Nunns chose to open a PostNet shipping franchise

Mark has had a distinguished career in the nuclear power industry, which kept him working much of the time in Omaha, Nebraska, far from his Atlanta home. Owning a family business that would allow him to stay closer to home, spend time with his family and have more control over daily business operations were big factors in his choosing to become a PostNet franchisee.

“Being a family business was really alluring. I’m a very technical person, and owning a PostNet franchise does have a lot of technical components I find intriguing,” says Mark, whose previous career involved writing complex work procedures for nuclear power plants and supervising major electrical work at a nuclear plant.

An “Undercover Boss” episode featuring PostNet’s CEO Steve Greenbaum initially drew Mark to the business. That led him to an online PostNet franchise review that got him even more intrigued. While doing his research, Mark found nothing inconsistent with the great news he’d already heard about us. After attending one of our Discovery Days, Mark and Patrice decided to franchise with us, and with PostNet’s help, negotiated a lease to open their new business.

Mark enjoys the prospect of owning a business-to-business enterprise, and Patrice is enjoying going out into the area and knocking on doors. The two work well together — one handles the operations and management of the business and the other takes care of the marketing and sales. PostNet is a great franchise for a husband-and-wife team.

“I want to concentrate on generating revenue, whether it’s design needs or web needs,” Mark says. “We’ll focus more on the commercial side at first, using social media and blogs. PostNet brought together what I was seeking — we have an interesting technology to offer small businesses, as well as the business-to-business model.”

Mark and Patrice are entering a new stage in their life with their career at PostNet, and this time they expect their work to bring them together for years to come.

We’re growing in Atlanta and across the nation

In addition to the Nunns’ downtown Atlanta location, PostNet recently opened a new shipping franchise in the city’s Buckhead district. PostNet plans to open 25 to 30 new centers throughout the region over the next 10 to 12 years.

PostNet has been franchising since 1993 and has nearly 700 locations worldwide. By offering a level of service that exceeds other franchises in the design, printing, and shipping industries, our franchisees will thrive in their centers for as long as there are small businesses that want to succeed.

Learn more about PostNet

PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers make life easier for local businesses by providing graphic design, marketing, printing, and logistical solutions that help them reach and win more customers. The range of services we offer makes us unique, as does the personal business relationship our franchisees offer to fellow entrepreneurs in their communities. For in-depth details about the PostNet franchise opportunity, download our free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages.