Why Own a PostNet Instead of a UPS Store?
PostNet franchise offers greater convenience and a more consultative approach, and corporate strongly backs franchisees
When it comes to choosing the right shipping and printing franchise to own, there are several reasons why PostNet stands heads and shoulders above the rest. When compared with the UPS Store, it is easily apparent why PostNet is the right choice.
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers make life easier for local businesses by providing graphic design, marketing, printing, and logistics solutions that help them reach and win more customers. The range of services we offer makes us unique, as do the personal business relationships our franchisees develop with other entrepreneurs in their communities.
The PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers offer small business owners guidance, direction, problem-solving to small business owners on services as wide-ranging as printing, marketing and logistics.
Why PostNet stands above the UPS Store
PostNet provides a convenience factor not only to our customers, but to our franchisees. As our franchisees build relationships with customers, they also enjoy robust support from the franchising team at headquarters. For instance, each PostNet center can activate its own online print shop for customers to place orders 24/7, allowing sales during hours that are traditionally downtime. The jobs can then be handled on-site or outsourced to trusted vendors.
We also offer personalized consultations. PostNet centers are owner-operated, and our owners build trusted business relationships as advisors — not just as vendors — in their business communities.
Unlike a traditional postal or mailbox franchise, PostNet contracts with all major carriers. Every PostNet Center is a UPS, FedEx and DHL-authorized ship center. PostNets can serve customers loyal any of the three major brands, as well as offer a complete line of postal services. PostNet is supported on the UPS, FedEx, and DHL locator systems, and those companies send their customers to PostNet centers. The UPS Store, however, is only listed on its store locator online and through its 800 number. Being a multi-carrier outlet allows PostNet to offer our customers freedom of choice.
PostNet is recognized for its world-class leadership and support. Our senior management team and founders are extremely well-known for their involvement and leadership in the franchise industry. CEO Steve Greenbaum served as chairman of the International Franchise Association and is looked upon as a leading authority on growing and supporting a successful franchise system.
“If you compare us to places like The UPS Store, there is a huge difference in terms of the knowledge and expertise offered to customers,” says Greg Claiborne, a PostNet franchisee in Round Rock, Texas. “Business people are busy. They are willing to pay a fair price for professional quality printing, expert help with branding, and the assurance that they’re dealing with store owners who care deeply about the finished product.
“We network within the business community, get to know other businesses and support them. In the process, PostNet becomes indispensable.”