PostNet Printing & Shipping Franchise vs. Fedex Office Franchise

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Are you researching printing and shipping franchises? Here’s why you should consider PostNet.

If you’re interested in investing in a printing and shipping franchise, congratulations! You are looking into a profitable industry with room to grow, and you have many options to choose from. Here’s what you should know about PostNet and how it compares to FedEx Office.

How does PostNet compare to FedEx Office?

First of all, PostNet is a franchise organization, while FedEx Office is not. Each PostNet center is individually owned and operated by small business owners. FedEx Office stores are corporate-owned. Individuals can manage or work for FedEx Office stores but cannot own them. If you’re interested in owning a business that offers similar services to what FedEx Office provides (and much more!), opening your own PostNet franchise is a wonderful opportunity to consider.

Here are a few of the perks of PostNet:

  • Actively Franchising
  • Corporate Support
  • Territory Available in all Major Markets
  • Extensive Menu of Services (Shipping, Printing, Design, and More)
  • Multi-Carrier Shipping Service Provider (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS)
  • Potential for Recurring Revenue

If you’ve been researching FedEx store franchise opportunities, it’s likely that you have a strong interest in helping small businesses and members of your community succeed by providing shipping and printing solutions. That’s what PostNet is all about! Much like FedEx Office, PostNet offers the essential services that help keep small businesses thriving.

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Investment$223K - 289K$247K - 477K1N/A$210,750 – 303,4502$80K - 221K3$258K - 305K4$246K - 329K5

1Based on current FDD Issued on 4/27/2018

2Based on current FDD Issued on 5/1/2018

3Based on current FDD Issued 3/27/2019

4Based on Current FDD Issued 3/26/2019

5Based on Current FDD Issued 4/21/18


Multi-Carrier Shipping

PostNet owners find it incredibly rewarding to be able to help their clients find the perfect solution to any problem or need. One of the biggest differentiators that sets PostNet apart from competitors like FedEx Office is our wide range of service offerings. By working with all major shipping carriers (FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL), PostNet has the flexibility to meet every customer’s exact needs in terms of timing, security, and price. It’s the secret behind the truly personalized service we’re able to provide! By contrast, FedEx Office is limited to the options available from one shipping carrier.

PostNet centers are also able to provide packaging materials and custom packing services to help give customers peace of mind that their shipment will arrive in perfect condition. In short, we offer the same packing and shipping services that FedEx Office provides, but with greater flexibility to please our customers. That’s what builds the loyalty that keeps customers coming back — and choosing to do business with PostNet. Many PostNet customers comment that they’ll happily go out of their way, or even pay more, to use PostNet’s services instead of going to the post office or a competitor!

Printing and Much More

FedEx Office services go beyond just shipping, and so do PostNet’s. Both brands are able to offer a wide range of full-service printing solutions. Far beyond making copies and printing simple documents, PostNet centers help meet clients’ needs for banners and signs, business cards and brochures, marketing materials, and more; Many PostNet centers also offer promotional products like branded pens, bags, and t-shirts (the sky’s the limit!). Additionally, PostNet graphic designers can create the artwork, logos and branding to make materials stand out before the ink hits the paper.

PostNet sets itself apart from competitors by offering holistic, one-stop-shop service. Some of our other offerings include private and virtual mailbox rentals, notary services, binding and finishing, shredding services, and passport photos. Imagine being able to pick up new business cards, check your mail, ship a package internationally, make some copies, and get a document notarized — with just one stop! That’s the convenience that PostNet offers. 

Why Franchise?

While FedEx Office is similar to PostNet in a number of ways, it is not a franchise business. That means that FedEx Office employees don’t get to enjoy the same freedom that PostNet franchise operators do! Franchising offers all the satisfaction of owning a business — setting your own hours, being your own boss, hiring your own employees, creating a legacy for your family (just to name a few) — plus the comfort of knowing that you’re backed by the support of your corporate headquarters and have a tried and true business model to follow.

If you’re interested in owning your own business like FedEx Office, a PostNet franchise could be the right opportunity for you. Fill out the form below to learn more about opening your own PostNet!

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