THE UPS STORE HOSTS FREE
Learn More About the Top-Ranked Postal
and Business Services Franchise
SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2009 – Throughout April, The UPS Store® will be hosting free franchise-opportunities seminars nationwide for individuals interested in joining the nation's largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal and business services centers.
"We have pioneered and led the industry for nearly 30 years," said Tom Crockett, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), franchisor of The UPS Store. "Historically, we've seen a growing interest in franchising during an economic downturn. We hope that our franchise opportunities seminars will help individuals take the leap to becoming their own boss."
In 2009, Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," a ranking of franchise opportunities based on factors such as financial strength, growth rate and size, rated The UPS Store franchise opportunity among the top ten of all franchise opportunities and #1 in the postal and business services category for the 19th consecutive year.*
A listing of upcoming seminars and franchise expos can be found at http://www.theupsstore.com/franchise/upceve.html.
*1990 – 2003 listed under Mail Boxes Etc.
The UPS Store offers domestic and international shipping; full-service packing; digital printing; black-and-white and color duplications; document finishing (binding, laminating, etc.); notary; printing services (business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, etc.); custom crating and shipping for large items (e.g., grandfather clocks, rowboats); mailbox and postal services; office and packaging supplies; and more.
About The UPS Store
The UPS Store retail locations are franchised by Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. Together The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc.® locations comprise the world's largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers, with more than 6,000 locations around the world. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. Outside the United States, locations are owned and operated by MBE master licensees or their franchisees. For additional information, please visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.
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