Edgar Harris, Franchisee since 2003, explains the process of applying for a PostalAnnex franchise.
PostalAnnex® Business Franchise Opportunities – FAQs
How many PostalAnnex franchisees are there, and where are they located?
PostalAnnex has grown to nearly 300 franchises across 25 states. For the store nearest you, click here to use our Store Locator.
Why would customers use PostalAnnex?
Today's busy lifestyles demand our services of shipping and packaging, copying and printing, plus postal services. We offer our customers convenience, save them time and money, give them exceptional customer service and, as we all know, that's what keeps them coming back.
What is the estimated initial investment to own a PostalAnnex postal and shipping franchise?
The estimated initial investment to become a PostalAnnex franchise owner is from $151,500 - $224,450. This includes the franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, initial supplies, deposits, freight, marketing and working capital. Actual costs vary depending on individual locations and other circumstances. To learn more, please refer to the 5 Steps of Getting Started page of our web site or Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document.
What kind of franchise opportunities does PostalAnnex offer?
PostalAnnex offers individual store franchises, multiple franchises, international master franchises and domestic area developer opportunities.
Will PostalAnnex help me find a location for my retail center?
Yes. PostalAnnex's site selection team will utilize demographic and market research as well as local real estate knowledge to help you identify and select an advantageous packing franchise site close to your potential customers' offices, businesses and residences.
What are your financial guidelines for franchise ownership?
We require all applicants be able to verify a minimum of $50,000 in liquid capital. This can be met through cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement accounts or any other non-borrowed source. In addition, as part of your application process, you will be required to submit a Confidential Franchise Application Form.
Will PostalAnnex assist with store buildout?
Yes. We will provide professional design and buildout of your store. We want you to concentrate on marketing your new store so, let us deal with the details of building out the store.
What does training include?
Our comprehensive training program begins with up to 10 days of training at the PostalAnnex Home Office.
Instruction includes operating procedures, products and services, operating systems, business management and marketing.
Will I get protected territory for my PostalAnnex franchise?
Yes, each PostalAnnex store has a protected territory which ensures no other PostalAnnex store will be placed in that territory.
What about marketing support?
Marketing is the cornerstone of promoting your franchise business. PostalAnnex maintains a full line of ready-to-use marketing materials including flyers, posters, counter cards and direct mail pieces along with an individual store website and more! We are proud to have award-winning talent and expertise to drive an effective advertising campaign. To this date, the PostalAnnex Marketing Communications team has earned ten Emmy Awards, two Silver Microphone Awards and a Telly Award for television and radio spots; all these and more are ready to be put to use in your market. View our award winning commercials here.
What kind of operational support will I receive?
At PostalAnnex, we'll work hard to help you make informed decisions as well as assist you in growing your postal and shipping franchise business. Everyone in our company from our President down is involved in franchisee support. Our Marketing Communications Department will ensure you reach your target customer base. Our Franchise Services Department will help you solve and work through challenging issues. Our Franchise Advisory Council will ensure you always have a voice. These groups in addition to continuing education, a proprietary intranet, national conventions and monthly newsletter will keep you at the forefront of industry news and trends.
Can you help with financing?
Yes. Small Business Administration (SBA) Financing is readily available for new franchisees. We offer several national lenders that handle SBA as well as other types of financing options.
What are the next steps?
If you're interested in learning more about the PostalAnnex small business franchise opportunity, fill out the request form to receive additional information or call our Franchising Department at 1-866-966-3142 for immediate answers to your questions.