Mail Boxes Etc. – courier, postal and document services

Mail Boxes EtcA franchise business opportunity with Mail Boxes Etc.

A franchise with Mail Boxes Etc. offers you the chance to be part of one of the world’s largest non-food retail franchises. Mail Boxes Etc. is a globally recognised brand with a 1,400-strong network that is growing rapidly. Our high street, one-stop-shop concept offers businesses and consumers a wide range of expert services under one roof, providing the everyday support services that our customers have come to rely on. We have over 130 stores in the UK and Ireland, and we are looking for further opportunities for expansion.

MBE 1Mail Boxes Etc. offers a mix of services to businesses and consumers:

UK and worldwide parcel delivery – we pack and ship any item and are authorised shippers for UPS, Parcelforce, DHL, FedEx and TNT.

Copy and print – digital colour and black & white, plus lithographic printing for higher volumes and unusual shapes or sizes.

Mailbox rental – a prestigious high street address that offers privacy and a safe place for mail, parcels and courier deliveries.

Franchise overview
Mail Boxes Etc. opened its first UK store in 1997 and now has more than 130 in the UK and Ireland and over 1,400 stores worldwide. Our UK operations cover the north of Scotland to the south of England, with stores in Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland and many more in continuous development.

MBE 3Franchisee support
When you join Mail Boxes Etc. you get the full support of a globally-recognised brand with a proven business model and a comprehensive induction and training system. Our head office team and local area franchisees will ensure you get all the help and back-up you need from day one. In turn, you’ll be actively encouraged to participate and contribute towards the success of the UK network.

Our start-up package includes:

  • Site location and lease negotiation assistance
  • Financial advice and business planning
  • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training
  • Support from area operations team
  • Support from national marketing team

We get great support from head office, particularly with creative materials and new marketing initiatives.” Patrick Woodlock, MBE Reading

Training
The MBE training programme starts with a week of hands-on field training in one of our accredited training stores, followed by a week of seminars that focus on areas like marketing and sales, product and service knowledge, operating procedures, staffing, business management and customer service. Stores then have two weeks of pre-opening training and support from MBE personnel and suppliers – all accompanied by comprehensive notes and operations manuals.

MBE 2Daily life of a franchisee

The day is always full: time in the office, being out and about, visiting customers, meeting prospective new ones and attending business events are combined with handling queries, emails and letters. Much of the business is seasonal so in summer you can be busy packing and shipping for students, then in the run up to Christmas, printing bespoke calendars and Christmas cards, as well as special offer posters and leaflets.

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