The MBE Franchise is a One-Stop Shop Franchise that offers a mix of different services to help meet people’s everyday needs. MBE Franchise owners enjoy the variety that the print and copy services franchise business offers, and they appreciate the way it fits into their lives.
The MBE Franchise is one of the world’s largest non-food retail franchises. It is the only High Street One-Stop Shop Franchise chain that offers consumers and local companies a truly comprehensive range of business, delivery, postal and print & copy services.
Founded in 1980 in California, the MBE Franchise network grew quickly to 5,000 stores in North America. In mainland Europe there are now more than 1,000 MBE Franchise stores, and over 125 in the UK and Ireland. As the MBE Franchise success story continues, they are looking for new UK One-Stop Shop Franchise owners to join this globally recognised network of high street stores that provide the everyday support services their customers have come to rely on.
Mail Boxes Etc.'s current range of services includes:
The MBE Franchise is a one-stop concept that offers a mix of different services to help meet people’s everyday needs.
The MBE Franchise primary service is the safe and secure packaging and despatch of parcels all over the world, and has grown significantly across the network. The MBE Franchise can pack and ship anything, anywhere - from valuable antiques to holiday luggage.
MBE Franchise stores also offer print and copy; mailbox rental and ‘virtual address’ services for individuals and businesses; Royal Mail postal services; office supplies and stationery, plus support services like internet access, fax and telephone answering that help to make each local MBE Franchise store a hub for the community it serves.
MBE Franchise owners enjoy the variety that the One-Stop Shop Franchise business offers, and they appreciate the way it fits into their lives. If you are looking for job security and the satisfaction of shaping your own career, why not consider the many benefits of running your own Mail Boxes Etc. franchise and the flexibility of being your own boss?
MBE Franchise owners are all independent, committed, positive minded people who want to make a success of their own One-Stop Shop Franchise business. They are customer-focused and enjoy helping people, often going the extra mile to make their customers happy. Yet they come from all walks of life and from a range of professional backgrounds.
Whatever your previous experience, if you are successful in your application to become a MBE Franchise owner you will get all the training, set-up support and ongoing back-up you need to get your One-Stop Shop Franchise business going and make a success of it.
You will need to make an initial, up-front investment to open a MBE Franchise store of around £60,000. Up to 70% of this can be taken as a loan with one of the high street banks, so the initial personal investment is in the region of £20,000.
When you join Mail Boxes Etc. One-Stop Shop Franchise, you get the full support of a globally-recognised brand with a proven business model and a comprehensive induction and training system that provides a complete turnkey operation.
The start-up cost includes all franchise fees, training, help with site selection, shop fitting expenses, legal fees, equipment, supplies and inventory. We will work closely with you to put together a business plan to suit your financial position and aspirations.
"We got advice from our close relations and recognised all that Mail Boxes Etc. has to offer as a successful international business with a strong brand and huge potential for the future."
Faraz Ahmad & Osman Ahmed, MBE Franchisees of the year and owners of six London stores.
"Mail Boxes Etc.’s comprehensive training and support has given me great confidence. There is so much variety in the franchise that one day can never be like any other. We offer a wide range of services and the store is in a vibrant location."
Vladimira Ondruskova, MBE Franchise owner, Fulham
"I am refining my new skills, getting tremendous support from head office with marketing and networking and from other local franchisees, who are only too willing to help me when I hit a log, I offer all the usual Mail Boxes Etc. services, from printing and mail boxes rental to courier services and am developing quite a niche with local auction houses."
Laura Mills, MBE Franchise owner, Chichester
"Mail Boxes Etc. met all our criteria, not least because it would provide an opportunity for us to work together, which I can recommend. It has been extremely successful and our personal experience has been great."
Russell & Christine Sykes, MBE Franchise owner, Portsmouth
"Being a Mail Boxes Etc franchisee automatically aligns my business with high profile service partners,whose names are recognised and respected all over the world. The strength of being a franchisee is belonging to a network and all the benefits that offers, where you are your own boss but not entirely on your own"
Steve Kennedy, MBE Franchise owner, Wilmslow
"We particularly liked the variety of services MBE offers and we struck a rapport with the people too. We knew that MBE is a robust franchise, offering a range of services that businesses and individuals really want, so there will always be a demand."
Murli Mulchandani & Rikesh Nichani, former MBE franchisees
of the year and owners of four central London stores
“Being a franchisee is a great opportunity but with the benefit of ongoing support from the franchisor. It was one of the best decisions of my life."
Graham Angus, MBE Franchise owner, Stirling
"There are limitless opportunities for us to grow as so many new businesses are springing up in this area now, mainly creative ones such as film companies and art galleries"
Bridget Maendl and Naz Celebioglu, MBE Franchise owner, Waterloo
6th May 2013
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