The Postal Annex franchise brand is one of the nation’s largest franchise networks of retail shipping and business services centers. PostalAnnex service centers offer convenience by providing many business and office services under one roof. Over 30-years in business and nearly 300 locations nationwide.
Postal Annex Franchise Opportunity
The mission of Annex Brands, Inc., is to develop a global network of retail and commercially-located franchised establishments to provide complete shipping and business-services solutions for consumers and business alike. We accomplish this by offering packing and shipping services via air, land, and sea. Unlike carrier outlets in which there is only one choice for shipping, PostalAnnex offers customers a choice between UPS, FedEx, and the USPS. We believe offering you that choice means more options for you to select the one which fits your need the best. We also serve the consumer and small-office, home-office user with a variety of business services including private mailbox rental, notary service, high-speed copying in black & white and color, office supplies, faxing service, printing, key duplication, greeting cards, and assorted gift items, all in a convenient, service-oriented environment.
Why a Postal Annex Franchise
- Big Enough To Know, Small Enough to CareTM – With over 30 years in business and nearly 300 locations nationwide, PostalAnnex knows the business services industry. Yet, we’re the right size to still offer personal attention and care to all. With former franchisees among the staff at the Home Office, we have “walked the talk”, knowing what can be achieved within the system.
- Normal Business Hours – no late nights, no long weekends, just normal business hours.
- Manageable-Sized Staff – From 2-12 employees, depending on sales.
- Lower Initial Investment – Because we’re primarily a service-based business, the initial investment is lower than many other concepts.
- A Tested System – From the beginning, you are coached through the onboarding process: site selection, lease negotiation, financing guidance, training, buildout…all the way to opening day! Avoid the expensive mistakes often encountered by those starting (and maintaining) and independent operation.
- Award-Winning Marketing Materials – from Emmys for our television commercials to Silver Microphone awards for our radio spots, PostalAnnex has a team of expert marketing professionals providing you customized support to help you grow your business.
At PostalAnnex, you’re in business FOR yourself, but not BY yourself.
What We Do For You
We’ll give you the support you need to make that happen! Our formula has helped hundreds of people just like you own and operate their own businesses. And while reading about everything we will do for you, be sure to notice what our store owners have to say about us and the PostalAnnex opportunity. We couldn’t say it better!
We’re continuously improving our operations and give you everything you need to make informed business decisions. As a PostalAnnex owner, you benefit from our ongoing research and development, available to you 24/7 on our secure company Intranet.
Our proprietary Intranet also gives you direct access to our network of franchisees, where you can learn from their combined experiences. Anytime you have a question or concern, just pick up the phone and call our toll-free 800 number, or email your Home Office representatives and support staff.
Franchisee Training – The Complete Benefits Package
- Training — 10 days of combined training at our PostalAnnex Corporate Training Center along with in-store, one-on-one instruction to guide you through operating procedures, knowledge of products and services, computer systems, business management and marketing.
- Operating Guide — All our system operations are detailed in the PostalAnnex Operations Guide to help you avoid the pitfalls of trial and error; plus, your start-up package includes all the forms you’ll need for smooth operations
- POS/Point of Sale System — We have developed the most complete Point of Sale system in the industry to help you manage your daily operations in the most time- and cost-efficient manner
- Accounting Procedures — You’ll receive a simplified system for daily record-keeping with an easy-to-follow format that includes all the forms you’ll need
- Marketing Support — The advertising materials and guidance you need to get off to an exciting start
- In-Store Operations Support & Evaluations — Assistance regularly to ensure your store runs smoothly and you receive proper guidance on improving your business and sales
- Franchise Family Networking Meetings — You’ll benefit from cross-branding opportunities with other Annex Brands Franchisees
- Conventions — Continuous skill-building and personal growth
- Informative newsletters — Include important operational and marketing updates
Location is critical to the growth potential of any business. We’ll help you find a place for your PostalAnnex store, providing invaluable assistance in these key areas:
- Market Area & Site Selection — Our staff is experienced in selecting approved PostalAnnex franchise locations and will assist you with site analysis to help you select a great site close to businesses and residences
- Lease Assistance — Draw on our extensive real estate experience to assist you in obtaining a specialized lease for your PostalAnnex franchise
- Protected Trade Area — You will receive a protected trade area, centered on your retail location
- Professional Design & Build Out — You concentrate on following our franchise system; we’ll take care of the construction details