Written by Efranchisesale Staff Tuesday, 05 October 2010 19:35
As more and more professionals make the transition from a corporate office to a home office, the need for mail, packaging and shipping franchises has grown considerably. High unemployment has also fueled the number of newly minted entrepreneurs, who are working in consulting, marketing, direct sales and other home-based professions.
Mail franchises can be as simple as setting up a packaging center where customers can ship out via UPS or other overnight carriers, or it can be a full service business center with a notary, passport photos and internet café. What is most important when starting mail, packaging or shipping franchises is to work with a franchisor that you can trust.
Franchisors like PostNet, Unishippers or Postal Annex specialize in shipping franchises, but there are other companies that specialize in neighborhood business centers and copying franchises.
Many of these packaging franchises have been marketing to home-based professionals for years, but others are just getting into it now. If you are seeking a mail, packaging or shipping franchise, then it pays to look for a company that is forward thinking and “ahead of the curve”.
The “neighborhood business center” industry is expected to become much more competitive as existing franchisees look to meet the changing needs of consumers and small business owners. For a complete listing of mail, packaging and shipping franchises in your area, check a Franchises for Sale directory.