Written by Efranchisesale Staff Wednesday, 16 February 2011 15:15
If you’ve been searching for the perfect business opportunity, then you may want to focus your efforts on recession-proof industries. Even though the economy is in “recovery mode” many startup businesses are finding it difficult to survive. For that reason alone, it makes send to look into franchising. You may have heard about one of the few bright spots in the world of franchising – the growing category of “mail, packaging and shipping franchises”. That’s because these businesses cater to home-based workers and entrepreneurs who need a reliable source for off-site business services.
Instead of heading to the company mailroom or dropping a package in the Fed-ex box on the way out of the office, a new breed of office workers rely on mail, packaging and shipping franchises. Some familiar names in this budding industry include Kwik Kopy, Parcel Plus and PostNet, but the list keeps on growing. If you live in an area with a number of “work from home” employees and home-based businesses, then changes are your area is underserved by these businesses.
This type of franchise requires very little training or expertise. It can be as simple as opening up a location where customers can ship packages via UPS and other carriers. In order to serve this market better, some franchisees offer additional services like passport photos, printing and copying.
But where do you go to find out about the best opportunities in mail, packaging and shipping franchises?
To learn more about getting started in a successful franchise business of your own, or for a complete listing of mail, packaging and shipping franchises in your area, check the listings on a Franchises for Sale directory like EFranchiseSale.com.