The UPS Store

Postal, business, printing, and communications services


    The first Mail Boxes Etc. store was opened in Carlsbad, California by Gerald Aul, Pat Senn and Robert Diaz, who designed it as an alternative to the U.S. Postal Service. In 2001, Mail Boxes Etc. became a subsidiary of UPS and began re-branding as The UPS Store in 2003. The UPS Store locations provide packaging, shipping, copy and print services, mailbox services, computer time rentals and more for small businesses and individuals. Franchises are located throughout the United States and in Canada.


    We're here to help you find the perfect franchise fit. You'll get dedicated one-on-one time with one of our experts, who can help identify the right franchising opportunity for you. Provide some basic details about you, and we'll be in touch to suggest a tailored franchising approach!

    • Franchise Agreement - Initial Terms

      10 Years

    • Franchise Agreement - Renewal Terms

      10 Years

    • Franchised Outlets


    • Total Investment

      $139,673 - $353,580

    • Franchise Fee

      $9,950 - $29,950

    • Ongoing Fees

      Royalty 5% / Ad Fees 3.5%

    Frequently Asked Questions

     How many franchise locations do they have? The UPS Store had 4479 locations at the end of 2014

    Do they provide any training? Classroom Training: No. On The Job Training: No

    When did they begin franchising? 2001

    Do they use public figures to promote their franchise? No

    Do they have computer and technology support in place? No

    Do they have any lawsuits? Yes

    Do they provide discounts for buying more than one franchise? Yes

    Do they offer Territory Rights to you? No

    Will they refund the franchise fee under certain circumstances? No

    Do they offer Financing to help buy the franchise? Yes