The UPS Store
- Investment Level
$100,001 - $200,000
- Number of Units350
- IndustryShipping, B2B Franchises, Business Opportunities, International franchises, Mail Service, Packaging, Shipping
- Franchising Since1980
- Royalty Fee7%
About The UPS Store Concept
The UPS Store has more than 350 independently owned franchise locations in Canada, providing convenient and value-added business services to the small-office/home-office (SOHO) market, corporate “road warriors,” and consumers.
The UPS Store locations offer consumers and small businesses a wide range of products and services in one convenient location including professional printing and document services, mailbox services, packaging and shipping and more! When it comes to courier shipping, we are the only business centre to provide customers with real choice.
Not only do we offer clients courier shipping through The UPS Store, we are also the authorized shipping centre for other leading couriers including Canpar, DHL and TNT. So when it comes to document and shipping services, the one place that people know they can turn to is The UPS Store®.
An Inviting Business Environment
The UPS Store interior is designed to promote a comfortable, yet professional business environment, with a contemporary appearance focused on products and services. Typically located in shopping centres and commercial complexes, The UPS Store® locations can also be found in special venues such as airports, convention centres and hotels. Location sizes range from 1,000 to 1,500 sq. ft. and stores generally engage a full-time staff of two or more employees, including the owner/operator.
Experience from Day One
When you open The UPS Store franchise you’re joining a company with over 30 years of success under its belt.
As a franchisee of The UPS Store, you become a part of a globally recognized and trusted brand. National advertising campaigns combined with regional and local marketing initiatives drive business to your store and boost brand awareness.
Area franchisees and area regional managers throughout Canada are there to assist you. Our experts help you get started and work with you ongoing to help drive your business forward.
Real Estate Development
The UPS Store is highly sought after by major real estate brokers across Canada and this allows us to obtain excellent locations at a fair price. We establish optimum retail leasing opportunities by combining market research, field experience and local knowledge. We also take you through the process of securing your franchise location.
Store Design & Construction
A consistent store image can help provide a consistent customer experience, and for this we have standardized designs. Our franchise network will provide you with the plans and store fixtures and they can be adjusted to fit almost any site.
When you sign up to become The UPS Store franchisee we put you through a comprehensive training program. The program comes in four phases:
- Phase I - 40 hours of in-store pre-training at an existing The UPS Store® franchise.
- Phase II - 10 days of classroom training at the corporate head office in Oakville, Ontario.
- Phase III - 80 hours of in-store post-training work experience.
- Phase IV - Ongoing education including programs such as Regional Workshops, Webinars, Network Meetings, Regional and National Conferences.
As Canada’s leading business services franchise you will enjoy strong purchasing power. This includes programs for office supplies, consumer products and services.
Technology Development and Support
Through technological developments we are always upgrading our business. The UPS Store has a dedicated support staff on hand to offer assistance with any problems you may have with our hardware and software.
Commitment to Advancement through Technology
Technology is essential to maximizing the profitability of our network, and we are always looking for new ways to do it. Our network system connects all locations to our Home Office and this allows you to focus resources, meet challenges, and stay current with industry trends. The ongoing advancement of technology will continue to ensure that The UPS Store retains its position as an industry leader in shipping.