Delivering the Goods Former FedEx Driver Becomes Star Franchisee


Aug 23, 2007

One day he made a decision to take the leap, buy his local store, and become a Pak Mail franchisee – the rest is history.

Mike, having just previously received the prestigious FedEx Canadian Award of Excellence, was enjoying life on the road, but he certainly wanted more “The thrill of being my own boss and remaining in the logistics business made perfect sense” said Pedersen.

“Throughout my years as a courier I developed many relationships; however Cheryl Kostopoulos, president of Pak Mail Canada was instrumental in my decision to make a life changing move to becoming my own boss. It was her passion for the business and the level of support she provides to her franchisees that sealed the deal.”

Another Key factor was Pak Mail’s unique and diverse menu of services and approved carriers allowing the consumer to have choices unlike some other logistics brands.

“My aim is to grow the business and, ultimately, I’d like to open more locations in this area and further enhance the Pak Mail brand in Canada.”

Cheryl Kostopoulos is delighted with the growth of Pedersen’s store since he took it over-sales have increased by over 50% within the first 5 months of his purchase! “It was evident to me that Mike’s background in transportation/logistics shortened the learning curve and raised the comfort level in this endeavour” says Kostopoulos.

Pak Mail is about Choices

Pak Mail franchises offer premium packing, shipping, and mailbox service solutions to both residential and commercial customers worldwide. Pak Mail, one of the world’s largest logistics companies has been in existence since 1983 in the USA and 1989 in Canada. Pak Mail franchisees currently operate over 400 stores worldwide.

“Great operating hours, low staffing requirements, minimal inventory & interesting logistics based concept makes Pak Mail an excellent choice for anyone looking to be in their own business”, says Kostopoulos. With excellent operational, marketing and administrative support-you are never on your own. The potential to build sales is only limited to one’s work ethic and creativity.