SAN DIEGO, January 19, 2018 – The UPS Store, Inc., the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers, is once again ranked among the top franchise brands according to Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list. The company is ranked fourth- but first in its category – for the second year in a row – its highest ranking in the 28 years of inclusion on the list.
The Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list is an exclusive collection of premiere franchise brands across 17 distinct business categories. To be included in the list, franchise brands are evaluated on several factors, including size and growth of the system, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. The UPS Store has consistently appeared on the list by focusing on growing and evolving the brand to provide exceptional franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs.
‘The UPS Store strives to be a trusted franchise partner and it’s an honor to be recognized among top franchise brands,’ said Chris Adkins, vice president of franchise development for The UPS Store. ‘Our inclusion in this ranking is a reflection of our dedication to providing the best support and opportunities for our franchisees.’
The UPS Store recently widened its offering of franchise opportunities, to include a store-in-store model, featuring small-footprint stores inside existing high-traffic retailers, such as pharmacies, hardware and grocery stores. Other non-traditional locations, such as university and hotel centers, allow franchisees flexibility to serve the community as well as specialized groups, such as students and hotel guests.
About The UPS Store:
With 5,000+ locations in North America, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of conveniently located retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store® locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE: UPS). Services, pricing and hours of operation may vary by location. For additional information on The UPS Store, visit theupsstore.com. For information on The UPS Store franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit theupsstorefranchise.com. Follow The UPS Store on Twitter at @TheUPSStore and like The UPS Store on Facebook at facebook.com/theupsstore.
+ includes locations in the U.S. and Canada
Nothing contained in this release is intended as an offer to purchase a franchise. The UPS Store franchises are offered only by delivery of a franchise disclosure document in compliance with FTC’s rule on franchising and applicable state law. Nothing herein is intended to amend or disclaim any information contained in The UPS Store Franchise Disclosure Document.