Master Franchise Opportunities in Southeast Asia

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Introduction

About MBE

Founded in San Diego, California (U.S.A.) in 1980 Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) has evolved over time into one of the world’s largest international networks of franchised entrepreneurs operating retail-based shipping, logistics, printing, marketing and communications solutions to business and private customers.

SERVICES

5 services under the same roof

Meet essential needs with a multi-faceted business model. The combination of multiple services at one location delivered with a unique level of customer service gives our clients a one-stop solution to bundle their personal or business needs with one reliable partner.

Pack & Ship

  • Professional packing service
  • National shipping
  • Worldwide shipping
  • Imports

Logistics

  • eCommerce solutions
  • Warehousing and fulfillment
  • Returns management

Domiciliation

  • Mailbox rental
  • Virtual mailbox
  • Postal services
  • Direct mailing

Print

  • Offset printing
  • Digital printing
  • Small/Large format printing
  • Photo printing

Marketing Solutions

  • Website design
  • Marketing & Communication materials

Available Territories

Southeast Asia, a region of fast-paced growth

Select a country and discover our Master Franchise Opportunities

Take part in a countrywide business opportunity to develop MBE in your country

Location Facts & Figures

Develop the MBE Brand in Indonesia

Due to its rapid growth, Indonesia is considered as part of the “Next Eleven” (Next 11’s ; Goldman Sachs) for its potential to become one of the World’s largest economy in the 21st century.

At a regional level, the country is one of the “Tiger Cubs” composed of the strongest 5 economies in the Southeast Asian region (actually, Indonesia is the largest Tiger Cub).

Indonesia’s ranks 73 of 190 (top 38%) on the Ease Of Doing Business rank (EODB). Large improvement from 120th slot in 2014.

SMEs are significant contributors to the economy:

  • SMEs account for 60% of Indonesia’s GDP.
  • 2019 studies show there are around 816,000 SMEs in Indonesia, employing 7.9 million people
  • Over 50 million microenterprises

Large and growing eCommerce market

  • 30 billion USD in 2020 (11th largest; ahead of Russia)
  • 49% growth from 2019 to 2020
  • Compound annual growth rate for 2020-2024 is 15%. This means that the market volume will double by 2024, reaching $60 billion.

Indonesian’s Franchise ecosystem

  • There are over 1,000 franchises in the country (460+ foreign; 540+ local)
  • In 2010, local & international franchise revenue equaled $11.6 billion, a 20% increase from the $9.5 billion revenue in 2009.
  • Several reforms made on 2019 (Regulation No. 71 of 2019) simplified the requirements for franchises by removing certain requirements.

The CEP Market (Courier Express Parcel) is forecasted to have a CAGR of more than 15% between 2021-2026.

Location Facts & Figures

Develop the MBE Brand in South Korea

South Korea is part of the “Four Tigers”, the high-growth and income economies in the region together with Hong-Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Also, a top 10 country in nominal GDP, as of 2020.

Very good entrepreneurial environment

  • Ease Of Doing Business (EODB) rank 5 of 190 (top 3%), for 2020.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) rank 24 of 137 (top 18%), in 2018

Very large franchising market

  • Franchises contribute 7.8% to South Korea’s GDP.
    Over 4,000 franchises are operating in South Korea.
  • Food & Beverage sector accounts for the majority of the franchise systems which means that there are great opportunities for the services industry.

A dynamic business landscape, with a need for essential business services:

  • In 2017, SMEs constituted 99.9% of enterprises in the country
  • SME’s drive economic growth in South Korea, accounting for over 50% of manufacturing output
  • Exports accounted for 59% of SME revenue in 2019. South Korean SMEs are enthusiastic about future export revenue growth and believe that logistics providers’ support might be a crucial driver in that expansion.

One of the world’s biggest e-commerce markets:

  • South Korea is the fifth world’s biggest e-commerce market in the world
  • Growth of 27% in 2020 with a market value of US$104.7 billion

An increase in e-commerce trade also means SMEs must rely more heavily on their logistics providers.

Location Facts & Figures

Develop the MBE Brand in Taiwan

With a surface of 36,191 km² and around 23 million inhabitants, Taiwan is the 21st World’s biggest economy with a GDP of 668.5 billion US Dollars in 2020

Together with South Korea, Singapore and Hong-Kong, Taiwan is part of the “Four Tigers”. This is due to its very rapid growth, a strong export focus, a well-educated population, and high savings rates.

Good entrepreneurial environment

  • Ease Of Doing Business rank (EODB) 15 of 190 (top 8%), for 2020
  • Very interesting Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) with a ranking of 18 out of 137 in 2018 (top 14%)

SMEs are growing and more prevalent than ever before.

  • Over 100,000 new SMEs created in 2019
  • SMEs accounted for 29.6% of total business revenue.
  • According to the “2020 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Taiwan”, SMEs accounted for 97.65% of all businesses It’s an all-time highs.

E-commerce market

  • Market is expected to grow from US$35.4 billion in 2020 to US$49.9 billion in 2024 with a CAGR of 9%
  • Robin Hu, senior industry analyst at the Taipei-based Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute said: “It seems COVID-19 has not only driven the operating performance of Taiwanese online retailers but also has encouraged physical retailers – even small businesses – to more actively develop their online businesses”

According to Edwards Global Services, Taiwan is one of the top 5 global markets for franchising in 2020

Location Facts & Figures

Develop the MBE Brand in Brunei

Although Brunei is the smallest-populated country in the ASEAN region, it is home to the second-highest per capita income and a very friendly pro-business environment. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia and along the East-West maritime trade route, Brunei is an ideal location for export-oriented activities and has one of the most liberal tax laws in the region, making it an ideal location to start an MBE franchise.

Economic environment and workforce

  • Top 5 most competitive ASEAN countries
  • Ranked #56 on Ease of Doing Business Report
    • Ratified the world’s largest free trade agreement (RCEP) in 2021
      • Includes ASEAN countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, and Korea
      • Accounts for 30% of world’s population and 30% of global GDP
      • Biggest trade bloc in history
    • One of the most highly-educated populations in the world
    • Yong population: 50% is younger than 24 years old

    Support for businesses and SMEs

    • 98% of businesses are SMEs
      • Responsible for 58% of employment in private sectors
      • Contribute 22% of GDP
    • No taxes on personal income, capital gains, sales, payroll, export, or manufacturing
    • One of the lowest Corporate income tax in the region
    • The government is trying to diversify its economy by providing assistance to SMEs
      • Financing for entrepreneurial development
        • Investment incentives
          • Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) grant programs
          • Already has strong interest from international franchising firms, which reflects Brunei’s attraction as a market
          • The government is looking to enhance efficiency of logistics sector and has stated it is one of its priority sectors for development

          Location Facts & Figures

          Develop the MBE Brand in Bangladesh

          With their rapidly growing middle class, economy, and development in recent years, Bangladesh is poised to become a strong competitor in the global economy in the near future. According to a study by PwC, Bangladesh is predicted to be among the world’s top 3 fastest-growing economies by 2030, creating an excellent place to invest in franchise opportunities.

                Good business environment and recent growth

                • Bangladesh’s large population of 156 million people is concentrated in a relatively small geographical area, creating a large and condensed consumer base
                  • Reached lower-middle-income status in 2015 and is expected to graduate from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) list by 2026.
                    • The poverty level in 2022 is currently 12.9%, a huge decrease from 44% in 1991
                  • GDP per capita has increased over 20x between 1972 and 2020

                  Support for SMEs

                  • Economics experts worldwide have attributed Bangladesh’s growth to the growing emergence of SMEs, calling them the backbone of industrial growth in the country.

                    Location Facts & Figures

                    Develop the MBE Brand in Singapore

                    Along with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, Singapore is known as one of the “Four Tigers”, countries in East Asia who have experienced massive growth in their development and economy in recent years. With one of the fastest growing and most open economies in the world, Singapore offers an amazing opportunity to enter the franchising industry.

                    Very good entrepreneurial environment

                    • Ranked #1 on Ease of Doing Business report for 10 years in a row
                    • Ranked #2 in GDP per capita
                    • Ranked #1 in political and operational stability
                    • Singapore’s total trade exceeds 300% of the country’s GDP, making it one of the world’s most open economies and a major player in the global economy
                    • GDP has been growing at a rate of 7.7% per year and is predicted to continue rising
                    • Global Entrepreneur Index (GEI) ranked Singapore as 27 out of 137 (top 20%) in 2019
                    • 4th largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world

                    Pro-business government and landscape

                    • There are no disclosure requirements or franchise-specific laws in Singapore
                      • SMEs make up 99% of all enterprises, contribute to 43% of Singapore’s GDP, and employ 70% of the total workforce
                        • 81% of SMEs are locally owned, and only 18% are foreign owned

                      Singapore’s Thriving Franchise Industry: Opportunities Abound

                      • The government actively supports the development of the franchise industry through initiatives such as providing grants and training for aspiring franchisees.
                        • Singapore is a mature market for franchise industry, with a large number of established and successful franchises, providing a good place for new franchisees to gain knowledge and experience.
                          • The franchise industry in Singapore is highly regulated, with strict laws in place to protect the rights of both franchisors and franchisees. This provides a level of security for both parties and helps to promote fair competition in the market.
                            • Singapore’s government actively promotes franchising as a means of business expansion, which helps to create a conducive environment for the growth of the franchise industry.

                              Location Facts & Figures

                              Develop the MBE Brand in Philippines

                              As one of the fastest-growing economies in the ASEAN region at the intersection of eastern and western countries, opening a business in the Philippines is an attractive opportunity whose benefits are projected to grow in the coming decades.

                              Workforce and Economic Environment

                              • The Philippines harbors a very young and educated workforce, which is expected to contribute to its growth in the near future. The country currently boasts:
                                • Highest literacy rate in Southeast Asia at 97.95%
                              • The growth of the middle class is so rapid that it is expected to outspend middle-class populations of some advanced economies in about 10 years
                              • The government is pro-business and is attempting to grow the economy, with FTAs, treaties, and memoranda of understanding with more than 35 countries

                              Strength of Franchises and SMEs

                              • The Philippines is one of the largest franchise markets in Southeast Asia and is home to about 1,300 franchises across various sectors, according to the International Trade Administration
                                • Franchising in the Philippines is a self-regulating industry
                                  • In 2022, the Philippines were the 7th largest franchise market in the world
                                    • Accounts for 7.8% of GDP
                                    • Creates 2 million direct and indirect jobs
                                  • SMEs account for 99% of registered businesses in the Philippines and provide 60% of the country’s jobs
                                    • In 2016, GDP growth was over 20% and about 300 local and international brands entered the market

                                      Location Facts & Figures

                                      Develop the MBE Brand in Vietnam

                                      In the last 3 decades Vietnam has experienced massive economic growth, which is expected to be sustained by the country’s young and rapidly growing population and swift digitalization. Vietnam is home to the fastest-growing middle class in Southeast Asia, making it a viable option for franchising opportunities.

                                      Economic Environment

                                      • According to PwC’s “The World in 2050” report, Vietnam is expected to be among the Top 20 economies worldwide by 2050
                                        • The country is the EU’s second-biggest trading partner in ASEAN after Singapore
                                        • The Ministry of Planning and Investment has predicted Vietnam’s exports will increase by 42.7% by 2025

                                        Growth of Middle Class and Digitalization

                                        • In 2017, about 12.5% of the population (12 million people) were classified as middle class, a number expected to grow to 44 million by 2020 and 95 million by 2030
                                        • Vietnam has a young demographic with a median age of 32 years in 2020
                                          • Nearly half of the population (47%) is younger than 35

                                        Vietnam’s Booming Franchise Industry: Key Insights

                                        • Vietnam’s franchise industry has seen significant growth in recent years, with the number of franchise outlets in the country increasing by 20% annually.
                                          • The fast food and coffee shop sectors are among the most popular for franchising in Vietnam, with international brands such as McDonald’s, KFC, and Starbucks leading the way.
                                            • The government has implemented policies to support the development of the franchise industry, including tax incentives for franchisors and training programs for franchisees.
                                              • The potential for expansion of the franchise industry in Vietnam is high, and the country is considered a key market for international franchisors looking to enter the Southeast Asian region.

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                                                Valuable know-how to help the development of your business concept in your country
                                                A multi-faceted revenue model
                                                Global franchise network
                                                Dedicated ongoing support and training with a team committed to excellence

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