The 3 Benefits of a Pack & Ship Franchise

The Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) market is one of the most dynamic and quickly growing industries in the world, due to the emergence of e-commerce. As such, Packaging and Shipping (Pack & Ship) franchises are a safe and profitable option for entrepreneurs looking for a way to join this market and diversify their existing business. 

What is a Pack & Ship franchise?
A Pack & Ship franchise is a business opportunity where the franchisee owns and operates a store that provides packing and shipping services to individuals and businesses. A franchisee acquires the rights to operate business under the brand and business model of an already established company, the franchisor, in order to take advantage of the franchisor’s established brand identity, reputation and proven business strategies, in addition to its technology and experience in the sector.

Why should I become a Pack & Ship Franchisee?
Choosing a Pack & Ship franchise is a safe and profitable bet in today's business environment for various reasons. Let's look at some of the reasons why this option is especially attractive:

Rising E-commerce market
The rise of e-commerce has boosted the demand for parcel services, turning it into a constantly growing industry. It is already well known that the e-commerce industry has become one of the biggest industries in the world - but how much exactly? In 2023, retail ecommerce sales reached $5.8 trillion around the world, amounting to almost 20% of all retail sales. By 2027, different sources estimate that it will reach 23% of all retail sales, amounting to almost $8 trillion, or even over 41% of global retail sales. Pack & Ship services and ecommerce go hand in hand, as the courier takes charge of multiple touchpoints for the final delivery of the item. As such, it is critical to have customizable yet high quality pack & ship services.

Proven and Solid business model
Apart from the ecommerce boom, Pack & Ship franchises provide a solid business model as it is an essential service for both businesses and individual customers. As such, it is relatively safe from sharp changes in economic conditions. The global CEP market was valued at $438.5 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach $602.47 billion by 2028, at a compound annual growth rate CAGR of 6.6%. By investing in a Courier franchise, you can benefit from the experience and knowledge of an established brand, while offering essential services in a growing market.

Brand recognition and Network
Courier franchises are usually well-developed with a renowned brand, and are often connected with global couriers such as UPS and FedEx. Partnerships with these recognized brands can help to facilitate the acquisition of new customers and strengthen the loyalty of existing ones. Furthermore, since the CEP industry often deals with international delivery, the global network of Pack & Ship franchises can provide opportunities to build relationships to learn from their experiences, as well as support in the case of unexpected situations.

In addition to these benefits, there is one exclusive benefit of the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise: income diversification. MBE Centres offer complementary services such as printing and marketing, which allow you to diversify your sources of income and offer added value to your clients. Additionally, they go beyond elementary courier services, with a strong prioritization of customizability and flexibility to customer needs.

Is your country missing a Courier franchise to offer safe, reliable, and custom services in packaging, shipping, logistics, and more? Then, the MBE Master Franchise may be for you. Contact us to learn more about how you can bring MBE to your country.

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