Shipping companies are well-known around the world. In fact, during the holidays, many people often refer to them as “the real Santa Claus” because their delivery people are the ones delivering gifts door-to-door as fast as they can as the holidays quickly approach. The good news is, you can be a part of bringing this joy to others by getting their packages where they need to go quickly and safely. If this sounds like a franchise opportunity you want to join, then keep reading to learn more about franchise opportunities with UPS.

The UPS Store has been serving the small business community for more than 35 years. What started as a small and convenient alternative to the post office in 1980 is now the world’s largest franchisor of printing, business service centers, postal and shipping. By providing convenient and value-added business services to consumers nationwide, The UPS Store offers their franchise owners the chance to not only feel successful but to have a fulfilling business.

With UPS, you will have the opportunity to be your own boss and build on the foundation of the award-winning brand. As a franchise owner, you will have access to in-depth training and a proven support system. The franchise development team will also be there to assist you in selecting the best location for your franchise, negotiating your lease terms, and lining up all the logistics to get your franchise up and running. You will also have access to ongoing support. The ongoing support offered includes newsletters, meetings and conventions, online support, and a toll-free line, among other services. The UPS Store, Inc. also offers ongoing marketing support.

Training to prepare for being a franchise owner will include 80 hours of on-the-job training, 72 hours of classroom training and additional training through the ongoing support options. You will need 3 to 5 employees to run a UPS franchise.

The amount of your investment will depend on the location of your UPS store – for example, it is typically cheaper to open in a rural location as opposed to a location with a larger population size. The initial investment ranges from $177,955 to $402,595 and the initial franchise fee is $29,950.

Regarding financing, Triton has several low rate options available for potential franchisees interested in purchasing a UPS Store franchise, which will help cover the following: startup costs, equipment and inventory. Visit or call 770-249-2357 for more information.

The UPS Store is currently offering qualifying veterans $10,000 off their franchise fee through a participating partner.

Additionally, if you a Veteran interested in purchased a UPS Store franchise, visit to learn more about the options Triton has available for our veteran franchisees.

The UPS Store, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.

For Entrepreneurs looking for a franchise opportunity in the retail shipping industry, this is one of the best franchises that you can purchase as well as make the type of personal and professional impact that you expect from your franchise purchase. Although we recommend that you conduct your own due diligence, our research indicates that this is a great opportunity for anyone looking to buy a Franchise from a franchisor with a solid reputation.

La Mancha Sims is Managing Director and Founding Partner of Triton Business Group, Inc., a business funding consulting firm located in Decatur, Georgia. La Mancha is a former Naval Officer who has over fifteen years of experience in franchise and commercial finance, specializing in assisting entrepreneurs who want to enter the franchise industry as owners or investors. You can reach La Mancha at 866-987-4866.