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- What is the initial investment cost?
The estimated initial investment range is $134,350-$155,650 for Postal Connections Store and $59,600 to $93,100 for Postal Connections Express Service Center. This includes our franchise fee, start-up costs, architectural plan, store assembly, equipment, software, supplies, training and working capital. Actual costs vary depending on individual locations and other circumstances.
Veterans discounts apply to the franchise fees – for a Postal Connections Store, the fee is reduced by 50% or $12,450 off and for Postal Connections Express, the fee is reduced by 25% or $2,500.
- Does Postal Connections offer financing assistance?
Postal Connections has an arrangement with several well-known, reputable commercial loan brokers who act as your agent to find funding sources. They provide a quick-qualification analysis for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, lending through your 401K or IRA, secured and unsecured lines of credit and many more options. We also have years of experience in this area and are happy to offer guidance.
For more details, contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-767-8257 or (1-800-POSTALS).
- Will I get protected territory for my store?
Each Postal Connections Store has a protected territory in the Franchise Agreement that ensures no other Postal Connections store will be placed in that territory without your approval. This also is provided in the Postal Connections Express agreement.
- Will Postal Connections help with the design and build-out of my store?
Postal Connections helps you through every step of this process. We provide personal attention to your questions and assist as your new store is installed. Both Postal Connections company owners will be available to you when you need help. For more details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-767-8257 or (1-800-POSTALS).
- How long does it take to get open for business?
Your new store can be open within 45 to 90 days, in most cases, from the time you sign a location lease. This timing applies to both Postal Connections Stores and Express.
- What does my training include?
Postal Connections training begins when you receive our manuals for business development, opening, operating and marketing your store. For a Postal Connections Store, a total of nine days of comprehensive training is provided. This includes a five-day “live action” training session in one of our regional training stores working with customers, operating the business management system and learning how the equipment works. You will learn how the POS software operates, customer services skills and methods from a top-performing Postal Connections franchisee. Your comprehensive training continues with a four-day session in your new store when it opens. During this time, your trainer will check your store to be sure all is set up properly, accounts are open, supplies have arrived and retail items are in place. The trainer assists with equipment and software to be sure you know how to operate it.
For Postal Connections Express you have a four-day “live action” session in our regional training store and a three-day session in your new service center. The Express training includes most of the same materials and objectives as the Store training. The reduced schedule takes into account that some services and retail items for sale are not included in the Express locations.
When our Postal Connections trainer leaves, you are ready to serve your customers, operate the store or PCE service center and set up marketing tactics. The trainer is then available as your mentor for the next three months.
- What support will I receive after training?
Postal Connections provides ongoing support from our Headquarters Office and personal visits to your store or service center. This includes direct access to our company owners and all key company personnel via telephone, fax, email and our private franchisee internet site www.franconxtions.net. On franconxtions.net, you’ll find most everything you need for the business, from tools to operate the profit-planning, hiring, marketing, webinars and tutorials, and far more. Franconxtions.net is a private intranet for franchisees only.
But unlike many other franchises, we begin our business relationship personally with you when one of our Co-Owners comes to meet you at the time you join our network. We meet to establish a connection – a connection that is ongoing to assist with business planning, marketing strategies, vendor relations, or simply to talk about your plans. We take our guidance and “coaching” mission seriously, remaining available to support you for as long as our business relationship continues
- How easy is it to own multiple Stores or multiple Express service centers?
Postal Connections encourages multi-store ownership, and several of our franchisees own more than one Store. In fact, we have financial incentives for you and/or your family to own multiple Stores. Our franchise fee is discounted for the second Store and succeeding Stores. We assist our franchisees by reducing the new Store franchise fee and installation costs of the next unit. For both Stores and Express service centers, we have a multi-unit discount if bought at the same time and a significant discount when you’re ready as a franchisee to open your next Store. For more details, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-767-8257 or (1-800-POSTALS).
- What is Postal Connections’ vision for the future?
Postal Connections plans to grow to several hundred locations in the U.S. and become a nationally recognized brand name. We see our opportunity to be tremendous, with millions of potential customers still under-served. Postal Connections Express service centers each will present the brand to thousands of shopper daily in the host store. For more details and discussion of our plans, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-767-8257 or (1-800-POSTALS).
- How do I get started?
Just call us at 1-800-767-8257 or (800)-POSTALS or email us at email@example.com. The fastest way to get started is to apply online. There’s no obligation. It’s simple, 100% confidential, and we have added security software on our website to protect your privacy. However you choose to reach us, we will respond promptly
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