Q: What about Franchise Fees?
A: Safe Ship® Store franchise fees are the lowest in the industry. Just $24,900. And only $19,900 if you are a veteran. Our competitors start at $29,900 and go as high as $75,000.00 for a UPS Store.
Q: Do you pay a royalty with Safe Ship® Franchise Stores?
A: With a Safe Ship® Franchise Store , there are NO ROYALTIES. Every other franchise charges royalties that averages from 6% to 12% of your gross sales or as much as $4,500 a month. That is over $1000 a week of your overall profit going into their pocket every month, not yours.
Q: What other services beside packing and shipping does a Safe Ship® Store franchisee offer?
A: Your Safe Ship® Store offers shipping that’s cheaper than any competitor — not to mention public notary, color copies, fax services, small business and home business support services, office supplies, envelopes, mail boxes, and more. Plus your Safe Ship® store can do freight, importing & exporting, fulfillment, all freight related services. Add to that custom box manufacturing and other CO-BRAND businesses that you want to do. Check out our website for an updated listing.
Q: How does Safe Ship® Franchise Stores record of accomplishment and return-on-investment stack up?
A: Our experience base is actually better. When you talk with a franchise company, ask them how many of their franchisees have gone out of business. The Safe Ship® model store is one of the largest packing & shipping stores in the entire U.S. We’ve learned the secrets of dominating a sales area — we teach this to our franchisees.
Q: Does the Safe Ship® Franchise Store have any unique business strategies?
A: One of the most important business strategies is that Safe Ship® Stores are also Certified U.S. Postal Service Retail Centers. Unlike other pack & ship stores that view the Post Office as a competitor, Safe Ship® Stores function as an authorized U.S. Postal Service Approved Shipper. In short, we work with the U.S. Postal Service—not against them and profit significantly by offering virtually all of their products and services to our customers. Our pricing on stamps is the same as the Post Office™. because of our relationship with USPS, we receive special discounts from USPS that allows our franchisees to make money on all post office services.
Q: What is the most Unique advantage about Safe Ship?
A: Safe Ship® Franchisees receive a BoxMakerPRO® Box Making Machine, that allows each franchisee to make any size box needed for shipping. This includes the ability to make extra heavy duty crates, extra heavy duty boxes for freight and paletized shipments. We do shipping for a living. We have to be the best.
Q: Does the Safe Ship® Franchise Concept have any other notable competitive advantages?
A: Definitely. For example, our Safe Ship® Store Franchisees have the ability to offer shipping via FedEx, Greyhound GPX and DHL at very special discounts. Your Safe Ship® Franchise Store is also aligned with regional carriers like Speedee Delivery, LoneStar, Eastern Connection, OnTrac, Estafeta, Polenz, UMAC and others regional carriers to get special discounts. We also have excellent discount arrangements with reliable trucking companies for freight and large-item shipping, plus discounts with moving companies to even handle a full-house or office move. These excellent discounts apply to both domestic and international package and freight shipping.
Q: What about Furniture, Cars, Trucks, or Motorcycles?
A: YES, you can ship that, too. You can ship everything. WORLDWIDE. Only a Safe Ship® Franchise Store does this type of shipping. We can teach you to do this.
Q: What about Art Work or High Value items?
A: Not a problem. Your extensive packing training enables you to pack and safely ship any item.