The Mail Boxes Etc. Franchise Opportunity

Start your own business and grow with the backing of a leading brand

Looking for a way to take control of your career and build a better future?
Considering options to build and diversify your existing business?

The Mail Boxes Etc. franchise is your opportunity to be part of a successful global brand and grow your own business in the heart of your local community. Whether this is your first step, or just your next step, discover how being part of one of the world’s largest non-food retail franchises can help you succeed.

Why franchise with us?

Mail Boxes Etc. offers a proven business concept providing what you need to turn your dreams of business success into a reality:

More than 40 years of experience and expertise at your fingertips
Multiple services all under one roof to meet every customer’s needs
Global franchise network dedicated to supporting you and your business
Powerful, results-driven national marketing campaigns to support your local sales prospecting activity
Hands-on training and operational guidance on how to grow your business

Who is Mail Boxes Etc.?

We are a global network of franchise owners dedicated to providing a huge range of high-quality services to both SMEs and the public. Our partners are given everything they need to excel as the one-stop shop in their local community for packing and shipping, mailbox and virtual addresses, design, print & digital copy, office supplies and stationery, and a variety of logistical solutions.

Founded In 1980, Mail Boxes Etc. has grown to become one of the world’s most successful franchises, with more than 1,600 centres worldwide.

Mail Boxes Etc. has become the number one choice for essential operations support to over 50,000 regular business and retail customers, as well as members of the public. We have a global reputation for offering high-quality solutions, excellent customer service, and constant innovation of new products and services.

A Mail Boxes Etc. franchise is the perfect opportunity for any dedicated and highly-motivated individuals who recognise the need for our services in their local area, and are looking for a proven business model that can help them meet that demand.

“When I found the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise, I was very impressed by all the advantages and benefits of being a franchisee. I have had first class training, guidance and support. I thoroughly enjoy being a franchisee and being my own boss.”

– Daniel, MBE Milton Keynes

Opening your own Centre

The Mail Boxes Etc. franchise gives you the confidence to go it alone. Our comprehensive programme of training and support is designed to empower you to become your own boss and take charge of an exciting and dynamic new career. With our experience of opening thousands of centres around the world, we can give you exactly the guidance you need to locate your centre and turn it into a success.

Expanding your business

If you already run your own business with its own premises, a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise is the perfect “bolt-on” to your existing operations, allowing you to offer your customers a vastly expanded range of services – all under one roof. By bringing added value and more tailored solutions to your community, you’ll be able to expand and grow as part of a large, powerful network.

Resale opportunities

Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees enjoy long and rewarding careers as our partners, with many now approaching their 2nd and 3rd decades working with us. As they retire or decide to move on, you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of existing profitable centres and give yourself a huge head start in your new business.


Exact costs to start your own Mail Boxes Etc. business can vary due according to location and local property prices, as well as how much equipment and outfitting is required.

However, total investment is usually between £60-70,000.

Need help raising funds?

It could be a lot easier than you think. As a trusted and established franchise, Mail Boxes Etc. is seen as a sound investment by most major banks who will view your application very favourably.

Many of our franchisees have already been able to secure as much as 70% of their funds through loans, meaning your own personal investment could be as little as £25,000.

What’s included?

As a Mail Boxes Etc. franchisee, you will benefit from:
Trading under a globally recognised brand
A diverse and resilient business model
Full training and induction
Marketing and operations support
Sales training and support with lead generation
Help finding the best location, or upgrading your current premises

Earning Potential

An established MBE store typically turns over between £100,000 and £600,000 per year, with many stores reporting up to a 65% profit margin.

*Sales statistics are based on a range reflecting the typical performance of established MBE UK/IE centres in a 12-month period. Gross profit margin is indicative based on a mix of a retail consumer and business account customer base. This information is provided as a guide only and is not guaranteed.

“I chose to franchise with Mail Boxes Etc. because a friend was running a centre, and saw for myself what he was achieving. I’m now a multiple store owner, with Mail Boxes Etc. centres right across London, having benefited from the ease of implementing the franchise model, and grown substantially.”

– Faraz Ahmad, MBE London

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