Milan, Italy – April 20, 2023: Mail Boxes Etc. Italy – part of the MBE Worldwide S.p.A. group of companies (“MBE”) since 2009 – is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Since opening its first Service Center in Milan, Italy, in 1993, Mail Boxes Etc. Italy has grown to having more than 580 Business Solution Centres, while MBE worldwide is a global commerce platform combining a leading e-commerce enabler with a multi-brand location-based network of over 3,150 Business Solution Centres in 52 countries.
Mail Boxes Etc. is a leading Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfilment, shipping, marketing and print solutions. Mail Boxes Etc.’s innovative and entrepreneurial business model, unique selling proposition, and high-quality range of solutions have attracted many entrepreneurs over the years, resulting in an increasing number of countries joining the MBE network. The company attributes its success to its vast range of tailored solutions, specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and consumers.
The inception of the MBE network occurred in Italy, with the first Business Solution Center opening in Milan in April 1993. MBE Italy was established by Graziano Fiorelli and his son Paolo, who developed the business following the successful performance of the Mail Boxes Etc concept in the USA.
Starting in 2001, MBE began acquiring the rights to operate the Mail Boxes Etc. brand in additional countries, including Spain and Germany, then France, Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom & Ireland.
In 2009, the Fiorelli family acquired the worldwide Mail Boxes Etc. business and brand (with the exception of the USA and Canada.)
On MBE Italy’s 30th Anniversary. Graziano Fiorelli, MBE Chairman Emeritus, said: “With my son Paolo we have developed a company with a winning business model, aiming to build that company to a global scale. This result was only made possible through the efforts of our many passionate and talented people.”
Paolo Fiorelli, MBE Chairman and CEO, added: “My father started this entrepreneurial journey, and I kept building on it. We have always firmly believed that expanding MBE globally would be of paramount significance, and MBE’s results so far have proved us right. Today MBE continues to enable many entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions, as part of a strong and well-established organization in Italy and abroad. Our mission is to support customers in their daily challenges, with tailored solutions and professional service, acting as their flexible engine for growth and development.”
Mail Boxes Etc’s motto is #PeoplePossible, which means having the ability to respond to continuously changing business needs with courage, tenacity, competence, and being passionate in serving customers.