Since 1986 Parcel Plus has been serving communities large and small by providing packaging and shipping solutions to the every day consumer as well as big businesses.
As a part of the ICED family of franchises, Parcel Plus owners are trained to provide superior customer satisfaction and are instilled with a problem/solution attitude for customers’ packing and shipping needs.
Customers are our number one priority at Parcel Plus. Each member of the Parcel Plus team is committed to ensuring your shipping solutions are solved. We understand every customer’s needs are different and unique. That’s why we have an extensive variety of services to offer, and packing and shipping options to fit your personal and business needs.
Product & Services
At Parcel Plus, we offer a full range of packing, mailing and worldwide shipping services. From business equipment and computer components to fragile antiques and collectibles, the Parcel Plus distribution network interfaces with preferred carriers such as UPS, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, DHL, Roadway and many more. By offering a choice of carriers, Parcel Plus gives you the best solution to pack, ship and track your valuables every time.
You'll find everything you need at Parcel Plus. We offer:
- Domestic Shipping and Mailing
- International Shipping
- Custom Packaging
- UPS, FedEx, and DHL
- United States Postal Services
- Cargo and crate services
- Notary Service
- Document Services
- Mailbox Rentals
- Business Services
- Moving and Packaging Supplies
- Office Supplies
- Unique Gifts
- Gift Wrapping
- Fax Services
- Computer Services
- Business Cards
- Western Union
- Stationery, rubber stamps, labels and more
- Free pick up and delivery
Your total investment to open a Parcel Plus franchise ranges between $150,420 and $197,095; this includes one year’s working capital. Three major variables determine your total investment:
Location – It costs more to do business in Boston than in Laredo, Texas, for example. Although, in smaller, more rural areas, new owners may require more working capital until they begin to see a significant profit.
Size – Our recommendation is that your Parcel Plus space range from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet.
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment – How much of each of these will you need for your Parcel Plus? Other variables could include leasehold improvements and other build-out expenses.
The initial fee for your new Parcel Plus franchise, is $52,000. You have two options for financing the balance:
Conventional Bank Loan – Based on the cumulative assets of the borrower, the current interest rate and loan period, a loan package may or may not be required.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan – The assets of the borrower are not as critical with this type of loan. Though the interest rate may be higher, SBA loans often offer longer amortization periods. A loan package is required.
Total investment for a Parcel Plus franchise ranges from $152,220 – $198,395.
Qualification of investor
Strong people skills. Desire to provide superior customer service. Comfort level with changing technology.
Training & Support
As with most businesses, location is the key to growing your Parcel Plus franchise. Ideally, your franchise should be located in a large shopping center close to other local high traffic shopping venues. A location that is close to other small to medium-sized businesses would generate more walk-in traffic for your Parcel Plus franchise.
Need help with selecting the perfect location for your Parcel Plus? Our dedicated team of experts at the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED) will assist you with demographic research, SIC code analysis and projected population growth patterns to find a location that’s right for you.
A Parcel Plus pack and ship franchise is an ideal way to invest in your community by providing a solutions-based business. A growing number of Americans own home-based businesses. This creates the opportunity for private mail boxes, packing, shipping, copying, faxing and notary services. Along with the retail product offerings of a Parcel Plus, your new business venture becomes even more attractive.
When you take the steps to open a Parcel Plus in your community, you are given the freedom to build your own business, along with access to the resources needed to grow your franchise.
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