Franchising with Mail Boxes Etc.

Thanks to decades of experience, an established brand and a network made up of competent professionals, Mail Boxes Etc. can offer a consolidated format and an international network to help companies and consumers face everyday challenges in the logistics, e-commerce and communication sectors.

From the first Corporate Centre that opened in Italy back in 1993 up to today, the Mail Boxes Etc. Network has expanded to over +1800 Mail Boxes Etc. Service Centres in 45 countries.

Each day, hundreds of passionate Mail Boxes Etc. entrepreneurs live the #PeoplePossible mission: to create custom-made solutions that transform clients’ professional and personal challenges into achieved goals.

Mail Boxes Etc. will support you with:

A proven business model

Becoming part of the Mail Boxes Etc. Network means embracing the #PeoplePossible attitude: you will provide Small and Medium Sized Businesses with innovative physical and digital solutions that embody entrepreneurial skills and work in a steady, reliable and long-term business model.

Know-how and continuous training

Mail Boxes Etc. may be new to you, but not for us. We have years of experience in training and preparing our franchisees to become Entrepreneurs. We will train you and your team to acquire all the skills you need: with advanced and on-site training tools at certified Mail Boxes Etc. Centres and with the constant support of our Network.

Omni-Channel Marketing

Mail Boxes Etc. will support you through our Marketing programs, lead generation initiatives and omni-channel Marketing Campaign. From day one, all Mail Boxes Etc. partners become immediately associated with an established brand recognized worldwide with supportive marketing activities.

Framework Agreements

Mail Boxes Etc. selects leading companies in their respective sectors to realize synergies through national agreements which consolidate purchasing power for the benefit of the entire network. Furthermore, Mail Boxes Etc.’s retail presence positions us uniquely in the market to function for entities within the “last mile” between companies – large and small – and consumers, when customization of service and personal interaction are needed to make a competitive difference.

Support Business Development

Proven tools, techniques, technologies and strategies to support, develop and improve customer relationships enable Mail Boxes Etc. entrepreneurs to grow healthy businesses over the long term.

Financial Guidance

Through agreements with banks and other entities, Mail Boxes Etc. supports candidates during the funding request process to open and start your business quickly with the appropriate capital structure.

Centre Location Selection

We know our business; you know your territory. Together we will find and select where to start your new business.

Interior Design and Brand Identity

We have assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs in opening their Mail Boxes Etc. Service Centre; setting it up is one less thing to think about in preparing the start of your business.

Business Analytics

Mail Boxes Etc. collects, analyses and shares market and network data to advise and support MBE entrepreneurs in the implementation of business strategies.

  • Local Businessman Receives National Accolade

    Local Businessman Receives National Accolade

    Daniel Scott, who owns the Mail Boxes Etc. store in St Albans Road, Watford has received a national award, chosen from 135 stores in the network across the UK. Daniel Scott, who owns the Mail Boxes Etc. store in St Albans Road, Watford has received a national ...

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  • Case Study: Pioneering Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisee Celebrates 21st Anniversary

    Case Study: Pioneering Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisee Celebrates 21st Anniversary

    Girvin Vincent is celebrating 21 years as a Mail Boxes Etc. franchisee. He was the first person to join the network, starting his business in 1993 in Store Street, London. The franchise pilot store in Marylebone High Street had been operating for a year at tha...

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  • Case Study: Frank Bigley, MBE franchisee, Sheffield

    Case Study: Frank Bigley, MBE franchisee, Sheffield

    Frank made a big change to his life when he began to think he would like to buy a franchise. Frank made a big change to his life when he began to think he would like to buy a franchise.   He was at an employment cross-roads when he decided to make a clean br...

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  • Case Study: Steve Sleigh, franchisee for Colchester and Ipswich

    Case Study: Steve Sleigh, franchisee for Colchester and Ipswich

    “MBE matched exactly what I’d been looking for and I’m thrilled to say that things are going really well. I believe MBE’s strength is in its ability to adapt to constantly changing demands as business methods change and by tailoring services to sui...

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  • Case Study: Graham Angus, Stirling – Scotland

    Case Study: Graham Angus, Stirling – Scotland

    Graham Angus opened his Mail Boxes Etc franchise in July 2005, after meeting MBE at a franchise exhibition in Scotland. He believes becoming a franchisee was one of the best decisions of his life. Graham Angus opened his Mail Boxes Etc franchise in July 2005, ...

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  • Local Businessmen Receive National Accolade

    Local Businessmen Receive National Accolade

    Business partners and brothers-in-law Murli Mulchandani and Rikesh Nichani, who both live in Ealing, have been chosen as winners of Mail Boxes Etc.’s “Franchisee of the Year”. They have received the award in recognition of their business acumen and succe...

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  • Plenty of variety with a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise

    Plenty of variety with a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise

    “Being a Mail Boxes Etc franchisee automatically aligns my business with high profile service partners, whose names are recognised and respected all over the world. The strength of being a franchisee is belonging to a network and all the benefits that offers...

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  • Case Study: John Shipley, MBE franchisee, Chelmsford

    Case Study: John Shipley, MBE franchisee, Chelmsford

    “After a busy working life I knew I needed plenty to do and felt that retirement could be my opportunity to try something entirely different.”  YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN! Author, academic and former head teacher John Shipley wanted to start a new ve...

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  • Handle with Care: Interview with an Art Shipper

    Handle with Care: Interview with an Art Shipper

    From antiques and fine art to covetable rare pieces, if you’re looking to ship something precious, you want to do it with care. That’s where the experts come in. “… buying a valuable piece of art is not like buying something from Amazon.” Ant...

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  • MBE Husband and Wife Team Win Top Award for Customer Care

    MBE Husband and Wife Team Win Top Award for Customer Care

    Portsmouth franchisees, Christine and Russell Sykes, have received MBE’s coveted “Outstanding Customer Care” award. Portsmouth franchisees, Christine and Russell Sykes, have received MBE’s coveted “Outstanding Customer Care” award. They were select...

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  • Looking to the future

    Looking to the future

    5th May 2022

    Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Limited becomes part of the MBE Worldwide community. Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) is now part of the MBE Worldwide network, in a move that adds the UK and Republic of Ireland to the existing community of countries whose networks are directly opera...

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  • MBE and PrestaShop join forces to become a leading global commerce platform to power business growth

    MBE and PrestaShop join forces to become a leading global commerce platform to power business growth

    2nd December 2021

    MBE Worldwide (“MBE”) is pleased to announce the full acquisition of PrestaShop, a leading e-commerce platform in Europe and Latin America. MBE enables people and entrepreneurs to succeed in growing their business through a platform of digital-ready shippi...

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  • Interview with Alex Gerardi – MBE Clifton, Bristol Franchisee

    Interview with Alex Gerardi – MBE Clifton, Bristol Franchisee

    15th October 2021

    Alex Gerardi, who recently took over the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Bristol, is an entrepreneur with the drive and optimism it takes to succeed. For several years he had run a thriving high street print business in Clifton and had kept an eye on the nearby M...

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  • Interview with Chun Tsang – MBE Sheffield Franchisee

    Interview with Chun Tsang – MBE Sheffield Franchisee

    15th October 2021

    Qualified accountant Chun Tsang, who has just taken over the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Sheffield, is excited about growing business at his already-thriving centre and embracing the opportunities that come with being your own boss. Chun had always wanted to ...

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  • Looking to the future – Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Limited becomes part of the MBE Worldwide community

    Looking to the future – Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Limited becomes part of the MBE Worldwide community

    15th October 2021

    Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) is now part of the MBE Worldwide network, in a move that adds the UK and Republic of Ireland to the existing community of countries whose networks are directly operated by the global master licensor. MBE UK & Ireland, which has 153 sto...

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  • International Women’s Day  2021 Profile: Anne Balfour

    International Women’s Day 2021 Profile: Anne Balfour

    15th October 2021

    International Women’s Day 2021 Profile: Anne Balfour To mark International Women’s Day this year we spoke to MBE franchisee Anne Balfour, who switched from a senior management role in the global textiles industry to local entrepreneur when she purchased he...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. Partners with Sony to Promote Eagerly Anticipated SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

    Mail Boxes Etc. Partners with Sony to Promote Eagerly Anticipated SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

    18th December 2018

    The long-awaited, incredible new animation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opened in cinemas on 12 December and retail post, parcel and print specialist Mail Boxes Etc. is one of the leading brands working with Sony Pictures to help promote the movie in the...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. UK Wins Group Excellence Award

    Mail Boxes Etc. UK Wins Group Excellence Award

    20th August 2018

    Global recognition for Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland in group awards Simon Cowie (l) chairman of Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland, and Francis Laryea, managing director, with the Knowledge Contributor Excellence Award Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland has ac...

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  • Franchisor Pushes the Marketing Envelope

    Franchisor Pushes the Marketing Envelope

    16th July 2018

    Mail Boxes Etc.’s marketing team celebrates a summer of sport with bold moves. Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland, one of the leading non-food franchises, took a punt this summer with some promotional activity that tapped into the current frenzy for all things...

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  • MoneyGram Rewards Sterling Performance at Mail Boxes Etc. Chichester

    MoneyGram Rewards Sterling Performance at Mail Boxes Etc. Chichester

    20th April 2018

    MoneyGram Rewards Sterling Performance at Mail Boxes Etc. Chichester There’s cause for celebration at Mail Boxes Etc. Chichester this spring. The team recently won the best-performing agent award in the South East from global money transfer service MoneyGram...

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  • Concierge Services are a Golden Opportunity for Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisees

    Concierge Services are a Golden Opportunity for Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisees

    19th February 2018

    An entrepreneurial approach to a group of MBE stores in London has benefits for the whole network. A multiple-store franchise group with five stores in London has created an opportunity for better business relationships with one of Mail Boxes Etc.’s key cust...

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  • Headline: Award-Winning Film Offers Masterstroke Opportunity for Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisees

    Headline: Award-Winning Film Offers Masterstroke Opportunity for Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisees

    23rd November 2017

    Anticipating the success of the ground-breaking, award-winning film, Loving Vincent, Mail Boxes Etc. used its creative genius to publicise both the film and its business. Loving Vincent is an innovative film which has already won awards and received huge accol...

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  • A Masterstroke for Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisees

    A Masterstroke for Mail Boxes Etc. Franchisees

    9th October 2017

    UK franchise network, Mail Boxes Etc., continues its annual arts collaboration, with the world’s first fully painted feature film. Throughout the autumn, Mail Boxes Etc. has a beautiful new display to show-off, promoting the critically acclaimed art-house fi...

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  • New store brings essential everyday services to Streatham

    New store brings essential everyday services to Streatham

    22nd August 2017

    A new store in Streatham is offering customers a wide range of Royal Mail postal services, as well as parcel shipping, design and print. After a career in IT, local businessman Alister Hartman decided to turn his hand to retailing, and opened his Mail Boxes Et...

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  • Leeds Business Team Wins Franchisee of the Year Award

    Leeds Business Team Wins Franchisee of the Year Award

    11th August 2017

    Clive and Ruth Thorn were delighted to receive UK Franchisee of the Year Award at the firm’s recent conference. They set up their Mail Boxes Etc. business 15 years ago at 33 Great George Street, Leeds. The husband and wife team both left the corporate world ...

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  • Local businesswoman brings new services to Tooting

    Local businesswoman brings new services to Tooting

    11th August 2017

    After an early career in accounting, Maria Beltran has realised her dream of starting her own business and having more face-to-face contact with customers. Earlier this month, she opened a new Mail Boxes Etc. store at 52 Upper Tooting Road, SW17, offering post...

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  • Mania Begins for Mail Boxes Etc.

    Mania Begins for Mail Boxes Etc.

    5th December 2016

    It’s coming up to that time of year again, the mad rush that ensues from people wanting to get the best deals possible – great for both businesses and consumers alike. We’re talking about Black Friday of course; the Black Friday sales start on the last F...

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  • Despatched by Mail Boxes Etc., Delivered by Storks

    Despatched by Mail Boxes Etc., Delivered by Storks

    13th October 2016

    A collaboration between Mail Boxes Etc. and one of Hollywood’s leading film studios has just raised the bar for non-food franchise marketing. When James Simmons, marketing manager for Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland, received a call from Warner Bros.’ UK...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. Earn Global Accolade

    Mail Boxes Etc. Earn Global Accolade

    15th August 2016

    Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland has just earned the top accolade in the Global MBE Master Licensee Excellence Awards which is judged amongst 32 countries worldwide. The MBE Worldwide network recognised that the UK Head Office team invest considerable time an...

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  • A Business with Recognised Success

    A Business with Recognised Success

    27th July 2016

    Many business owners dream of running their own business and having their brand become a household name. However, in reality, there are very few brands that we love and recognise on a national and global scale. Opening a retail business is a large investment a...

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  • Beating the High Street Odds

    Beating the High Street Odds

    4th July 2016

    As many high street stores disappear due to the popularity of online shopping and fewer and fewer people browsing in their local stores, Mail Boxes Etc is thriving. Why are so many large brands falling away from the UK’s high streets? Even with the economy e...

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  • Staying Ahead in an Ever Changing Sector

    Staying Ahead in an Ever Changing Sector

    14th June 2016

    Mail Boxes Etc. have introduced two brand new services to their stores to help franchisees remain ahead of their competition. Auction Logistics and OneDrop Click and Collect have been introduced as part of Mail Boxes Etc.’s desire to develop innovative ways ...

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  • Success in the North for Mail Boxes Etc.

    Success in the North for Mail Boxes Etc.

    11th May 2016

    Mail Boxes Etc. recently held their northern Discovery Day in Manchester, which was a very informative day for those who attended. The event gave those interested in investing in a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise an opportunity to discover more about the franchise, ...

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  • Resales of Mail Boxes Etc. Franchises

    Resales of Mail Boxes Etc. Franchises

    31st March 2016

    With 155 franchises operating in the UK and Ireland, there may be resale opportunities in an area you are interested in. When a new franchise prospect is interested in a specific location, we will automatically check to see if there is a store registered for s...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. Showcase Success and Look for Growth in the North

    Mail Boxes Etc. Showcase Success and Look for Growth in the North

    29th March 2016

    Mail Boxes Etc. recently attended The British and International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia where they spoke to people looking to change their careers and start a business for themselves. The team at MBE were pleased to meet so many people interested in ch...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. Innovate to Stay Ahead

    Mail Boxes Etc. Innovate to Stay Ahead

    28th October 2015

    Mail Boxes Etc. have expanded their business offering in order to support franchisee sales across the network. The brand new Business Hub provides small businesses and SMEs with the services they need, all in one place. By grouping everything into the business...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. franchisee seeks longevity

    Mail Boxes Etc. franchisee seeks longevity

    7th September 2015

    Abbas Saremi became the owner of his Mail Boxes Etc. store in April 2015 after buying the store from the previous owners who were looking to retire. With a varied background in retail, sales marketing and banking, Abbas knew that he had a broad enough range of...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees reach new heights

    Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees reach new heights

    31st August 2015

    Mail Boxes Etc. Edinburgh has just celebrated their 10,000th antique shipment. The item was collected, packed and shipped safely to a very happy buyer in America. Mail Boxes Etc. Edinburgh were recommended to the buyer by the auctioneer for their safe and effi...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. go the extra mile

    Mail Boxes Etc. go the extra mile

    18th June 2015

    Mail Boxes Etc. recently held their annual franchisee conference near their headquarters in Oxford. The event was a massive success with around 100 franchisees & their staff in attendance. Named ‘Changes, challenges and profitable growth’, the confere...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. witness history in the making

    Mail Boxes Etc. witness history in the making

    15th May 2015

    Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Stratford-upon-Avon recently had the opportunity to witness history in the making. Cynneth Bonanos’ store partnered with West Midlands auction house, Cuttlestones, to provide pack and ship services for a very interesting one-off auction...

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  • A hat trick for Mail Boxes Etc.

    A hat trick for Mail Boxes Etc.

    10th April 2015

    Mail Boxes Etc. have scored a hat trick this month. Not just one but three new franchisees have opened their own Mail Boxes Etc. stores this month. Imran Naveed, Ahmad Nawaz and Louis Owens are all proud new owners of their very own businesses in London – St...

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  • Find out what it’s really like to be an MBE franchisee

    Find out what it’s really like to be an MBE franchisee

    25th September 2014

    Mail Boxes Etc. Discovery Days – Attend one of our upcoming events to learn all about owning a MBE franchise. This is your chance to find out how a busy, successful Mail Boxes Etc. franchise operates. We can tell you all about it, but there’s nothing l...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. is shortlisted for top franchise award

    Mail Boxes Etc. is shortlisted for top franchise award

    21st May 2014

    Mail Boxes Etc. is excited to be a finalist in the prestigious 2014 bfa (British Franchising Association) Franchisor of the Year Awards. Now in its 25th year, the awards celebrate the country’s most exceptional franchisors, who are driving business growth an...

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  • Yorkshire & Humberside Franchise Show

    Yorkshire & Humberside Franchise Show

    29th October 2013

    Come along to the Yorkshire & Humberside Franchise Show and find out about a Mail Boxes Etc franchise opportunity. As well as holding Discovery Days, we also attend numerous exhibitions around the country, throughout the year. This is another chance for y...

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  • Record Results And Confidence In The Future Are Spurs For Growth

    Record Results And Confidence In The Future Are Spurs For Growth

    7th February 2013

    Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Ltd is celebrating the recent renewal of its master licence for the UK and Ireland after two decades of sustained growth. The franchise is looking to the future with confidence. Unique in UK franchising with its network of “one-stop” H...

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  • Book a Discovery Day with Mail Boxes

    Book a Discovery Day with Mail Boxes

    24th January 2013

    Mail Boxes provides you with the opportunity to book your own discovery day to learn more about the franchise. Book your discovery day slot here: https://www.mbe.co.uk/franchise_opportunities/book_a_discovery_day.aspx 

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. look for dynamic new franchisees from all backgrounds.

    Mail Boxes Etc. look for dynamic new franchisees from all backgrounds.

    9th March 2012

    Following the success of exhibiting at the Franchise Show, interest in the Mail Boxes Etc. Franchise opportunity has increased dramatically. Rikesh Nichani and Murli Mulchandani Business services franchise Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) needs lively new franchisees to ...

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  • Not Necessarily On The High Street

    Not Necessarily On The High Street

    9th February 2012

      New sites for Mail Boxes Etc. stores   Following the success of the recently opened store on the Reading University campus, business services franchise Mail Boxes Etc. is considering more stores in alternative locations, building on its reputatio...

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  • Business is booming for Mail Boxes Etc.

    Business is booming for Mail Boxes Etc.

    26th September 2011

    Business is booming for Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) the business services franchise, as group sales across the 125-strong network continue to grow rapidly. MBE offers local companies and consumers a unique range of services from its “one-stop” High Stree...

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  • Husband and Wife team still going strong

    Husband and Wife team still going strong

    28th July 2011

    Martin Roberts, former CEO of a worldwide transportation company, and his wife Carole have been Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees for almost nine years, during which time their business has grown significantly. Based at their Plymouth store, they serve a large area ...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. Opens 1,000th Store Worldwide

    Mail Boxes Etc. Opens 1,000th Store Worldwide

    26th July 2011

    Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Ltd., (MBE) part of the global franchise Mail Boxes Etc. Worldwide, is proud to announce the opening of the 1,000th store in Europe under the Worldwide brand. The store in Fulham, South West London, is owned by 28-year-old Vladimira Ondrus...

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  • Dynamic franchisees win Mail Boxes Etc. award

    Dynamic franchisees win Mail Boxes Etc. award

    22nd July 2011

    Friends, former colleagues and now business partners, Faraz Ahmad and Osman Ahmed have scooped the coveted “Franchisee of the year award for 2010” from their franchisor, Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Still in their 20s and franchisees for less than two years, Fara...

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  • Tact And Diplomacy: Essential Assets In Franchising

    Tact And Diplomacy: Essential Assets In Franchising

    21st July 2011

    Laura Mills had many years’ experience of dealing with people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life when she decided to realise a long-held ambition to be her own boss and chose retail-based Mail Boxes Etc. to start a new career as a franchisee. After a...

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  • Accolades for Mail Boxes Etc. franchisee

    Accolades for Mail Boxes Etc. franchisee

    28th January 2011

    JUSTIN BROOKES, WHO OWNS TWO MAIL BOXES ETC. (MBE) STORES IN OXFORD, WAS ONE OF THE EARLY FRANCHISEES TO JOIN THE NETWORK, WHICH HAS GROWN TO OVER 120 “ONE-STOP” HIGH STREET STORES IN THE UK AND IRELAND. MBE OFFERS A LARGE AND DIVERSE RANGE OF BUSINESS SER...

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  • Mail Boxes Etc. Bucks The Trend

    Mail Boxes Etc. Bucks The Trend

    9th June 2010

    With group sales 30 per cent up on five years ago, and recent franchisee recruitment encouragingly high, Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) is growing fast across the UK. The business services specialist is unique in UK franchising approaching 120 “one-stop” High Stree...

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  • MAIL BOXES ETC. Announces New Franchisee of the Year

    MAIL BOXES ETC. Announces New Franchisee of the Year

    24th July 2009

    Brighton franchisee, Dave Tester, is Mail Boxes Etc.’s new “franchisee of the year”. The award was made at the recent franchise conference in recognition of Dave’s outstanding success, his many achievements since opening his store in January 2006 and t...

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Key Facts:

Opportunities:
Available across the UK & Ireland
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£25,000
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part time:
Yes
Tags:
Number Of Outlets:
1700
In Business Since:
1980
Funding Support:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Established
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