We get lots of inbound enquiries about courier franchises, but we don’t franchise our business.
We do invite people to join our network, and if you want more details about that you can find them on our dedicated page here.
The most important thing you need to join us is experience, an existing logistics business and to really be able to embrace the values we hold at Diamond Logistics.
What we really wanted to show people on our site is the alternatives available if they are still looking for a franchise in the courier franchise. This is a good option when maybe a business doesn’t have quite the right attributes to make it through the Diamond selection process.
So here is one worth looking at:
Mailboxes were founded in 1980 in California and the network grew quickly to 5,000 stores in North America.
This success story continued worldwide, where there are now more than 1,600 Mail Boxes Etc. stores and a network in excess of 160 stores in the UK and Ireland.
Its different from the other courier franchises I have read about because it is completely retail-based.
The services they provide are post, carrier services and print. They call it “collect, pack and ship”, “design, print and copy” and “mailbox and virtual office solutions”.
The investment is £60-70k as “allowance has been made in the start-up costs for all franchise fees, training, assistance with site selection, shop-fitting expenses, legal fees, equipment, supplies and inventory”.
Your exact start-up costs will vary depending on the location, size and other property factors, as well as the equipment specification.
Up to 70% of this cost can be funded by a loan from a high-street bank (subject to status). Your initial personal investment could be as little as £25,000.
Mail Boxes Etc. works with finance houses and enterprise finance schemes to help you secure funding for your business.
You can find more about Mailbox Franchises by following this link to their website.