Handle With Care Packaging Store

At a Glance

Products & Services: Packing, crating and shipping of fragile, large, awkward and valuable items

Number of Locations: 41

Total Investment: $96 - $172

Founded: 1980

Began Franchising: 1984

About Handle With Care Packaging Store

The first Handle With Care Packaging Store opened in 1980 in Denver, Colorado. Stores offer packaging supplies such as moving boxes, and a variety of shipping services, including UPS, FedEx and the USPS. Today Handle With Care is part of Annex Brands, based in San Diego, California, which also franchises Postal Annex+, Navis Pack & Ship and AIM Mail Centers.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 41 0 0 0
2014 43 0 0 0
2013 49 0 0 0
2012 51 0 0 0
2011 55 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $96 - $172
Franchise Fee: $29,950
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #471 (2012), #458 (2011),

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