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Pak Mail

2014 Franchise 500
#317
At a Glance

Products & Services: Packing, shipping, mailboxes, business services

Number of Locations: 392

Total Investment: $133.9K - $180.2K

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1984

About Pak Mail

Pak Mail provides specialty crating and international shipping as well as private mailbox rental and business support services. Based in Englewood, Colorado, Pak Mail Centers of America Inc. is a publicly held company traded under the symbol PMCX.

Ninety-eight percent of franchisees are owner/operators. Pak Mail has international franchise developers operating in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and parts of Mexico.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 230 10 151 1
2013 239 10 148 1
2012 257 10 150 1
2011 268 10 150 1
2010 305 9 150 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $133,890 - $180,160
Franchise Fee: $29,950
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 14 days. At franchisee's location: 3 days. At existing center : 2 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,
Other marketing support: PR, desktop publishing, marketing materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #317 (2014), #292 (2013), #335 (2012), #233 (2011), #206 (2010),
America's Top Global: #188 (2014), #129 (2013), #182 (2011), #160 (2010),

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