PIP Printing & Marketing Services

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Printing, signs, marketing services

Number of Locations: 83

Total Investment: $50K - $278.7K

Founded: 1965

Began Franchising: 1968

About PIP Printing & Marketing Services

In 1965, Bill LeVine converted his commercial printing plant into a "while you wait" printing center. Four years later, his company, PIP Printing, began franchising.
Today, PIP's more than 1,200 centers provide a variety of printing and business services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 78 0 5 0
2014 80 0 5 0
2013 90 0 6 0
2012 99 0 6 0
2011 109 0 6 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $50,000 - $278,733
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 0.25-6.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $125,000 - $150,000
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks. Regional meetings : 1-3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Direct mail, marketing collateral

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #500 (2015), #457 (2013), #418 (2012), #425 (2011),

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