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Postal Annex+

2014 Franchise 500
#275
At a Glance

Products & Services: Packing, shipping, postal and business services

Number of Locations: 298

Total Investment: $138.8K - $204.1K

Founded: 1985

Began Franchising: 1986

About Postal Annex+

While working as a consultant during retirement, Jack Lentz found a need for occasional access to copy and fax machines, packaging facilities and mail services. Frustrated when he couldn't find a store that offered the services he needed, Lentz decided to open his own. In 1985, he opened the first PostalAnnex+ location near San Diego, California.
In addition to offering the business services Lentz required, PostalAnnex+ stores rent postal boxes and handle packaging and shipping. Stores also sell greeting cards and office supplies.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 296 0 2 0
2013 291 0 2 0
2012 296 0 2 0
2011 296 0 2 0
2010 301 0 2 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $138,800 - $204,050
Franchise Fee: $29,950
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
35% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (96% 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: 10 days. At franchisee's location: 4 days. At regional conferences : 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: Marketing resource guide

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #275 (2014), #244 (2013), #260 (2012), #263 (2011), #286 (2010),
America's Top Global: #180 (2013), #196 (2012),

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