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Safe Ship

2014 Franchise 500
#371
At a Glance

Products & Services: Packing, shipping, office supplies

Number of Locations: 32

Total Investment: $49.9K - $148.8K

Founded: 1990

Began Franchising: 2008

About Safe Ship

The first Safe Ship store opened in Ormond Beach, Florida, in 1990. Franchising began almost 20 years later in 2008. In addition to packing and shipping services, the stores offer mailing supplies, office supplies, mailboxes, notary services, fax services, copying and more.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 29 0 0 3
2013 27 0 0 2
2012 18 0 0 1
2010 10 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $49,900 - $148,800
Franchise Fee: $19,900
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $95,000
Liquid Cash Available: $15,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% 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: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #371 (2014), #383 (2013),
Top New: #29 (2013),

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