Units as of 2021
295 (3 years)
8.1%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#231 Ranked #216 last year
15
Initial investment
$164K - $244K

Company Overview

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.

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About Postal Annex+

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
1985
Parent Company
Annex Brands Inc.
Leadership
Patrick F. Edd, CEO & President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1986 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ
41
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
# of Units
295

Franchisor Information

Social
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Corporate Address
7580 Metropolitan Dr., #200
San Diego, CA 92108

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Postal Annex+ franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$29,950 - $29,950
Initial Investment
$164,300 - $244,350
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Postal Annex+ has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
32 hours
Classroom Training
72 hours
Additional Training
At regional conferences
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #231

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