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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$100K - $248K
Units as of 2021
21 25% over 3 years

Company Overview

The first Handle With Care Packaging Store opened in 1980 in Denver, Colorado. Stores offer packaging supplies such as moving boxes, and a variety of shipping services, including UPS, FedEx and the USPS. Today Handle With Care is part of Annex Brands, based in San Diego, California, which also franchises Postal Annex+, Navis Pack & Ship and AIM Mail Centers.

About Handle With Care Packaging Store

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
1980
Parent Company
Annex Brands Inc.
Leadership
Patrick F. Edd, CEO & President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
39
# of Units
21 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook
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 Handle With Care Packaging Store 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
Initial Investment
$99,700 - $247,850
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5-6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2-3%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Handle With Care Packaging Store 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
40 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
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
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021