MBE reaches 40 franchise stores
The Mail Boxes Etc franchise network has reached a new milestone in its long-standing history in Australia, reaching 40 franchise locations with a new store opening in Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
The company, whose franchisees offer printing, courier, and mailing services to the local business community, says Covid notwithstanding, it is on track to open a further five stores before the end of the year.
The new Port Macquarie franchise saw Praveen Kumar and Sindy Adimulam opening the doors to their MBE Hub this month. Minimum investment for an MBE store is $84,000, with the business promoting itself to potential franchisees as three businesses in one: design and print; mailboxes; and pack and ship.
Clayton Treloar, CEO at Mail Boxes Etc Australia, explains how MBE has seen a surge in franchise enquiries since July. He said, “We’re delighted to have Praveen and Sindy onboard and welcome them to the MBE family. It’s been a busy second-half to the year and we’re expecting steady growth over the coming months with a rise in franchise enquiries which has been very positive for us.”
The MBE team have also secured new franchisees for a store in Fremantle, Western Australia.
James Young, head of franchise sales and development at DC Strategy said that the new Port Macquarie MBE centre is only the start of a wave of new centres expected on the horizon for MBE – their franchise partner. “We’ve seen that all of the hard work over the last six months – even during Covid – has finally built a solid foundation for the MBE network and it’s fantastic to see the new franchises up and running with more locations on the way.”
Future sites include a new Melbourne location, as well as another three franchise grants confirmed, with the exact locations yet to be named.