There has never been a higher demand for shipping, e-commerce support and virtual address services. Mail Boxes Etc. is here to meet that demand, providing shipping, fulfilment, mailbox, and print & marketing solutions to small and medium enterprises and retail consumers via a network of independently owned and operated franchised locations.


MBE service centres facilitate the activities of entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals through an easy-to access distribution network, offering customised services and products delivered with a distinguished and unique level of customer service.

Since its launch in the 80’s the network has grown to 5,000 stores in North America. This success story continued worldwide, where there are more than 1,700 Mail Boxes Etc.

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MBE UK is part of the MBE Worldwide group with a connected network of circa 150 franchised service centres, across the UK & Ireland.

Reasons to franchise with Mail Boxes Etc.:

  • Be part of a large, powerful network

  • Access and run your business with a simple, yet diverse business model

  • The support, recognition and trust of an established brand


About You

MBE franchising is perfect for anyone looking for greater autonomy in their career, as well as those who are already entrepreneurs, business owners or self-employed and seeking to diversify their business.

To open an MBE Centre, you need two people - either two equal partners or an entrepreneur and an operational partner. The ideal candidate is also a sales-focused individual who actively seeks business clients who recognise the added value and service benefits offered by MBE.

MBE franchisees come from a range of different backgrounds and skill sets. The qualities of successful Mail Boxes Etc. affiliates include a strong entrepreneurial spirit, great enthusiasm, personal motivation, efficient organisational skills and a desire to take on new challenges.

The MBE network also offers excellent opportunities for those who want to own multiple centres.


About the Franchise

Joining the MBE network means joining a global family of skilled, passionate and determined entrepreneurs. A #PeoplePossible team, in which everyone contributes to the success of the network, in a forward-looking and dynamic environment. Join our global MBE family and you’ll benefit from:

  • The support of an established and well known brand, recognised for its customer service

  • Framework agreements, innovation and technology

  • Support with business planning, goal-setting and sales

  • Support in applying for start-up loans and finding the right premises for your new centre

  • Operational support with processes, plus technical assistance

  • Initial and ongoing training – both in-store and remotely through a dedicated portal

  • National Marketing including in-store promotional packs, web, email and digital marketing campaigns, and periodic Above the Line Brand Awareness campaigns

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Investment levels can vary slightly depending on location, property prices and how much equipment is required, however, a good indication of start up costs would be from £60-70,000.


Due to the success of the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise model, most major banks are keen to lend to our franchisees, provided they meet the criteria and present a great business plan - in fact, some will consider funding up to 70% of start up costs.

A well managed Mail Boxes Etc. store can turn over between £100,000 and £600,000 pa, and operate with up to a 65% profit margin*

*Sales statistics are based on a range reflecting the typical performance of established MBE UK/IE centres in a 12-month period. Gross profit margin is indicative based on a mix of a retail consumer and business account customer base. This information is provided as a guide only and is not guaranteed.

Find out more

If you would like to talk to us about UK opportunities with Mail Boxes Etc. please call us on:

0131 374 2393

or drop us an email to franchise@platinumwave.co.uk