The Handle With Care Packaging Store system is part of the Annex Brands' franchise network. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the brand began its service in 1980 with the first location in Denver, Colorado, and began franchising in 1984.
Started as a response to a nationwide demand for residential mailbox and small parcel services, the emphasis was on providing packaging supplies, such as moving boxes to residential customers, in addition to a variety of shipping services such as UPS, FedEx and the USPS.
- Standard Business Hours(8am – 5pm Monday-Friday)
- Service Business
- Few Employees
- Low Inventory
- Large Exclusive Territory
- Location Selection & Lease Assistance
- National Accounts/Leads Programs
- Google Campaign Management
Why Should You Choose Handle With Care Packaging Store?
Your timing could not be better for owning your own small business franchise. You'll find our formula has helped hundreds of people like you own and operate their own business.
Today's busy lifestyles demand our services of freight shipping, moving services, small parcel packaging and shipping, copying and printing, plus other office services. We save companies and consumers alike time and money and, as we all know, that's what keeps them coming back.
From site selection to ongoing advertising and support, you can count on the expertise of a nationwide company behind you to help you fulfill a dream of becoming your own boss.
Experience: We have been in this business for over 20 years.
Company Culture: You are the entrepreneur of your own business.
Systems: We have the systems to help you manage and run your store.
Marketing: We have award-winning talent and expertise to drive an effective advertising campaign.
Training: Our training program will equip you with the tools you need to build your new business.
Support: Everyone in our company from our President down is involved in franchisee support.
Handle With Care Packaging Store Services
The Handle With Care Packaging Store brand is known throughout the industry and by its customers for solving problems, providing expert advice, and for delivering a top-quality level of service. Handle With Care Packaging Store franchisees are known for being honest and reliable, as well as providing on-time and within budget packaging and shipping services.
So whether you have a need for art or antique shipping, a local residential move, equipment shipping, computer shipping, auction shipping services, furniture shipping, custom boxes, custom wooden crates, or distribution of an estate, the professionals at each Handle With Care Packaging Store are ready to provide you an experienced, comprehensive shipping solution to meet your needs and budget.
What We Can Pack & Ship For You
- Furniture & Antiques
- Fine Art
- Electronics and Computers
- Estate and Trust Distribution
- Office Machinery And Equipment
- Residential Small Moves
- Small Business Solutions
Marketing and Advertising
Since marketing is critical to the growth of our franchisees’ businesses, we are proud to have the professional talent and expertise available to help our commercial logistics locations promote their business. Our locations are backed by our award-winning national and regional marketing campaigns that effectively generate leads and build brand awareness.
- The Handle With Care Packaging Store has invested resources to develop a powerful Internet marketing program to the benefit of the entire franchise system.
- Our Handle With Care Packaging Store operators also receive individual assistance with online yellow pages listings, keyword advertising on major search engines, and organic website optimization.
- Not to mention our help with local Internet Pay-Per-Click Marketing, enabling our franchisees to reap the rewards of a custom Google Campaign specifically designed to maximize qualified local leads for each individual territory.
The Handle With Care Packaging Store also has custom marketing materials specifically targeted to the needs of our various customer groups. Owners will be able to utilize custom email campaigns, sales flyers and other marketing materials to effectively convey our message to the top vertical markets in their territory.
Training and Support
With a time tested formula that has helped our franchisees own and operate their own businesses for more than 25 years, the Handle With Care Packaging Store will provide you with the benefit of a well- established, ongoing support system.
Our franchisees continuously benefit from Annex Brands’ experience, entrepreneurial company culture, extensive operation systems, award-winning marketing expertise, comprehensive training and the hands-on support from company representatives and staff.
New owner support begins with an extensive training program that focuses on the areas of operations, business management, sales and marketing so that you can feel confident building your own business.
Franchisees will learn critical industry specific information in order to identify customers, quote jobs, close sales, and win accounts. You will find all of our systems and operations procedures are detailed in the Handle With Care Packaging Store Operations Manual in order to help you avoid the pitfalls of trial and error.
In addition, with access to our company intranet, newsletters, and bulletins, franchisees get continual access to both operational and marketing updates they need to make informed business decisions.
Location is critical to the growth development of any business. The Annex Brands’ representatives and staff recognize this importance and are focused on assisting our new franchisees with site analysis and selection as well as lease negotiations during the beginning stages of ownership.
Owners also receive a protected trade area based on location, population and demographics, proximity to similar businesses and market trends. Franchisees are also encouraged to rely on the Annex Brands support team to assist with professional design and build out of their commercial logistics location.
Initial Investment (Average): $120,000 (Includes Working Capital of $30k)
Liquid Capital Requirement: $50,000
Fees: Royalty 5%, Marketing 2%