Greenwood Village, CO (Jan. 21, 2008)— Navis Pack & Ship was ranked #294 on Entrepreneur magazine's annual list of top 500 franchises. Considered the best known and most comprehensive franchise ranking, the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is compiled using a top-secret formula based on factors such as financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.
"It's an honor to be included among the best franchises in the world," said Ben Blakeley, Navis President and CEO. "Navis is investing in support, infrastructure and marketing that is enabling our franchise operators to capitalize on the strong demand for their services."
Navis Pack & Ship has made the Franchise 500 in previous years as well, ranking #249 in 2005 and #470 in 2004.
Navis Pack & Ship also was cited in "20 to Watch," compiled each January by Franchise Times magazine. "Pack and Ship Stores not getting boxed in" was Number 19 on the 2008 list of "trends and movers and shakers in franchising." The analysis mentioned various trends in the packaging and shipping industry and spotlighted the Navis decision to focus exclusively on its "warehouse-based commercial shipping franchise."
About Navis Pack & Ship
Specializing in custom packaging, crating, transportation and logistics services for items that are difficult to ship, Navis Pack & Ship has a diverse clientele that ranges from companies that need to move large, sensitive electronic equipment and machinery to art galleries, auction houses, estate settlement professionals and interior designers.
Navis also serves residential consumers who are moving small shipments of furniture, art or household goods. Navis ships throughout the U.S. and Canada, and to most countries of the world.
Franchise operators receive extensive training in handling fragile, large, awkward and valuable goods, education in transportation management, assistance in site selection and build-out, and support with marketing, sales, operations, hiring employees and technology.
Over the next four years, Navis Pack & Ship plans to build out its network by adding more than 200 additional locations in North America. Navis Pack & Ship currently has 70 locations covering 85 territories. Prime territories are available in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and other key markets.