September 06, 2016 // Franchising.com // WOODBURY, Minn. - PostNet, the leading B2B franchise known for providing customized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions to small businesses, is expanding its presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area with the opening of a new franchise location in Woodbury, Minn. this fall. The new PostNet center, owned by local resident and retired teacher Tony Hoops, will be located at 7455 Currell Boulevard.
“While working as a courier, I realized there was a business opportunity on the other side of the delivery industry,” said Hoops. “Woodbury and the surrounding areas are progressing economically and have simply outgrown the number of facilities offering back-end services businesses need. I’m excited to open a PostNet franchise to provide a reliable solution to the evident local demand for printing, marketing and shipping services in the area.”
Hoops, a Marine Corps veteran, was a school teacher dedicated to special education and literacy for 21 years prior to entering retirement in 2015. However, retirement did not last long for Hoops, who began working at a local courier service to keep busy. After nine months of delivering packages, he recognized the area’s need for shipping, printing, marketing and other business services, and found a solution in PostNet.
The new PostNet center in Woodbury will offer graphic design, full-service digital printing, direct mail, signage, document binding and finishing, and ancillary business services, like private mailbox rental and more. Unlike traditional postal and mailbox franchises, PostNet has strategic partnerships with all of the major shipping companies — UPS, FedEx, U.S. Postal Service and DHL — offering a multi-carrier selection combined with in-center professional packaging services to meet the individual shipping needs of its customers.
“Our continued expansion demonstrates the strong demand for our customized, business-enhancing services, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is primed for future growth,” said Steve Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of PostNet.
The opening of the Woodbury location this fall will mark the fifth PostNet franchise to open in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, and the company plans to double its presence in the market over the next 3-5 years.
Today, PostNet has nearly 700 franchise locations across 10 countries. To learn more about the PostNet franchise, please visit www.postnetfranchise.com.
Founded in 1992, PostNet is the leading business-to-business franchise known for providing customized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions. Locally owned and operated PostNet locations offer full-service digital printing; graphic design; direct mail; signs; document binding and finishing; and ancillary business services, like private mailbox rental and more. They also offer professional packaging services and shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, with the brand’s bricks and clicks business model, each PostNet franchise has both a physical storefront in the community as well as an Online Print Center, offering customers the benefits of online transactions and face-to-face service. PostNet has nearly 700 franchise locations across 10 countries. PostNet has been recognized with several noteworthy awards this year including: 2016 Entrepreneur Franchise 500; 2016 Franchise Gator Top 100; and 2016 Franchise Direct Top 100. For more information about PostNet services, go to www.postnet.com.