December 06, 2017 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – Texas-based Postal Connections, one of the nation’s premier providers of packaging, shipping and business services, announced a signed franchise agreement with local entrepreneur Michael Arnwine and his family to open its first Houston-based retail service center.
Set to open in early 2018, the new Postal Connections store will be located on the west side of Houston, fulfilling the area’s demand for much needed services, including an iSOLD It® on eBay service with online sales support for residents looking to sell unwanted items.
“My family looked into several pack and ship concepts and ultimately decided Postal Connections would give us the operating flexibility we were searching for, plus an additional ecommerce business opportunity with the iSOLD It service,” said Arnwine, head of the family business group that plans to open multiple Houston-area centers. “We’ve been impressed by the franchise model since day one and have witnessed firsthand how the mail, freight and printing retail business can prosper. We’re looking forward to building a family-operated business with Postal Connections and introducing its’ exceptional services to Houston.”
A Harvard graduate and respected U.S Air Force veteran, Arnwine joins Postal Connections with more than 15 years of extensive IT development experience and tremendous leadership skills. He will work alongside family member Alice Tolefree, who has more than 30 years of professional experience in the United States Postal Office. Together, they are expertly positioned to lead the day-to-day operations for Postal Connections and iSOLD It®.
“Our stores are constantly adding new services that make life easier for the every day business owner and consumer, and Michael’s family is the perfect team to carry out our comprehensive solutions,” said Fred Morache, COO of Postal Connections and iSOLD It®. “Michael already has an unwavering commitment to provide personalized service experiences, and that’s been the foundation of our brand’s success in communities big and small. I’m confident in their business expertise and family values and know their centers will thrive in the Houston market.”
Headquartered in Frisco TX, Postal Connections has established itself as a leading provider of a wide array of business and personal services, offering convenient access to postal products, shipping with the leading carriers, freight, printing, creative services, copying, fax, passport photos, notary, shredding and other services. Postal Connections implements intensive, personalized training of all franchisees to ensure that service is the highest priority in all stores. The company frequently offers new items and services that cannot be found elsewhere, improving the center’s customer service and convenience.
Through its iSOLD It® online resale service, Postal Connections’ customers can enlist the digital sales expertise of trained staff who will handle the selling for the customer, ensuring their items are sold most efficiently and at the best prices. Seller-customers pay nothing until their item has sold.
Including iSOLD It only stores, there are 50 franchises in 21 states currently. Postal Connections aims to have additional stores open in select locations across the United States. As Postal Connections expands, the brand is awarding franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who share the company’s commitment to be fully involved in the business, who will follow the proven business model and who will be dedicated to superior customer service.
Founded in 1995, Postal Connections is a growing franchise chain of postal, shipping and business service stores aimed at providing convenience for its customers. The current franchisor/owners bought the franchise company in 2007. Standard Postal Connections stores and service centers operate by offering consumers and small businesses local convenience and hard-to-find services and products. Additionally, the company has a master agreement with Wal-Mart to open service centers inside Super Centers across the U.S.
To learn more about Postal Connection’s services, visit www.postalconnections.com or call (619) 294-7550. For more information on Postal Connection franchise opportunities, visit www.postalconnections.com/franchise-opportunities/ or call 1-800-POSTALS (767-8257).
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