UPS BEGINS CONVERSION OF MAIL BOXES ETC. FRANCHISES
UPS, the Atlanta-based integrator, said Monday it has begun implementing a plan that will convert 3,300 Mail Boxes Etc. franchises in the 48 contiguous states to the UPS Store brand.
Since UPS acquired MBE in 2001, the two companies have worked to broaden the MBE business model, which focuses on the shipping and needs of small businesses and consumers. After a year-long pricing test at MBE centers in San Antonio, Texas, and Phoenix, Ariz., The UPS Store name drew the strongest customer response, UPS said in a statement.
There are no plans to change the trade name of MBE’s 1,000 units outside of the United States.