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Top Printing/Shipping Franchises

 

The printing and shipping category includes both smaller packaging and signs franchises, as well as big names such as The UPS Store. Mailing and shipping companies seem to be standing strong against the era of digital media and communication, while printing and graphics companies are seeing a bit of a downfall.

Sales Growth - Mailing, Shipping, and Packaging Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
285 InXpress 137  8.2%
361 Craters & Freighters 64  3.5%
58 The UPS Store 2,325* 3.3%

*Franchise Times Estimate

All companies in this category saw an increase in sales this past year, with InExpress leading the pack at 8.2 percent. Golden, Colorado-based Craters & Freighters and The UPS Store were neck in neck with around 3 percent sales growth for each.

 

Sales Growth - Printing, Graphics and Signs Franchise

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
320 Fully Promoted 95 14.9%
203 Signarama 300 7.6%
154 FASTSIGNS 476 5.8%
253 Image360 177 3.5%
355 PIP Marketing Signs Print 67 1.0%
149 Proforma 492 0.0%
228 Allegra Marketing Print Mail 232 -0.1%
200 AlphaGraphics 306 -0.6%
352 YESCO 69 -3.2%
216 Sir Speedy Print Signs Marketing 262 -9.2%
161 Minuteman Press 437 -10.8%

 

It was about half and half for this section of the printing and shipping category, with six of ten companies reporting no or negative growth in sales. Brands that stood out were Fastsigns and Fully Promoted, with 5.6 and 14.9 percent increases in sales respectively.

 

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