The UPS Store concept was introduced in 1980 as Mail Boxes Etc. - a convenient alternative to the post office. Throughout its evolution, it has continued to define and lead the business services category it created. In 2001, UPS acquired Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. In 2003, the two companies introduced The UPS Store® brand. On April 7, 2003, approximately 3,000 Mail Boxes Etc.® locations in the United States (at the time, nearly 90% of the domestic U.S. network) re-branded as The UPS Store and began offering lower (around 20% on average) UPS-direct shipping rates. In 2012, Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. became The UPS Store, Inc. The centers remain locally owned and operated, and continue to offer a variety of packing, shipping, freight, postal, printing and business services, with convenient locations and world-class service.
Ranks #1 in Entrepreneur® magazine's annual "Franchise 500," in the postal and business services category for the 23rd consecutive year.
Name changed to The UPS Store, Inc.
Tim Davis becomes president.
Ranks #1 in Entrepreneur® magazine’s annual “Franchise 500®” in the postal and business services category for the 22nd consecutive year.
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