Archive for December, 2010

Castle Rock, CO Says ‘Bienvenue’ to its First PostNet

Originally published at http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/shop_watch/2010/12/another-garbonzo-plus-holiday.html

Castle Rock is a long way from Paris, but that’s where Thierry Simon decided to open his own business.

Simon opened Castle Rock’s first PostNet franchise Nov. 18 at 848 N. Ridge Road Unit E.

Working with the Denver Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Simon settled on the PostNet franchise, a neighborhood business center that offers design, print, copy and shipping services. PostNet shops focus on assisting the small business owners and people who work from home fulfill their office needs.

There are a number of digital printing, document finishing and packaging services available, along with shipping by FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service.

“We’re filling the void for convenient design, print, copy and shipping services that are essential to the success of start-ups in the Castle Rock area,” said Simon in a statement. “It’s rewarding to know that we are helping rebuild economic prosperity in the Castle Rock area by supporting entrepreneurism.”

PostNet has more than 350 franchises nationwide, and another 350 internationally.

“Our ‘Cheers’-like culture, where each franchise owner and their employees actually know the names of hundreds of their customers, is unprecedented in this industry,” said Steve Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of Denver-based PostNet, in a statement. “Of course there are other providers that print, copy and ship, but it’s our culture, the guidance and direction we provide small business owners and the ongoing partnerships we build with customers that are unique to PostNet.”

The Castle Rock location is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

Entrepreneurship
Franchise Expansion
News Articles
December 16th, 2010 by PostNet

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Franchise Expansion, News Articles



New Franchisees Share Holiday Packaging Expertise

Marietta Smith and Kellie Pomfrey may have just opened their Neighborhood Business Centers, but they’re already packaging and shipping experts!

  • Marietta of TX214 in Round Rock, TX visited Good Day Austin to share some tips on getting holiday gifts to their destination in one piece. Watch the full video.
  • Kellie of NY135 in Syracuse, NY stopped by WSYR-TV’s “Bridge Street” show to share her packing tips. Watch the full video.
Tips from Your Neighborhood Business Center
Video and Audio
December 14th, 2010 by PostNet

Posted in Tips from Your Neighborhood Business Center, Video and Audio



Tips to Save You Time and Money on Holiday Shipping

The stress of finding the perfect Holiday gifts for all your loved ones doesn’t have to be compounded by long lines at the post office or even worse, a lost package. To help consumers avoid any unnecessary shipping nightmares, the shipping experts at PostNet offer the following tips:

 

 

  1. Pack properly. The packaging experts at PostNet can help make sure your gift arrives in one piece, but if you are packing a gift yourself, make sure it is in a sturdy box. Cross out any old labels and adequately protect the contents inside. A good rule is to make sure packages could be dropped a few feet without breaking.
  2. Plan ahead. You can always overnight, but be prepared to pay the price. Ground shipping is typically the least expensive option, and for Christmas deliveries, you should plan on shipping by Dec. 15, 2010.
  3. Fruits and veggies – know before you buy. States such as Arizona, California, Florida and Hawaii have more restrictions than others. Information on what kind of produce can be shipped and where can be found on the Department of Agriculture’s Web site. When in doubt, ask the experts at PostNet.
  4. Send to workplaces. If packages are delivered to a home and the delivery is repeatedly missed, the recipient runs the risk end up going out of their way to pick up the package at the shipping company’s nearest hub. Aside from the convenience factor, shipping to an office can also prevent theft and keep neighbors from snooping.
  5. Tracking numbers. Always keep your tracking number so packages can be located at any given time. A tracking number will also provide anticipated delivery dates.

PostNet recommends shipping by the following dates to make sure Christmas gifts get to their destinations on time:

Last Days to Ship:

 

  • Private carriers (UPS and FedEx): Dec. 17 for ground and international, and Dec. 20 for air/express
  • U.S. Postal Service: Dec. 15 for Parcel Post, and Dec. 20 for First-Class Mail. If you’re shipping a gift to an overseas military address (APO/FPO), you should plan to send it no later than Dec. 4.

To find a PostNet Neighborhood Business Center near you, visit our Store Locator.

Press Releases
Tips from Your Neighborhood Business Center
December 6th, 2010 by PostNet

Posted in Press Releases, Tips from Your Neighborhood Business Center