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Since opening its first location in 1993, PostNet has been a one-stop shop for the small-business owner. Fifteen years later, the Denver-based company is bringing their signature services to Panama – the first step in the brand’s expansion into Central America.
Pranas Lukauskis, CEO of Panaoutsource & Mail S.A., acquired the master franchise for PostNet in Panama after meeting the PostNet team at a franchise expo in 2007. Panama’s pilot center opened in December 2007 and celebrated its grand opening in January.
Panaoutsource has worked hard to customize their business for the Panamanian market. In addition to global shipping companies such as FedEx, DHL and UPS, PostNet Panama will also utilize the services of regional companies Copa Airlines Courier and Grupo Zoom.
Once the Panama City pilot center is running smoothly, Lukauskis plans to open four additional locations across the country by 2010. Over the next three to five years, he plans to open 15 to 20 locations.
“Our presence in Central America begins in Panama but certainly won’t end there,” said Brian Spindel, PostNet’s co-founder and president. “Over the next few years, we plan to expand into several other Central American countries including Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.”
Founded in 1993, Denver-based PostNet has more than 800 locations worldwide, including several hundred in the United States. Each locally owned and operated PostNet Neighborhood Business Center specializes in meeting the design, printing, copying and shipping needs of businesses and busy consumers, with a focus on exceptional, personal customer service. PostNet centers offer full-service digital printing; full- and self-service copying; document binding and finishing; and services like graphic design, computer rental stations, private mailbox rentals and more. They also offer expert packaging services and shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. To learn more, visit www.postnet.com.
PostNet is now making it even easier for customers to use its printing and copying services with the launch of its Print to PostNet. As part of PostNet’s ongoing commitment to providing consumers with the latest technology to simplify their business and personal needs, customers can now easily upload documents for printing or copying via Print to PostNet.
Print to PostNet automatically converts files to print-ready PDFs, which guarantees that the finished product will look exactly like the original. Print to PostNet also allows customers the flexibility to choose print specifications, obtain quotes, track jobs online, and save documents for easy re-ordering.
“We’re excited to bring this new fast and streamlined printing capability because as small-business owners ourselves, we completely understand the challenges and opportunities of running a small business or home office,” said Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet. “Now through Print to PostNet, our customers will be able to seamlessly upload their documents for printing and copying without ever having to leave their desks.”
Other services provided by PostNet include full- and self-service digital copying; sign and banner printing; private mailbox rentals; mail and parcel receiving and forwarding; worldwide faxing; laminating; notary services and much more. Customers can also purchase postage stamps, packaging materials and additional office supplies at PostNet.