Franchise Seeks Veterans with a 50% Discount Postal Connections Finds Military Experience Helps Operate Successful Stores
FRISCO, Texas, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Postal Connections of America (PCA) is seeking military veterans for its nationwide network of shipping and business services stores with an unprecedented 50 percent discount off its franchise fee. Many of PCA's most successful locations are owned and operated by military veterans.
"The discount is $12,450 off the standard $24,900 franchise fee making our initial investment to own a new, turnkey store as low as $100,000," said Fred Morache, PCA Franchisor and Owner.
"Vets are comfortable in a leadership role as entrepreneurs and are technically savvy which is important as our franchise goes beyond a pack and ship store," explains Morache. "We have expanded to online services with eBay and Amazon and introduced store operated e-commerce sites selling printing cartridges and more."
Jim Bowe, a former Air Force Major, along with his wife Elizabeth, operate two PCA franchise locations in eastern Pennsylvania. The Bowes have won numerous PCA awards since opening their first store in 2004, including Best New Store, Top Network Sales, and Franchisee of the Year.
"In the military, you are taught to learn the systems and procedures and it's the same in the franchise business," says Bowe. "We became experts in running our store and kept up with new product lines that keep us current with the way customers use the internet to buy and sell things."
Ann Marie Marvin, a former Navy Lt. Commander, was deployed to the Gulf twice. Together with her husband Darin, a former Navy Commander, they have operated a top-performing PCA franchise in San Diego for nearly three years.
"From our military background, we are used to being in command and managing people," said Ann Marie Marvin. "In the Navy, you set a plan of action, adapt to changes and the same goes for successfully operating our PCA business. We enjoy the flexibility of the PCA management team—that's something we didn't find when researching similar franchises."
Marc Richard is a former Infantry Captain who served in Desert Storm before joining PCA in Vero Beach, FL. "When signing on with PCA it was important that the Franchisor came to meet us, explained what to expect and has continued working with us," said Richard.
For more information on the PCA franchise opportunity, visit www.postalconnections.com or call 1-800 POSTALS (767-8257).
Mary Schmidt-Krebs, APR
SOURCE Postal Connections of America