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"GROUND" PACKAGE   $94,900 

This package is for a full-service Mail & Ship store. All fixtures are custom built, and our modern store design is unparalleled  in the industry. Unlike our competition our stores are designed as "Business Centers" not that old slat-wall post office style. Store layout includes customer seating area and work stations. Although, in-house "large format" printing is not available in this package the store will have a "Print Center" that includes proprietary printing software that lets customers order from a large selection of merchandise printed by a third party vendor (store will typically receive 40% revenue on orders). However, a small format high resolution 9 color printer is included as well as a 35ppm high speed copier with booklet finisher. Large screen monitors throughout the store and a fully operational POS (Point of Sale Register), with shipping software and all of your stores approx. $10,000 of inventory pre-loaded. A set of approx. 48 standard key entry mailboxes plus a set of 24 electronic QR code entry mailboxes for 24 hour access (customized with your store logo). A store website that includes the first years SEO support plus we cover the first 6 months of IT (Information Technology), support and much more. NOTE: Upon receipt of deposit a full list of all FF&E will be provided) 


This "Priority" Package includes the "GROUND" PACKAGE above PLUS offers in-house printing with the addition of a 44" large format printer complete with a large assortment of materials and a large printing work table. Customers will have a custom designed store and get to chose from a selection of colors and materials. An additional $5000 of inventory (totaling approx. $15,000 at retail), a second fully loaded POS (Point of Sale register) w/ scale, and a second commercial copier critical to alleviating wait times and to help with larger projects. 


"Everything but the kitchen sink"

This "Next Day Air" Package includes the "PRIORITY" PACKAGE above PLUS:
Upgrades include 45 page per minute high laser resolution copier,  sublimation machine, commercial heat press, mug press and a large assortment of merchandise for printing. A 2nd bank of electronic mailboxes for indoor/outdoor use and an inventory increase of $5000 (Totaling approx. $20,000 at retail). A high speed glue back book binder is our newest addition to our equipment as well as our eco friendly box perforator that reduces boxes to wrapping/packaging material thus reducing the need for environmentally unfriendly bubble wrap and box peanuts. 



  • FINANCING – If you need financing assistance, we work with two companies that specialize in start-up financing. Both loan opportunities are uncollateralized and following receipt of requested information a pre-qualification can be received usually in less than 2 business days. NOTE: The pre-qualification is not a “hard-pull” and will not affect your credit score in anyway.


  • TRAINING – Training is conducted in our Maryland Flagship location. This is one of the highest grossing independent stores in the country. Training lasts for 3 to 4 days depending on package selected. (Up to 3 people may attend). Client(s) will learn to work with all our equipment available including printing equipment and software.  During training you will also work with live customers in our busy store to get you comfortable and acclimated with handling customers service needs. In addition to our hands on training of all equipment and software, additional training is available via video conferencing and phone support. This includes software for the POS, Electronic Mailboxes, Printing, Virtual online Mailboxes, Fingerprinting and more. After store is open for business training is also available if needed for Managers and/or additional family members.

  • LONG TERM SUPPORT – This is truly one of, if not the most important factor for your success. Mail & Print Stores of America will be there to help you for the life of your store and best of all, there is no extra fee for doing so. With Mail & Print Stores of America you will have direct contact to both Owners as well as their assistant.  Owners Donna Maertens and Garrett Bauman have 60 years of combined experience in the retail, restaurant and mail & print industries. Additionally, you will be provided with a contact list of all vendors covering all items from furniture to equipment. Your point of contact in most cases is either a regional/national sales rep assigned to your account or a company owner not some customer service contact in another country

  • STORE LOCATION SEARCH – Following receipt of deposit Co-owner Garrett Bauman will meet with client(s) and discuss an overview of the market area. Based on our stringent criteria that includes competition, traffic counts, area demographics and rental rates, you will be presented with locations that meet both yours and our criteria. Following approval of location(s), a site meeting will be arranged with you and the landlord/management company to view the premises. If approved, we will draft a proposal and negotiate the best deal possible. Economics and landlord concessions are critical to the success of a store. Following a lease execution, full payment of the package price is due, and our buildout process begins.

  • STORE BUILDOUT – Upon receipt of payment, all orders for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), will be placed. Store fixtures and mailboxes can take up to 8 weeks to arrive (fixtures and mailboxes are made in the USA and Canada). The FF&E shipment will be met at the store by our Buildout Supervisor who will build your store down to the last detail. Ground, Priority and Next Day Air packages include a pre-opening visit from our Co-owner Donna Maertens. Donna will double check that all equipment is networked and ready to go. She will also verify all inventory as well as confirm IT support and security is activated. Clients will work with Donna to review all operations and marketing is implemented and clients will receive a refresher on any items they deemed necessary. The Starter Package will receive a refresher course from our buildout supervisor, but Donna and Garrett are available via phone of video conferencing as needed. 


  • ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE – We will provide directions, review and/or oversight for the following:  Authorize shipping approvals, S Corp or LLC creation, merchant carrier (it is suggested you use one of the recommended merchants), review and approvals regarding all additional revenue generators (List provided following receipt of deposit), logo creation, store preparation work including painting, flooring and wall placements or demo, logistics for all shipping, scale registration, review of bids for any pre buildout store work not included in store package such as store preparation and outdoor signage and more...

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