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THE STARTER PACKAGE
Introducing the Starter Package: Tailor-made for rural markets or low-competition settings. Unlike our other packages, it features a distinct yet elegantly standardized store design.
While the Starter Package excludes "IN HOUSE" printing, it still boasts a dedicated print center with custom design suite software. Printing spans numerous items via our networked stores. However, rest assured that our core services consistent with like stores remain intact. This comprehensive offering includes a full-service store with custom counters, standard equipment like a fully operational POS, high-speed commercial copier/scanner/fax (30 to 40 ppm) with a year's service and ink contract, physical and QR-coded electronic mailboxes, and much more.
Just like all our packages, the Starter Package encompasses our renowned Turnkey Services: Optimal location search, letter of intent drafting, lease reviews, and 2D/3D design. Live store training includes all equipment operations, marketing customer service and more. Store setup and buildout is with one of our companies exclusive contractors and includes full setup of furniture, fixtures, equipment, and inventory. Lastly and most importantly is our commitment to your store being profitable all backed by our lifetime support.
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Introducing the Ground Package: A comprehensive Mail & Ship store, encompassing everything in the Starter Package and more.
What sets our Ground Package apart is the unmatched modern store design, surpassing industry standards. Our approach revolves around creating "Business Centers," distinguishing us from the dated post office style competitors offer. Expect custom store designs featuring distinctive in-house signage, custom neon signs, versatile color palettes, and an array of counter tops and base coverings to choose from. The layout includes customer seating areas and workstations, fostering a comfortable environment that encourages extended customer stays.
While "large format" in-house printing isn't available, the store houses a cutting-edge "Print Center" with proprietary software. Customers can easily order a wide range of merchandise, printed by a third-party vendor (yielding about 40% revenue on orders). While the large format printing is not available in The Ground Package we have added a 13" high-resolution HD 8-color "Small Format" printer. An upgraded commercial high-speed copier with a booklet finisher and one additional fully operational POS (Point of Sale Register) is included with additional checkout counter, scale stand and scale.
Inventory value for this package is approximately $10,000 at retail and as with all package, store owners will have access and unwavering support by tapping into our extensive vendor network.
In addition to visiting our live store for training, the Ground package also includes a store visit from our Managing Partner for 2 days prior to store opening. Lastly we have also added 6 months of IT (Information Technology) support and more.
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Introducing the Priority Package: This is for the store owner who is ready to take the leap into the printing world. The Priority package includes the "GROUND" PACKAGE above PLUS offers the additional of large format in-house printing with the inclusion of a 44" HD large format printer complete with a large assortment of materials for products from banners, lawn signs, window signs and to high quality photographs and painting prints sought out by photographers and artist. Upgraded printing software is also included as well as full training both in person and remotely.
Additionally, Priority package stores will include one additional bank of QR coded electronic mailboxes with custom color and logo wraps.
Our modern design is continued here but customers can choose from an expanded selection of PREMIUM colors and materials.
An additional $5000 of inventory (totaling approx. $15,000 at retail), and a second commercial copier critical to alleviating wait times and to help with larger projects.
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"NEXT DAY AIR" PACKAGE $169,900
"Everything but the kitchen sink"
Introducing the Next Day Air Package: Much more printing options and some cool new equipment and upgrades are including in our Next Day Air package.
In house printing now includes a sublimation machine and heat press for apparel such as tees, hoodies, logo merch and more. The addition of both a hat and mug press with commercial oven with supplies and much more.
A 45 page per minute high laser resolution copier to handle larger jobs faster and thicker stocks of business cards and post card productions.
A 3rd bank of physical mailboxes will bring your total to 48 QR coded electronic mailboxes (as in the Priority package) and 70 to 78 (depending on boxes) physical key entry boxes.
An additional $5000 of inventory (Totaling approx. $20,000 at retail). Plus the addition of a high speed glue back book binder 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.
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ALL OF THE ABOVE PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
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...