AIM FRANCHISE: AIM Mail Centers, based in Irvine, California, has developed a unique and AIM-azing opportunity designed especially for motivated entrepreneurs. AIM Mail Centers franchises are complete postal and business service centers, providing up to 30 different products and services, including shipping, packaging, faxing, notary, mail box rental, photocopy, business cards, office supplies and much, much more.
INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITY: The home based business market is growing at a remarkable rate. Growing from a base of 6 million home offices in 1980, more than one in four U.S. workers in 28 million households is now regularly working at home at least part of the week. For the past five years at a rate of one every 35 seconds, someone has begun a full or part time business in their home. With this, as well as residential and business customers, the demand for postal,shipping and business services continues to boom.
Q:What is a AIM Mail Centers Franchise?
A:AIM Mail Centers are complete postal and business service centers. Each center offers up to thirty (30) different products and services.
Q:How do I know what services to offer?
A:AIM Mail Centers National Support Center completes a comprehensive site selection evaluation and analysis of your location. That way your AIM Mail Center is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of your local trade area.
Q:What are my total financial requirements?
A:The franchise requires an investment ranging from $119,950 to $192,250. Financing is available on approved credit with a minimum cash investment of $45,000.
Q:What is the investment for continued support?
A:For continuing support, updates, product development and vendor discounts, your investment is a royalty of 1% to 5%.
Q:Do I receive training from AIM Mail Centers National Support Center?
A:Yes. Each franchisee (or designated manager) must attend and successfully complete an initial training and familiarization course of ten business days. One additional employee may also attend. The cost of the training is included in your franchise fee, however, those costs related to travel and lodging will be at your expense.
Q:Do I receive assistance in opening my AIM Mail Center?
A:Yes. In addition to your initial training AIM Mail Centers National Support Center will send one of its representatives to your facility to work with you for a minimum of three business days during the first week of operation.
Q:What form of continuing operational and marketing guidance will I receive?
A:You will receive periodic visits by one of our representatives who will consult, assist, and guide you in all aspects of the operation of your AIM Mail Center. There is even an "800" HELPLINE for immediate assistance. You will also have access to the AIM Mail Center franchisee online support system.
Q:What is the term of my franchise agreement?
A:The basic term is for fifteen years. You may renew for the two additional consecutive terms of five years.