PostNet Celebrates 20 Years of Franchising in South Africa
Neighborhood Business Center Seeks to Enter Europe, Mexico and Asia on 20th Anniversary of South African Expansion
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PostNet, the Neighborhood Business Center, celebrates 20 years of fulfilling the evolving logistical needs of businesses, entrepreneurs and busy consumers in South Africa. The milestone represents the global demand for PostNet’s core services of shipping, printing and design, as well as the company’s ability to tailor its business model to fit countries worldwide.
“The PostNet concept is universal because everyone needs logistical and marketing services. With the right partners, we can replicate what we have accomplished in South Africa in more markets throughout the world.”
In 1994, PostNet entered into a master franchise agreement with a team of individuals who brought the brand to South Africa offering mailbox rental, public telephone, copying and parcel services, which were in high demand in the newly post-Apartheid country. Today, PostNet South Africa positions itself as a one-stop business center for entrepreneurs, local businesses, households and consumers, offering services including courier, copy, digital print, stationery, shipping and more, at more than 270 locations. Owned by OneLogix Group Limited, PostNet South Africa is recognized as the largest privately owned company of its kind in the country.
PostNet currently has more than 700 centers worldwide with locations in the United States, South Africa, Canada and Brazil. With the ability to customize a wide range of services to meet the needs of other countries, PostNet is currently seeking master franchise partners to develop Europe, Asia and Mexico.
“We are honored to celebrate 20 years of continued success with our South African counterparts,” said PostNet CEO and Co-founder Steve Greenbaum. “The PostNet concept is universal because everyone needs logistical and marketing services. With the right partners, we can replicate what we have accomplished in South Africa in more markets throughout the world.”
To commemorate the anniversary, PostNet South Africa will host four celebratory conferences throughout June and July, culminating with a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, with PostNet co-founders Steve Greenbaum and Brian Spindel.
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers provide marketing services and specialize in meeting the design, printing and shipping needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Founded in 1993, PostNet has more than 700 locations worldwide, including several hundred locations in South Africa. Select PostNet locations in the U.S. and Canada now offer Website Design and Solutions, which includes website and mobile design, hosting and email marketing. Each PostNet franchise is locally owned and operated. PostNet has won numerous awards and recognitions including: Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500, Entrepreneur 2013 America’s Top Global Franchise, 2013 Top 10 Best Franchise for Veterans by Military Times, 2013 Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review and 2013 Mail Innovations Award from the U.S. Postal Service. For more information about PostNet services, please visit postnet.com; for information about owning a PostNet franchise, visit postnetfranchise.com.