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We're making SecondAddress mailboxes
and mail services available nationwide. Every day we
receive calls from would-be customers, requiring mail
addresses in London, northern cities and various
regional locations. For immediate start. All areas
This is a very low-outlay, low-running-cost business
that you can buy in to, now, at a special price, to start immediately.
FAQs for potential franchisees
How much will it cost me to get started?
We are offering
franchise packages for £3,995. This is the total cost and
includes all start up assets.
What are the mailbox units like and
what size are they? There are two types of
mailbox units. Both types are 1 metre wide, 1 metre high
and 36 cm deep.
Click here to see more detail. You get two units
with your package and you can add others later, as
Do I need to have a shop?
SecondAddress Mailboxes and Mail services is ideally
suited to fit into an existing shop or be a shop in its
own right. However, we do have agents providing
mail forwarding services from home.
Do I need / will I need a web site?
It isn't necessary as we will forward all enquiries we
get for your location and we'll place all your contact
details on our web site. It benefits us to offer
additional locations. We'll create a page for you in our
site with feature, contact and direct payment facility
(if you have a PAYPAL account). See
for a dummy version of what your page would look like.
If I decide to set up a complete
mailboxes shop, do I need to offer 24 hour access?
No. There will always be some people who want to
collect their mail out-of-hours or in the dark! But our
research and experience has found that, by far, the vast
majority of people who want a second address are quite
happy to fit in with normal shop opening hours.
Are there any ongoing costs after the
£3,995 franchise purchase? No. Your franchise
contract states that no further charges will become due
to us, ever. Please buy your additional stationery from
us (leaflets, flyers, posters) as and when you need it.
Plus, as you grow, we'll offer you additional mailbox
block units at a charge of £600 - wooden (per 30) and
£900 - metal (per 30).
There are no other fees for you to pay and there
is no time limit contract or minimum period you must serve
there a contract period and am I locked in?
No. There is no time limit contract or minimum period
you must serve as franchisee. But if you leave the
franchise you cannot continue trading-as or displaying the
name of SecondAddress.
Do I have to pay anything in the early
days when I am building up mailbox customers? No.
Only the initial £3,995. Your franchise contract
states that no further charges will become due to us,
Will I be trained? Yes. Training is included in the franchise price and you will
be instructed in how to sell the service, how to manage it
and how to build your customer base. This is included in
your entry price.
What if someone else wants to be a
SecondAddress franchisee in my area? You will take
priority. We will not give anyone else a franchise within
a 10 mille radius of an existing franchise, and if an
application is received within 20 miles of you - we will
consult you as our regional franchisee.
How quickly can I start? We can
deliver your SecondAddress package by courier the
day after payment is made.
What kind of shop is SecondAddress
mailboxes ideally suited to? Ideally, we think
that the following shops would yield the fastest results
and fit perfectly with a mailboxes element:
'CORNER SHOP' / GROCERY SHOP
OFFICE SERVICES SHOP
SUB POST OFFICE
INTERNATIONAL PHONE KIOSKS SHOP
'EBAY' OR INTERNET AUCTIONS SHOP
However, the beauty of SecondAddress mailboxes is
that it can fit into or alongside any shop whatsoever, as
a main feature or as a concession.
How long would it be before I recouped my
outlay of £3,995? With just 20 mailbox customers,
using the smallest mailbox option (at £20 each per month)
you would take £4,800 in a year. Even if you discount to
£15 per month per box to get you a large influx of
customers at the start, you'll take £3,600 in the first
full trading year. This assumes you would
give no reductions in the monthly retail mailbox price,
which you are free to do to obtain longer term mailbox
Assuming you let 20 mailboxes at the RRP of
£20 , you'll be taking £400 per month. Once
you are at this level, after just twelve months your franchise payment would be
more than recouped.
This is an example and is not intended to suggest that
your sales would be typically limited or level to 20.
Don't forget you'll get the £10 setup charge for each
mailbox you let as well, plus any spin-offs or add-on
Who is my target customer?
Students (especially foreign students), small businesses
with low-budget office service and image needs, ebayers,
migrant workers, travellers, divorcees, experimental
entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, home workers,
freelance workers, etc etc etc.