AIM Mail Centers

  • AMailCenter Franchise Corporation
7580 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108
  • (800) 669-4246 / (619) 563-4800
  • (619) 563-9850 (Fax)

AIM Mail Centers, based in Irvine, California, has developed a unique and AIM-azing opportunity designed especially for motivated professionals. AIM Mail Centers are complete postal and business service centers, offering a wide array of products and services to small business and the general customer. This includes shipping services with UPS, FEDEx and the US Postal Service. We provide packaging, stamps, faxing, notary, mailbox rentals, photocopies, office supplies and much much more. INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITY: The homebased 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 and business services continues to boom.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1985

Franchising Since: 1989

Operating Units

Franchised Units 120 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 120 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 85 100.0% In 22 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 85 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

(no data available)

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 14
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

24 hour phone support/Store Visits Ongoing
In-Store 5 Days
AIM National Support Center - Irvine, CA 2 Weeks
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $250K+
Cash Investment $5K
Total Investment $119.3-192.3K
Average Total Investment $155K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $26.9K
Average Franchise Fee $27K
On-Going Royalty 5%
Average Royalty 5%
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 1
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 2
Space Needs (in square feet) 800-1,200
Preferred Site Types Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 1
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 5
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 15
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
No
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 15
USA Yes, All United States
Canada No
Overseas No
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Request Information for AIM Mail Centers

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