MBE expands in WA

Mail Boxes Etc (MBE) is opening two new centres in Western Australia, one in the south of Perth and the other in the north, as part of its aggressive expansion plan.

The first centre in Applecross, south of Perth opened on October 9, with the Joondalup centre on Grand Boulevard set to open on October 23. MBE currently has three stores in Perth.

Mail Boxes Etc says it is one of the world’s largest networks of retail centres offering printing, mail boxes, shipping, communication and business support services to business and private customers. There are now 32 MBE stores in Australia.

MBE says its service centres are owned and managed by handpicked franchised entrepreneurs, and supported by experienced service teams.

[Related: MBE launches online learning platform]

Adhering to its expansion plan, MBE recently added new franchise manager, Greg Prussia to the head office team.

Prussia says, “Having previously worked at Pack & Send as a field manager, I assisted franchise owners to increase their revenue by implementing different in and out of store sales initiatives. I am excited to join MBE and use my expertise to extend the packing and shipping segment of the MBE centres. After the new Applecross and Joondalup franchisees completed their extensive head office training, which included freight sales, marketing and custom box building, I am sure they will demonstrate the potential of what packing and freight can offer our franchisees.”

In addition to the online MBE Academy training programme, all new MBE franchisees undergo a comprehensive six week training programme, regular training webinars and centre visits. This training component ensures owners are armed with the right skills and knowledge to quickly turn their businesses into proactive sales centres.

Last year it opened a new Queensland branch near the Gold Coast and a new centre in Macquarie Park earlier this year with the company planning to open a minimum of six new centres next year. 

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