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Handle With Care Packaging Store


Currently, headquartered in San Diego, Handle with Care Packaging is a part of the Annex brands Inc family. Providing more than just basic shipping and packaging, Handle with Care also provides auction buyer and seller services, crating, custom packaging, foam-in-place packaging, freight forwarding, fulfillment services, furniture shipping, moving boxes of all sizes, on-site packaging, pickup and delivery, trade show logistics, and warehousing for storage. Handle with Care provides services to both businesses and individuals, including relocation transportation.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$96,000 - $165,550
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Handle with Care Packaging Store is a privately owned business that focuses on providing commercial packaging, freight and crate services. Focusing mainly on shipping awkward, valuable and fragile freight, Handle with Care Packaging provides both professional and reliable transportation as well as packaging before transportation.

Handle with Care Packaging Store Franchise Opportunities - History

Handle with Care Packaging store was founded in 1980 and purchased by Annex Brands, Inc in 2007, after 23 years of franchising. Today, Handle with Care Packaging Store is among four other brands owned by Annex, which focuses on providing packaging and shipping services by working with FedEx, USPS, UPS, DHL and YRC and providing shipping materials from custom wood crates to reinforced cardboard boxes. Currently, most Annex Brand locations provide an array of other services including copy and fax services (including sending and receiving), digital fingerprinting, notary public service and private mailbox rental. Handle with Care Packaging has 51 locations and is looking to start franchise locations across the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand and Western Europe.

Handle with Care Packaging Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Handle

with Care Packaging Franchise Income

The estimated initial investment to open a Handle with Care Packaging location ranges from $96,000 to $165,550. The estimated initial franchise fee is $50,000. All interested franchisee applicants must have a minimum net worth of $200,000 and $50,000 in liquid assets. Handle with Care also has an ongoing royalty fee of 5% and a renewable agreement for 20 years. There is currently no estimated annual revenue for any Handle with Care Packaging locations or any affiliates (including Annex Brand Inc.)

Handle with Care Packaging Business Opportunities: Other Information

Ranked #471 in Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 for 2012 (#458 in 2011 and

495 in 2010)

Proud participant in VetFran incentive programs Member of the IFA (International Franchise Association)


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