Pack and Ship Store Business Plan and SWOT Analysis

Pack and Ship Store Business Plan, Marketing Plan, How To Guide, and Funding Directory

The Pack and Ship Store Business Plan and Business Development toolkit features 18 different documents that you can use for capital raising or general business planning purposes. Our product line also features comprehensive information regarding to how to start a Pack and Ship Store business. All business planning packages come with easy-to-use instructions so that you can reduce the time needed to create a professional business plan and presentation.

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Product Specifications (please see images below):

  • Bank/Investor Ready
  • Complete Industry Research for the Industry
  • 3 Year Excel Financial Model
  • Business Plan (26 to 30 pages)
  • Marketing Plan (24 to 28 pages)
  • 425+ Page Funding Directory
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Loan Amortization and ROI Tools
  • Three SWOT Analysis Templates
  • How to Start a Business Guide
  • Easy to Use Instructions
  • All Documents Delivered in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Format
  • Meets SBA Requirements

Pack and ship stores are one of the Mainstay staples of American industry. People are always going to need to send in ship larger items, and private carriers generally do a better job of moving merchandise from one place to the other rather than the post office. The barriers to entry for a new pack and ship store moderate. Most entrepreneurs must have an ongoing relationship with UPS, FedEx, DHL, and other private carriers that will ship merchandise on behalf of the pack and ship stores customers. Generally, a pack and ship store can be started for as little as $60,000 and can go as high as $200,000 depending on the specific market in which the business is being launched. These businesses are also able to generate highly recurring streams of revenue if they have mailboxes on site. This is one of the ways that a package of store is able to remain profitable in all economic climates. Additionally, these businesses also offer a number of ancillary services including business card printing, black and white copies, color copies, and other small business services.

Banks, financial institutions, and investors are generally very willing to provide the capital needed to start a new pack and ship store. The highly predictable streams of revenue ensure that these businesses are able to generate a strong return on investment in most economic climates. If an entrepreneur is seeking capital then it is imperative that they develop a pack and ship store business plan. Within this document a three year profit and loss statement, cash analysis, balance sheet, breakeven analysis this, and business ratios page should be developed that clearly showcase how the pack and ship store will be able to remain profitable and cash flow positive at all times. Specific attention should be paid to the recurring streams of revenue that are generated from mailbox rentals. Additionally, the business plan document should also contain an overview of the overall economy, local market, other patters in the market, as well as population size and population median household income.

After the business plan is developed, most packing ship store entrepreneurs will develop a broad ranging marketing plan. This marketing plan should focus heavily on how the business will reach its local audience. Most packing ship stores use both print advertisements as well as online marketing in order to generate interest in their business. As it relates to print advertising, most of these businesses frequently send out mailers, circulars, and flyers that provide for special did discounts relating to shipping, mailbox rentals, and copies. These businesses frequently become members of local chambers of commerce in order to develop ongoing relationships with small businesses in the area. Finally, a myth much like any other retail business – a expansive online presence is usually implemented in order to allow individuals to find the business on the Internet. On the company’s website, it’s been noted that information regarding hours of operation, pricing information, shipping carriers used, mailbox rental information, and other pertinent information should be included. This is especially true as well if there’s can be a substantial amount of printing done on site as it relates to business cards and business stationery.

A pack and ship store SWOT analysis is often completed as it relates to both the business plan and marketing plan. This document heavily focuses on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that are normally associated with a specialized small business supply and service store. As it relates to strengths, most pack and ship stores are able to generate substantial gross margins from a number of different services. The barriers to entry and the startup costs are moderate. For weaknesses, there is a substantial amount of competition from franchise competitors within this market. For opportunities, most entrepreneurs will look to develop new services as well as new locations within the target market in order to boost their revenues. For threats, outside of a major economic recession there’s really nothing that would substantially impact the way that a profit and a pack and ship store conducts operations.