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Established Mail Boxes Etc Franchised Business In Banbury For Sale

Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK
Asking Price:
Under £50K Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
£50K - £100K
Cash Flow:
Under £50K

This is an opportunity to buy a well established franchised business at a price significantly below the cost of a new business start-up.

The business is located in the prosperous and rapidly growing market town of Banbury in North Oxfordshire.

The current owners are retiring and are looking for a quick sale. The business offers two major revenue streams which are Packing and Shipping and Rental of Mail Boxes to both private individuals and businesses.

5 local auction houses regularly refer packing and shipping of items sold at auction. Circa 80 mail boxes are currently rented (most with payment taken directly on a monthly basis). No business rates are payable. There is no lease in place and there may well be an opportunity to negotiate a lower rent or to relocate.

About MBE:
Founded in California in 1980 Mail Boxes Etc. was, and is, one of the world's largest non-food retail franchises, and part of a global business network of:

• Over 2,900* Retail Service Centres in 50+ Countries (*including those trading under our sister brands)
• Over 1,700 MBE Franchised Service Centres, Worldwide
• 150+ MBE Franchised Service Centres in UK & IE

With over 250,000 regular customers, worldwide, we’ve become the go-to, one-stop-shop for essential services, small and medium businesses, and the general public, are looking for.

Demand for our services has never been greater

If you are looking for greater independence in your future; even if you are a self-employed business owner wanting to diversify your business the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise is the perfect opportunity for you.

Property Information




Prime High Street location

Premises Details:

circa 750 square feet retail area, packing room, small office, and toilet & cellar

Size in square feet:
c. 750 sq ft

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Internet and telephone bidding are seeing Auction House referrals grow considerably. The Oxford canal passes through Banbury and circa 12 boat dwellers currently rent a mailbox. Both of these income streams are projected to grow.

Competition / Market:

Post Office

Reasons for selling:


Trading hours:

9-5 Monday to Friday

Owner & Manager (2)
Years established:

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

The new owner would enter into a new 10 year, renewable, Franchise Agreement with MBE (UK) Ltd.

Other Information

Support & training:

Excellent central support from MBE UK Franchisor plus the current owner would be happy to arrange a mutually acceptable handover period.

Full training will provide by MBE UK and we put our people at the heart of what we do, so you’ll benefit from the guidance and support of people who want to watch you grow.

Our training and support package, has been designed to maximise your potential, and includes:

• Pre-opening & site location
• Area operational support
• Pre-launch, & ongoing comprehensive training including On-site training in some of our most successful stores.
• Extensive national marketing support

Mail Boxes Etc. believe in the power of togetherness, so as a franchisee, you will benefit from:

• The power of the network
• Multiple revenue streams
• Business planning and sales coaching

Financing available:

Mail Boxes Etc. work with finance houses and enterprise finance schemes to help you secure funding for your business.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
£6,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
£1,500 - included in the asking price
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