Packaging Store vs Metropolitan Movers Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Packaging Store vs Metropolitan Movers including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Packaging Store Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Investment $35,525 - $172,750 $55,500 - $250,000
Franchise Fee $29,900 $29,500
Royalty Fee 5% 7.5%
Advertising Fee 2% 3%
Year Founded 1980 2010
Year Franchised 1984 2013
Term Of Agreement - -
Term Of Agreement - -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Packaging Store Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
Packaging Store Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/- Yes/-
Start-up Costs -/- -/Yes
Equipment -/- -/Yes
Inventory -/- -/Yes
Receivables -/- -/Yes
Payroll -/- -/Yes

Training & Support

 
Packaging Store Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Training - On-The-Job Training: 20 hours Classroom Training: 30 hours
Support - -
Marketing - -
Operations -

To provide all services in accordance with Metropolitan Movers standards and procedures

Number of Employees Required to Run: 4 - 6


Expansion Plans

 
Packaging Store Franchise
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
US Expansion - -
Canada Expansion - Yes
International Expansion - -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
Packaging Store Franchise
$35,525 - $172,750
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
$55,500 - $250,000
Franchise Fee
Packaging Store Franchise
$29,900
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
$29,500
Royalty Fee
Packaging Store Franchise
5%
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
7.5%
Advertising Fee
Packaging Store Franchise
2%
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
3%
Year Founded
Packaging Store Franchise
1980
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
2010
Year Franchised
Packaging Store Franchise
1984
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
2013
Term Of Agreement
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
Packaging Store Franchise
-/-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Yes/-
Start-up Costs
Packaging Store Franchise
-/-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-/Yes
Equipment
Packaging Store Franchise
-/-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-/Yes
Inventory
Packaging Store Franchise
-/-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-/Yes
Receivables
Packaging Store Franchise
-/-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-/Yes
Payroll
Packaging Store Franchise
-/-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-/Yes

Training & Support

Training
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
On-The-Job Training: 20 hours Classroom Training: 30 hours
Support
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Marketing
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Operations
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise

To provide all services in accordance with Metropolitan Movers standards and procedures

Number of Employees Required to Run: 4 - 6


Expansion Plans

US Expansion
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-
Canada Expansion
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
Yes
International Expansion
Packaging Store Franchise
-
Metropolitan Movers Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About Packaging Store

The Packaging Store brand is a member of the Annex Brands, Inc. network. Based out of San Diego, California, Annex Brands operates brands including: PostalAnnex+ and Sunshine Pack & Ship retail stores, Handle With Care:The Packaging Store retail and commercial locations, and Sunshine Moving. With over 20 years experience in the shipping industry, Annex Brands has over 400 locations in 35 states.

  • Commercial Center: $99,700 to $172,750
  • Commercial Center-Conversion: $35,525 to $147,975

About Metropolitan Movers

Metropolitan Movers, the Consumer's Choice Winner for 2012 has been a leader in providing full service and customized moving services to families and companies big and small. Recently Metropolitan Movers moved over 15,000 Canadians into new homes and this does not include the vast number of commercial moves we carried out. We understand how stressful a move can be and provide our clients fast and reliable service and the security of knowing that their movers are properly insured and licensed. We privide:
 *A professional head office team with over 10 years experience in the moving industry in North America
 * A 1-Week initial intensive training course in the Metropolitan Movers moving rules and procedures
 *A comprehensive Training and Operations Manual
 *A well-established and growing franchise network in Ontario
 *An easy to run business opportunity with a proven track-record of success and profitability within the first 6 months of operation
 *Prime markets and locations still available
 *Exclusive and protected territory
 *Opening marketing materials plus other branded materials for your local marketing efforts
 *A marketing-driven Brand
 *Proprietary marketing system that sends you business from day 1 of operations!
 *Dedicated franchisee website section promoting your franchise location
 If this sounds like the type of business that would interest you, please contact us.

Veteran Incentives  10% off franchise fee