InXpress, the leading B2B franchise in the booming shipping and logistics industry, is dedicated to serving consumers with a people-first, service-based philosophy. We sat down with Christina Chambers, InXpress Americas chief development officer, to learn more. By Lizzy Yeserski
In his 11 years in the residential and commercial real-estate industry, Seth Rothbard gained a love of sales. But he gradually realized real estate wasn’t his passion. By Lizzy Yeserski
Mark Lyon encourages anyone starting out in business to have a strong incentive. “I think the most important thing, especially for young entrepreneurs, is to have a really big ‘why’,” Lyon explained. By Lizzy Yeserski
At the Global Franchise Awards, 2021, InXpress showed they’re in a class of their own when they won not just the White Collar Franchise category, but the top award for Global Franchise Champion.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — As a franchise which operates in all four corners of the world, InXpress pride themselves on leading the way for their franchise partners to run a successful business. So, as the Global Franchise Award winners are announced today, we’re really pleased to say our words and our actions are in alignment!
Not only have we won the Global Franchise White Collar franchise category, we have also been crowned Global Franchise Champion 2021! “Being up against so many exceptional franchise brands we are both proud, and humbled, to have won the Global Franchise Champion award, as well as White Collar Franchise,” says Melanie Spencer, Global Head of Marketing for InXpress.
The Global Franchise Awards involves brands from around the world, vying for international recognition. They are judged by a panel of Franchise Associations from around the world, including Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, and Robert Cresati, Chair and CEO of the International Franchise Association in America.
Speaking about the judging process, James Fell, editor of Global Franchise Magazine explains, “The Global Franchise Awards 2021 was the first year that this initiative had to take into consideration the effects of COVID-19 on the global business community. Reading through applications, it was astonishing to see the support, ingenuity and innovation franchisors provided to their franchise networks over the last year.”
Talking about this year’s wins, Mark Taylor, Global CEO says, “The combined effort of our 380+ franchisees to make sure InXpress shone during a challenging year, in support of customers needing to quickly pivot online or sell direct to consumers for the first time, shows how unity within a brand can be a powerful example. These awards have been achieved by everyone within the InXpress Global network. It was a real team effort, and I am proud to have led InXpress, through the challenges of 2020.”
InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the transportation and logistics industry with a network of almost 400 franchisees across 14 different countries, provides SMEs with unrivalled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the company’s size and its global connection to more than 50 trusted carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping preparation and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and freight. InXpress began franchising in 1999. To learn more about the franchise opportunity and the recurring revenue potential, visit www.inxpress.com.
To commemorate their 20th anniversary in June 2019, InXpress spearheaded their first-ever #InXpressGivesBackGlobal campaign. Office teams around the globe, including franchisees and their employees, came together to support multiple charities. By Lizzy Yeserski
Executives with Diverse Experience from PayPal, Etsy, Planet Fitness, and Dell.
MANCHESTER, England — InXpress Holdings Ltd., a software-enabled global franchisor of transportation and logistics services, today announced it named four senior executives to its Board of Directors: Omar Simmons, Executive Chairman of one of the largest Planet Fitness franchise and Managing Director at Exaltare Capital Partners; Arnold Goldberg, former Senior Vice President and Senior Product Technologist at PayPal; Brendan Mulryan, Vice President at Etsy; and Jan Uhrich, former VP Services at Dell.
The new directors add complementary skills to reinforce InXpress’s long-term commitment to provide world-class transportation and logistics solutions to small and medium sized businesses.
Last year Hudson Hill Capital (“HHC”) acquired InXpress. Commenting on the appointments, Eric Rosen, Managing Partner of HHC, said, “These senior executives within technology, ecommerce, and franchising will strengthen the InXpress business globally. Each individual brings many years of relevant experience that will strengthen our technology, franchise, and service expertise to enhance the experience of our customers.”
Based in Manchester, U.K., InXpress is an international franchisor of parcel, freight, and delivery logistics services serving SME customers through a software platform and global network of nearly 400 franchises in 14 countries. The company maintains relationships with tier-one parcel, air, and freight carriers around the world, offering discounted rates to franchisees that form relationships with SME customers through its direct salesforce. The Company also offers its SME customers and franchisees a SaaS platform, enabling franchisees to effectively manage customer service and customers to centrally manage their transportation and logistics requirements.
Mr. Simmons, a seasoned private equity professional with nearly 30 years of experience, currently serves as Managing Director at Exaltare Capital Partners, which he co-founded. He is also Executive Chairman of ECP-PF Holdings, one of the largest Planet Fitness franchise with health clubs in Connecticut, New Mexico, and New York. Prior to that, Mr. Simmons worked as a Director at Windjammer Capital Investors and co-founded Reliant Equity Investors. He also worked at leading private equity firms such as Summit Partners and McCown DeLeeuw. Mr. Simmons graduated from Harvard Business School with honors, after graduating from Princeton University.
Mr. Goldberg spent the majority of his 30 year career as a senior product and technology executive working with four high-growth companies – PayPal, Box, LinkedIn, and eBay. He joined PayPal in 2013 and served in senior product and technology positions, including his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Chief Product Architect, where he partnered with the CEO to transform the product and engineering functions. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Goldberg worked as Vice President, Engineering at Box; Vice President, Platform Engineering at LinkedIn; and Senior Director, Systems Development at eBay. He also served with Hyperion Software, IBM, and ABB. Mr. Goldberg began his career at Harris Corporation after graduating from the University of Florida with a BS degree in computer engineering.
Ms. Uhrich is a Fortune 50 company senior executive with deep experience in technology and services. From 2013 to 2016, she was Chief Delivery Officer at Sutherland responsible for global services delivery, technology, IT, and human resources. Ms. Uhrich spent 17 years with Dell delivering new solutions and services, including starting and building Dell Global Support Services. Prior to Dell, she served for eight years as Senior Director Product Development with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and began her career at Apollo Computer after graduating from Penn State University with a BS degree in computer science. She received her MS degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Mulryan currently serves as Vice President, Member Services at Etsy. Prior to Etsy, he worked as Vice President, Customer Success at SaaS startup Docurated (acquired by Quark Software) and held various Program Management roles at Google. Mr. Mulryan possesses logistics experience as well, working with CEVA Logistics China and the Maersk Group. Mr. Mulryan earned a Diploma in Operational Research and Management Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BS in Finance from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Mark Taylor, Global CEO of InXpress said, “We look forward to benefiting from the diverse skills and insights that Omar, Arnold, Jan, and Brendan bring to help accelerate our growth, build strong relationships with our partners, and enhance our software platform.”
About Hudson Hill
Based in New York, Hudson Hill (www.hudsonhillcapital.com) is a private investment firm founded by Eric Rosen, Jason Palmatary, and Alexander Stacy. Departing from the prevailing short-term orientation of the private equity industry, HHC invests with families, entrepreneurs, and management teams who are attracted to patient, long-term capital partners. Hudson Hill invests its own capital alongside like-minded partners in attractive growth-oriented opportunities in industries benefiting from long-term secular growth tailwinds. HHC’s industry focus includes the business services, software, and financial services sectors.
InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the transportation and logistics industry, with a network of nearly 400 franchisees across 14 different countries, provides SMEs with unrivaled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the company’s size and its global connection to more than 50 trusted carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping preparation and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and less-than-truckload (“LTL”). InXpress Americas began franchising in 2006. To learn more about the franchise opportunity and the reoccurring revenue potential, visit website www.inxpress.com.
Looking for a recession-resilient opportunity after the 2008 downturn, Tom Morris leaned on his business acumen and relationship-building skills to launch InXpress. This global shipping company provides small-to-medium-sized businesses with shipping rates and solutions that traditionally are accessible to high-volume clients only. By Lizzy Yeserski
Global Shipping Franchise Continues to Expand and Experience YOY Revenue Growth.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — InXpress, a shipping and logistics franchise with a network of over 400 franchises in 14 counties, ranked No. 402 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s comprehensive Franchise 500 list.
The 42nd-annual Franchise 500 ranking was calculated with a proprietary formula built to evaluate franchises using five key factors: growth and size; brand strength; costs and fees; franchise support; and financial strength and stability.
The brand’s continuous placement on the competitive ranking, along with the franchise’s rising year-over-year system revenue growth even during the covid-19 environment (up 8.5 percent compared to 2019) and steady development, reinforces the recession-resilient franchise opportunity.
In fact, InXpress Americas doubled its deals and welcomed 22 newly signed franchise agreements for 2020.
“The sought-after global logistics industry paired with our franchisees’ ability to solve pain points for small-to-medium size businesses, even through challenging times, has resulted in new franchisees eager to fast track their launch process,” said executive vice president for franchise development at InXpress, Christina Chambers. “The demand for our wide assortment of shipping services was made evident as the existing system and new owners saw firsthand the essential nature of the business in 2020.”
The brand’s strength continues to gain the attention of qualified franchise candidates who are seeking a home-based opportunity with no territory restrictions and limitless growth potential. These candidates desire to be a local service provider for small-to-medium size businesses, providing them access to InXpress’ bulk-buying discounts, world-class carrier partners, and automated shipping technology.
The franchise requires no upfront costly brick-and-mortar lease; rather many owners opt to start as home-based and then move into a small office environment after the first year to build up their team and scale the business, often times in order to move into a sales management role.
“Small-to-medium size businesses will always need fast and reliable shipping solutions for their international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight) needs,” said CEO Dustin Hansen. “With our initial launch training, ongoing support, and network of franchisees dedicated to mentoring new owners, each franchise is able to establish itself as the trusted, knowledgeable partner for enterprises in need of shipping advocates and hands-on account management.”
InXpress is the only non-asset authorized shipping reseller logistics company in the US that can offer customers multiple shipping solutions through a global network of robust carrier partners. InXpress has reoccurring revenue potential for self-motivated business owners who want to provide a valuable service to a variety of business owners.
InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the shipping and logistics industry, with a network of over 400 franchisees provides SMEs with unrivaled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the franchise’s size and its partnership with multiple world-class carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping technology and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight). The company was founded in 1999 in the United Kingdom and currently operates in 14 countries. InXpress Americas began franchising in 2006. To learn more about the franchise opportunity and the reoccurring revenue potential, visit inxpressfranchise.com.
InXpress is a business-to-business, home-based sales franchise in the shipping and logistics industry. Our franchisees sell global shipping and freight services to small- and medium-sized businesses. No retail storefront, no handling of packages, and no employees required!