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20 06, 2024

AlphaGraphics Launches agEnterprise, the Ultimate Brand Management Platform for Businesses Nationwide

2024-06-20T20:51:24-04:00June 20th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Leading Franchisor of Printing and Marketing Solutions Unveils Innovative Platform for Ensuring Brand Consistency

DENVER — AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, announces the launch of agEnterprise, a new brand management platform tailored to meet the unique needs of franchises and other multi-location businesses. The new platform is designed to uphold brand consistency, offer both national oversight and local customization, and streamline the marketing process with a central hub for branded, customizable marketing assets.

“agEnterprise is more than just a platform; it’s the cornerstone of modern brand management,” said Ryan Farris, CFE, President and COO of AlphaGraphics. “By seamlessly blending national oversight with local customization, it empowers franchises and multi-location businesses to elevate their brand consistency while maintaining individuality. With agEnterprise, businesses aren’t just streamlining processes – they’re redefining success, achieving unparalleled efficiency and unlocking the full potential of their marketing endeavors.”

In addition to brand consistency, here’s what agEnterprise can do for your business:

  • Achieve national control and local customization: The strongest brands strike a balance between consistency and personalization. agEnterprise clients receive a customized site that serves as a centralized hub for branded and customizable marketing assets that business owners can access to make direct orders. Through this hub, businesses can customize assets while staying within brand guidelines. Additionally, clients will be assigned an account manager to support the creation and production of marketing assets and ensure multi-location consistency.
  • Leverage technology to streamline marketing processes: agEnterprise combines all marketing tools in one fully integrated platform, which can save businesses up to 30% by cutting back on third-party tools.
  • Monitor and manage marketing funds and co-op dollars: Effective financial oversight is crucial for businesses to thrive. Recognizing this, agEnterprise provides custom reporting tools, helping marketing teams to monitor and manage funds and co-op dollars, oversee spending at a national and local level, provide flexibility for franchisees, and increase visibility into campaign costs.
  • Provide every location local production and marketing support: AlphaGraphics has over 230 locations across the country to support businesses in a variety of markets to fulfill and distribute marketing assets. This results in quicker turnaround times, cost-savings, and a reduced carbon footprint. The platform helps eliminate the wait time on shipping as items are produced locally by teams who understand the market.

“As a franchise ourselves, we understand the challenges of trying to balance national brand recognition with local needs and unique markets. This is what provided the impetus for us to create a platform that provides an end-to-end solution,” added Farris. “We’ve created a one-stop- shop for marketing executives to manage assets in a singular platform, gain access to local printing services across the country, and ultimately save money on shipping costs. Our years of experience serving like-minded businesses allows us to provide you with unmatched franchise marketing expertise.”

For more than 50 years, AlphaGraphics has helped businesses of all sizes get noticed and get business with quality print, signs, graphics, and technology. AlphaGraphics recognizes that representing a brand accurately and strengthening brand recognition is paramount, and agEnterprise supports businesses to do just that – by guaranteeing consistency across all marketing assets, ensuring they are on-brand, and centralized. When executed properly, brand consistency has an ability to increase revenue by 10-20%.

For more information on agEnterprise and to request a demo, visit https://shop.alphagraphics.com/agenterprise/.

About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 230 locally-owned and operated locations in the U.S., offers a complete range of print, signs, visual communications, and marketing services to businesses. AlphaGraphics also provides enterprise print management solutions through its agEnterprise platform. agEnterprise provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution allowing multi-location brands to centralize all on-brand marketing assets. The platform utilizes an integrated online ordering system to streamline print ordering, manufacturing, and distribution. By offering both national oversight and local customization, agEnterprise streamlines the marketing process through automation, accelerating speed to market, while saving time and resources. For more information about agEnterprise, visit https://shop.alphagraphics.com/agenterprise/.

21 03, 2024

AlphaGraphics named a Top 100 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

2024-03-21T16:56:02-04:00March 21st, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Female franchise owners are highly satisfied with the printing and marketing solutions company’s core values and franchise community

DENVER — AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, proudly announces that it has been recognized by Franchise Business Review as one of the franchise research firm’s 2024 Top 100 Franchises for Women. Only 100 brands were named to the annual list of winners.

AlphaGraphics was among 350 franchise brands, representing more than 8,500 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women. The printing and marketing solutions company’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance.

“We are honored to be recognized as a top franchise for women and pride ourselves on our commitment to expanding opportunities for everyone,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of retail network development. “It’s encouraging to see that the prospects, tools and resources we have provided throughout our franchising network have fostered this culture of inclusion and diversity.”

FBR’s survey showed that AlphaGraphics’ female owners were very satisfied with the company’s core values and franchise community. They were also pleased with the company’s training and support system and the leadership AlphaGraphics provides.

“Franchising is a terrific option for women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “With so many franchise opportunities to choose from, it’s critical to do in-depth research to understand how satisfied current female franchise owners are with the training and support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, culture, and leadership of any brand they’re considering before making an investment. When you look at the brands on this year’s list of the Top Franchises for Women, 89% of women said they enjoy being part of their franchise organizations, and 88% said they enjoy operating the business, making them all excellent options for women looking to make the transition to business ownership.”

To see the full list of the 2024 Top 100 Franchises for Women, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchises-for-women/.

About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, World Options UK and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com –  www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it –  www.mbe.es –  www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl –  www.mbeportugal.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – https://uk.worldoptions.com/

About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/.

7 03, 2024

Rich Schepler of AlphaGraphics South Charlotte Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

2024-03-07T18:31:17-05:00March 7th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

DENVER — AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, proudly announces that its South Charlotte, North Carolina franchisee, Rich Schepler, was named 2023 Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA). Schepler was honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.

“Franchisees of the Year exemplify what franchising is all about – providing opportunity, serving others, and fulfilling the American Dream,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “We are proud to recognize Rich Schepler with the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and I have no doubt his work is changing lives and making a lasting community impact.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their involvement in their communities, embodying the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a strong and healthy culture with their workforce, and assisting their fellow franchisees when called upon.

Schepler has been a member of the AlphaGraphics family since 2015. Prior to joining AlphaGraphics, he spent 31 years in the printing industry, including being the vice president at his former company. He took that experience and has quickly grown his business in North Carolina into an exceptional AlphaGraphics center. His wife, son, and daughter all work in the business with him.

Rich Schepler, alongside his entire family and team, epitomize the pinnacle of what every franchisee should aspire to become,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of retail network development. “Their excellence isn’t just measured by their remarkable sales, growth, and profitability — what truly sets them apart is their unparalleled commitment to their community and customers. Rich and his team embody the essence of AlphaGraphics, demonstrating that their business transcends beyond merely printing and signage—it’s about uplifting the community and bolstering other businesses to get noticed and get business.”

“Their dedication to fostering the success of others has propelled their own impressive growth, making it no surprise that they have earned the prestigious accolade of Franchisee of the Year from the IFA,” said Ryan Farris President and COO of AlphaGraphics. “This recognition is a testament to their outstanding contributions and the significant impact they’ve made, showcasing that their success is indeed well-deserved.”

There are approximately 806,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.7 million direct jobs and generating over $858 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.

About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 806,270 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.7 million direct jobs, $858.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, World Options UK and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value. For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com – www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it – www.mbe.es – www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl – www.mbeportugal.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – https://uk.worldoptions.com/

30 01, 2024

AlphaGraphics celebrates fifth consecutive year on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list

2024-01-30T21:24:01-05:00January 30th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The franchisor setting the standard for excellence in printing and marketing solutions

DENVER — AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, has secured a spot on the prestigious Franchise 500® list of top franchisors in the nation for the fifth consecutive year. Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500® is the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. For 45 years, the annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® has been a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees. The 2024 Franchise 500® ranks AlphaGraphics as #480 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“At AlphaGraphics, our commitment to innovation and franchise expansion remains unwavering,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Securing a spot on this elite list for the fifth consecutive year underscores our dedication to crafting innovative strategies that foster continuous growth. We have the entire AlphaGraphics team and our franchisees to thank for this honor.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is then given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranked order.

“Every brand on the Franchise 500 has its own unique story, but they all collectively make the same statement: Franchising is strong and resilient, is full of innovation and opportunity, and provides a powerful entrepreneurial path for many people,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 45th annual ranking is full of companies with fresh ideas, exciting business models, cultural sway, and the kind of business sophistication that will define the next 45 years and beyond.”

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit http://www/alphagraphics.com.

About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, World Options UK and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com –  www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it –  www.mbe.es –  www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl –  www.mbeportugal.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – https://uk.worldoptions.com/

12 01, 2024

AlphaGraphics named a 2024 top franchise by Franchise Business Review

2024-01-15T16:51:29-05:00January 12th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Independent survey shows franchise owners are highly satisfied with the leading marketing and print solutions provider

DENVER AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, was recently recognized for their outstanding work with franchise owners after being named a Top Franchise for 2024 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 19th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners.

AlphaGraphics was among more than 375 franchise brands, representing over 35,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Its franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“Making Franchise Business Review’s top franchise list is a testament to how hard our corporate team works to provide franchise owners with the necessary tools they need to grow and succeed,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Our relationship with our franchise owners resembles that of a marriage. We need each other for both entities to be successful. We are always looking for innovative ways to help our franchise owners take the next step in their success journey. That’s a major part of our job as the franchisor.”

Among the AlphaGraphics franchisees surveyed, 91% stated they enjoy operating the business, 91% stated they were likely to recommend the brand to others, and 89% felt supportive of each other. Overall, the franchise scored in the “very good” range in core values, franchise community and self-evaluation.

“Franchisee satisfaction continues to be the leading indicator of franchise performance and system health, and we are pleased to report that our latest research shows satisfaction has remained at some of the highest levels in the past 19 years,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “In fact, our survey results show that three out of four franchise owners would recommend their brand to others. That’s extremely encouraging news for franchise owners and anyone considering investing in a franchise.”

“As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities available based on actual feedback from the people who own them. Each of the award winners on this year’s list of the 200 Top Franchises received stellar ratings from their franchisees in the areas crucial to success in operating a franchise, including training & support, leadership, innovation, culture, and financial opportunity.”

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

To view the entire list, please visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/lists/top-200-franchises/.

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit https://www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A., a privately-owned company headquartered in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except in the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, Print Speak, GEL Proximity and World Options. In 2022, the combination of its physical platform – that currently counts 3,150+ Business Solution Centers in 52 countries with more than 13,000 associates – with its PrestaShop e-commerce platform served over 1 million business customers worldwide generating €1.3 billion (US$1.4 billion) of System-wide Gross Revenue and €22 billion (US$23 billion) of Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at: www.mbecorporate.com – www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.packsend.co.uk – www.spedingo.com/en  – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it – www.mbe.es – www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl – www.mbe.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – www.gelproximity.com/en –  www.worldoptions.com

24 08, 2023

AlphaGraphics recognizes high-achieving franchisees at 53rd conference

2023-08-24T10:41:28-04:00August 24th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Franchise owners explore growth strategies during annual networking event. 

DENVER — AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, recently recognized its high-achieving franchisees while also discussing strategies for the future during its 53rd annual conference at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“At AlphaGraphics, our franchise owners and leadership team have a win-win relationship,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Neither one can achieve success without relying on the other. Our annual conference gives us an opportunity to come together as a franchise family and work on strategies that help us all grow.”

Several awards were given out at this year’s conference, including:

  • Franny: Rich ScheplerNorth Carolina
  • Rising StarEric Johnson, Missouri
  • Most Improved: Jim BallewTexas
  • Project of the Year: Clare, Bill and Sarah MeehanPennsylvania
  • Community Impact: Barry and Rita WilsonSouth Carolina
  • Top Overall Sales: Lynn NelsonIdaho.

“Our franchisees deserve all the recognition for their hard work and dedication to making AlphaGraphics successful,” McPherson said. “While our conference is a chance to networking and work on strategies, it is also a great opportunity to recognize franchise owners who have achieved success over the past year.”

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit https://www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

About MBE Worldwide

MBE Worldwide S.p.A., a privately-owned company headquartered in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except in the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, Print Speak, GEL Proximity and World Options. In 2022, the combination of its physical platform – that currently counts 3,150+ Business Solution Centers in 52 countries with more than 13,000 associates – with its PrestaShop e-commerce platform served over 1 million business customers worldwide generating €1.3 billion (US$1.4 billion) of System-wide Gross Revenue and €22 billion (US$23 billion) of Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at:www.mbecorporate.com – www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.packsend.co.uk – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it – www.mbe.es – www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl – www.mbe.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – www.gelproximity.com/en – www.worldoptions.com

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

15 05, 2023

AlphaGraphics named a 2023 top franchise by Franchise Business Review

2023-05-15T09:40:39-04:00May 15th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Leading marketing and print solutions provider recognized as a top business service, recession-proof franchise.

DENVERAlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, showcased its excellence in franchisee satisfaction after being named a top franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review.

AlphaGraphics ranked 40th in the “Large” category, which included franchise systems with 170 to 399 units. They were also named one of the top business service franchises and received recognition for being a recession-proof brand.

“Franchise culture is one of the highest priorities for AlphaGraphics,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “While we understand financial criteria and market availability are important to own a franchise, it’s not the number one determining factor for us. We focus on finding the right people that fit our franchise culture to ensure all parties flourish.”

“The relationship between franchisor and franchisee resembles that of a marriage. If one party is disenchanted, it’s difficult for the marriage to be successful. That’s why we focus on giving our franchisees the necessary tools they need to thrive while also providing a culture, atmosphere and franchise community that they can enjoy. Based on our recognition by FBR, I feel confident in saying we continue to accomplish that goal year after year.”

AlphaGraphics was among over 360 franchise brands, representing nearly 38,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Its franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

Based on the franchise owner satisfaction report, AlphaGraphics received positive results in six major categories: training and support, franchise system, leadership, core values, franchise community and self-evaluation. According to the report, 91% of franchisees enjoy operating their business, 91% of franchisees are likely to recommend the brand to others and 89% of franchisees feel supportive of each other.

“Franchisee satisfaction levels hit an all-time high last year despite the pandemic, and we are pleased to report that our 2023 research shows satisfaction has remained sky high—a sure indicator that franchisee satisfaction is a top priority for franchise companies—and that’s good news for franchise owners and anyone thinking about investing in a franchise,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities available based on actual feedback from the people who own them.

“This year, nearly 38,000 franchisees completed our survey and from there we identified the franchise brands with the highest levels of satisfaction and performance to educate potential buyers about which franchise to invest in. Each of the 200 Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners on this year’s list achieved stellar ratings from their franchisees.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2023 Top Franchises.

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A., a privately-owned company headquartered in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except in the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, Print Speak, GEL Proximity and World Options. In 2022, the combination of its physical platform – that currently counts 3,150+ Business Solution Centers in 52 countries with more than 13,000 associates – with its PrestaShop e-commerce platform served over 1 million business customers worldwide generating €1.3 billion (US$1.4 billion) of System-wide Gross Revenue and €22 billion (US$23 billion) of Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at: www.mbecorporate.com – www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.packsend.co.uk – www.spedingo.com/en  – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it – www.mbe.es – www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl – www.mbe.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – www.gelproximity.com/en –  www.worldoptions.com

SOURCE AlphaGraphics

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979.

AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions.

For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

5 04, 2023

AlphaGraphics franchisee sales increase 23% in 2022

2023-04-05T10:00:38-04:00April 5th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Leading marketing and print solutions provider opens 12 new locations.

DENVERAlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, demonstrated tremendous growth in 2022 as its franchisee systems saw a 23% increase in sales throughout the year. In addition, the franchise added 12 new locations and 17 new owners, including transfers.

“The increase in sales is a testament to how hard our franchisees work daily,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “They are always looking for ways to evolve to continue providing reliable, high-quality services to our customers. That translates into franchise-wide success, which enables us to sell more franchise licenses to entrepreneurs. It truly takes a team effort for an entire franchise system to be successful.”

AlphaGraphics’ success is highlighted by the awards it received including being named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list and being named to the publication’s Franchise 500 Hall of Fame. They were also named to the Franchise Times Top 500.

“Each year, our goal is to continue growing nationwide to ensure businesses have access to our services no matter where they are located,” McPherson said. “As we plan for continued growth, we will remain dedicated to providing quality services that are an asset to the communities we serve.”

About MBE Worldwide

MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, World Options UK and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com – www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it –  www.mbe.es –  www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl –  www.mbeportugal.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – https://uk.worldoptions.com/

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit https://www.alphagraphics.com/.

20 03, 2023

AlphaGraphics’ Louis Malooley named IFA Franchisee of the Year

2023-03-20T09:08:11-04:00March 20th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

International Franchise Association recognizes marketing and solutions provider for excellence in franchising.

DENVERAlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, has announced that Louis Malooley has received the International Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year award, which is the top award available for a franchisee. The AlphaGraphics of Buckhead owner was honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Louis (Malooley) has always been an amazing ambassador and representative of the AlphaGraphics brand,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Whether he is speaking with potential franchisees or providing excellent insight and strategies to other owners, Louis is always ready to share his thoughts for the betterment of the brand. I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving to be called franchisee of the year.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model.

Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.

“Winning this award is a testament to the hard work both my team in Buckhead and the leaders at AlphaGraphics headquarters put in every day,” Malooley said. “It takes more than one person to be successful, and my name wouldn’t be on this award if not for the mentors that helped me along the way and a strong team to deliver exceptional service and quality. Being a member of the AlphaGraphics family is amazing, and we will continue to grow and expand our franchise system together.”

IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. The organization enhances and promotes franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs and $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories.

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, World Options UK and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com –  www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it –  www.mbe.es –  www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl –  www.mbeportugal.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – https://uk.worldoptions.com/

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979.

AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions.

For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com.
To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.

9 03, 2023

AlphaGraphics named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Hall of Fame

2023-03-09T10:01:19-05:00March 9th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Leading marketing and print solutions provider recognized for continued excellence in franchising.

DENVERAlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, received a prestigious honor after being named to Entrepreneur’s first-ever Franchise 500 Hall of Fame list. This list honors the elite franchise brands that have ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking for 25 or more years consecutively. AlphaGraphics has ranked for 36 years in a row in Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500.

“Being named to the Franchise 500 Hall of Fame is a testament to our team’s dedication to the overall success and growth of AlphaGraphics,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “From leadership to the individual franchise owners, we always strive for excellence. Although there have been turbulent times, AlphaGraphics is always evolving and finding new ways to make our brand stand out from the rest.

“Making it on this list showcases that we are one of the best franchise systems out there. Of course, this doesn’t make us complacent. We will continue to grow and increase our reach in the coming years. It’s an exciting time for AlphaGraphics.”

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 has been evaluating and ranking franchise opportunities for 44 years. The company’s proprietary ranking formula analyzes brands based on more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

The ranking grows more competitive each year with 1,321 companies applying for a chance at a spot in the top 500 in 2023. Only 49 franchise brands have managed to rank every year for the last 25 years or more, and thus earn a spot in the 2023 Hall of Fame.

“We’re honoring these A-list brands who have shown through and through their commitment to growth, to their franchisees, and to their communities,” said Entrepreneur Senior Vice President of Franchising Liane Caruso. “Ranking in the Franchise 500 is highly competitive, and achieving that distinction year after year is quite an accomplishment. We’re thrilled to recognize so many brands who have thrived over the years!”

To view AlphaGraphics in the Franchise 500 Hall of Fame list, pick up the March/April issue of Entrepreneur magazine, on newsstands March 7, or visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise/introducing-the-franchise-500-hall-of-fame/444749.

About MBE Worldwide

MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND, Spedingo.com, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy, World Options UK and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value.

For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com –  www.prestashop.com/en – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.spedingo.com/en – www.alphagraphics.com – www.multicopy.nl – www.printspeak.com – www.mbe.it –  www.mbe.es –  www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl –  www.mbeportugal.pt – www.mbe.co.uk – https://uk.worldoptions.com/

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979.

AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions.

For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com.
To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.