We Go The Extra Mile

Mail Boxes Etc (UK) Ltd - more commonly known as MBE - has a growing UK network of some 80 'one-stop-shops' that offer an unrivalled and comprehensive range of services to businesses of all sizes encompassing everything from copying and print to couriers and shipping and mail box rental.

In addition, MBE has in-depth understanding of the needs of franchised businesses and recognises that MBE centres can provide invaluable help and support to both franchisors and their franchisees, especially in the early days of setting up the business when time and resources are really stretched.

MBE has a wealth of knowledge and expertise of supplying the business market. Increasingly, centres are used by companies as an additional resource to produce or supply goods and services which would be problematic to achieve inhouse, to the same standard and quality, and within the same time frame.

Part of the world's largest non-food franchise, globally MBE has some 4,500 operating centres. The franchise began in the USA in l980 and has more than two decades' experience of successfully meeting customers' needs. The business became part of UPS worldwide in 2001.

In the UK the MBE network has an enviable reputation for being reliable, quick and efficient, meeting deadlines and keeping promises. Service really does mean 'service' within the network and MBE franchisees are well-known for 'going the extra mile' to help their customers.

MBE can take the hassle out of packing and shipping anything to anywhere in the world, offer courier services anywhere in the UK, take care of your print and copying requirements, supply your stationery and offer internet access, word processing and DTP. In short, whatever your business needs, MBE can supply it. Specialists in packing and shipping - everything from large consignments to valuable antiques - MBE specialist staff will pack your goods to ensure they are well protected in transit.

MBE has excellent brokerage arrangements with all the best known shippers, including UPS, FedEx, Parcelforce Worldwide and DHL. This means that your local centre will arrange the most appropriate, efficient and rapid transportation for your parcels at the best possible price. The centres also provide an excellent hub for companies needing to return goods, which can be a problem for businesses, especially when items are bought over the telephone or on-line.

MBE offers a full range of digital printing options for black and white and colour, either directly from original documents or from electronic files or from disc which customers supply for processing. There is also a range of finishing services for documents, including laminating and binding and an extensive mail merge, fulfilment and despatch service for direct mail items. Centres can also produce competitively priced business stationery, promotional flyers and leaflets.

If you need creative and design services, MBE can help you. Centres can enhance existing material, enlarge artwork, logos and photographs and create posters and banners. When you are considering promotional gifts for your business, think about using MBE to create your own bespoke calendar or mouse mat, as examples. MBE can prepare prints from digital cameras and enlarge photographs as well.

The MBE business was founded on mail box rental, a system which provides a business address, the facility to send post and 24-hour access for receiving mail. Mail box rental is extremely popular with small businesses, especially those which are operated by individuals and/or from a home base.