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Navis Pack & Ship Franchise for Sale

Specializing in Custom Packing and Shipping of Big, Small, Delicate, Old, New, or Fragile Goods for Business and Consumers – 8/15/2007

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Greenwood Village, CO - Navis is North Americas leading franchised logistics business providing commercial, industrial and residential customers with customized solutions for difficult-to-ship items. Founded as a single retail store in 1980, today Navis is a network of more than 140 warehouse and retail locations situated throughout the United States and Canada.

The companys diverse clientele ranges from businesses that handle fine art and antiques, such as art galleries, auction houses, estate settlement professionals and interior designers, to companies that need to move sensitive electronic equipment and machinery. Navis also serves residential consumers who are moving furniture, art or household goods, but have less than a movers minimum load [of less than 2,000 pounds]. From designing cushioned crates for fine art and fragile computer servers to securing heavy machinery on pallets for long international hauls, Navis offers solutions that account for both the physical safety of packages and the time sensitivity of their transport.

"With specialty freight, every aspect of the packing and shipping process requires specialized knowledge and skills," said Ben Blakeley, President & CEO of Navis and a former franchisee. Many local businesses need simple solutions for difficult shipments. Most have little knowledge of the benefits of working with experts in logistics coordination.

Fore more than three decades, Navis has built its expertise in custom packaging. On goods it packs, Navis has an extraordinarily low rates of claims, delivering damage-free 99.8% of the time. Over the years, the business has carved out its niche in the logistics industry and has further distinguished itself with service standards that include:

  • Custom packaging and crating
  • Flexible pick-up and drop off times
  • Specialization in selecting best type of transportation based on the fragility and value of the item
  • Transit insurance that includes loss and damage for items not covered by carriers standard transit coverage such as high-value art and antiques
  • Storage and fulfillment at its warehouse locations

The flexibility of Navis' services makes it a solution provider on both local and national levels. Whether Navis is packaging one item, functioning as the shipping department for a business, or serving as a warehouse fulfillment center, Navis easily adapts to its customers' needs. Business leaders who choose to partner with Navis are able to focus on managing and growing their own operations while reducing overhead and risk of damage claims and returns.

Navis' Franchise Opportunity
With a network featuring 140 franchise locations, Navis is positioned for extraordinary growth. The companys development plans call for more than 200 franchise locations to be added to the system by 2012. Given the size and reach of the network, Navis franchisees are able to pool knowledge and resources to assist one another with challenges and unforeseen requests.

Typical warehouse locations range in size from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet and are situated in protected territory containing 20,000 25,000 total businesses, with a minimum of 1,500 businesses in Navis primary vertical markets. Franchisees receive extensive, hands-on, classroom and online training in handling fragile, large, awkward and valuable goods, which equips them to safely pack and ship almost anything, virtually anywhere in the world. Additionally, Navis supports franchisees with assistance in site selection and build-out, marketing, sales, operations, hiring employees and technology.
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Navis Pack & Ship Liquid Capital Required:
Minimum Net Worth:
Total Investment:
$115,000 - $225,000
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Navis Logistics Network has been franchising since 1984 with a retail entity, Handle With Care Packaging Store, which was founded in 1980. We specialize in packaging and shipping Fragile, Large, Awkward and Valuable items - what we call FLAV. We established Navis Pack and Ship Centers in 2001 and began to seriously franchise this concept in 2002. Navis has the same FLAV emphasis as The Packaging Store, but focuses instead on the business-to-business market. This is an uncrowded, $34 billion market expected to grow to more that $50 billion in the next four to five years. Our business model focuses on (but is not limited to) 100-200 pound items with total logistics solutions: door-to-door delivery, packaging, and full insurance coverage. It includes small residential and commercial moves. Potential customers need cost -efficient ways to ship manufactured technical, scientific, and medical equipment; computers; antiques, and fine art. More info