Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our business Member of the Month for April, 2018- The UPS Store®.
About the UPS Store: The UPS Store® concept was introduced in 1980 as Mail Boxes Etc.® – a convenient alternative to the post office. Throughout its evolution, it has continued to define and lead the business services category it created. In 2001, UPS® acquired Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. In 2003, the two companies introduced The UPS Store® brand. On April 7, 2003, approximately 3,000 Mail Boxes Etc. locations in the United States re-branded as The UPS Store and began offering lower UPS-direct shipping rates. In 2012, Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. became The UPS Store, Inc. The centers remain locally owned and operated, and continue to offer a variety of packing, shipping, freight, postal, printing and business services, with convenient locations and world-class service.
Why Blacksburg? The UPS Store near the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus was a perfect fit to help provide an additional resource for shipping, printing and more to the students and staff, as well as all the customers the come to the store for the same service. Keeping track of the large volume of packages Universities process daily for incoming and outgoing students, professors, and more can be challenging. The UPS Store provides an additional solution for sending and receiving packages, plus the town of Blacksburg is vibrant and engaging making this and excellent place to be.
Our talented team: Our store team is a unique blend of motivated, humble, trustworthy and dedicated individuals, heralded by Diane Combs-Manager, Kevin Siegel-Part Owner/Manager, Michael Ansley, David Ansley and Jacob Sitnik all very professional and responsible. Frank Siegel is the store owner, purchased in Mar. 2016.
Company’s mission: More than just packing and shipping, The UPS Store allows for entrepreneurs interested in building a better life for their families, a franchise opportunity. This allows for you to be the owner of your own business, and make long-lasting friendships within the community.
The UPS Store® is located at 125 N. Main St. Blacksburg, VA 24060