Post Office Business Opportunities - Why Post Office?
Find the right business opportunity with the Post Office

Why choose the Post Office?

What makes us great

At Post Office, we aspire to be at the very heart of customers' choice by becoming the most trusted provider of essential services to every person in the land.

We're the UK's largest retail network and the largest financial services chain with more branches than all of the UK's banks and building societies put together. We also have growing direct channels such as contact centres and online - meaning we're there for more customers, in more ways.

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Grow your business with Post Office

We are the UK's leading mails and parcels retailer, and have a rapidly growing financial services and a thriving telecoms business, offering customers 170 different products and services, and a great footfall generator for your business.

The benefits of running a Post Office franchise:

  • No franchise fee
  • Modernise your store with Post Office investment
  • Get paid for every Post Office customer transaction
  • 1/3 of all small businesses in the UK visit a Post Office branch at least once a week
  • 95% of bank customers can access their cash in a Post Office
  • We pay for the equipment and installation of the Post Office counter into your business
  • We offer help and training in your branch to support your Post Office and retail business growth.

Two different types of Post Office

  • Post Office Main branches have the largest customer base and operate from a dedicated Post Office area as well as a service point on the retail counter. Main branches offer the widest range of Post Office services giving customers the assistance they need in a modern environment.
  • Post Office Local branches integrate Post Office services into a vibrant retail business, so they can be offered from the same service point and over the same opening hours. With Post Office and retail businesses complementing each other, a Local branch creates a lively centre point for high streets, villages and shopping parades.

Two different ways to run a Post Office

  • Franchise opportunity
    Add a Post Office franchise to your existing retail business. This will replace the advertised Post Office within your community.
  • Property and franchise opportunity
    Apply for a Post Office with leasehold or freehold premises to purchase, and develop a thriving retail store.