You get paid a fee for every Post Office transaction – the more you sell the more you earn on postage, home shopping returns, Local Collect (parcel collection), travel money, easy bill payments, e top-ups, MoneyGram and much more.
Post Office is the challenger brand in the financial services market with 3million customers, so you can earn monthly fees from customer referrals, enabling you to build a ‘book’ of customers taking out house, vehicle, pet or travel insurance, mortgages, ISAs and other savings products, life assurance, Post Office credit cards and of course the UK’s number one range of travel products.
VAT is added to the fees at the applicable rate, if you are VAT registered.
We have franchises available all over the UK; visit our Search for opportunities page to find an available branch in your area.
Becoming a postmaster isn’t for everyone, and we don’t award Post Office branches to just anyone either. Modern postmasters are successful business owners with a strong community purpose. The most successful postmasters integrate Post Office branches into vibrant retail environments and regularly engage with their local community. We do provide training and support to enable you to operate a Post Office to the highest standards. We would expect you to have a strong commercial focus and ability to lead and motivate a team of staff to deliver commercial success. Find out what makes a great postmaster here.
This depends on how quickly you find a suitable location and can set up the business. It can typically take between seven months and a year from the beginning of the appointment process to the first opening day. Find out more about the application process here.