As a UPS Store Franchisee:
You’re only going to get about 40% off the UPS Published rates. Whereas you could get some pretty steep discounts on your own Account (without owning a Store,) if you do enough volume.
And your going to pay about 10% in Royalties. (It’s actually 8.5%, but Franchisees also pay Advertising that is paid into local “Co-op” group.)
And you’re going to have overhead and employees.
And you’re going to be required to be open part of the day on Saturdays.