MBE Worldwide is one of the largest third-party logistics, printing, marketing and communication services networks in the world with over 2,500 Service Centers globally.
Mail Boxes Etc. (“MBE”) was founded in San Diego, California (U.S.A.) in 1980. It has evolved over time into one of the world’s largest international networks of franchised entrepreneurs operating retail-based shipping, logistics, printing, marketing and communications solutions to business and private customers.
In 2001 UPS Inc. bought Mail Boxes Etc., and in 2003 commenced rebranding in both the USA and Canada the MBE network of retail Centers into “The UPS Store”.
In 2009 MBE Worldwide S.p.A., a family-owned Italian holding company based in Milan – Italy, which started business in 1993 as the Mail Boxes Etc. Master Licensee for Italy and then subsequently Spain and Germany, acquired the worldwide network of MBE Service Centers (except Centers in North America).
In 2017 MBE Worldwide acquired two US-based companies, PostNet International Franchise and AlphaGraphics, to expand its network of service Centers in the USA, Canada, South Africa and additional countries.
In 2017 MBE Worldwide also acquired a majority stake of logistics market place Spedingo.
MBE Worldwide Group by the numbers
2,500 Service Centers Worldwide
44 Countries Worldwide
$940 Million System-wide Sales
* MBE Worldwide acquired PostNet and AlphaGraphics in April and October 2017, respectively
** All figures as of April 2019