Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) facilitates the activities of entrepreneurs, people and businesses, worldwide, through our easy-access distribution network and customized services and products delivered with a distinguished and unique level of customer service.
MBE has kept growing throughout its history. The people at MBE’s ca. 1.500 current locations in 31 countries use our business concept to solve the needs of local businesses and consumers in the communities in which they live.
Founded in San Diego, California in 1980, Mail Boxes Etc. was introduced in Italy in 1993 by Graziano Fiorelli as Master licensee for the MBE brand. Since opening the pilot Center in 1993 the Italian MBE Network has grown to over 500 Centers. MBE Italy also subsequently acquired MBE Master Licenses rights for Spain, Germany and Austria.
In 2009, MBE Worldwide – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian Fiorelli family – acquired from MBE U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of UPS Inc., the Mail Boxes Etc. worldwide business (excluding the U.S. and Canada, which remain under MBE U.S. Inc.), including trademarks, business format and all existing Master Franchising contracts.
MBE operates in the business services industry offering shipping, logistic, communication and postal support for private and business customers – mainly small and medium-sized companies – to improve productivity via outsourcing needs and processes to MBE which are not part of their core activities.
MBE’s brand identity, established via local and national campaigns on the web, radio, TV, print media, billboards and other unique venue events, underscores MBE’s prominence and reputation for entrepreneurial excellence, superior quality service and enviable customer loyalty.