Kinko’s Franchise Opportunities

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The industry of photocopying, printing, document production and distribution, and mailing services has been becoming a popular franchise business, especially for starters since there are an increase number of people needing this kind of services.

That is why Kinko’s Inc. has been founded.

As early as the year 1970, Paul Orfalea, a man originated in Lebanon, opened up Kinko’s Copies Corporation. Its name comes from his nickname, which means curly hair. Although he is known to be incompetent and has a learning disability, he still manages to finish his schooling as a finance graduate in the University of Southern California. He was also a “C” level student on his class. On that time, if someone does not know how to read, or are not capable of doing jobs or task, then no one will ever hire you. And because of this, he became unemployed.

Because of his condition, Orfalea strived to have something. That’s when he sees a photo copy machine in the campus’ library. And because he had a little knowledge on mechanics, he thinks of what he can do in a photo copy machine to make profit out of it. Then, an idea came to his mind. With the help of his father, he borrow money from the Bank of America, rent a small space and a photo copy machine, and then started his very own photo copy business near the campus. He charges his customers for four cents in every page that they photo copy. He also sells other school supplies to make extra profit. And because what he started has become a success, he also opens up other stores in different campuses, with the help of his other business partner. That’s when they started franchising their business.

To make the business become even more popular to the crowd, then also try marketing it by means of slipping promotional materials onto everybody’s mailboxes. After that, they started getting orders for large bulk of documents to photo copy. They also started to deliver photo copied documents to their clients. They also started offering their client, such as college professors, custom publishing materials. Because of their quality and good service, they continue to expand, having about eighty stores opened for almost a decade.

For several years of striving and continuing to extend and improve their service to the people, Kinko’s Incorporation keep on adding up new services that they can provide to satisfy the needs of the people. As a current add up to their services, now they also offer finishing services like binding and stapling, quick printing, mailing, colored copying, custom printing, pickup and delivery, computer rentals, and selling stationery and office supplies. They also started making their store open for 24 hours because more and more people are asking them to extend their service ours. This truly made them exemplary on their business because they provide services to the people whenever they need to.

29 Comments

  • 1. Janis Fenderson said on 4/19/2012 4:28:28 PM
    Looking to open (within 3-6 months), 2 Kinko's in the Tyler, Texas area. Can you please send hard copies of your franchise opportunities, training, royalties, start-up cost, involvement in construction design and building. Thank you, Janis Fenderson, 18979 County Road 2107, Troup, Texas 75789,
  • 2. Mohammad z. Latif said on 5/21/2012 5:30:53 PM
    I live in Baltimore md and I am looking forward to open a store or 2 around Baltimore area so can you please help me out. And send me all the info about franchising kinko's. Thank you Mohammad
  • 3. Tirelo said on 4/26/2013 12:47:42 PM
    I am interested in starting a Kinko's Franchise at the University of Botswana. I have a big need for this. Please contact me Tirelo Modie
  • 4. Ray said on 6/29/2013 1:29:49 PM
    Looking to open a Kinko's franchise in Toronto area. Please provide the details of cost and other items. Thanks.
  • 5. Travis said on 12/2/2013 7:12:33 PM
    I too would like more detailed information. Thanks,
  • 6. minxy said on 3/24/2014 3:05:55 PM
    hi, am interested in franchising opportunities in the toronto area. can i please get some information ? thanks
  • 7. Bayo Sokunbi said on 3/25/2014 2:49:22 PM
    Interested in Kinkos franchise in the Atalanta GA area. Please send information to Bayo Sokunbi, 751 Woodmont Dr Marietta Ga 30062
  • 8. joany said on 4/1/2014 10:28:07 AM
    can you please contact me as i am interested to open one in singapore. pls send me all the information. thanks
  • 9. pradip rajani said on 5/8/2014 5:19:18 PM
    we are interested to open kinkos in dar es salaam tanzania please send me information for franchise or master franchise please
  • 10. mark lewis said on 8/27/2014 11:03:25 AM
    Interested in opening a kinkos in the calera/alabaster alabama area
  • 11. arif desai said on 9/12/2014 11:27:45 PM
    interested in opening in markham on canada, (suburb of Toronto). THANK YOU
  • 12. Regina Minick said on 12/7/2014 2:12:42 PM
    We are interested to open Kinkos in Brasil, can you please send me information for franchise? Tx, Regina
  • 13. venugopal adavikolanu said on 2/10/2015 1:13:59 PM
    I would like to open a Kinkos franchise in Sunnyvale for which I have located a retail place and negotiated. Can you please let me know as to how to proceed and what it would cost me to start the Kinkos . Thanks
  • 14. jimmy colon said on 2/10/2015 6:49:56 PM
    I am interested in opportunities for the Central Florida area. Best Regards, J.Colon
  • 15. Jeannie Baskin said on 2/11/2015 5:56:34 PM
    Would like to open a franchise in the Macclenny, Florida area.
  • 16. Jacqueline D. Lakes said on 4/21/2015 10:07:39 PM
    Please send information regarding opening Kinkos franchise in South Carolina.
  • 17. TM said on 4/26/2015 4:09:53 PM
    Hi there, need the information regarding in open this business in Angola and all provinces, please let me know the pre-requisites, feel free to contact, need the business plan and the price of the project
  • 18. yasin cox said on 5/13/2015 8:03:05 PM
    Hi i'm interested in info on opening a kinkos franchise. Thanks
  • 19. Denisa Kaca said on 5/18/2015 12:07:41 PM
    Interested in opening a Kinko's in Tirana, Albania. Please give me some information on how to proceed. Thank you!
  • 20. Unique said on 8/5/2015 7:29:29 PM
    I would like to open a franchise in Arkansas. Can you send me the information to 123 CR 741, wynne, AR 72396
  • 21. Latosha Prados said on 8/23/2015 11:39:28 PM
    I am interested in opening a KINKOS. Please email start-up cost, training, etc.... Thank you
  • 22. Gail Boone-Robinson said on 9/30/2015 10:32:27 AM
    Please send information on opening a Klinko's in the North Carolina Triad area.
  • 23. Mike Kovacich said on 10/29/2015 8:19:47 AM
    Interested!! Send me info. Lakewood ohio, USA
  • 24. Betty said on 2/1/2016 11:37:23 PM
    Kindly let me know if Kinko's Franchise opportunities are available to other countries. Regards
  • 25. Gus Murillo said on 2/29/2016 2:01:27 PM
    I am Interested in Kinko's FedeEx Franchise.Please provide information
  • 26. ade akinocho said on 3/31/2016 11:43:27 AM
    I am Interested in Kinko's FedeEx Franchise.Please provide information - I will be opening same in Brooklyn Park Minnesota 55444
  • 27. Agieb Bilal said on 4/19/2016 2:28:02 AM
    Interested in kinko fed ex franchise in Tirana, Albania Please forward requirements.
  • 28. Fouad Sharif said on 9/15/2016 10:06:37 PM
    Interested to open Kinko fed ex franchise in Cairo, Egypt... Would you please send me the requirements?
  • 29. samuel cheng said on 10/26/2016 7:57:47 PM
    Hi there, I would like to buy a franchise of a printing company ( kinko ) in Toronto area ( Victoria Park Ave and Finch Avenue ). Can someone please contact me to provide more information. Thank you. My contact : email : samuelc@shiupong.com, Tel : 416-596-8885 ext 613
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