Journey to Success in the Retail Shipping Industry – UPS Store and much more


Wes Thornton’s Journey to Success with Mega Store Builders: A Tale of Entrepreneurial Spirit

In the bustling world of retail shipping, aspiring entrepreneurs often find themselves at a crossroads, choosing between franchise options and independent ventures. Wes Thornton, the owner of Midtown Stores, shared his insightful journey in a recent interview, highlighting how his collaboration with Mega Store Builders paved the way for success in the shipping store industry, encompassing giants like UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL.

The Initial Crossroads

Wes’s entrepreneurial journey began with explorations into various franchise opportunities, including the likes of Dollar General and the UPS store franchise. However, Wes quickly realized that these paths did not align with his vision. “After several days of correspondence back and forth, we decided that that wasn’t the direction we wanted to go,” Wes recounted. This decision marked the beginning of a new chapter.

Discovering Mega Store Builders

It was during his search for the perfect business model that Wes came upon Mega Store Builders. Intrigued by their store concepts, which included dollar value and packing ship options, Wes reached out to them. This decision turned out to be pivotal. “It kind of immediately made sense,” Wes reflected, emphasizing the alignment with his business goals.

UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL logos

A Partnership Blossoms

The process of partnering with Mega Store Builders was swift and promising. Wes highlighted the efficient and seamless nature of the partnership, “It didn’t take very long, maybe a week-long process.” His meetings with Paul and Leslie from Mega Store Builders further solidified his confidence in this venture.

Overcoming Apprehensions

Like any entrepreneur, Wes faced uncertainties and had numerous questions about the process, from purchase agreements to inventory management. “There’s a thousand questions that pop up,” he admitted. However, the comprehensive support and guidance provided by Mega Store Builders alleviated these concerns. “After a short period of time, I felt confident… I knew that Mega would lead us through that and give us all the support we needed.”

Unparalleled Support and Commitment

Wes was particularly impressed by the commitment and support offered by the Mega Store Builders team. “Paul and Leslie are responding to emails and texts even after hours,” he shared, emphasizing their dedication to store owners. This level of support was crucial in making the entire process smooth and manageable.

A Smooth Setup and Launch

Mega Store Builders didn’t just offer advice; they were hands-on in setting up Midtown Stores. “They unpackaged and unboxed everything,” Wes said, describing how the team went above and beyond to ensure everything was set up perfectly, contributing significantly to the store’s successful launch.

Final Thoughts: Support, Ease, Confidence

Reflecting on his journey, Wes repeatedly mentioned the words “support,” “easy,” “smooth,” and “confident.” These are the feelings that Mega Store Builders instilled in him, facilitating a successful launch and operation of Midtown Stores. “We’re open and taking care of customers,” Wes concluded with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude.

Wes Thornton’s experience is a beacon for those aspiring to enter the retail shipping industry. It underscores the importance of choosing the right partners and the impact they can have on the success of a business. For anyone looking to venture into owning a shipping store with major carriers like UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL, and especially those considering offering mailbox store services, Wes’s recommendation to talk to Mega Store Builders stands as a valuable piece of advice.

Midtown Shipping Team Picture

Wes Thornton’s story is not just about opening a store; it’s about the journey of finding the right path in the complex world of retail shipping and the power of having a supportive team like Mega Store Builders by your side.