Fact Sheet


PostalAnnex® is one of seven brands franchised by Annex Brands, Inc. The others are:

Business Service/Freight Centers


Freight Shipping Centers

Started in 1985 by Jack Lentz as Postal Annex+, Inc., Annex Brands has become one of the largest franchising companies in the United States, with over 800 locations providing services throughout the world.

Mission Statement

The mission of Annex Brands is: "To provide the dream of business ownership through Franchising; and from this dream, value is added to the lives of our Franchisees, Employees, Stakeholders and their communities."

Our Vision

The Company's vision is: "Building a Franchise Network to provide more service to more people in more places."

PostalAnnex+ Franchisees accomplish this by offering shipping and office services to consumers and businesses alike. From small package shipping using UPS, FedEx and USPS, to larger freight shipments using our network of providers, PostalAnnex+ franchisees are experts in knowing the complex rules and regulations of shipping.

PostalAnnex+ also serves the consumer and small-office/home-office professional with a variety of other business services such as private mailbox rental, copying service in both black-and-white and color, notary public, fax, business cards, stationery, key cutting, office supplies, e-commerce solutions such as Web design and hosting...all in a convenient, service-oriented environment.

Company Headquarters

Annex Brands, Inc.
7580 Metropolitan Dr., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108 

Start Up Date

Jack Lentz, Chairman and CEO, founded Postal Annex+, Inc. in 1985 with three stores. The first PostalAnnex franchise was sold in December, 1986 in San Diego, California. In September, 2007, PostalAnnex+, Inc. changed its name to Annex Brands, Inc. to reflect its position as a multi-branded company. Each brand, including PostalAnnex, continues to operate under its original name. Currently, Annex Brands, Inc. holds over 800 franchises throughout the world.

Our History

In this 9:05 minute documentary, hear from founders Jack and Martha (Marty) Lentz why a family atmosphere is important to them within Annex Brands.

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