excited to announce our new AMBC Certified Store™ program!
decades, franchisees have enjoyed the benefits they gain from being associated
with a franchise: reliable, consistent training, a reputation, and
recognition for their professionalism by carriers and vendors as well
as the community. Access to these benefits by the franchisee often
comes with relatively high ongoing fees.
Independent MBCs (Mail and Business Centers) can now enjoy many of the same benefits.
An AMBC Certified Store™ are MBCs in a new class of excellence. They have undergone extensive training and have proven to be more likely to have a professionally trained and uniformed staff, accurate and well placed signage, offer reliable services to their customers, and, most importantly to the carriers, pay their bills in a timely manner and file significantly fewer damage claims.
By being a part of the AMBC Certified Store™ program, you will set yourself apart in your community as a recognized professional. You will also be added to the list given to vendors for special consideration when rolling out new programs. Independent MBCs can now enjoy many of the same benefits without the fees frequently associated with a franchise.
stores must maintain a paid membership with AMBC with a minimum level of Basic
or above; new members must have a current one year paid membership plan at
Basic or above. Any lapse in membership will suspend your Certified Gold Status
until membership is reinstated. Certified status is subject to annual review at
time of membership renewal.
You will be asked to submit photos as proof of compliance on several items if you are not a member of an AMBC or YESS chapter. If you are a chapter member, a chapter board member may perform a physical walk through.
of the qualifications for the AMBC Certified Store™ program is completion of a
packaging class and completion of your AMBC Master of Retail Shipping
Management degree. The degree can be earned through education at Industry
conventions, online, or in higher education institutions such as
adult school, community college, or university in areas of study including
business, finance, marketing, notary, etc. Your degree is made up of hours
of both certified and elective classes.
When your store meets AMBC Certified Store™ standards, the benefits from carriers, vendors, and your community will be considerable. Start your path toward certification today!