The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. Expand to 6,000 Worldwide Locations - Smart Money In 1980, Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE) opened its first location in southern California. Nearly 30 years later, The UPS Store(R) and Mail Boxes Etc.(R) network has expanded to 6,000 locations worldwide, a milestone that underscores the chain's status as the world's largest and fastest-growing shipping and business services outlet. "The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network is 25 percent larger today than it was five years ago and we remain committed to continuing the growth and development of our brands around the world," said Stuart Mathis, president of MBE, franchisor of The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. brands.