Hope this is the right forum to ask this question and I can find someone to answer. I am flirting with the idea of owning a UPS or FedEx store, and had a conversation with a current owner. I've read a not of online bolgs that seem to be saying that they don't make money. However, I spoke with an "Authorized UPS Shipper" this week and he mentioned that UPS and FedEx give him as much as 50% discount on their shipping. That means for a next day service that might cost the customer $100, he gets to give UPS or FedEx only $50 (assuming a 50% discount). I was confused because many of the complaints I see online is that many of the UPS stores were struggling or going out of business because they were not making money from shipping. And this authorized shipper is saying that he gets that huge discount. Does anyone know if this is true...that these guys are getting that much of a discount? I am confused...please help.