Kinko’s Copier Stores
“We’re not your average printer:’ says Annie Odell, Kinko’s regional manager for Louisiana. She’s right. She may have the only print shops in town where customers come as much for the company as for the copies. It’s a free-wheeling, high-tech operation that marches to the beat of a different drum machine. It looks chaotic; it is chaotic. Yet it produces profit as well as fun Kinko’s keeps its sales figures a secret, but Odell estimates that her five New Orleans stores make about 40 million copies a year. At the firm’s advertised 44-cents-per~copy price, that would mean around $1.8 million a year in sales, or an average of over $300,000 per shop.