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Unishippers Global Logistics LLC

2014 Franchise 500
#172
At a Glance

Products & Services: Shipping services

Number of Locations: 294

Total Investment: $40.4K - $1.8M

Founded: 1987

Began Franchising: 1987

About Unishippers Global Logistics LLC

Unishippers was founded in 1987 and began franchising that same year. The company is a partner with dozens of national and regional shipping carriers such as UPS, Roadway Express and Saia.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 247 0 0 47
2011 258 0 0 33
2010 286 0 0 9
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $40,405 - $1,780,100
Franchise Fee: $7,200 - $45,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 18.5%/15%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 60% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 3 days. At existing franchise location : 3-5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #172 (2014), #211 (2012), #398 (2011), #350 (2010),
Low-Cost: #33 (2012), #89 (2011), #85 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #41 (2014), #53 (2012),