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Unishippers Global Logistics LLC

2014 Franchise 500
#172
At a Glance

Products & Services: Shipping services

Number of Locations: 300

Total Investment: $57.4K - $654.5K

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
2014 251 0 0 49
2013 247 0 0 47
2012 254 0 0 37
2011 258 0 0 33
2010 286 0 0 9
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $57,405 - $654,500
Franchise Fee: $7,200 - $45,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 18.5%/15%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
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).
Direct Capital
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: #29 (2014), #33 (2012), #89 (2011), #85 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #41 (2014), #53 (2012),

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