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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#485 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$50K - $233K
Units as of 2021
284 19.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Unishippers was founded in 1987 and began franchising that same year. The company offers freight shipping services, holding partnerships with more than 65 freight carriers, and small package services as an authorized reseller of UPS.

About Unishippers

Founded
1987
Leadership
Dustin Wesley, SVP Franchise Development

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1987 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ
1,400
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
284 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7158 S. FLSmidth Dr., #200
Salt Lake City, UT 84047

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Unishippers franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$50,065 - $233,300
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$40,000 - $100,000
Royalty Fee
15-18.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Unishippers offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
29 hours
Additional Training
Sales and advanced training
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Online Support
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
SEO
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
No
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Updated: February 8th, 2021