Unishippers

What Does a Unishippers Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$40,000 - $100,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:135+
Franchising Since:1987
Home Office: Salt Lake City, UT
Awards:
Transport Topics Top Freight Brokers (2020)
Armstrong & Associates Top 50 Global 3PLs (2019)

About Unishippers

Our goal at Unishippers is simple: to make shipping easy and affordable for SMBs through a comprehensive portfolio of multimodal shipping services. With negotiated rates from 65+ LTL freight carrier partners, plus an alliance with the nation’s best package delivery company, UPS®, the leveraged buying power of our 25M+ annual shipments gives us the unique ability to offer the options and savings that SMBs could not attain on their own. Leading technology tools, a robust industry network and a dedicated service team further give Unishippers the resources and expertise to solve any shipping challenge. These advantages add up, too —Unishippers is part of the second largest privately held 3PL in the country and ranked as a top freight broker nationally and globally by Transport Topics and Armstrong & Associates.

As a Unishippers franchise owner, you have the unique ability to offer your customers:

  • Significant savings through leveraged shipping volume and negotiated rates typically reserved for large-volume shippers
  • Convenience by being a one-stop-solution for all their shipping needs
  • Reliability for their small package shipping, backed by our relationship as one of only two non-retail UPS® Authorized Resellers
  • A leading network of 65+ LTL freight carriers — including UPS, Estes®, Saia® and YRC® — who handle the heavy lifting while you remove the shipping hassle by providing support and savings
  • A dedicated account service team that provides shipping consultancy and service attention not generally achieved by going to carriers directly
  • Leading technology from an easy-to-use transportation management system, Express Manager and Freight Manager, designed with time-saving features to control their shipping seamlessly
  • Flexible credit, invoicing and insurance options specific to the level of detail that fits their unique needs

Franchise Training and Support

As a Unishippers franchise owner, you have flexibility, plus the freedom and independence of running your own business — and the confidence that you’re not alone. By joining a system of more than 135 fellow franchisees, you are part of an elite group of passionate and determined owners who are reaping small-business benefits backed by large-corporation resources. Along with collaboration from a network of entrepreneurs, you also have access to a host of professional support services specifically dedicated to helping you accomplish your goals.

We offer training and support through:

  • Online and in-person trainings taught by the sales leaders who have built the business
  • Weekly and monthly leadership calls to collaborate and share ideas
  • Sales events hosted throughout the year to build relationships
  • Marketing collateral designed to equip you with the tools needed to deliver exceptional service and expertise to your customers

At Unishippers, you can count on an internal team of dedicated experts who are proactively looking out for your needs as a franchisee, so you can focus on what matters most — building your business.


Why Franchise with Us?

For more than 30 years, nationally ranked, industry-leading Unishippers has put shippers in control of their supply chains and entrepreneurs in control of their careers. How? As a consultative partner for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) nationwide, we understand the importance of flexibility in business operations — especially with our 135+ independent franchisees. The Unishippers National franchise model allows you to work from anywhere in an industry that is both a stable and essential part of the U.S. economy. That stability, combined with an increased demand for cost-effective, worry-free shipping solutions gives Unishippers an unbeatable value proposition for customers and an uncapped sales opportunity for you.

When you take advantage of our proven franchise model, you’ll benefit from:

  • Geographic flexibility: Unishippers does not limit you to a geographic area or a specific territory within the U.S. Our National franchise model is non-territory based and provides the flexibility to operate from the location of your choice.
  • Our culture: What truly sets Unishippers apart is our culture. As a leader in a growing industry, our fast-paced environment is never routine, but always rewarding. Our dynamic team fosters a culture of independence and camaraderie as we help each other succeed.
  • Standard business hours: While franchise ownership requires hard work and commitment, the work-life balance at Unishippers is unique in the franchise community. Unlike retail franchises, you enjoy regular business hours in a B2B environment without night and weekend commitments.
  • Industry-leading service offering: Unishippers’ exclusive partnership with UPS and top-tier freight carriers provides significant savings unrivaled by other 3PLs in the industry.
  • Economically stable industry: Although stability in any industry is never guaranteed, shipping logistics is well-suited to weather most economic storms. The industry partnerships at Unishippers uniquely position us to thrive as well during times of uncertainty.
  • Low start-up costs: Starting your own business doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With the low cost of entry and a predictable revenue stream, Unishippers gives you the tools to build your own business (without breaking the bank).

Is Unishippers Right for You?

With unmatched flexibility and low start-up costs, we have a proven franchise model — but is Unishippers right for you? Are you a sales-minded professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and competitive drive? Do you want to be your own boss in a stable industry that keeps growing? If this sounds like you, Unishippers franchise ownership could be the career that works for you.

Here is what you should bring to this franchise opportunity:

  • Proven experience building a book of business through inside or outside sales
  • A thorough understanding of sales best practices, including cold-calling and identifying leads in relevant industries
  • Confidence and professionalism to meet with business decision-makers
  • Commitment to nurturing long-term customer relationships through proactive, consultative service
  • Experience cultivating and mentoring a team of sales professionals
  • A willingness to learn and grow as a leader in the shipping industry

Interested parties should have at least $40,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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Please Note:

Unishippers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $40,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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