Unishippers - Franchise


Quick Summary

Be your own boss in a recession-proof industry, while using your sales expertise to help small to mid-sized businesses. Own a Logistics Franchise That Delivers! Learn more about the costs, benefits, and available locations today!

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Unishippers
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2023

Minimum Cash Required $50,000
Net Worth Required $250,000
Franchise Fee $30,000
Financing Assistance Available
Year Founded 1987
# of Existing Units 200
Home Office Location Dallas, TX
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Overview

Unishippers - Franchise

Own a Logistics Franchise That Delivers

With your sales experience, you’re going places. Get there faster with Unishippers. If you’re a motivated, self-starter looking for a flexible opportunity in a high-growth industry, your journey starts here. As one of the only full-service third-party logistics (3PL) provider in the industry — Unishippers provide small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) more value for their shipping dollar. With SMBs looking for smarter ways to ship, you can turn a profit all in the name of helping them thrive. With your sales and management experience — plus our award-winning franchise model — there are truckloads of opportunities for your career success. 

A Top-Rated 3PL That SMBs Trust

For more than 30 years, Unishippers has been the trusted shipping partner for more than 115,000 customers. As part of the nation’s largest non-retail UPS® Authorized Reseller and an extensive portfolio of top freight carriers, Unishippers provides big shipping solutions and savings for small businesses. How? We leverage the combined shipping volume of our customers to ensure SMBs get exceptional, negotiated shipping rates. That, plus the unparalleled support of our 200+ franchises and industry-leading technology, it’s no surprise that SMBs rely on us for every shipping challenge. And with the shipping industry growing like never before, you can enjoy uncapped earning potential with this unmatched franchise opportunity. 

Explore the Benefits of Unishippers Franchise Ownership

Wondering if Unishippers is the best next step in your sales career? Check out the reasons why Unishippers is one of the best franchise opportunities out there: 

  • Enjoy unlimited growth potential in a recession-proof industry. Shipping and transportation are essential. You can rest easy knowing there will always be a market for your expertise — even in times of constrained spending. 
  • Own your business while still enjoying your life. Unlike a retail franchise, our franchise options give you the freedom and flexibility you crave — whether that’s working from home or opening your own office. Since you’re selling a B2B service, you can work standard business hours. 
  • Operate your business from almost anywhere in the country. With our national franchise model, you have the geographic flexibility to work practically anywhere putting franchise ownership more easily within your reach. 
  • Get helpful support and resources from our corporate team. Be an independent business owner while also benefiting from the resources of an industry-leading 3PL. Plus, being able to outsource many administrative tasks, you can hit the ground running. 
  • Achieve your business dreams with lower start-up costs. There’s no need to purchase an expensive storefront or hire a large staff. That means you’re able to take your career to the next level without next-level expense. It’s no surprise that we were named as a Top Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur.
  • Qualify for special incentives for affordable franchise opportunities. In an effort to provide more business opportunities for veterans, women and minorities, we offer 50% off the franchise fee for qualified applicants. 
  • Join a passionate and collaborative community. The unique franchise culture is bolstered by like-minded individuals who are driven for success and unified by a shared mission of helping SMBs. 

Is a Unishippers franchise right for you?

Is cold calling and closing your second nature? Are you a driven self-starter looking to put your B2B sales experience to work? If yes, then we’re speaking the same language and we want to hear from you. While direct experience in transportation sales isn’t required, we do look for franchise prospects with a strong background in B2B sales. 

What does a Unishippers franchise owner do? One of the best parts of owning a Unishippers franchise is the freedom you have. But no matter how you structure your business, you’ll likely start out selling. In addition to reaching your sales goals, you’ll also oversee all aspects of your business — including managing a small staff (if you choose), monitoring profitability and assisting customers. 

Ready to take the next step toward becoming your own boss? 

Becoming a Unishippers franchise owner is faster, easier and less expensive that most other franchise opportunities. In fact, you can be in business in about 90 days. And with no need to find a location, office space or staff, getting started is even easier. Jumpstart your career with these three steps: 

  1. Submit a franchise inquiry form. 
  2. Begin preliminary discussions with our Franchise Development team
  3. Submit your application and receive a decision 

Your dream career is closer than you think!

By requesting more info, you’re one step closer to the career of your dreams. Whether you have a simple question or are ready to take the first step in the franchise process, we’re ready to help you navigate your career with confidence. 

Industry Awards

  • Transport Topics #4 Top Freight Brokerage (2022)               
  • Armstrong & Associates Top 50 Global 3PLs (2019)

Franchise Awards (2022)

  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Low-Cost Franchise
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Fastest Growing Franchise
  • Franchise Business Review Top Low-Cost Franchise 

Franchise Business Review Top-Recession Proof Franchise 

TESTIMONIALS

  • “The Unishippers franchise allows you to be supported by, and have partnerships with, big companies. It’s an amazing feeling to offer their services to small and mid-size businesses as a full logistics solution.” Janine White, Florida, Franchisee since 2003 
  • “There’s always an opportunity to grow the business. That sets a Unishippers franchise apart from the majority of other opportunities out there.”Jimmer Bennett, Massachusetts, Franchisee since 2018 
  • “The Unishippers model scales really well. If you have 10 customers shipping with you and you get 10 more customers next month, that scales to thousands of shipments per week through your book of business.” Kevin Biagi, Utah, Franchisee since 2002 
  • “There are two big benefits as a Unishippers franchise owner: calling the shots and the autonomy you have as a small business owner.” Kevin Biagi, Utah, Franchisee since 2002 
  • “The company trajectory has been great. If I passed, there wasn’t another opportunity like this. It’s really unique and the upside is magnificent. I couldn’t say no.”  Kurt Watkins, California, Franchisee since 2019 
  • “As a franchise owner, the development of other people is really rewarding. It’s impactful to see them buy into the Unishippers model and do really well. To see them develop their craft and to have a part in that is really nice.” Neil DiBiccari, Connecticut, Franchisee since 2014  
  • “The residual income of being a Unishippers franchise owner keeps me excited and energized.” Neil DiBiccari, Connecticut, Franchisee since 2014  
  • “You can’t put a price on the work-life balance at Unishippers. I can decide if I’m calling on businesses on the road or working from my office based on what I want to do that day. The quality of life is second-to-none, and I know the more energy I put into my franchise, the more I see it grow. It’s a direct impact of my efforts, not someone else’s.” Rachel Loughry, Ohio, Franchisee since 2013 

 

Testimonials

“The Unishippers franchise allows you to be supported by, and have partnerships with, big companies. It’s an amazing feeling to offer their services to small and mid-size businesses as a full logistics solution.”Janine White
“There’s always an opportunity to grow the business. That sets a Unishippers franchise apart from the majority of other opportunities out there.”Jimmer Bennett
“The Unishippers model scales really well. If you have 10 customers shipping with you and you get 10 more customers next month, that scales to thousands of shipments per week through your book of business.”Kevin Biagi
“There are two big benefits as a Unishippers franchise owner: calling the shots and the autonomy you have as a small business owner.”Kevin Biagi
“The company trajectory has been great. If I passed, there wasn’t another opportunity like this. It’s really unique and the upside is magnificent. I couldn’t say no.”Kurt Wakins
“The residual income of being a Unishippers franchise owner keeps me excited and energized.”Neil DiBiccari
“As a franchise owner, the development of other people is really rewarding. It’s impactful to see them buy into the Unishippers model and do really well. To see them develop their craft and to have a part in that is really nice.”Neil DiBiccari
“You can’t put a price on the work-life balance at Unishippers. I can decide if I’m calling on businesses on the road or working from my office based on what I want to do that day. The quality of life is second-to-none, and I know the more energy I put into my franchise, the more I see it grow. It’s a direct impact of my efforts, not someone else’s.”Rachel Loughry

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