UniShippers 2013 FDD Summary
Type of Business
A Unishippers franchise permits you to promote, establish, bill and collect on customer accounts for transportation services offered by one or more domestic and international carrier companies.
Unishippers is a Delaware limited liability company that was formed on October 10, 2007. Unishippers does business under the names “Unishippers Global,” “Unishippers Global Logistics,” and “Unishippers.” We previously did business under the name “Unishippers Association, Inc.” Unishippers Association, Inc.’s assets were transferred to Unishippers on October 31, 2007 in connection with the transactions completed pursuant to that certain Contribution Agreement dated October 31, 2007 between Unishippers Holdings, L.L.C., Unishippers Association, Inc., the Stockholders of Unishippers Association, Inc., the Members of Vertex Logistics, LLC, and the Stockholder Representative. Unishippers is a single-member limited liability company that is wholly-owned by Unishippers Holdings, L.L.C. Our principal business address is 746 East Winchester, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Unishippers franchise can range from $40,405 to $1,780,100 depending on the number of sales territories within the specific market area and the type of franchise being purchased. This amount includes between $7,500 to $77,500 that must be paid to Franchisor and/or its affiliates. As further explained below, Unishippers offers for sale four different types of franchises: (1) a Multi Select Protected franchise (Single Select Protected franchises exist, but are not offered for sale by Unishippers); (2) a Multi Select franchise; (3) a Single Select franchise; and (4) a National franchise. The initial franchise fee for a Multi Select Protected franchise and a Multi Select franchise is $30,000 (base fee) plus $10,000 per Sales Territory within the marketing area. The initial franchise fee for a Single Select franchise is $30,000 (base fee) plus $15,000 per Sales Territory within the marketing area. The initial franchise fee for a National franchise is $30,000.