updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, a small package and freight shipping resellers, is rolling out its new national franchise model without geographic boundaries.
According to a statement released by the company, it is modifying the concept of "territories," allowing existing and new franchisees to serve b2b customers anywhere in the country.
The new national franchise model, which carries a relatively low franchise fee, has opened the Unishippers opportunity to many prospective franchisees that were once locked out due to a lack of available territory and investment size, the company said.
The Utah-based company plans to sell 6-8 of these new national franchises in 2012 with the first franchisee already on board.
The company believes that the new franchise model will add coveted franchise availability to major metro markets that have been sold out for years while also allowing existing franchisees to more freely offer b2b logistic solutions to businesses outside of their geographic area; thereby opening opportunities for both new and existing franchisees -- particularly those in rural markets.
The idea for this franchise model -- laying a geographic system and a national system together -- came from Unishippers franchisees that were looking for ways to increase their market share for the system's overall good.
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