The Investment

What's the Investment Going to Be?

So you've decided you want to join the excitement at United. You're probably wondering what it's going to cost you... below is a guide on some of the key cost considerations.

Initial Investment usually starts upwards of $450,000 and comprises of the following:

  • Franchise Fee - this is for the Franchise Agreement that lasts for 12 years which consists of an initial term of 6 years then the option of another 6 years. *
  • Goodwill Fee - this varies from site to site depending on individual shop performance.

Start-up Costs to consider are:

  • Initial stock when you purchase the franchise
  • Fuel Bond Security
  • Working capital (cash flow)

On-going Costs to United consist of (but are not limited to):

  • Royalty/Rent – charged daily as a fixed percentage of your overall shop sales
  • Fees on service provisions (Equipment Support, Insurance, Software Support)

United provide the following upon commencement (what you don’t have to outlay for):

  • Fuel – United place and deliver all orders of fuel and accordingly all  franchisees are paid a commission on all fuel sold
  • Site Operating Equipment (pumps, cool room, console POS, computers etc)
  • Shop fit-out (all shelving, stripping, counter tops, signage, lighting etc).

* as of July 1st 2011

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