Riverview, Fla.—Sept. 16, 2013—BlueGrace Logistics, a logistics, transportation and technology provider, continues to experience growth in the $440 billion shipping industry. Driven by increasing demand from small to mid-size businesses for third-party shipping providers, the company's growth shows no signs of slowing.
BlueGrace has opened 34 locations since launching its franchise program in 2011 and company development plans call for an additional 32 locations to open through the end of next year. As a sign of the momentum to come, the company has signed new franchise agreements in Washington, Idaho and California.
The company is launching several new products and initiatives to benefit both franchisees and customers. For instance, this month, BlueGrace will introduce its latest web-based transportation management system, called BlueShip 3.0, which streamlines the shipping process for businesses of all sizes.
In addition to innovating new technologies, the company also continually improves its franchise business model. BlueGrace is implementing a customizable three-tiered franchisee support model and tailoring its support even more. The company now provides additional assistance to franchisees with operations, training and marketing. As a result of the more comprehensive technology platforms and franchisee support, BlueGrace will implement an increased franchise fee in January 2014.
BlueGrace has franchise opportunities available in most states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). The franchise model provides initial and ongoing training, access to proprietary systems, business consulting and support, access to all of BlueGrace's carrier relationships, and the opportunity to sell to businesses nationwide without territory restrictions.