United Marketing Solutions

About United Marketing Solutions

After Jerry Bernier used direct mail advertising to reach customers for his home-improvement business, he wanted to learn more about the industry. Through his research, Bernier began envisioning a multifaceted company that would provide small-business owners with a variety of marketing products and services. In 1981, Bernier founded United Coupon Corp. to provide those services.

The company, which changed its name to United Marketing Solutions in 1998, began franchising in 1982. Franchisees send out mass mailings five to six times per year in their territory, giving retailers and service providers the opportunity to advertise to consumers in a specific community.

United Marketing Solutions provides graphics, layouts, printing, binding and mailing to its franchisees.

Advertising & Marketing Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of United Marketing Solutions against other Advertising & Marketing franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of United Marketing Solutions with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ad-Visor $25,000-$49,000 $1,500 per mailing $50/month per operating service area $50,625-$117,300
Adventures in Advertising $30,000 6-8% $35,000
AIS Media N/A $14,995-$29,995
AllOver Media $7,500-$10,000 6% 1% $11,445-$58,750
American Town Mailer $20,000 0 $23,900-$37,200
Around Town Community Magazine $25,000 5% $37,600-$54,800
Athletic Programs Inc. $25,000 $25,000
Billboard Connection $17,000-$29,900 3.5% 0.5% $165,300-$402,800
Biz Card Xpress $39,000 7% $114,346-$197,475
Copy Cup $30,000 7% $311,300-$421,950
creativeworks N/A $50,000
Discovery Map International $25,000 10% to1% $35,950-$45,950
Dollars In$ide N/A $50,000-And Up
EasyChair Media $10,000-$20,000 0 $32,700-$36,700
Executive Business Maintenance $35,000 8% $59,000-$89,000
Eyeris TV $30,000 $75,000-$230,000
Firespring N/A $46,950-$179,500
Fun 4 US Kids $5,000 $10,250-$28,750
Healthy Times Newspaper $15,000 $500/ month $18,500-$29,100
Homes & Land Magazine $27,000 10.5% $45,500-$114,000
Impressions On The Go $17,500-$35,000 8% $10,499-$195,151
Intrigue Media $20,000-$115,000 Percentage of sales $26,100-$123,100
Invite Systems $25,500 $50,400-$83,700
Lead Innovations $38,000-$238,000 $74,815-$296,470
Marketingsage $39,995-$59,995 $44,500-$115,000
Mini Cities $15,000-$40,000 5% $27,000-$53,000
Money Mailer $49,900-$59,900 $75-$300/area 0.50c/mailed ad $65,210-$77,000
MyLoopCard $29,500 $100-500/mo. $31,000-$42,000
ONEXT Media N/A $15,000
Our Town America $47,500 5% up to 1% $63,300-$86,250
Pet Evolution $49,000 $424,500-$598,550
PinPoint Local $0-$7,500 $3,850-$15,850
POD Digital Promotions N/A $39,900-$100,000
Postcard Portables Canada Ltd. $22,000 5% 1% $100,000-$300,000
Profit-Tell Int'l. $24,000 0 $30,000-$40,300
Proforma $34,500 5-8% 0.25% -1% $44,030-$59,695
PRstore $29,500-$89,500 4.25% $127,000-$181,000
RSVP Publications $15,000 7% 1% $96,506-$269,366
Running Boards Marketing $50,000 $75,000-$255,000
School Communications Agency, The $30,000-$40,000 12% $39,700-$59,900
SelectAds Direct $10,000 0 0 $18,700-$29,750
Shock PR $10,000 5% $35,000
Solara360 $25,000 $175,000-And Up
SportsXpress $15,000 10% which includes a 2% towards training fund $15,000-And Up
Stork News of America $8,000-$13,000 $800-1.2K/yr. $11,530-$75,700
SuperCoups $17,000-$26,000 Varies $51,950-$89,500
Tidbits Media N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
Town Money Saver N/A $5,700-$17,000
Valpak $15,000-$17,500 0 $32,500-And Up
Veza Digital N/A $5,000
Vision-Adz $30,000 $200,000
Voucher Packs N/A $25,000
Welcomemat Services $47,000 6% 2% $60,960-$89,710
Xtreme Fuel Treatment N/A 14.95/mo. website 0 $49
Zinger Digital Signs $27,500 $71,700-$124,100
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ad-Visor
$25,000-$49,000 $1,500 per mailing $50/month per operating service area $50,625-$117,300
Adventures in Advertising
$30,000 6-8% $35,000
AIS Media
N/A $14,995-$29,995
AllOver Media
$7,500-$10,000 6% 1% $11,445-$58,750
American Town Mailer
$20,000 0 $23,900-$37,200
Around Town Community Magazine
$25,000 5% $37,600-$54,800
Athletic Programs Inc.
$25,000 $25,000
Billboard Connection
$17,000-$29,900 3.5% 0.5% $165,300-$402,800
Biz Card Xpress
$39,000 7% $114,346-$197,475
Copy Cup
$30,000 7% $311,300-$421,950
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
creativeworks
N/A $50,000
Discovery Map International
$25,000 10% to1% $35,950-$45,950
Dollars In$ide
N/A $50,000-And Up
EasyChair Media
$10,000-$20,000 0 $32,700-$36,700
Executive Business Maintenance
$35,000 8% $59,000-$89,000
Eyeris TV
$30,000 $75,000-$230,000
Firespring
N/A $46,950-$179,500
Fun 4 US Kids
$5,000 $10,250-$28,750
Healthy Times Newspaper
$15,000 $500/ month $18,500-$29,100
Homes & Land Magazine
$27,000 10.5% $45,500-$114,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Impressions On The Go
$17,500-$35,000 8% $10,499-$195,151
Intrigue Media
$20,000-$115,000 Percentage of sales $26,100-$123,100
Invite Systems
$25,500 $50,400-$83,700
Lead Innovations
$38,000-$238,000 $74,815-$296,470
Marketingsage
$39,995-$59,995 $44,500-$115,000
Mini Cities
$15,000-$40,000 5% $27,000-$53,000
Money Mailer
$49,900-$59,900 $75-$300/area 0.50c/mailed ad $65,210-$77,000
MyLoopCard
$29,500 $100-500/mo. $31,000-$42,000
ONEXT Media
N/A $15,000
Our Town America
$47,500 5% up to 1% $63,300-$86,250
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Pet Evolution
$49,000 $424,500-$598,550
PinPoint Local
$0-$7,500 $3,850-$15,850
POD Digital Promotions
N/A $39,900-$100,000
Postcard Portables Canada Ltd.
$22,000 5% 1% $100,000-$300,000
Profit-Tell Int'l.
$24,000 0 $30,000-$40,300
Proforma
$34,500 5-8% 0.25% -1% $44,030-$59,695
PRstore
$29,500-$89,500 4.25% $127,000-$181,000
RSVP Publications
$15,000 7% 1% $96,506-$269,366
Running Boards Marketing
$50,000 $75,000-$255,000
School Communications Agency, The
$30,000-$40,000 12% $39,700-$59,900
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
SelectAds Direct
$10,000 0 0 $18,700-$29,750
Shock PR
$10,000 5% $35,000
Solara360
$25,000 $175,000-And Up
SportsXpress
$15,000 10% which includes a 2% towards training fund $15,000-And Up
Stork News of America
$8,000-$13,000 $800-1.2K/yr. $11,530-$75,700
SuperCoups
$17,000-$26,000 Varies $51,950-$89,500
Tidbits Media
N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
Town Money Saver
N/A $5,700-$17,000
Valpak
$15,000-$17,500 0 $32,500-And Up
Veza Digital
N/A $5,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Vision-Adz
$30,000 $200,000
Voucher Packs
N/A $25,000
Welcomemat Services
$47,000 6% 2% $60,960-$89,710
Xtreme Fuel Treatment
N/A 14.95/mo. website 0 $49
Zinger Digital Signs
$27,500 $71,700-$124,100