Zippy Shell Franchise

Mobile self storage and moving

The Zippy Shell business is a franchise system in the mobile self storage and moving industries. The business involves delivering a storage unit to the customer's home or business, the customer then loading it, the storage unit being picked up and returned to a secure warehouse for storage.

The Zippy Shell system can also be used by consumers as a means of shipping their goods throughout the country. This is part of an increasing trend of "containerized moving" and can be a more efficient and cost effective moving your household or business goods.

The key to the Zippy Shell Mobile Storage model is based upon some very distinct advantages that it has over its competitors. These advantages are:

- Lower capital cost to operate the business

- A more unique and effective delivery system

- Tremendous brand recognition through mobile advertising

In the case of Zippy Shell, a patent pending delivery process is used, utilizing the Zippy Shell Mobile Storage Unit and storage Cartridge. Zippy Shell franchisees may operate in Exclusive Territories, on license from Zippy Shell. Zippy Shell franchisees can generate revenue from the following:
- Charging customers monthly storage fees
- Charging delivery fees
- Up-selling products such as content protection (if available), boxes and packaging items
- Moving Services

Key Points about the Business:
- Recurring income stream (the average storage customer stays 14 months)
- Very few employees (most franchisees will have 2-4 over time)
- Investing in assets vs. people
- Building a business in the fastest growing segment of a growing industry

- The industry is very fragmented and there is no dominant market player
- Businesses sell for very high multiples
- Gradual capital outlay
- Invest in assets as you need them
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How much does it cost to open a Zippy Shell Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Zippy Shell Franchise is between $657,450-$1,219,830. There is an initial franchise fee of $75,000-$150,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Zippy Shell name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years

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Zippy Shell News & Press Releases

When did the first Zippy Shell open? 2009
When did Zippy Shell start Franchising? 2009

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes Yes
Startup Costs Yes Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Inventory Yes Yes
Accounts Receivable N/A Yes
Payroll N/A Yes


At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Classroom Training: 10 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing

Franchise can be run from home. 75% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2.

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Zippy Shell Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC
1023 31st NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC


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