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Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage

2014 Franchise 500
#368
At a Glance

Products & Services: Mobile self-storage and moving services

Number of Locations: 39

Total Investment: $458.3K - $884.6K

Founded: 2009

Began Franchising: 2009

About Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage

Based on an Australian concept, Zippy Shell first came to the U.S. and began franchising in 2009. Zippy Shell franchisees deliver trailers containing storage containers to customers' homes and businesses. The customers then fill the container at their own speed and when finished, Zippy Shell will pick it up and store it in a climate-controlled facility.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 32 0 0 7
2013 18 0 0 5
2012 15 0 0 0
2011 12 0 0 0
2010 8 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $458,295 - $884,595
Franchise Fee: $56,000 - $224,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $16/container/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee; special financing
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000 - $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000 - $500,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 50% 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).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #368 (2014), #428 (2013),
Top New: #28 (2014), #37 (2013),