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At Zippy Shell our commitment to you is that our service will be exceptional. Whether you are putting your goods in storage or moving them, we pride ourselves in exceeding your expectations.

The Zippy Shell concept was founded in 2007 in Australia by Gareth Taylor and Adam Gilchrist, and was one of the first mobile storage businesses in that country. The business was operated in Australia for two years, building a customer base of over 500 storage customers before being sold as a Master Franchise to Grace Removal Group, one of Asia’s largest moving companies.

In 2010 Zippy Shell USA, LLC launched the business in the United States. The mission was clear, to bridge the gap between the convenience offered by portable storage and the cost effectiveness of traditional storage. When you are looking for a storage provider Zippy Shell offers our customers the best value solution in today’s market. We deliver our storage containers to you in our street registered Zippy Shell Units. This is a key benefit because so many restrictions exist in today’s market prohibiting storage containers to be left behind at a consumer’s home or a workplace. Our containers sit inside of the Zippy Shell unit while you pack your goods.

Storing with Zippy Shell couldn’t be easier. We deliver a storage container to you and allow you to load your items at your convenience. When you are finished we will pick up your unit and bring it to our secure facility. Need something from your storage unit or are you ready to leave storage for good? No need to go anywhere. Simply give us a call and we will deliver your unit back to you. It can’t get any easier than that!

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 is 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

Zippy Shell USA, LLC, has developed a new and improved self storage service, comprising new equipment, brand support, management and operating systems and marketing techniques, which is being offered to entrepreneurs as part of a nationwide franchise network.

This limited opportunity will allow Zippy Shell franchisees the ability to own and operate a self storage and moving business in an exclusive territory with the support of a highly experienced executive management team that was responsible for the development and management both domestically and internationally of some of the top real estate franchise brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes and Gardens and Sotheby’s.

Zippy Shell’s management team combines over 100 years of franchise management experience with the entrepreneurial knowledge of the founders of Zippy Shell in Australia.  This combination provides our franchisees with a dynamic group of professionals who have a clear commitment to excellence.  By providing a platform for our franchisees that enables them to get, keep and grow their customer base we believe that they are strategically positioned to grow successful storage operations.

Who is Right for Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell franchisees receive support for all aspects of their business.  They are provided a turnkey system from day one that allows someone with no industry knowledge or expertise the opportunity to enter into the industry and immediately have the ability to be successful.