Rank no.428 – Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage – US
Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage
Products & Services: Mobile self storage & moving services
Number of Locations: 23
Total Investment: $458.29K – 884.59K
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.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
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
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
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).
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®: #428 (2013),
Top New: #37 (2013),
Committed to Exceptional Service
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!