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Zippy Shell Lands Spot On Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500® List For Sixth Consecutive Year

National Moving & Storage Company Ranks Among Top Franchise Brands

WASHINGTON D.C. – Zippy Shell announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The prestigious award, which Zippy Shell has now landed six years in a row, validates the progress the company has made in the past year. In 2017 alone, Zippy Shell welcomed in a number of new franchisees which resulted in 30 new territories for the brand, bringing the total number of territories to 150 throughout the United States.

“Our whole team is honored to receive this industry recognition year after year,” said Rick Del Sontro, president of Zippy Shell, Incorporated. “We’re moving toward an even stronger 2018, as we form new relationships, expand into new markets, and offer our existing franchisees continued support and enhanced business systems.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

Since launching U.S. operations in 2010, Zippy Shell has distinguished itself in the moving and storage industries and strengthened that standing this year with the introduction of its portable onsite containers. Designed to fit into the places that other portable storage solutions can’t, Zippy Shell’s onsite containers are ideal for construction contractors storing materials at a build site, customers who are renovating their homes and want to keep their personal belongings safe and nearby during the process, parks or outdoor venues seeking easy access to their seasonal supplies and more. These onsite containers have proven to be a valuable addition to Zippy Shell’s services and will continue to be rolled out in new and existing markets in 2018.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Zippy Shell’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Zippy Shell in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

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About Zippy Shell:

Founded in Australia in 2007 and brought to the United States in 2010, Zippy Shell brilliantly streamlines two industries – practical, personal storage and safe, secure moving – into one simple and easy model. Through a network of franchise locations and licensed partners, Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services to the customer ranging from self-pack storage through full-service moving. The brand’s rapid franchise expansion into new markets across the country creates opportunities for seasoned entrepreneurs looking to build and expand their portfolios. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has more than 50 independently operated, corporately operated and jointly operated facilities serving more than 150 markets. For more information, visit
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Zippy Shell “Transports” Southeast Michigan into New Era of Moving and Storage

Cost Effective and Cutting Edge Concept to Redefine Moving and Storage Locally

DETROIT – Zippy Shell is transforming the age-old moving and storage model in Michigan. The fastest growing franchise business in both the moving and storage industries is pulling its chic-looking shell into Oakland and Livingston counties.

Easily recognized for its bright blue shell carrying storage containers, Zippy Shell launched its serves this month. Its arrival in Southeast Michigan means residents and businesses throughout the area have access to the most innovative and affordable moving and portable storage services in the nation.

Local resident and entrepreneur Scott Sheffield opened the business and is managing daily operations. Sheffield has a background in medical sales and passion for customer service. He enjoys finding solutions for customers’ needs. Sheffield is prepared to support families, students and businesses moving throughout Oakland and Livingston counties amid life’s big transitions.

“Oakland and Livingston counties are vibrant areas with an increasing need for easily accessible and reasonably priced moving and storage options,” said Sheffield. “Whether you’re relocating across the country or to a nearby town, our goal is to help ease the process and reduce the stress that comes with moving and storage. I’m confident that Zippy Shell will have a strong, positive impact on residents and businesses throughout the community.”

Establishing itself as a prominent and disruptive force in the moving and storage industries, Zippy Shell excels in its competitive space by offering customers a simple cost-effective way to securely transport or store their personal belongings.

At the forefront of innovation, Zippy Shell’s containers are open-air, lightweight units uniquely designed to be shipped inside traditional dry vans or via national freight lines, and then can be collapsed and easily shipped back at rates that are much less costly than other containers. This cost-effective model allows Zippy Shell to pass savings onto its customers, and the delivery system ensures better mobility through urban and suburban downtown, as well as access to more locations across the country.

Zippy Shell also recently launched a new all-weather storage container that can remain outside on various properties and withstand the elements to keep items inside safe. The new product propels Zippy Shell’s ability to work with a greater number of commercial business customers.

In addition to the transport services, the brand’s containers can also be stored in a nearby, secure, climate-controlled Zippy Shell facility until customers are ready to have the container hauled for unloading. And as a testament to the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional customer service, consumers can customize their jobs and opt to have their items packed and loaded into the container by a trained and efficient Zippy Shell moving crew. To ensure a quick and hassle-free experience, all orders are promptly processed via the brand’s mobile-friendly website or call center and directed to the customer’s local Zippy Shell office.

“It’s clear that Scott has a passion for the industry and shares our commitment to providing high-quality service to his community,” said Rick Del Sontro, President of Zippy Shell. “We are proud to have Scott as a partner and look forward to supporting his endeavors as he establishes his business and grows the Zippy Shell brand throughout the region.”

As a national provider of portable moving and storage solutions, Zippy Shell has a network of franchise locations and licensed partners to seamlessly provide customers with an array of services ranging from self-pack storage to full-service relocation.

With more than 50 locations across the country, Zippy Shell’s emergence in Southeast Michigan comes on the heels of the brand’s strategic expansion plan to double its U.S. presence in the next three years and to expand the company’s innovative services into key markets coast-to-coast.

For more information about Zippy Shell Mid-Michigan visit http://www.zippyshell.com/locations/michigan/mid-michigan-storage
Or call 888-947-7974.

About Zippy Shell
Founded in Australia in 2007 and brought to the United States in 2010, Zippy Shell brilliantly streamlines two industries – practical, personal storage and safe, secure moving – into one simple and easy model. Through a network of franchise locations and licensed partners, Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services to the customer ranging from self-pack storage through full-service moving. The brand’s rapid franchise expansion into new markets across the country creates opportunities for seasoned entrepreneurs looking to build and expand their portfolios. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has 51 independently operated, corporately operated or jointly operated facilities in 120 markets. For more information, visit www.zippyshell.com
Or call 888-947-7974.

Owning a Franchise is the American Dream with a Safety Net

At one point or another, we have all heard of (and maybe even tried to attain) the ‘American Dream.’ Owning a business, having a warm comfortable place to call home, a happy family, maybe a dog and achieving great success through hard work. For many, this remains more of a dream than reality, because controlling one’s own destiny by starting a business is often hindered by internal fear.

Succinctly put: it’s our own fear getting in the way of becoming our own bosses.

Owning a business is filled with complexities that often deter businessmen and women from ever leaving the corporate world. However, there is a solution. And, it’s one that offers a proven business model and more security than operating an independent business concept. Franchise ownership is quickly becoming America’s preferred way to start a business.

When you own a franchise, you operate a business at a much lower risk than as an independent. In today’s economy, the less risk the better. In fact, owning a franchise has a 92 percent success ratio over the course of five years, compared to that of a 23 percent success rate of an independent business. With a franchise, you know exactly what to expect in terms of costs and marketing, and your consumers know what to expect as well because of the established brand awareness.

If you have a unique concept with trade secrets you may not want to share, then by all means, start your own brand. But, for the rest of the men and women out there who want to start their business without the stress of going at it alone, a franchise will offer a support system and recipe for success.

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Don’t Spend Another Year Doing a Job You Hate

It’s natural, especially around the beginning of a new year, to take a look at our professional lives and evaluate if our current role is where we want to be in the long term. Many people leave work every day feeling unfulfilled, and this can be due to underutilizing a key skill set or feeling that potential is being left untapped.

Lots of people have entrepreneurial potential deep within – it’s only a matter of having the guts, drive and ambition to make a dream a reality.

But this doesn’t have to be as scary as you think. Franchising is a great way to strike out on your own as a business owner – and work for yourself, but not by yourself.

With franchising, you’re taking your career and professional experience and channeling it toward a business opportunity where you’re statistically favored to succeed. The minutiae of starting a business from scratch – securing the proper real estate in a lucrative market, coming up with a marketing plan, conceptualizing advertising, making a website, securing publicity to announce your new business, even training your staff – is all taken care of with a franchise.

You, the business owner, can focus on growing your customer base and fostering the existing relationships you have. Your franchisor takes care of the rest.

Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not! Take the first step to explore franchising with a reputable, proven brand that offers top-of-the-line support and multiple revenue streams and click here.

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