New On-Site Containers, Strong Move Sales, Robust Franchise Growth Set Zippy Shell Up For Robust Start to 2018
WASHINGTON D.C. – The trail Zippy Shell is blazing rips through a pair of industries ripe for disruption — both moving and mobile storage will be forever changed.
Creating a new course for each sector, Zippy Shell’s shake-up has put the brand in position for continued exceptional growth in 2018. In fact, as the franchise company enters the new year, it carries mounting momentum. The moving and storage franchise is easily recognized by its signature blue shell and crate container system. The company closed 2017 with record revenues and a strong group of new franchisees extending the brand’s breakthrough services to more than two dozen new U.S. territories.
In 2017, Zippy Shell welcomed new franchisees covering 30 new territories for the brand, bringing the total number of territories to 150.
“This past year has been one for the record books,” said Rick Del Sontro, president of Zippy Shell, Incorporated. “We’ve grown our franchise network with knowledgeable and passionate franchisees, surpassed sales expectations and increased our service and franchise offerings. Our team is delivering what customers are looking for and we have fine-tuned our ability to fulfill their needs and meet demand. We’re anticipating a stronger 2018, and are already off to a great start.”
In addition to expanding the reach of Zippy Shell in 2017, the brand achieved remarkable revenue growth. One example of this was a 350 percent increase in relocation sales. This represented moving and storage services provided by Zippy Shell to the employees of major corporations during their relocations for new positions within their companies. This revenue stream stands to be a focal point for Zippy Shell in 2018 as it reinforces new and existing corporate relationships, which will benefit franchisees from coast to coast
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 handle all climates, the Zippy Shell onsite container can also be positioned in places that other portable storage solutions can’t, due to its unique delivery system. 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.
As a positive disruptor, Zippy Shell is gearing up to make a big move in 2018 in the franchising industry. Zippy Shell will be launching a fractional franchise opportunity that is designed to provide existing moving and storage businesses with the opportunity to add Zippy Shell onto their existing businesses. The addition of Zippy Shell provides local movers a long distance move solution as well as a portable storage option and allows traditional storage operators the opportunity to get into the containerized moving market.
“We’re excited to build upon the fractional franchise opportunity in 2018,” added Del Sontro. “The moving and storage industries are rapidly developing, and this is a unique opportunity to help existing companies advance their service offerings to stay current with customers’ needs. The millennial generation commands a new breed of services – shorter, on demand, do-it-yourself moving and storage. It’s the generation that wants to be in control.”
Looking ahead to 2018, Zippy Shell intends to grow its franchise into key U.S. markets such as Connecticut, Florida’s West Coast, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, and Richmond. Zippy Shell’s franchise model requires less capital and fewer equipment costs from its competitors, which sets it apart from other moving and storage franchises.
With more than 50 offices throughout the country, and three planned to open in early 2018 in Detroit, Greensboro, and Philadelphia, Zippy Shell is quickly becoming the go-to choice for moving and storage solutions to residents and businesses nationwide
For information on franchising opportunities, visit www.zippyshell.com/franchise.
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.