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.
For more information about available franchise 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. For more information, visit www.zippyshell.com.
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