Zippy Shell USA


Zippy Shell USA (“ZSA” or the “Company”) represents a disruptive business and operating model within the mobile self storage and moving industries, providing an innovative, efficient, high-quality, proprietary mobile storage and moving platforms that offer significant economic and operating advantages over competing technologies such as those of industry pioneers PODS® and 1-800-PACK RAT®

The Zippy Shell System fully addresses the requirements of changing consumer preferences within the moving and storage industry and has the potential to be a game-changing offering.

The System, compared to other systems:

  • Has lower upfront and maintenance capital requirements and variable operating costs
  • Offers a potentially dramatically higher return on capital invested in franchises
  • Provides a superior or competitive product and service offering
  • Allows franchisees to compete on price or achieve profitability at lower customer volumes while maintaining superior profit margins; and
  • Can improve the revenue potential of a territory given that it is easier to deliver to consumers in challenging, heavy vehicle restricted locations.

Additional benefits of the System for franchisees include:

  • an additional revenue stream through the sale of additional products and services
  • the ability to make faster drop-offs and being able to serve market areas that are off limits to competitors due to restrictions prohibiting the placing of unregistered containers on the street
  • the ability to employ drivers that are not required to have a class “C” license and lower-cost driver labor, thereby eliminating the need for specialized training of employees and reducing the cost of turnover; and
  • reduced risk of accidents due to the simplicity and standardization of equipment being employed.


Year Established: 2009
Year First Franchised: 2010
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 34
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units (12 months): 18-24

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


States/Countries Registered In: All but North and South Dakota.


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $250,000
Minimum Investment: $250,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: See Notes for standard franchise fee

Royalty: $16 per storage container owned, per month
Ad: $500 per month per franchise territory owned
Average # of Employees: 1-3
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: No


Single Unit

Total Investment: up to $2,000,000 (based upon desired growth of franchisee). 

Initial Franchise Fee is based upon a standard territory of a 300,000 to 500,000 in population, Franchise Fee = $14k per 100k population

Discounts: VetFran, Women, Minorities? No

VetFran Program Participant: No


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada, UK - Inquire with Corporate
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes
Cash Investment: 1,000,000
Total Investment: N/A


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


Financial Assistance Provided: Yes, container financing beginning with initial purchase through 3rd party financing company.
Customer Call Center: Yes
Full Marketing Support: Yes


There are 3 different elements to the initial training. All are done at the franchisees location:

  • Logistics Training: How to operate the equipment, how to assemble the containers, warehouse layout and management
  • Marketing Training: Develop an ongoing marketing program. Outline of grand opening marketing.
  • Technology Training: How to use the platform provided by Zippy Shell to manage and run your business.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development