Zippy Shell® Mobile Self Storage Franchise Again Named To Prestigious Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise List

December 24, 2013 // // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that Entrepreneur magazine has named the Zippy Shell brand to the 2014 Franchise 500. Now in its 35th year, Entrepreneur’s franchise 500 is widely considered to be the best recognized and comprehensive franchise ranking.

This year Zippy Shell USA has jumped up 60 spots from 2013 earning the rank #368 from #428. Entrepreneur judges all companies, regardless of size, by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. They also consider the number of years the company has been in business and the length of time it has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing.

The objective factors listed above are plugged into Entrepreneur’s exclusive Franchise 500 formula, which gives each eligible company a cumulative score. The 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500.

"Obviously we are very excited to be named again to this prestigious list. Just being in our fourth year of operation and to be along-side many mature, well developed franchise concepts is extremely gratifying for us. This is a great validation that what we are doing is working and is resonating with entrepreneurs. We are so excited about 2014 at Zippy Shell. It’s going to be another banner year!" said Rick Del Sontro, President of Zippy Shell USA.

In her notification letter to Zippy Shell USA, LLC, vice president and Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Media Inc, Amy C Cosper, stated "It’s been an exciting and challenging year for franchising and this year marks an exciting new beginning. With that- We celebrate you and your accomplishments." Cosper closed by saying that Zippy Shell is "an inspiration to all businesses" and "wishes for continued prosperity". The Zippy Shell® brand has experienced rapid growth within 2013 opening (correct number) of new franchise locations. The franchise is ready for the same rapid expansion throughout the 2014 year.

Zippy Shell USA is a franchise system in the mobile self storage and moving industry, and its mission is to bridge the gap between the convenience offered by portable storage and the cost effectiveness of traditional storage.

About Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 33 independent owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 64 markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington DC. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Zippy Shell franchise opportunities should visit Each Zippy Shell location is independently owned and operated. Zippy Shell ® is an exclusive licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA., LLC.

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