March 11, 2013 // Franchising.com // Zippy Shell USA, LLC, (“Zippy ShellSM”) one of the fastest growing mobile self-storage franchise operation announced today that it will launch its interstate move division in April 2013. The division, called “Zip Move” will allow for the use of the Zippy Shell widely popular storage containers as a means of moving customers throughout the United States.
In conjunction with the launch of the Zip Move program, Zippy Shell also announced the hiring of John Carey as the Vice President of Zip MoveSM. Mr. Carey comes to Zippy Shell with 23 years of logistics and transportation management experience.
John began his career as a logistics consultant with Manugistics, a Rockville Maryland based software company that specialized in manufacturing and transportation planning systems. After spending 10 years in the consulting industry, he served for almost a decade as a senior executive in the air and marine industries. Most recently, John was Vice President of Logistics for Platinum Services Inc., a Baltimore, Maryland based moving and storage company providing service to the federal government.
“We are really excited to take the next logical step in the expansion of our system”, said Rick Del Sontro, President of Zippy Shell USA. “We have had such a demand from our storage customers to utilize our containers for moving, that we had to launch this business”.
Zip Move will now offer different size containers for customer moves. Both its 8 ft. and 15ft. containers can be used as a means of moving in a very convenient and affordable way. Zippy Shell franchisees will deliver the containers to the customer’s home or business. After loading their items into the container, Zippy Shell operators will then log them into the Zip Move System. From that point, they will be transported to the customer’s new locale. Once there, a local Zippy ShellSM franchise operator will deliver the customer’s goods to their new home or business.
On his new position, Carey stated “I have been looking for an opportunity for a long time with a company that has the vision that Zippy Shell does. I am excited to be a part of the launch and more importantly the development of this channel.” “The Zippy Shell brand has a unique advantage over its competitors. The fact that our containers will fit within an over the road freight truck and do not have to be shipped on a flatbed means our customers will benefit from better pricing and will never have their goods exposed to the elements”.
Carey went on to say, “We’ll soon have our Freight Forwarding and Brokerage authorities as well. This will put us in an excellent position to broaden the Zip Move offering. It allows us to expand our services and leverage the logistics know-how of our team and our partners. We intend to provide freight and logistics services that reflect the same level of quality and dedication to service our Zippy Shell customers and franchisees have come to expect”.
Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 22 independent owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 45 markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington DC. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Zippy Shell franchise opportunities should visit http://www.zippyshell.com
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