May 13, 2013 // Franchising.com // Zippy Shell USA, LLC. (“Zippy Shell?”) - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that in its inaugural year of ZippyU demand significantly exceeded initial expectations. The response from participating universities was strong but the demand from schools not included in the pilot program was stronger.
Launched only a few months ago, ZippyU was designed to address the needs of the fastest growing demographic in the storage industry: college students. Initially the program was being test-piloted at four notable universities in North Carolina. However, through word of mouth and social media, news of ZippyU quickly spread across the country. Now Zippy Shell’s college student storage is up over 300% compared to the same time last year.
According to Rick Del Sontro, President of Zippy Shell USA, LLC, “We knew that ZippyU would be a success, but we didn’t anticipate the immediate demand. Clearly both students and parents alike were looking for a convenient, affordable storage solution for summer storage. We have heard from so many parents who have thanked us for saving them time, money and stress.”
Eric Delgado, Chief Operating Officer at Zippy Shell Storage Operations, LLC stated, “we had no plans for offering ZippyU in other markets this year. When we were inundated with requests from both parents and students we had no choice but to make it available in the markets we service.” Delgado added, “Our student storage business has increased over 600% from the same time last year! To say they love our offering is an understatement.”
“The goal of the ZippyU program is to eliminate the stress and hassle typically associated with college summer storage”, said Rick Del Sontro, “At the end of a semester, college students should be focused on their finals not worried about renting a truck and driving it to a storage facility. Additionally, their parents shouldn’t have to worry about driving to their children’s school to get them loaded into storage. The ZippyU solution is designed to convert a very stressful situation into a very simple one. It is clear to me that we have a service that is going to greatly exceed even our optimistic expectations. By this time next year we will be servicing over 100 campuses throughout the U.S.”
Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 23 independent owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 46 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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