We Prefer To Start With
a Clean Slate

We take a targeted, data-driven approach to site selection, while every ZIPS location is designed with the intention of maximizing productivity. Although we consider rebuilds, we prefer untouched development sites.

The ZIPS 6-Step Approach to Site Selection

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    One

    Identify priority markets.

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    Two

    Identify Potential Sites – We recommend hiring a local real estate broker. ZIPS can provide a recommended broker, if necessary.

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    Three

    Submit site(s) to ZIPS for demographic analysis and sales modeling projections.

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    Four

    ZIPS will review the site characteristics to ensure it meets ZIPS requirements.

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    Five

    A ZIPS development team member will reach out to you to arrange a visit to the site if all requirements are met.

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    Six

    Written approval and supporting documentation will be sent to you by the Home Office.

SITE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3,000 square feet with 11’ ceiling height.
  • Residential population is sufficient to support the site in a 1-3-5 mile radius of the store.
  • Signage at the center and at the store.
  • Dry Cleaning competitors in the area.
  • Trade area support by retail that meets everyday needs and provides sufficient traffic to generate sales.

SITE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT:

  • Efficient and flexible floor plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction and operational requirements
  • Architectural support including zoning and permitting assistance
  • Budget and project timeline management tools
  • Site inspection in advance of leasing to ensure conformity with ZIPS requirements
  • Full suite of ZIPS approved equipment designed to maximize plant performance
  • History of success in operating high volume, single price, value-oriented garment care businesses
  • Strong vendor relationships and support

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