The Road to Your ZIPS Franchise

Are you looking for a business with unbeatable support, perfected operations and an industry-disrupting business model? If so, ZIPSÆ might be the perfect addition to your portfolio. And it only takes a few steps for you to become a ZIPS franchisee.

Step 1: Get in Touch

Once you’ve had a chance to check out our website and assess the franchisee financial requirements, reach out to us for even more information regarding the specifics of the ZIPS franchise opportunity.

Step 2: Let’s Connect

After we receive your inquiry, we will reach out to you to discuss the opportunity in more detail. This will be your chance to ask our franchise team any questions and have them lay out exactly what you need to know about becoming a ZIPS franchisee.

Step 3: Submit Your Application

Once you have a chat with the ZIPS team, and you’ve had the chance to ask as many questions as you would like, we’ll review your qualifications in greater detail. You’ll fill out an in-depth franchisee application that includes financial statements, tax documents and more. This is also when we will send the current ZIPS Franchise Disclosure Document for your review.

Step 4:  Meet ZIPS Franchisees

If we think you’re a good fit, you’ll have the opportunity to meet ZIPS franchisees. It’ll be your chance to get the inside scoop firsthand from franchisees who are already a part of the ZIPS system. They have all the behind-the-seams knowledge about ZIPS, the dry cleaning industry and the franchising process — and we have the best franchisees in the industry. They’re always excited to help those entering the ZIPS system.

Step 5: Visit ZIPS Headquarters

A visit to our headquarters in Greenbelt, Maryland will be your opportunity to meet our corporate team face-to-face and receive even more information about what it means to be a ZIPS franchisee. The presentation from the corporate team will also include a sneak peek of what you can expect once you are a ZIPS franchisee.

Step 6: You’re One of Us

You have all the information about becoming a ZIPS franchisee and now it’s time to sign on the dotted line. If we both agree on the terms, you will sign the ZIPS Franchise Agreement and official become a ZIPS franchisee.

Step 7: Find the Perfect Site

The ZIPS approach to site selection is targeted and data-driven. We will work with you to find the perfect place in your town that will maximize productivity. You’ll work with a local broker to find a few potential spots. Then we’ll complete a demographic analysis and sales modeling projections. Once it is determined that the site meets all ZIPS requirements, it will be time to start the build out.

Step 8: Start Building

While ZIPS is a dry cleaning expert, we aren’t necessarily authorities on construction. So we work with you to find the best professionals that will make sure your ZIPS is up to code and will be a great home to the full suite of ZIPS-approved equipment.

Step 9: Grand Opening

Once your store buildout is completed, there is only one more thing to do: have your grand opening! And ZIPS’ unmatched marketing support will help you get customers in the door on day one.

These are the few, easy steps that will place you on your path to business ownership. If you’re ready to get started, take the first step of reaching out for more information on the ZIPS franchise opportunity.

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