The Zip Yard

UK and Ireland's premier clothing alterations, dress restyling, tailoring and repairs franchise

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Description of franchise system

After extensive market research identified a gap in the market, he Zip Yard was founded in 2005.
We discovered how very few body shapes conform to the ‘standard’ European sizes found on the High Street.
We also realized that most people no longer have the time or skills to tackle even the simplest of hems let alone risking damage to a favorite or expensive garment.
Recognizing this needs we designed a high quality, modern clothing alterations business.
The Zip Yard has grown extensively, taking a contemporary approach to the clothing alterations business.
Interestingly the clothing alteration business is not economy driven!
When times are good more and more people buy new clothes that need altering. When times bad, people get clothes altered or repaired to last a little longer.
We have listened to what our customers are saying and in direct response we have launched our one hour express service for minor repairs, zips and hems.
We pride ourselves in highly visible and bold branding. This deliberately strong branding separates us from our competitors.
All our stores are finished to the highest of standards and include ‘state of the art’ machinery, computer system and in most cases our seamstresses work in full view of the public so customers can see for themselves the high standards of our workmanship.
We are the most successful and fastest growing garments alteration franchise in Ireland and the only franchise of this type in the UK!
Our success has been built on quality, speed, convenience and value. And of course on our network of dedicated, passionate, focused and hard-working franchisees.
This has led to a high volume of repeat business on a weekly basis.

Franchise concept

The good news first: Our Centers are profitable from the first year on.
Your franchise package will include the full project management of your outlet, from start to finish and a comprehensive training program.
You will also receive initial ‘hands on’ training on all aspects of the business model including our computer system, customer service, marketing and business financial management.
It's good to know that you are partnering with a successful company with a proven business model in a growing sector.
On joining The Zip Yard family, you will be assured of initial low entry costs, fast return on your investment, high profit margins and low running costs leading to a positive cash flow.
You will enjoy being your own boss yet you will have all the support of The Zip Yard Team.

Franchise partner profile

We want our franchisees to be as dedicated, passionate, focused and hard working as we are.
You do not need to have a background in the garment alterations industry, but you need to have a will to succeed.
Our successful franchisees are ambitious to run their own business, customer driven, well organized and keen to follow our proven formula.
So, if you feel you've got what it takes, contact us and take the first step to your future.

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