The Zip Yard FranchiseRetail Franchise
Discover the incredible potential of being part of the largest and fastest growing Clothing Alterations franchise in the UK & Ireland - The Zip Yard.
Yes, via third party
Opportunities available across the UK
Could you handle 11,000 customers a year?*
Were you of the opinion that repairs and alterations were no longer in demand – think again!!
*The Zip Yard franchise in Bedford (on the High Street since 2013), did just this completing their 100,000th customer transaction at the start of 2022. That’s an average of 11,000 a year and 925 a month!!!
About The Zip Yard…
This is an award-winning, management franchise with 53 successful franchises.
It is a professional tailoring network specialising in expert clothing alterations, repairs, and restyling.
Many of their outlets are seeing higher sales now than before 2020! With the increasing trend for reusing and recycling clothes further fuelled by ethical and environmental concerns, The Zip Yard service has never been in greater demand!
This franchise’s already strong performance is set to skyrocket in the coming months and years while most of the economy appears to be slowing down!
The Zip Yard has highly visible, strong branding, on the High Street, separating them from the competition and worries about the cost of living is driving customers into The Zip Yard stores rather than keeping them away; so it will come as no surprise that Zip Yard franchisees are seeing fantastic results in 2023.
As there is no other bespoke tailoring franchise currently operating in the UK, there is ample opportunity for you to be able to secure the right location for your business.
Did We Say That You Needed To Know How to Sew??
NO! Because you don’t!
This is a management franchise so as a Zip Yard franchise owner, you manage a small team of experts who will carry out all the alterations so there is no need whatsoever for you to have any experience in sewing in order to enjoy all the benefits of this booming business.
It is only important that you have some fundamental IT skills; basic record-keeping and accounting skills – or be willing, and able, to learn.
Naturally you’ll need to be organised, able to keep cool under pressure, and understand how important it is to have a strong work ethic. We will train you on how our services are provided.
The Zip Yard Are In Tesco’s too!
The first store opened inside the Stretford (Manchester) Tesco Extra in Aug-21; in Nottingham’s Toton Tesco Extra in Sep-21. These openings marked a new partnership offering shoppers access to repair, alter, up-cycle or restyle clothes and home accessories, so they fit better and last longer.
Zip Yard Training and Support
The Zip Yard prides itself on providing training and ongoing support for all franchisees that is second to none, and covers all the key aspects of running your business.
Your operational induction takes place at their Leeds store over three to five days. You will shadow an already successful franchise owner, and their team, with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
You will fully responsible for the day-to-day organising of the outlet, but you will have the reassurance of having a fully trained member of the team available and ready to help at any time.
The Zip Yard franchise licence fee is £12,000 (plus VAT) and the franchise package includes marketing materials and marketing assistance, as well as support with your staff recruitment.
A member of The Zip Yard team will be with you for your first week of trading as a mentor providing advice and guidance on everything from the front of house welcome, to practical information on pricing and repairs.
Obviously, you will need to factor in the cost of your premises, plus your preliminary stock and equipment, but as The Zip Yard supplies this to you at a preferential rate this keeps your start-up costs down.
The exact amount you will need to get your new business up and running will vary depending on the size and location of your business but you could also qualify for up to £25,000 per business owner via the Government backed Business Start-Up Loan Scheme, and we are happy to help you investigate this funding option.
Are You An Ideal Zip Yard Franchisee?
Don’t panic if you are not a natural salesperson, the customers will literally come to you!
The training and support is specifically designed to help you learn everything you need to know, and the business model is accessible and easy to pick up.
The current Zip Yard franchise partners come from all walks of life; many of the most successful ones had no knowledge of the industry; you don’t even need to have experience of running or owning a business; naturally, this would be a big advantage but it’s not a deal breaker!
Your Next Steps
If you can see yourself owning and running a The Zip Yard outlet in your area, get in touch with us today, your new future is only a ‘click’ away!