Franchise Opportunities

Franchise
Local/International
Since 2007, The Zip Yard has traded as a franchising company, moving into the Republic of Ireland in 2009 and mainland UK in 2011. We subsequently offer investors the chance to become part of our multi award-winning and growing brand, which has built up a respected reputation over the past decade.
Having already become the fastest growing franchise organisation in our industry, we’re now keen to branch out internationally and become a truly global brand. At The Zip Yard, we’re subsequently keen to partner with those who have previous franchise experience and a proven track record in this area. So, if you’re interested in getting on board and have the passion to bring our brand to your local area, then just get in touch.

The Zip Yard Experience

With our striking and bold branding, The Zip Yard is a distinctive clothing alteration boutique which stands out from the competition both in appearance and in the services we deliver. Indeed, we offer quality tailoring and clothing alterations quickly from high street locations, with affordable prices guaranteed. As a result, we’ve continued to grow since the first store opened in 2005, and are now also a multi award-winning firm.

Meanwhile, customers also enjoy our spacious and modern stores, as well as the convenient computerised system which tracks orders and informs them about collection times. Our open plan layout also means customers can see our seamstresses at work.

Becoming A Franchisee
If you feel you could uphold The Zip Yard’s high standards and be as dedicated, passionate, focused and hard-working as the rest of our team, then we welcome you on board. We’ll simply take a one-off payment from you up-front, which will give you the official franchise license, as well as covering the cost of project management for your outlet and training for the franchisee.
This training will include everything from explaining the standards we expect from customer service, to operating our bespoke computer system, and learning about our business financial management system.
Corporate Image

The Zip Yard outlets are finished to a similar distinctive specification in each location. Experience to date suggests that a unit of approximately 750sq ft will include:

  • Industrial machinery
  • Bespoke till and software package
  • Shop fit-out: External and internal signage / fitting room / counters / flooring / fixtures and fittings
  • Opening starting stock

Ideally, our stores are around 600 sq ft to 800 sq ft, although The Zip Yard can also fit into a smaller footprint of approximately 400 sq ft for smaller outlet opportunities.

Corporate Branding

Once your business is up and trading, a monthly franchise management fee of 6% will be payable, which will ensure the following ongoing support services:

  • Promotional and advertising development
  • Group purchasing power
  • Internet and web support
  • Ongoing training programmes
  • Continued concept and product development
  • Day-to-day troubleshooting
Return On Your Investment

As the only garment alterations and repair franchise in the UK and Ireland, partnering with The Zip Yard offers a unique opportunity to become part of a successful brand that’s still growing. With proven business expertise, we’re a professional and respected business and will provide all the necessary training for your convenience. This means you don’t need a background in tailoring, as we’ll ensure you’re brought up to speed.

We’ll also help with finding the perfect premises, as well as assisting with recruitment and training staff, to ensure a seamless start-up. Having already established 56 stores throughout the UK and Ireland, we’re confident that any franchisee will recover the majority of their investment in the first year of trading.

Indeed, if you follow our business model of excellent customer service, loyalty rewards and efficient sewing with quality materials, there’s no doubt business success will follow. When you join The Zip Yard as a franchisees, you can enjoy initial low entry costs, a fast return on investment, high profit margins and low running costs, leading to a positive cash flow.

Get in Touch
  • Northern Ireland
  • ROI
  • Mainland UK

Contact your nearest store today for more information
about our professional tailoring and alteration
services in Northern Ireland.