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.
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.
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.
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
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.