ZIPS Dry Cleaners Opens First Location in Bowie
January 02, 2019
Rapidly expanding franchise offers same-day, one-price dry cleaning services
By GABRIELA GUTIERREZ
Franchise Elevator PR
GREENBELT, Md. (Dec 11, 2018)—ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model—currently $2.29 per garment—has opened its first store in Bowie, Maryland on Friday November 30, 2018.
Located at 15752 Annapolis Road, the store will mark the brand’s 28th location in Maryland.
“I am extremely excited to be opening a ZIPS location in my hometown,” Owner Tiffany Hawkins said. “ZIPS offers a unique brand proposition that eliminates all of the usual dry cleaning bill confusion. You walk in, and know exactly what you are going to pay.”
ZIPS Dry Cleaners’ successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today’s price-savvy consumer—dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it’s dropped off for a flat-rate price of $2.29. It doesn’t matter if the item is a necktie, a coat or a pair of pants, the price is $2.29, 60 percent less than the national average.
“Our goal is to consistently deliver absolute customer satisfaction at a very affordable price point,” ZIPS CEO Drew Ritger said. “The fact is that everyone needs dry cleaning in some capacity. The real question customers should ask themselves is, ‘Would I rather pay $50–$60 for 10 garments to be dry cleaned, or $22.90 for the same 10 pieces and have it done in one day?’”
Additionally, in today’s increasingly “green-conscious” society, ZIPS is leading the way in the search for new environmentally-friendly practices, such as its use of biodegradable plastic bags and hanger recycling programs. ZIPS recycles thousands of hangers each year, uses 100% biodegradable plastic bags, and focuses on continuing to reduce water usage and waste production.
Today, ZIPS has more than 50 locations open and operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic and as far as Texas and California. The company also has a total active franchise pipeline that stands at more than 250 stores, all of which are slated to open over the next several years.
Founded in 1996 and franchising since 2006, ZIPS Dry Cleaners is an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model. It doesn’t matter if the item is a necktie, a coat or a pair of pants, the flat rate is $2.29, 60 percent less than the industry average. Today, there are more than 50 ZIPS stores open and operating in six states, with more than 250 additional locations in various stages of development. For more information, visit www.321zips.com.