5 ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR LAUNDROMAT
a laundromat could be considered complete with just a few rows of coin-operated
washers and dryers, there are still quite a few services that your business can
offer to keep your customers coming back week after week. Consider one (or a
few, or all) of these five additional services to help your laundromat stand
apart from the competition.
staple in the laundry industry, dry cleaning is a stellar service to offer if
you operate a laundromat. By providing dry cleaning service alongside your
standard laundromat offerings, your business will be seen as a much more
full-service company as you will technically be able to offer all types of
clothes and linens cleaning.
Fluff & Fold
and fold laundry service is fairly common at laundromats that have an on-site
staff present during normal business hours. This service is beneficial for a
number of reasons, including keeping the laundromat less crowded and more
comfortable for self-service customers, being able to earn more per load, and
facing less risk for washer and dryer machine issues from user error.
Laundry Pickup & Delivery
popular service for laundromats that offer it, you offer a pickup and delivery
service for customers. As you probably figure though, offering laundry pickup will
mean that you offer fluff and fold service as well.
Although picking up and delivering your customers’ laundry might sound like a
troublesome service to add, it can be viewed as a premium service (and you can
therefore charge a premium price). If you don’t have the manpower to keep up
with deliveries, consider hiring a third-party company to carry out actual
customer has more than a load or two to do in your laundromat, he or she is
going to end up spending a good chunk of the day washing, drying and sorting
clothes. Chances are good that he or she will get hungry at some point, and a
vending machine with a few salty or sweet snacks, or one filled with cold
beverages will end up receiving a lot of business. In fact, with the instant
turnaround time, a pair of vending machines can end up making more money than a
single coin-operated washer and dryer combo on busy days.
visiting a coin-operated laundromat often have to bring their children along.
As you know, children can get noisy and rambunctious when they don’t have
something to hold their attention. While this isn’t a problem by itself, kids
running around through the laundromat can be a real nuisance to other patrons.
While this could be an issue at any laundromat, you can alleviate some of that
frustration by providing a small section for kids to play. This could just be
as simple as a small corner with a few toys and possibly a TV with cartoons
playing. Not only does it keep childless customers from getting annoyed, but it
also helps parents get their laundry chores done quickly without interruption.
Want to work any of these
systems into your current laundromat, or looking to start new altogether? Give Wash
IQ a toll free call at (844) 4WASHIQ to set up a FREE consultation.