One of the best ways to scale a laundromat business is to implement a laundry pick-up and delivery service with your laundromat. Here are 7 convincing reasons to start your own laundry pick-up and delivery business out of your laundromat.
1. You already own the equipment
Since laundromat owners already own the most expensive equipment to start a laundry pick-up and delivery business, it allows you to utilize the equipment you already own for your self-service laundromat for a dual purpose.
2. Your laundromat's radius expands dramatically
Adding a laundry pick-up and delivery service dramatically expands a laundromat's radius, allowing it to service customers in new areas. In addition, those customers tend to be a different demographic than self-service customers.
3. Utilize your employees better
Utilizing current employees of your self-serve laundromat further cuts down the costs required to start your new business venture by sharing staffing costs with your existing self-serve laundromat. This cross-utilization of assets and staff makes it easier to get your business started for less money up-front.
4. Great Margins
The laundry pick-up and delivery business can have great margins. The owner or manager does need to make sure systems are streamlined and, particularly, drivers and driver routes are utilized efficiently. But, when the system is in place the margins for laundry pick-up and delivery can be great.
5. Growing Demand
The demand for services to outsource America's least favorite chore is at an all-time high and growing. Laundry is the next chore to outsource to someone else.
6. Scales Quickly or Slowly
One unique aspect of growing a laundry pick-up and delivery business out of a laundromat is that you can scale at the rate you want to scale. The business can scale quickly by investing in a good software program, like Cents, a decent vehicle, and employees to wash, dry, fold, and drive. These relatively minor investments paired with a solid marketing plan can lead to rapid growth.
Software like Cents can also allow you to scale slowly. By sharing assets, such as machines and employees, with the self-service laundry and taking advantage of Cents' integration with 3rd party courier services like DoorDash, a laundromat owner can treat pick-up and delivery like a drop-off service. The DoorDash integration can allow an owner to start the business without the capital investment of a vehicle and driver on the front end.
7. Technology Makes It Easier Than Ever
Technology like the business-in-a-box solution that Cents offers makes starting a laundry pick-up and delivery business easier than it's ever been before. With its intuitive and robust design to its convenient integrations, Cents makes starting a laundry pick-up and delivery business a relative snap.
Book a free demo to see how Cents can help you grow your laundry business and better streamline your overall processes.