How to Start a Coin-Op Laundry
Want to start a coin-op laundry? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Coin-Op Laundry Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!
About this startup guide
The problem with most high-profit businesses is that you spend so much time on the job that you have little free time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. But coin-operated laundries are different. They’re low-maintenance, recession-proof, and you can make as much as $200,000 a year working only part-time hours. But you have to know what you’re doing. And with our guide, you will.
You’ll get an in-depth overview of the industry — where it’s been and where it’s likely to go — and learn everything you need to know before launching your own self-serve laundry business including:
- New ideas for marketing your laundry
- An expanded section on hiring and training attendants
- Updated information on card systems
- Recent advances in laundry equipmen
- The latest on laws and regulations concerning laundries
- More ways to combine a laundry with other businesses
You’ll also get first-hand advice from successful coin-op laundry owners on how to create an inviting atmosphere that will draw customers in and keep them coming back.
Clean clothes are a necessity, not a luxury. People are going to use laundromats no matter how the stock market is performing. So if you’re looking for an easy-to-run business that will keep the cash flowing no matter how the rest of the economy is doing, you’ve found it.
And while you're at it, why not order our Vending Business guide, too? It makes an ideal companion business and it's a great way to augment your income.
Excerpt from this guide
The New Laundromat
The coin-operated laundry industry has undergone a revolution. No longer dingy, unsafe, boring places that customers must endure on a weekly basis, laundromats are becoming fun and attractive multiservice centers that customers enjoy visiting. "The industry is now getting a facelift," says Brian Wallace, president and CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, a national association for self-service laundry owners. "There's a trend toward coin laundries being more comfortable for the customer." The newer laundries have snack bars, a place to leave off and pick up dry cleaning, and video games. Some of them don’t even use coins. Instead, customers use swipe cards that subtract the cost of the wash or dry, much like a phone card or debit card. Many laundry owners also employ attendants to keep an eye on the store and help customers use the equipment.
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