Laundromats are now becoming more than just a space to clean your clothes with quality equipment and laundry parts. The modern-day laundromat now has a smorgasbord of facilities customers can feel comfortable in, thus attracting new and loyal patrons to the business.
For instance, you’ll find hybrid laundromats that operate with a café for remote workers who need to finish tasks while getting their laundry done. Some laundromats even offer reading nooks and children’s play areas to entertain the kids while cleaning their clothes.
Sure, you might not want to bring out the priciest gaming systems or hire a DJ to entertain patrons, but it’s best to increase your laundromat wisely, starting with these ideas (besides upgrading your wascomat parts):
- Wash-Dry-Fold Services
This has a fairly easy concept. When customers drop off their laundry, the staff will wash, dry, and fold their load to pick it up at their scheduled time. This is a great idea if you have laundromat attendants, as it allows you to gain more profit.
During the business’ slow days, staff can fill orders for this laundry option, so you can make use of the facilities while gaining revenue. Doing so won’t only create more revenue but also increase productivity.
- Laundry Delivery Services
People are all about convenience, which is why it’s worth adding more helpful services like laundry delivery. You can even offer laundry pickup and delivery services combined with wash-dry-fold services.
That way, customers won’t even have to head to your establishment. Their loads will be picked up, cleaned, then delivered to their doorstep for a minimal fee. No hassle on their part while more revenue on yours!
You can grow your business this way by advertising this to your loyal customers, along with companies and higher-income clientele.
- Vending Machines
Traditionally, coin-operated laundromat owners turn to their machines to gain an income. Since people already have change on hand, it’s worth adding vending machines that dispense snacks, and laundry essentials, or you can even place arcade games. This is a way to increase your profits and add a new form of revenue.
However, do note that serving food and drinks may require additional permits or certifications, depending on where you’re from.
- Children’s Areas
Most customers come in with their children, and we all know how challenging it is trying to juggle chores while taking care of their little ones. It’s difficult to keep them entertained in the establishment when all they are surrounded by are laundry equipment!
That’s why you can help single parents by offering a dedicated kids’ corner to ease your customers’ stress levels. A children’s area should be a comfy space where kids can do their homework or play around in. It should include books, coloring books, games, comfortable furniture, desks, and other fun things to keep the little ones occupied while everyone does their laundry in peace!
Wrapping It Up
Consider implementing any of these services or facilities into your laundromat to increase its value!