How to Start a Laundromat Business: Part 4

Our How to Start a Laundromat Series is a collection of introductory blog posts for entrepreneurs interested in opening a laundromat. In this post, we’re looking at the factors that go into choosing coin washers for your store, and why the low running costs and great features of Electrolux Professional coin washers make them the best choice for new laundromat owners and existing stores looking to retool.

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Choosing The Best Coin Washers For Your Laundromat

Alongside the location of your store and the type of laundromat business to open, one of the most important decisions you will make as a new laundromat owner is the mix of commercial laundry equipment to choose for your new store.

When it comes time to select washing machines, the array of options can be confusing. With small top-loaders to large capacity, high-spin models and everything in between available, it can be difficult to select the right mix of equipment for your laundromat. In this blog, we aim to help you understand the range of equipment available, demystify the technology features of commercial washers, and explain the benefits of energy-efficient and low water consuming washers.

Every store is different. For a solution tailored to your laundromat — including the right mix of coin washers — talk to a Laundrylux expert today.

Understanding The Laundromat Business

The laundromat business has two simple objectives.

Objective 1: Offer a convenient laundry service to your customers.
Objective 2: Keep running costs as low as possible.

When it comes to choosing equipment for your store, there will be some technical language to contend with, but when assessing potential washers for your laundromat, everything can be understood in terms of offering a great wash in a short period of time to your customers and keeping your runnings costs to a minimum.

Offer The Best Laundry Service in Town With Electrolux Professional Coin Washers

Electrolux Professional washers will produce exceptional wash results for your customers, but what about the other main reason to visit your store: convenience?

The Convenience of Speed

While it is important to make customers comfortable while they wait for their laundry, you’ll attract more customers if you can make that wait time shorter. Increasing wash speed can help you increase your business’s profits. Not only will your customers leave satisfied, but your store can serve more customers at peak times. Considering laundromats are usually significantly busier in the evening and on weekends, this can have a significant effect on your weekly turnover.

The high spin speeds (G-Force) of Electrolux washers means that more water is extracted from garments leading to less time required in the dryer. With Electrolux 450-G washers, your customers can get their laundry washed and dried in under an hour.

Electrolux Professional washers come in four different spin speeds.

★ N Series 100 G Normal Spin Washers
★ S Series 200 G Normal Spin Washers
★ X Series 220-300 G Normal Spin Washers
★ H Series 450 G Normal Spin Washers

The Convenience of Large Capacity

Related to speed is washing machine capacity. Many customers will visit your laundromat to take advantage of the high capacity of your washers. Customers can save countless hours by doing their family’s entire weekly laundry in one wash at your store instead of loading and unloading their home appliance over and over all weekend. You can charge more for this convenience, increasing your store’s profits.

Electrolux Professional washers come with capacities ranging from 18lb to 135lb dry weight capacity. To put this in perspective, the average home appliance top load model is appropriate for 12lbs of dry laundry. So it would take your customers over 11 cycles in their home washer to get through the same volume of laundry that a 135lb washer can take.

Bonus Features For Added Convenience

Electrolux washers are full of convenient features; here are just a couple that will help your store stand out from the competition.

Compass Pro
This revolutionary microprocessor features a large display and a robust knob for easy program selection. 20+ languages are available, and two languages can be displayed at once. Compass Pro makes it easy for your customers to use your equipment and makes it easy for you to manage your store — adjust water levels, temperature, and more.

Sanitizing Rinse
Customers appreciate having the choice of sanitizing the drum prior to washing their personal laundry. You can choose to offer this at no cost or charge for this service to generate additional revenue.

Electrolux Coin Washers Help Keep Running Costs To a Minimum

The main costs associated with coin laundry equipment are the cost to purchase the equipment, utility bills — energy, water, and sewer — and upkeep costs — repairs, parts, and eventual replacement.

One trap that some owners fall into is the false economy of purchasing lesser quality equipment that won’t satisfy customers and will lead to large, profit-eating running costs.

Electrolux Professional coin washers have some of the lowest running costs in the industry. Pair this with rugged dependability, and you’ll understand why so many laundromat owners choose Electrolux Professional equipment.

Manage Utilities: Keep Energy, Water, and Sewer Costs To A Minimum

Energy has always been a significant running cost for laundromats, but in recent years, water and sewer rates have risen significantly across North America, making the water-efficiency of washers one of the most important tools to help store owners increase profits. Electrolux Professional washers are incredibly energy and water efficient, but for even greater water savings, look for models equipped with the Auto Savings feature.

Auto Savings
Save a fortune on water — as much as 50% on small wash loads. AS automatically calculates the actual weight of your customers’ laundry — then adds precisely the right amount of water for best results. Because customers’ laundry rarely reaches the capacity limit of the washer, this feature significantly reduces water consumption and energy costs.

Manage Maintenance: Longer Lifetime = Better Investment

Broken equipment costs your business in two ways. There’s the cost of repairing the machine and the cost to your store’s reputation. If customers are greeted with out-of-service signs, they may think twice before returning to your store.

Electrolux equipment is built to stand up to the toughest laundromat environments, saving your bottom line and your reputation. One feature that keeps Electrolux Professional washers going year-after-year is Power Balance/Super Balance.

Power Balance/Super Balance
Electrolux Power Balance and Super Balance extend the lifetime of your washer. These exclusive features precisely and automatically calculate the amount of unbalanced load in the washer drum then adjust distribution and extraction speeds to maximize water extraction. Your business will benefit from lower maintenance and energy costs.

Quick Tips for Entrepreneurs in a Hurry

Your aim as a laundromat owner is to provide the most convenient laundry service to customers while keeping costs to a minimum — Electrolux Professional coin washers are specially designed to help you achieve this.
Customers can get laundry washed and dried in under an hour with H Series 450 G washers.
By equipping your store with high-capacity models, you give customers the option of getting their family’s weekly laundry done in one wash.
Electrolux Professional coin washers are incredibly energy and water efficient. This helps you significantly reduce your laundromat’s running costs.
Electrolux equipment is built for reliability, helping your business save on maintenance and repair costs.

Are you ready to start your laundromat business? Laundrylux has been helping people open and operate laundromats for over 60 years. We can help you choose the right model and mix of equipment for your store and help you achieve your business goals. Contact Laundrylux today!

Helpful Resources:
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Looking for marketing services for your new store? The experts at Laundrylux Creative Services can help make your laundromat a success.
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