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Whether you own a hotel or a laundromat business, getting the best equipment is necessary for your business to thrive. With innovation and technological advances taking place at a rapid pace, it is essential to take some prep before you go shopping for the best equipment. Large-scale commercial washers and dryers are especially tricky to buy. Having a good understanding of what exactly you can make things a lot easier. In this article, I have listed a few things you should keep in mind when you go out looking for a new commercial dryer and washer.
Understand Your Requirements
Each business is different and has different needs. Assess your current situation and what your specific requirements are. Once you’re done with that start browsing through the online resources provided by different companies. It will be a lot easier to find the perfect fit for your business.
Look For Efficiency
Efficiency is the key to achieving low overhead costs and thus more profits. Modern commercial washers and dryers are really efficient in terms of service. Browse through the different machines up for offer and compare the performance rate. Get the one with the best performance to cost ratio.
Commercial dryers need to be big. By big I mean the washers and dryers need to have a large capacity. Higher capacity machines will reduce the time required to do laundry drastically. Many customers come to the laundromat only when they need to wash something that doesn’t fit in the home machine; things like sleeping bags and tents. Having a high capacity washer is going to ensure your cycle times are reduced and you cater to all different kind of needs in the market.
Say Goodbye To Coins
Self-service laundromats are the most popular. Surprisingly most of them use old school coin operated machines. Coin-operated machines only increase the complexity of operations as you need to have change machines. Collecting all the coins is another big hassle. Modern commercial washers and dryers come with multiple options to operate the machines. Customers can use their credit o debit cards saving them from the trouble of carrying coins or changing notes to coins in the store. You can also implement smart cards systems to make things easy for everyone.
Give Your Customers Options
Commercial washers usually do not have many options. However, providing customers with multiple settings can improve their overall experience at your business. Three basic settings for hot, cold and warm water wash is a must for every machine. All machines should also have an easy to use one touch wash cycle option. A few of the machines should have fabric specific settings to cater to the picky customers. A timer is another must-have an option for the new machines you are planning to buy. A timer gives your customer estimates and can help customers plan their time better.
Buy Easy To Use Machines
Maintaining a large staff is expensive and unrealistic. Choose easy to use machines for your business, so you do not need a large staff to assist your customers. A smaller staff translates into lower costs and larger profits.