Coin-Op 101

The how-to's of running a coin-op.

Making New Year’s Resolutions for Your Laundromat

RIPON, Wis. — The New Year is here and individually we are all setting personal resolutions. As a small-business owner, it is just as important to set business resolutions, or goals. These short-term and long-term goals are a vital part of ensuring business growth and measuring success.

There are several different categories Laundromat owners should consider when setting goals to create a well-rounded and comprehensive plan for 2014.

EQUIPMENT

When considering equipment goals, owners can begin by answering one simple question: What keeps you up at night?

Seasonal Changes Bring New Customer Opportunities (Conclusion)

RIPON, Wis. — As the final leaves drop from the trees and the first frost appears, how should Laundromat owners adapt operations for the upcoming season? Each different time of year brings new opportunities for a Laundromat’s success, but the trick to maintaining a constant flow of customers is to change with the seasons.

ADAPT TO LOCAL INDUSTRIES

In addition to adapting to the ebb and flow of tourism seasons, store owners can look to local industries to increase off-season customer traffic.

Coin Laundry Equipment Service Tips (Conclusion)

CHICAGO — Not every equipment matter in a coin laundry requires a service call. There are some things that the average store owner can do—and should do—to keep their machines in good working condition.

American Coin-Op polled several manufacturers this month about the level of equipment maintenance a store owner should expect to perform, what tasks should be left to trained repairmen, and how much money a store can save by maintaining a consistent preventive maintenance schedule.

Q: Where does equipment maintenance factor in terms of warranty coverage?

Coin Laundry Equipment Service Tips (Part 2)

CHICAGO — Not every equipment matter in a coin laundry requires a service call. There are some things that the average store owner can do—and should do—to keep their machines in good working condition.

American Coin-Op polled several manufacturers this month about the level of equipment maintenance a store owner should expect to perform, what tasks should be left to trained repairmen, and how much money a store can save by maintaining a consistent preventive maintenance schedule.

Building Coin-Op Success on Key Demographics (Conclusion)

RIPON, Wis. — Choosing a Laundromat location based on commercial co-tenants can help provide incentive for customers to visit. On average, customers spend 90 minutes in a Laundromat. Give them an opportunity to multitask; by locating next to grocery stores, “dollar” stores, convenience stores, auto parts stores or check-cashing stores, Laundromats allow customers to get their laundry done and run errands at the same time.

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