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November 30, 2017

4 Reasons You Need a Community Laundry Room in Your Residential Building

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Let’s take a look at how a community laundry room can help attract qualified renters and improve your bottom line at your apartment complex.

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November 2, 2017

How to Host a Successful Laundromat Grand Opening Event

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After months of planning, prioritizing, and purchasing, you’re finally ready to open your laundromat. Congratulations! Now what? You already know you have a great facility with the most updated laundromat technology and energy-efficient laundry products, but your potential customers may not. After all the work and thought that went into getting the laundromat up and running, it might be tempting to treat your opening as a minor detail and not put too much thought or effort into it. However, a successful grand opening celebration can help you get customers in the door, gather valuable information about your clientele, and spread excitement and enthusiasm about your new laundromat facility. Here are a few tips to help make your laundromat's grand opening event a success:

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October 12, 2017

Reducing Injuries at Your Laundromat

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There are more than 37 million injury-related emergency room visits per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a business owner, you may be liable if an injury occurs at your commercial laundry facility. That’s why it’s important to know the risks, be vigilant, and keep your laundromat in tip-top shape. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of injuries in the laundry industry and how you can avoid them.

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September 6, 2017

5 Ways to Encourage Customer Loyalty at Your Laundromat

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There are currently about 29,500 coin laundries in the United States and that number continues to grow. With so many options, customers can have their pick of laundromat facilities, especially in large urban areas like Chicago. So what can laundromat owners do to keep their customers coming back again and again? Here’s 5 tips to help you inspire customer loyalty at your laundromat.

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August 28, 2017

Safety Tips for Laundromat Owners

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Like any business, laundromats can be a target for crime. Safety should always be the top priority for laundromat owners and investors, so here are a few tips to help keep you, your employees, your customers, and your property safe. Do your research before you buy and invest.

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August 9, 2017

The Importance of Location in the Laundromat Business

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Being a part of the coin laundry industry goes beyond just having the best commercial laundry equipment. A laundromat is a large investment, requiring many important business decisions to be successful. One of the most important decisions that goes into opening a vended laundry facility is the location. Any laundry distributor will tell you that the key to operating a successful laundromat has to do with its location because it directly impacts vend prices, store traffic, profits, and more. Location, location, location. It matters when opening a laundromat!

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July 11, 2017

5 Tips for Upgrading Your Laundromat

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Brian Grell, a Coin Laundry Association Board Member, estimates that 70-80% of laundromats are operating below their potential. With such a competitive market, how do laundry owners differentiate themselves and rise above being a “Zombie Mat”, or an old and outdated facility? Retooling your laundromat is an effective way to upgrade your customers’ experience, thus increasing profits, customer loyalty, and branding. Upgrade your laundromat with these 5 tips from the laundry experts at Coin-O-Matic!

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June 23, 2017

How Coin-O-Matic Stands Out From Competitors

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Let’s be honest. If you’re looking for the best in industrial laundry equipment for your on-premise laundry facility or laundromat in northern Illinois or northwest Indiana areas, there are plenty of distributors and laundry experts to choose from. However, with large selections, quality customer service, and the latest in laundry technology, there are more than a few reasons to choose Coin-O-Matic over competitors. Let us show you what sets Coin-O-Matic apart and makes us the smartest and best partner for your business.

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May 17, 2017

How Laundry Technology Helps Transform Your Business

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For decades, the commercial laundry industry has been rooted in a cash-only business and basic operating systems. As our fast-paced world evolves to be even more tech savvy, some of these innovations have begun to shift our industry, which has typically been defined as traditional, in a different direction. Laundry equipment technology, like credit card and smart card vending systems, transform multi-housing, vended, and on-premises facilities to be even more profitable, customer-centric, and successful with growth.

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April 3, 2017

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

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Whether you are a multi-housing, on-premises, or laundromat owner, keeping your commercial laundry equipment up-to-date boasts countless benefits. Replacing old and outdated equipment lends its hand to many advantages for yourself as a business owner, including increased profits and customer satisfaction. Coin-O-Matic wants to share all of the benefits that upgrading your old machines to Speed Queen has for your laundry business!

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