3 Major Problems of Laundromats and How Laundry Apps are Solving Them

Do you run a Laundromat or dry cleaning service business? It is now time to take your business online and digital. Laundry app development is the current need for your sector. To discuss how laundry app solution can help laundromat and dry cleaning service providers, we met with our on-demand app consultant who shared major problems of laundry business that can be solved through laundry apps.

Here, we have converted the conversation into a blog. Take a look and give your business a boost.

If you search for the term ‘laundry chair’, you will find a glimpse of reality. This chair has a pile of unwashed laundry that is waiting to be cleaned. All your customers have this chair at home. In fact, if we are not getting ahead of ourselves, some might have a ‘laundry couch’.

As this pile builds up, the chances of doing the laundry themselves diminish. They are going to need a laundromat now, here comes your role. 

Let’s make it easier for them even further. Opting for an Uber for laundry app for your services will ease things for them but most importantly solve many of your business issues. You’ll find out how as you proceed in the blog.

It is best to invest in laundry app development as early as it is convenient for you. Take these numbers about the on-demand laundry services as proof for our statement.

Some Stats on the On-demand Laundry Service Market

  • The global on-demand laundry service market was valued at around the US $9,358 million in the year 2016.
  • It is expected to show an annual growth rate of around 34% between 2017 and 2024 and so the value might reach approximately $96,155 million by 2024. 
  • This market is dominated by North America (Canada and USA) with a market share of more than 30% in 2017.
  • The three types of on-demand laundry services are laundry, dry clean, and duvet clean.
  • Among this, the laundry segment dominated the global market in 2017 with a major market share of more than 45%.
  • This segment is anticipated to register an annual growth rate of more than 32% between 2017 and 2024.

How Laundry Apps are Solving 3 Major Problems Faced by Laundromats

  1. Immense competition

    “Heard about the app-based laundry service?”

    “What do you mean?”

    “There’s this laundromat-[insert your company’s name] that picks up and delivers laundry at your doorstep. All you need is their laundromat app. Must try!”

    “I sure will!”

    Word of mouth will highlight your services if you have the perfect app. 

    You’re probably not the only laundromat in your area but you might provide the best services. Is this enough though? People need to be aware that you exist and provide the services they need.

    Obviously, the on-demand laundry app won’t reduce competition but it will help you cut through the noise that others are making. An app will market your brand and let people know about your services.

    Using the app, you can promote your brand by giving discounts to first time users or free service to the first few users. Basically, even with other players on the field, your brand will gain some visibility. 

    Laundry app development will definitely take your app far in this competition.  

  2. Mismanagement in orders

    Owning a laundromat is not a child’s play. You need to keep a track of all the clothes coming in, going out for washing or delivery. Other than that, keeping an account of clothes for dry clean, regular wash, hot wash, cold wash, folding after the wash is also a cumbersome task.


    With so many tasks at hand, there is a good probability of mismanagement. The app for laundry service will work a great deal toward reducing this probability.

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    Source: WashOut App

    Instead of maintaining records in a book or managing an excel sheet, you can take your business digital. The data will be stored in the app automatically, reducing the chances of manual errors.

    Forget delivering clothes at the wrong place, get an online laundry service app.

  3. Unhappy customers

    An unhappy or unsatisfied customer is the biggest defeat. Your customer is your king and you need to treat him like royalty. Their problem is your problem. 

    Take the example of the ‘laundry chair’ in your mind, imagine that one of your customers has a big pile of undone laundry. The customer might be too busy to wash it himself or take it to a laundromat.

    How do you solve it?

    Just like WeDoLaundry website or WashOut apps for laundry. If the customers won’t come to your services, take your mobile laundry service to them. Your app will make it convenient for them.

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    Source: WashOut App

    Also, you can monitor the performance of your services with a laundry delivery app. Laundry apps have the feature of review and ratings. This is the treasure where you will find precious customer feedback.

    Don’t just read this feedback, work in order to get the best reviews and providing the best customer service.

    Laundry app development doesnt feel like a drag now, does it?

Developing a Clean Bugfree App

If you have an idea for an Uber of laundry app development or an on-demand dry cleaning app, you do not need to get your hands dirty. That’s because we have hands-on experience in developing various Uber for X apps.

If you have any queries or doubt regarding mobile app development cost, process or timeline, you may contact us. We are an eminent web, Android and iOS app development company based in Canada known for our feature-rich apps in various categories. 

In order to avail of a 30-min free consultation with our technical expert, all you need to do is fill the contact us form given in the footer and one of our sales representatives will contact you within 48 hours.

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Rakesh Patel

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Rakesh Patel is the Founder and CEO of Space-O Technologies (Canada). He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311

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