The Laundry Industry and Business Ownership

While the clothes circling through the washing machines may change over the years, the need for easy, convenient laundry services isn’t something that will ever go out of style. Since laundry machines were first introduced to mainstream use, people have flocked to their local laundromats to manage the mundane chore of washing their clothes. That trend has never let up, and today, the industry yields an accumulative $5 billion in gross revenue each year.

Though the need is most certainly never going away, how clothes are washed, and what amenities customers prefer while they are at the laundromat has continued to evolve. Zoom Express Laundry has identified the gaps between the old coin-operated business models and the new and emerging needs of today’s market to make it easier for eager entrepreneurs to begin running a business that better serves its customers.

Learn more about running a Zoom Laundromat Franchise Opportunity and how we’re using our 20 years of industry experience and forward-thinking to put business owners like you ahead of the market.

Laundry Industry Trends

Just as our lifestyles have changed drastically over the last few decades, so have our laundry needs. Laundry service industry analysis shows that people are becoming more and more crunched for time and are looking for ways to make “laundry days” easier, fewer, or simply cut out altogether.

Zoom Express Laundry takes advantage of these changing trends to disrupt the decades-old industry model and offer a new one that addresses the needs of its busy customers.

Current Laundry Services Offered

Most laundromats today still run on an old-fashioned premise—a large facility in a convenient location with the machines and space needed to wash, dry, and fold your laundry. Occasionally you will find a dry cleaner or tailor accepting garments in the back along with an old TV switched to daytime dramas, talk shows, or cartoons.

Customers at these facilities share the same problems:

  • Quarter shortages
  • A machine shortage and delays
  • Energy inefficient machines
  • Boredom
  • Restless children
  • Safety and security concerns

Future Laundry Services 

Thankfully, the future of the laundromat is a lot brighter than the fluorescents over those old coin-operated washers. New laundry service models, like Zoom Express Laundry, are redesigning the way people do laundry.

In the future of the laundry industry, you can expect to see more services like:

  • More efficient machines that are better for the planet and easier on your budget
  • Coinless operation by switching to cashless digital payment apps
  • Flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and charging stations to keep customers connected and entertained
  • Play areas (in some locations) that make laundry day a more entertaining trip for the kids
  • More wash-and-fold services for busy families and individuals
  • Pick-up and drop-off services for those who can’t (or don’t want to) make it into the laundromat

At Zoom Express Laundry, we are continually examining new laundry industry trends to improve our business model, provide people with better laundry service, and position our business owners for success.

Laundromat Business Ownership

Owning a laundromat is an ideal solution for entrepreneurs who want to increase their net worth without committing to endless, demanding hours, and significant risk. When you take advantage of our Laundromat Franchise Opportunity, you get access to a proven business model, assistance with securing and opening your new location, high-performance machines, and an established and trusted name.

Owning a laundromat is about collecting a steady paycheck each month, even during times of recession, with a low level of owner interaction. Not only can you see profit margins up to 35%  with minimal maintenance and good customer service, but you can also enjoy all the benefits of profit-generating free time.   

Owners of a Zoom Express Laundry franchise average a 20-35% return on investment with a 90% customer retention. The dollar amount of that 20-35% depends significantly on the size, location, and management of your site.

Learn more about a Zoom Express Laundry Franchise

If you’re interested in joining Zoom Express Laundry and investing in a sustainable, nearly self-sufficient source of income, contact us today. Your future team would be happy to talk with you to help you learn more about what it takes to open a laundromat and what you can get back by opening a Zoom Express Laundry.