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1.  You all may think I'm high

Posted 10 days ago
Hi everyone,
  A follow up to my unlimited wash program.  Just by talking to my regulars in the first week I sold 20 unlimited wash card @$50 per mo. You can see my website rockymountainlaundries.com and check it out. It's still a work in process. 
  I also started a deal for the ladies who linens for all the condos, hotels , etc here. They get the same card for their employees to use. I bill them each week and offer 10-20% off the retail. I've signed up 2 ladies and they have brought over $6000 to me since Feb 1. So in 15 days I have over $10k increase in revenue that I don't have to pull out of my coin boxes and I have the commercial girls cleaning the laundry while they are there!!  
  So here's where I think I may be stretching it again. Has anyone seen a "key club" laundry?  Self serve facility for just business folks. 24 HR access with a card entry. No cash only my crypto pay cards for the readers. Bill you each week or whatever. Cashless huge machines,   Probably nothing under 60lb washer. All big size dryers. Little lockers for the key holders to keep their soaps etc. My goal is to keep overhead to under $4k/mo. I think the ladies would be drawn to use this specialized facility vs trying to squeeze in between the residential customers at the coin laundry. 
  Your thought are always appreciated as I continue to think outside the box. 
  Last 30 days the little 900sqft coin op did $38000. 

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Craig Peterson
Owner
Rocky Mountain Laundries
Frisco Wash Tub
Clear Creek Laundry
Frisco, Colorado
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2.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 10 days ago
Craig,

I love this quote:


Last 30 days the little 900sqft coin op did $38000.
Craig Peterson,  22 minutes ago

So who am I to judge?  You've got a good head on your shoulders, so keep using it.

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Larry Adamski
Muskegon Laundromat
Spring Lake MI
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3.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 10 days ago
That is impressive.  I guess you need a card system in order for this to work.  

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John
Store Owner/ Employee
Vista Way Coin Laundry
Nor San Diego CA
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4.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 9 days ago
Edited by J H 9 days ago
Hi Craig,

It appears to be a risky project to me.

1. Setting the $125 upper limit for a $50 wash card. I think even a considerate $75 cap would attract enough buyers.
2. A plan to keep the residential customers out to please the business customers. It reminds me of some small wdf only laundromats here in New York City that only process drop off clothes for 55 cents per pound while others charge as high as $1.48 per pound. It will be hard to raise prices in the long run. Since the unlimited wash program does not apply to commercial accounts, it would self defeat the purpose of introducing the unlimited wash program.

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J H (John)
Laundromat Owner
NYC
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5.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 9 days ago
Craig, not sure how often this would happen.
But how do you track if a customer is not handing out the use of there card to friends, family or neighbors?

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Mike B
Multi Store Owner
Sunny Palm Harbor Florida
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6.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 9 days ago
Mike, 

I was thinking the same thing.

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Paulie B
Store Owner/ Employee
Mr Machine
New York City NY
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7.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 9 days ago
Paulie,
that's because were both from NY.
LOL

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Mike B
Multi Store Owner
Sunny Palm Harbor Florida
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8.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 9 days ago
I agree with you Michael B.
They could lend the card to friends and relatives then divide the charges of the card.
They could save a lot of money by doing this.

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Eliza Macaspac
Store Owner/ Employee
Sam's Brothers W&D Laundry
San Diego CA
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9.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 9 days ago
Craig;  You are in CO, so chances are you are high...if only a contact high.  However, that does not mean you don't have a good thing going. I would continue to look for a larger space to move your operation.  I don't know how the $38K relates directly to the short time period, but you need to make sure all is going well based on the overall terms and use of your system.  Make sure the investment / income / expense is right long term. You know what they say about too good to be true...

In the interim, good job...it seems you truly have a passion for the process, which is key.

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Les Monthei
Potential Investor
Redding CA
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10.  RE: You all may think I'm high

Posted 8 days ago
I am hat off with your idea, great job, extreme thinker.
With 38K a month gross, you can put the store up as attended store, your idea may required customer honesty manner, if not you may run in some abuser for long run. I knew one seafood restaurant in Dallas, running honest system for long time and work perfectly.
By the way your 38K gross for all 3 stores or just one store? If just one store, you can use same copy to other 2, then your income as big as 3 large mats in my area (most are not quite over 30K).
Keep up your good work.

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Phu Tran
Store Owner/ Employee
Garland TX
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