Should you consider outsourcing your business laundry?
This is a question many business owner’s ask themselves on a revolving basis, yet never fully explore the option to understand the pros and the cons. Let’s take a look and see if it’s a good model for your business!
Allows you and your staff to focus on your core business and responsibilities
Hairdressing salons, spas and massage businesses are all about creating memorable customer experiences. When your business is processing their own laundry, substantial time and focus is taken away from your customers and therefore your core business.
Saves money on utilities and stock
Saving money is important to every business.This allows you to enjoy bigger profits and offer savings and loyalty discounts to your customers. Not only will you save on utilities, machinery, repairs and labour, but also managing staff and ensuring a ‘menial’, but important job is done correctly.
You don’t have to train staff
There’s a lot of specialised training sessions that can be required for laundry staff on-site, especially for those in the massage industry.This can be expensive, especially if you have a high turnover rate on your laundry staff, or if your staff don’t enjoy it as being part of their responsibility.
Specialised washing tailored to your business needs
Every commercial business requires custom washing techniques to ensure the best quality clean while not only enhancing the life expectancy of your garments but ensuring the health and safety of workers and clients.
Requires a solid partnership
This is one of the biggest cons to laundry out sourcing. You need to be working with a laundry who not only has a solid reputation for quality work, but who is also invested in building genuine, long-term relationships. They must understand that delayed delivery has a major impact on you,your customers and your bottom line.
When you have an on-site laundry, your linens will have a quicker turnaround. This may be better suited to your business if you have limited stock or appreciate having your linens done on demand.
Enough stock for changes in business
What if the linen at the company you outsource to is backed up or a sudden change in business means you require more stock very quickly? You need to make sure there is plenty of extra items on hand at any given point so you never experience a shortage.
As you can see, there are pros and cons to outsourcing your business laundry, but in most cases, you will find that the benefits outweigh the risks. Companies like Rinse & Repeat take their responsibilities very seriously and work hard to play their part in ensuring your business also reflects quality and supremacy in the eyes of your customers. Rinse & Repeat offers high quality services that your business can TRIAL FOR FREE to see if they’re the right fit for you.