THE STATE OF THE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY PODCAST

The State of the Laundry Industry Podcast focuses on the fastest growing segment in the laundry industry:  Pickup and Delivery.  Each episode is designed to deliver you valuable nuggets of information in just a few minutes.

Episode 14: How to Advertise Wash And Fold
Episode 14: How to Advertise Wash And Fold
Claudia And Stephanie from We Wash Laundry Company share their brilliant marketing techniques and the importance of having systems and procedures in place before you start!

"What’s really important with this pandemic is people have determined what is important in their lives and where they want to spend their time. Laundry is not one of them and I don’t blame them. Get out with your family and friends and do things that actually matter.” ~Stephanie
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Episode 13: Starting a Successful Laundry Pickup and Delivery Business Without a Laundromat
Episode 13: Starting a Successful Laundry Pickup and Delivery Business Without a Laundromat
Stephanie and Claudia started a successful laundry pickup and delivery business in Des Moines Iowa WITHOUT a laundromat, helping both residential and commercial clientele. They share their marketing tips which helped their pickup and delivery business thrive. Find out about their target clientele, marketing techniques, and they share their TOP TWO ways of bringing in new customers, which is their laundromat website made by Curbside Laundries AND...
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Episode 12:  Talking Shop With Jim Antosz
Episode 12: Talking Shop With Jim Antosz
Laundry "Matt" talks shop with successful newcomer Jim Antosz. In this episode, Jim talk about how he manages his laundry business by making himself 'non-essential' to the daily operations, he shares photos of his revolutionary laundry shelf system for his vans, the importance of an employee handbook, strategies to go after entire buildings by using features in the Curbside Laundries software, how to earn 20% more on wash and fold orders, and more!
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Episode 11: Going from 0 to 126,000 Pounds of Laundry in 14 Months
Episode 11: Going from 0 to 126,000 Pounds of Laundry in 14 Months
Jim from Allegheny Laundry shares his experience of going from 0 to 126,000 pounds of laundry in 14 months. He shares information on one's web presence and online advertising and how it direclty led to increased revenues. He says outsourcing delivery to ride-sharing programs, "Doesn't work". Jim gives advice to folks on the fence of getting into laundry pickup and delivery and shares how many pounds per hour his production workers produce.
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Episode 10: Going From Laundry Operator to Business Owner
Episode 10: Going From Laundry Operator to Business Owner
Kent Wales of Happy Laundry discusses his transition from laundry operator to business owner. In addition Laundry 'Matt' and Kent Wales discuss three top tips on how to recruit and retain team members for your laundromat.

Stop working faster and harder. At some point you can only work so much in a day before burning out. Take some tips from Kent Wales on how to work smarter, by making yourself not essential to your business's operations
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Episode 9:  Where Do I Hire Attendants For My Laundromat?
Episode 9: Where Do I Hire Attendants For My Laundromat?
State of the Laundry Industry is joined by Kent Wales of Happy Laundry in Seattle. Kent has put together a harmonious team of laundry processors, attendants, and drivers. He shares his secret to creating a great team that reflects his company's values.
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Episode 8:  Hiring Gig Drivers For Laundry, does it work?
Episode 8: Hiring Gig Drivers For Laundry, does it work?
Kenny Simons of The Dirty Hamper Laundry pickup service talks about his competitive advantage over the Gig Economy and ridesharing programs. When a laundry owner outsources driving to a gig worker, that owner is rolling the dice with their brand's reputation.

Watch this video to see actual gig economy drivers do shocking things while on the 'job'.
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Episode 7:  Crushing it in Laundry Pickup and Delivery
Episode 7: Crushing it in Laundry Pickup and Delivery
Owner / Operator Kenny Simons of the Dirty Hamper shares his first hand experience using Curbside Laundries software solution. He increased his revenue by 500% in one year and had the right software solution to manage his growth. Find out how he stood out from the competition. Kenny discusses the new normal - outsourcing laundry. He dives deep into the nitty gritty and discusses how to convert prospective customers into PAYING customers and LOTS more!
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Episode 6: Future Proofing Your Laundromat's Revenue Stream
Episode 6: Future Proofing Your Laundromat's Revenue Stream
How do you protect your laundromat's revenue stream from competitors, lease terminations, rent increases, and more! Find out how to create a new business within your business that can protect your laundry business from external threats.
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Episode 5: The Episode the Laundry Industry does NOT want you to see
Episode 5: The Episode the Laundry Industry does NOT want you to see
This is the episode the laundry industry doesn't want you to see. There is a major shift in the laundry business landscape. Individual laundry owners are making more money at the expense of multi-billion dollar manufacturers.
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