When it comes to running a commercial laundry then you will know that the choice of equipment is vital to providing a good service to your clients.
If you make the wrong choice of commercial laundry equipment then it can prove very costly on several fronts for your business, and worst case it can lose you clients very fast.
The first thing you need to look at when purchasing equipment, is not the machines but the company selling them to you. You need to look at how long they have been in business, what they offer in terms of aftercare support, what financing deals they offer and then finally what equipment they sell.
The reason for this is that it is no use them selling great equipment if they do not provide the services that you need to go with it, it is a bit like buying a car from a dealer and then being told they cannot offer you finance, and nor do they service the car. You would not buy a car from them would you? So when it comes to commercial laundry equipment then you need to think along the same lines.
A good dealer will offer you a range of financing options from leasing through to rental, and often it is this financing that may dictate where you buy your equipment from. Low cost financing makes a difference to your bottom line so getting the right leasing deal is important.
They should also offer you a good aftercare package, as once you have bought your machinery you will need your staff to be trained to use it efficiently and safely. Using laundry machinery without proper training can be dangerous to both staff and the garments they are laundering.
When it comes to equipment then it pays dividends to choose a supplier that offers a comprehensive range of equipment e.g. a one stop shop. This makes good sense as in the event of a problem it is far easier to just have one number to call rather than having to think “Who did we buy that from?”
Finally we come to servicing – this is probably the most important thing to look at when choosing a commercial laundry equipment supplier, as it is no use having the best equipment in the World if your supplier does not offer a good maintenance plan, leaving you stuck with a broken down washing machine. This can cost you time and money, so make sure they have guaranteed call out and fix times, and carry a wide range of spares.