So, you already created a laundromat business plan, received funding, prepared your facilities, invested, and installed the equipment and commercial laundry parts from Laundry Replacement Parts. All there’s left to do is to open your business. Congratulations! It’s time for the opening day!
Sure, you might just want to put up the open sign and expect people to arrive. But it’s best to start your first day with a bang so you can let everyone in the community know that you’re a new business they should consider visiting now and in the future. But how can you make your laundromat’s opening day memorable and profitable?
Here are some tips to follow:
- Make It Fun and Exciting
Alright, laundry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we say fun and exciting. However, this doesn’t mean your opening day should and would be dull and boring. You’re obviously ecstatic to open your laundromat’s doors to patrons, which is why you want to have people feel the same way, too.
As such, one of your goals should be to plan a fun event people will talk about for days to weeks on end. Not only will the attendees likely come back for your business, but they will also talk to others about your laundromat, so it’s free word-of-mouth marketing!
You can make your opening day fun by giving away freebies or swag bags. You can also host raffles and giveaways, with gift cards and laundry-themed gift baskets as prizes. If you have the budget, you can even give something as big as a television or tablets!
Besides that, there are other fun ways to spice up your opening day, like:
- Live music
- Activities and games for both children and adults
- A themed event that represents the season, community, holiday, or target audience
- Demos of how the equipment and dexter laundry parts work
- Guided tour of your facility
- Offer snacks
- Spread the Word
Sure, you may have already planned the perfect day, but it won’t be effective or do much good if no one will show up!
Your laundromat’s opening day is the first significant marketing push you will do. This is the first impression people will have of your business. As such, you want to make sure your efforts pay off by having a lot of people come over, especially your target audience.
You can have to advertise and invite people to join your grand opening through different channels, like press releases, signs, online advertising, print ads, and talking about it during in-person events within your community.
When you are planning how to promote your opening day, note where your target market is and focus on your promotion efforts there. For instance, if target students are your main target audience, advertise the opening day in local universities!
Wrapping It Up
If you’re planning your laundromat’s opening day, make sure you think of these tips for more chances of success!