How to Start a Coin Operated Laundry Business in the Philippines

Getting an inch of venturing into a profitable business? Why not set up a laundry shop? Within Metro Manila, the population is booming where jobs require much more time in the office than at home. This leaves people unable to manage their chores such as laundry.

The profitability of your laundry business largely depends on the expense and how attractive your business is at the location you are established.

Read more on what you need to know before you start a coin operated laundry business in the Philippines!

coin operated laundry philippinesKnow the amount of capital you need

Franchise or independently-owned? Franchising a laundry shop usually costs at an average between P100,000 to P500,000. The advantage of a franchise is its low-risk investment because of an already established brand as well as a tried and tested business model.

The independent business route provides you the freedom of running the operations as you want. The capital you need usually cost from P100,000 to P400,000.

Evaluate the location of your business

A coin operated laundry business provides the best accessibility near condominiums and apartments, where tenants and owners are unable to squeeze in their own laundry machine in a cramped space. Consider the ground floor where most people tend to idle and have the heaviest foot traffic.

Another factor to consider is the social system of the neighborhood. A subdivision with access to maids offer no advantage to any laundry shop. However, people who prefer to do it at their own pace tend to wash their own clothes.

Additionally, a coin operated laundry machine takes up at least 100 square feet of space. The laundry business should have at least between 1,500 to 5,000 square feet to run the place smoothly with all the tables and equipment available.

Buy the right equipment

Coin operated laundry businesses are not complicated but they still apply several rules that are used at home. Clothing articles that need extra care are delicates. They can be taken care of by the laundry machine by using laundry nets. These laundry nets vary from small to big, appropriately used for different types of clothing. If you want to earn a small profit, consider pricing laundry nets exclusive from the use of the machines.

Just like any other laundry shop, weighing scales are used to determine the weight of a bag of clothes to set a rate for any given amount of weight. Digital scales use accurate and easy-to-read results compared to outdated traditional weighing scales.

An important part in buying washing machines is avoiding buying second-hand. They are more likely to break down, especially for older models. You are also less likely to find spare parts, risking the potential to damage your customers’ clothes. Additionally, industrial machines should be used as they are made to handle a bigger amount of load of laundry.

Get your business licensed!

You can’t run a business without being registered. For sole proprietorship, head to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Partnerships and corporations register with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Having five or more employees will require you to register with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

Develop long-term relationships with customers

People are nitpicky with clothing. It is one of their personal clothes that are being handled at a private establishment. If you want to earn your customers’ trust, you may want to provide a system of incentives that would make them come back every time.

Consider a busy individual, who has no time to fold their laundry. For a small fee, you can fold their laundry and just let them pick them up on the go. Delivery also goes a long way from changing a one-time customer into a loyal customer.

Small things such as separating their clothes from other customers, and double-checking if they are missing any clothing shows that your care and betters your reputation to them.

Tips from the professionals!

Watch out for any inefficiencies in your operation. One should always observe what makes the day to day system not work as better and faster as it should. In such cases, there are times that one component is lagging behind and throttling the performance capability of the business! This refers to a management approach that identifies the problem and offers a solution as a replacement.

For example, a washing machine placed next or under a drier would offer a faster approach on transferring clothes. Not only that, but this reduces the number of drips on the floor, a potential hazard for any unsuspecting customer.

In such scenario, the best solution for the problem is making effective use of the space that you have available. Doing so allows you to save money on running your business!




29 responses to “How to Start a Coin Operated Laundry Business in the Philippines”

  1. Charlie jirch says:

    Please send me more info and cost of a washing machine and dryer

    • Sonia says:

      How can i start laundry shop? Im livingnin wao lanaondel sur. But my place startsbto progress due dole plantatiin. Such as pine apple and bananas.and laundrybshopnis missing in that place. Pls. Advice me.

  2. Gino says:

    Information on franchising this Business.
    Thank you

  3. Toni canlas says:

    Hi just want to inquire how to francise coin laundry

  4. Ann says:

    Hi! Im interested in franchising laundry coin operated machine. Can you send me more details and pricing pls.

  5. Nestor B. Domingo says:

    Sir / Madam;
    Iam planning to start Laudry shop.

  6. Trem says:

    How to start a coin laundry business. How much does it cost for the starter.

  7. Mary Grace O. Lee says:

    Hi,

    I’m planning to start my independent coin laundry shop. Please help me provide more information and cost for 3 sets of washing machines and dryer.

    Thank you

    Grace
    09151218070

  8. Irish Jane says:

    Hi pls send me details how to franchise for coin operating laundries and details of capital needed, u can contact me on facebook and yahoo by email: zuibellejaneemillano@yahoo.com

  9. Michael says:

    Hi,
    We are installing reverse osmosis equipment and should have waste water. We also have retail space available, so the idea is to start laundry business. We are ready for quick reasonable decision to start within a month or two. We look to start with 3-5 sets of washer/drier equipment. Location pajac. Lapu Lapu, Cebu, Philippines.

  10. Maria Nita Agnes Vicente says:

    Inquiry in franchasing this business

  11. Jennifer C Roque says:

    how to franchise a self laundry business?

  12. Margaret Encarnacion says:

    Hi! Would you kindly provide me list of trusted coin opearted laundry machines? Im an ofw and would like to start a laundromat business. Thank you

  13. grace says:

    how many units can i afford to buy with a capital amount of 100k? i dont like a coin operated because i will put it in a province.

  14. Roberto Arago says:

    starting cost, info on setup

  15. Luz Lopez says:

    Hi, I’m interested in putting up this laundry business in samar, could you please contact me : lplopez_ph@yahoo.com

    Thank you very much and more power !

  16. Roy says:

    Pm I am interested join venture with you kindly provide me with details

  17. How to start coin laundry business…

  18. Christopher says:

    Hi Inquiry on franchasing this business please.
    Thanks

  19. Rommel Sepe says:

    Hi, good day. I am interesred to venture into franchise coin laundry business. Pls. give more details about it.

  20. Connie Side says:

    Hi,
    How to start a loundry shop in Baguio, pls contact me.

  21. Lolita Cabiles says:

    Hi,
    I am planning to start a coin laundrymat business next year.Hiw much is the washing machine and dryer? If I purchased for than 2 sets do you give discounts? Thanks

  22. Jocelyn Saguin says:

    Hi I am interested in laundry busuness

  23. Marie Fiona Flores says:

    I would like to know more. Very interested as I am setting up a dorm.

  24. Shy Jundam says:

    Hi! I’m interested in this coin laundry shop. Can you please tell me more about this matter and how much will it cost including the equipments? Thank you!

  25. Irish goff says:

    hi im palnning to start a bsnss and i’m looking what is the ideall bsnss in the philippines that can create a good inncome everyday? please can you give us advice?

  26. Juan Holgazan says:

    Count me in as another interested
    In the business. Can you give me more details on your services so o can start a coin operated laundry.

  27. Shih-Mei Hong says:

    hello sir/ madam,
    I am interested could you please give me a Details , how much? just email me thank you so much…

  28. Wendy says:

    Hi Sir/Mam,

    I’m interested. Can you please give me more details?

    Thanks!

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