How to Start a Laundry Business in the Philippines

Starting a laundry shop is sure way to gain a profitable venture, especially now in and around Metro Manila, where the population is booming and jobs are on the fly with no time for handling small weekly chores such as cleaning your clothes.

With the expansion and rise of condominums, people live in small spaces in which they can not fit a washing machine and the same can be said true as well for apartment dwellers cramped up in a single bedroom.

As such, a laundry shop could easily provide a convenient service that handles all the miniscule task of folding and ironing laundry as well. In case you are wanting to start up your own laundry business, here are a few important tips that you should take note of so as to have a successful and profitable venture!

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1. Evaluate the Site of your Laundry Shop

The first important tip you need to know is the location of your laundry shop, as this determines your failure or success depending on a variety of factors. For the convenience of your prospective customers, it should be located nearby , especially for those who live in apartments and condominiums. For an extra appeal to customers, establish it where they commonly walk around: the ground floor. This helps expose your business to people who are interested in your service.

Next, study the core social class of your clients. As much as possible, try to give a reason why they should stop by and do business with your laundry shop instead of others. For example, if most of your customers are busy bodies with no time to waste, offer free parking spaces so as to make it easier for them to access your shop for convenience.

2. Ensure you Have the Proper Equipment

There are a number of rules to follow when doing laundry at home, and they still apply for commercial use. Delicates, as the name suggests, are clothers requiring extra care which you can do by buying laundry nets. The laundry nets have varying size from big to small, so ideally you should have a set of them each so as to not have mutiple random sizes that you don’t need.

Another important equipment, the weighing scale provides how many kilograms any given bag of clothes a client has, as this can give you a set rate for a specific amount of weight. Opt for digital scales instead of old-school ones as digital ones provide an easy-to-read and accurate results.

Lastly, don’t buy 2nd-hand washing machines, more so if they are old models, as they have been phased out and you would have a hard time finding spare parts as well as risk damaging the clothes of your customers. On that note, only use commercial machines as they are specifically made for handling bigger loads of laundry every day compared to its common house variety.

3. Remember your Customer’s Standard of Quality

Each and every one of your customer has their own measure of quality, and meeting them is the bare minimum for customer satisfaction. Exceeding their expectations would require more effort but in a long-run results in increased customer loyalty.

Small things such as appropriate usage of soaps and detergents for the different materials of clothes each client has can give you a big approval. Other acts include separating their clothes from others, quickly remembering who owns which, and double-checking if they are missing any clothes can show customers you care about their own possessions. Their loyalty and trust will be gained if you follow through these simple yet powerful acts of concern.

4. Give Incentives for Customers

Sometimes, doing the laundry isn’t enough, maybe your customer is a lazy one, so why not provide door-to-door pick-up and delivery? Or how about dry cleaning as those are rarely provided by laundry shops and the demand for them are mostly from wealthy individuals who live in condominiums.

Additional services can increase convenience for your customers and the likelihood for coming back as a loyal and regular client.

5. Look out for Inefficiencies in your System

There are two types of laundry shops: self-service and the regular staff-care. If you choose to do the former, know that efficiency can help a lot in a business where there is a lot of foot traffic going around.

Placing the washing machine next to the drier would make transferring clothers quicker and reduces the amount of drips on the floor and avoiding any chances of slipping. Another tip is to know how just how much you need for a day’s inventory so as to not waste storage and spoilage past expiration due!

6. Register your Business at the Appropriate Departments

Now that you know where you set up shop, have the right equipment for the job, and have planned how your service will differentiate from others, all you need to do is to register your business! Simply put, just head on to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for business registration as well as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for your business name, trademarks, and logo!

33 responses to “How to Start a Laundry Business in the Philippines”

  1. Reythen Villarta says:

    I am thinking of this laundry business can you please let me know how to start with this business?

  2. Aida Legaspi says:

    May I know how much I can start ?the cost to start this laundry bussines, I want to start in small amount to become bigger in the future.

  3. nicolas gutierrez says:

    how can i start with this kind of business.
    how much does it cost.

  4. Leizel says:

    Hi i wanted to start a small laundry in my province how can i start

  5. Maricris says:

    Is there specific place of store for the self service laundry shop and how much each washer and dyer cost? Im thinking to have a laundry shop

  6. rafael jugo says:

    tell me more about this!

  7. Jhesalyne Magat says:

    I’m doing a feasibility study about Laundy Business.I’m wondering what are the tips that you can share in do’s and don’ts in this field
    Thank you!

  8. Luzelle says:

    I do really like to put up a laundry business
    But I don’t have any idea where to buy the equipement and how much for start up
    The location is not a problem
    Please help me
    Thank you in advance

  9. jovelyn manlabe says:

    how much it cost to establish small laundry sho

  10. Mary says:

    I am very interested on how to start Laundry business..Is there any free seminar to start the said business?

  11. MariaCecilia sandil says:

    What do I have to consider if I want to start a laundromat business like this in a small university in paranaque, lets say in a dormitory?. How many machine should be invested to ensure balance and gains and how much is the capital investment and their specifics.

  12. I wanted to start a small laundry bussiness in my province, how much capital can start a small laundry shop?

  13. Rodolfo laude says:

    How much the cost if I start 6 laundry machines and how to start this business. Thank you for giving me some details.

  14. Ian villaber says:

    I want to start a laundry now much does it cost

  15. nelson dela rosa says:

    how much it will cost to open a laundry shop for 5 washing machine and 5 planning to open in laguna,how can we start ?is there any contact information to contact the business? how long is the process if you have a place to start the operation?

  16. Bella says:


    Just want to inquire how to franchise laundry business??

  17. I’m planning to put up a small laundry business hoping it will become bigger in the future… Please advice me what to do…

  18. Evelyn calma says:

    I am planing put up this kind of business and I want to start even to machine…where can I buy this kind of commercial washing machine?

  19. maria charina regalado says:

    pls walk me through opening a laundry business suppliers list and great tips for starters

  20. Jasmin Rodas says:

    Hi. Im interested to start like this kind of business. Help me how. And please send me email, Im currently working as an OFW so you can reach me through email. Thank you.

  21. Leah Noriega says:

    Hi👋 Im planing to have a laudry Shop business can you help me how to start it please🙏

  22. Junbert Flores says:

    I am planning to start a home laundry business. How much money is needed to start a franchise? Thanks.

  23. Grathia Osorio says:

    is there a way that some companies who owns industrial washing machines offers a loan to start a laundry shop business?

  24. Chelly says:

    Hi wanted to start a small laundry shop in our province probably 6 washer and 6 dryer. Could you please help me start with my dream business dont have any idea how to start..please let me know. Thank you!

  25. Jeannet bartolome says:

    Hi how much is the start up capital to start a laundry business. Ty

  26. Daisy Flores says:

    How much do I need to start a small laundry business? What is cheaper to start, self-service or staff care? Thanks

  27. Genesis says:

    How much cost the start up capital of this franchise laundry business?

  28. Mar Castillo says:

    I am planning to start my own laundry shop and want to know the initial capital to start this business.

  29. Nimfa de Jesus says:

    Hi, I wanted to know how much would be the start up cost for a small laundry business? Thank you!

  30. Shih-Mei Hong says:

    i’m interested’ can you give me details please. how much?

  31. Liza Samonte glodoviza says:

    I plan to start a laundry business in Pagbilao Quezon. How much does it cost for 5 washers and 5 dryers? Thanks

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